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City of Bristol College launches new innovative Teaching and Learning Framework

City of Bristol College has launched an innovative and brand-new framework for teachers and trainers this week which hopes to propel the college to success in the new academic year.

The Teaching and Learning Principles has been designed in partnership with students, academic staff and managers to provide staff with a vision for high quality teaching and training practice. 

The principles are based on four key pillars:

  • To design a learner-focussed curriculum
  • To instil a positive culture for learning
  • To inspire through excellent teaching
  • To uphold high standards of professionalism

Under each of the pillars are three aims which have been created using the best available evidence and research about what makes great teaching. 

Throughout the year, the College’s Quality team will be supporting staff to develop their practice in each of these areas through a series of workshops.  They will also be using them as a framework when evaluating the quality of the provision. 

Vice Principal Curriculum & Quality Paul James said: “This year, we are wanting to focus on the craft of teaching to celebrate and share what we do well. Through this process we will learn from each other to deliver the maximum positive impact and help all students achieve their curricular goals.”

Teaching and Learning Manager Amy Woodrow said: “I am absolutely delighted we have a solid model in place to give teaching and assessing staff a consistent framework to use to enhance their practice.

“We know there isn’t one best way to teach but there are many commonalities in the excellent lessons that I have been privileged to join and in the sector research evidence. There is nothing new here but it serves as a useful reminder of all of the things we should be doing to help all of our learners and staff be the best they can be.”

To download a copy of the framework, click here.

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