• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Evaluate a range of ways to embed elements of functional skills in your specialist area

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Unit 1 preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level 4 Theory question 5 Evaluate a range of ways to embed elements of functional skills in your specialist area Functional Skills are the core elements of English, Maths and ICT tailored for use in real world situations that the students will meet on a daily basis. They are key to success in a working environment and pave the way to further learning. In all subjects, the ability for students to have an understanding of both English and Maths is imperative and now more than ever ICT is developing as a foundation within a large percentage of businesses. ...read more.

Middle

At its most basic, a student will have to count 4 beats to a bar, from that they can then count the changes on the 16th or the 32nd bar. Their understanding of ICT and English would develop through having to name parts within a composition and being introduced to new techniques. Geoff Petty suggests teaching new vocabulary in groups aids learning (Petty, 1998). By utilising the VAK system of learning, students will be able to see, hear, put in to practise and reflect on what they have learnt, there by retaining a far greater amount than if they had just be explained a process (Kolb, 1984) ...read more.

Conclusion

Geoff Petty points out that in a class of 'mixed ability' students, it is better to choose open tasks, allowing them to explore various possibilities, as opposed to closed tasks, as this suits both the able and moderately able students alike. (Petty, 1998) The University of Liverpool states that Functional/Key Skills are viewed as implicit rather than explicit and would not be assessed separately from the other component with a Music Degree (University of Liverpool 2009). By analysing the individual elements of Functional Skill within Music Technology, it soon becomes apparent that they are embedded in all stages and allow the student to learn and develop their skills within an environment that they can understand. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our University Degree Teaching section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related University Degree Teaching essays

  1. Problem formulation - Background of the dissertation.

    8.5.0 Establishing the total promotion budget In this report we haven't a certain problem about promotion budget, also we cannot get the information about this part. Therefore we will ignore this part. 8.6.0 Deciding on the promotion mix EBA has five promotional tools, they are advertising, sales promotion, public relations and publicity, sales force, and direct marketing.

  2. Management - A Business Plan

    Year 1: Detail by month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Total GROSS SALES Spa 27.2 38.5333 40.8 49.8667 58.933 155.58

  1. Can Music Be Free

    downloading music, the 'free' music effectively promoting itself, a free sample with near zero distribution costs. It is bridging this gap between the categories that requires monopolizing and this is the basic idea of free music as a business model.

  2. Development of Children's Scientific Skills and Knowledgee

    Developing process skills: Once the child acquires the information, he starts to process it, with whatever knowledge s/he has acquired. If the child is not able to decipher the events he or she has percieved through prior knowledge, s/he starts looking for a possible answer.

  1. This study sets out to investigate the evolving educational role of the academic librarian ...

    likely to perceive librarians as professional partners, but rather as support staff, whose primary role is to order books and journals and to manage loan and reference services. 1.5 Aims � To explore the IL programmes offered to students and staff at six UK universities within the Russell Group �

  2. Identify a key issue in the 14-19 curriculum for my specialist subject (mathematics) and ...

    and further higher education as well as trying to broaden the curriculum and bring confidence to A levels which may reflect post 16 systems in other countries. I knew there was more modularity in the new system and that there could be issues with this and that fundamentally the number of subjects to be studied had increased.

  1. Interpersonal Skills.

    Nevertheless I cannot give formal presentations as well as well as I would like to as I get nervous quickly and start losing concentration on what I have to say. I feel that this is due to the fact that I am not that confident in standing up in front of people and giving a presentation or speech.

  2. Evaluation of Birzeit University MBA Program

    Conclusion The MBA program at Birzeit University is offered since 1999. Well-qualified students have been attending this program, which aims to prepare learners to have a positive impact on their job, and reposition themselves for greater responsibility and influence within their organization in both the private and public sectors through providing them by suitable theoretical and practical knowledge required.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work