Evaluate a range of ways to embed elements of functional skills in your specialist area. Functional skills, a new development initiative to standardise the qualifications for English, maths and I. C. T. In the past they have been known as several different names: core skills, common skills, basic skills, key skills, a minimum core. Wilson (2009) These are building blocks of skills that enable the learner to underpin all learning, without these skills learners would struggle with all the basic learning, life and work skills.
During the teaching cycle within my workshop/classroom, I try to introduce as many functional skills as possible into my courses. Here are a few examples of how I include some of the functional skills into the course content: This is an example of an exercise that always seems to go down well with my learners, I divide my learners into pairs, issue them with pens, paper, a catalogue from a tool supplier, i. e. screw fix and set them a task to order and purchase a set of basic tools that would enable them to carry out a decorating project from start to finish.I set them a budget and they have to stay within the budget. This exercise encourages numerous functional skills to be developed. Communication , literacy , problem solving, thinking literacy, maths , using a calculator( IT skills are almost impossible for me to include because of the restrictions exposed on the learners by the prison regime).
Another example that always seems to be a fun challenge with my learners is a word list competition.I have printed handouts with a list of words, meanings and explanations and as I progress through a unit of the course, the students have to try to identify the buzz words on the sheet. The first ones in the class to identify the full list correctly get a simple prize i. e I make coffee for the winner .. Simple but effective and enjoyed ,especially getting me to make the coffee. It encourages healthy competition, thinking skills problem solving, literacy, as well as product and skill knowledge.
Being new to teaching experience I am presently undergoing a series of teaching sessions with my factional skills advisor within the college to help me to develop my understanding and ability to include all of the functional skills within my City and Guilds course and within lesson plans and teaching sessions which will help me to develop my skills for future development in this subject.References: Wilson L. 2009 Practical Teaching A guide to PTLLS and DTLLS p43. Zirinski. Croatia.
Delivering a high-quality product at a reasonable price is not enough anymore.
That’s why we have developed 5 beneficial guarantees that will make your experience with our service enjoyable, easy, and safe.
You have to be 100% sure of the quality of your product to give a money-back guarantee. This describes us perfectly. Make sure that this guarantee is totally transparent.Read more
Each paper is composed from scratch, according to your instructions. It is then checked by our plagiarism-detection software. There is no gap where plagiarism could squeeze in.Read more
Thanks to our free revisions, there is no way for you to be unsatisfied. We will work on your paper until you are completely happy with the result.Read more
Your email is safe, as we store it according to international data protection rules. Your bank details are secure, as we use only reliable payment systems.Read more
By sending us your money, you buy the service we provide. Check out our terms and conditions if you prefer business talks to be laid out in official language.Read more