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Learner-focused pedagogy issue Related Quality Standard Gold Standard Teaching strategy that may cause or exacerbate this? Good practice/research ideas
Over-contributors: Learners who want to answer every question.
Bystanders: Learners who don’t sufficiently engage in Q&A and/or discussions.
Unable to remember information in the short term, e.g. within the lesson and/or until the following week.
Unable to remember information over the longer term.
Poor attitude to primary research.
Learned dependence: learners over rely on feedback from teachers to move their work forward.
Poor attitude to learning between lessons.
Lack of motivation.
Lack of resilience.
Find it difficult to critically reflecting on their own work.
Poor at problem solving.
Homework not completed [flipped learning]
Does not want to/won’t/can’t collaborate due to learning difficulty [eg Aspergers]
Feel they need to attend college, rather than want to.
Easily distracted
Difficulties transferring information between formats/contexts – auditory, written text, practical
Students who struggle to respond to formative feedback; they struggle to activate resources in order to respond and move their work forward.
Students who lack confidence.
Students who say “I don’t do Maths/English, I’ve never been very good at it/them.”
Employers not understanding ways that apprentices can learn
Apprentices who have historical negative learning experiences esp written work and theory sessions
SEND students who are over-reliant on support which impacts upon their independence
Low aspirations which affect motivation and engagement
High level of anxiety (especially post COVID lockdowns), leading to low self-esteem & low confidence to fully engage and to try new things
Students lack the independence to drive their own learning forwards.
Students struggle to see the ‘real’  benefits of developing their maths and/or English skills development.
Students are not able to identify/articulate what they are good at, and what they need to do to be better.
Student lack the ability to speak to each other respectfully in either formal and/or informal situations.
Students may be subjected to peer pressure and have unrealistic goals.
Accessibility issues to get into the college, financial difficulties and lack of access to information sources.
Students with childcare and other commitments (employment) that compete for attention.
Students achieve progression offer (such as University unconditional offer) allowing them to switch off from high grade achievement.
Students unwilling to engage through fear of failure/ not achieving as well as peers.
Students can’t answer questions confidently
Students are uninterested and passive
Students display poor behaviour for learning
Students that rush to complete tasks resulting in poor quality work, is this due to boredom or not understanding high quality work
Students do not have critical writing skills
Students do not have skills or strategies to reflect on areas of development
Students who have missed lessons/have poor attendance
1 learner requires much more support than the rest of the class
Memory retention
High experienced learner in a practical lesson, but low experienced in theory lessons
Quantity over quality


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