ERIC Number: ED307493
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Modularisation in Adult Education and Training. Bulletin Number 2.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
A three-year project is being conducted at Richmond Adult and Community College in England to develop and implement a modular learning plan. The aims of the project are to monitor the development of a modular learning program; to identify the advantages and disadvantages of a modular program for adult learners; to develop a revised modular program; and to offer guidance to other providers in the design and functions of a modular learning program. After the first year of the program, modules were defined, and timing and levels were worked out. Initial guidance is provided by guidance staff, with students then having regular sessions with tutors. The curriculum in the first year included English, mathematics, art, food, office skills, humanities, social sciences, English as a second language, design, nutrition, and business studies, with various courses on three levels. Enrollment varied from five in the preparatory level to 410 in level three. Staff support and training was provided both formally and informally. Assessment was encouraged. The modules were validated, and a process for allowing students to select from a wide range of modules to obtain certificates and diplomas was developed. Evaluation is ongoing, and results to date have been generally positive. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)