Over one hundred of our Further Education and Training (FET) teaching staff gathered in Donegal Town today for a training day focusing on teaching and learning. The session was facilitated by Harry Freeman, an education consultant and Strand Leader of the Positive Behaviour Management strand of the MEd Programme in Trinity College. The day also explored transversal skills and looked at good practice in teaching and learning in the FET sector through the feedback from QQI External Authenticators who visit our FET centres to assess work submitted by learners for assessment. A new workbook developed by the Adult Learner Guidance Service was also presented to staff for use with their learners. It focuses on enhancing employability and developing self awareness for learners who wish to choose the world of work as their next step after FET.
This is just one of many Continuous Professional Development (CPD) opportunities Donegal ETB provides for its FET staff.