Keeping teaching and learning up front and centre: Thinking points on our afternoon keynote address

Jo Fletcher-Saxon

Abstract


Together with colleague and fellow assistant principal Brian Copper, I was invited to speak at #ReimagineFE18 about the challenges we face in making teaching and learning the first priority in our roles, our organisation, and in our own classroom practice. In order to respond to the brief, we ended up breaking apart and deconstructing many of the activities across college to allow us to then pull together our talk. We looked back at Coffield’s article “Just suppose teaching and learning became the first priority,” (2008) and sought to test our thinking against his work.  We asked if we were really living up to our own claims of prioritising teaching and learning. This article provides a summary of our thinking about how we seek to prioritise teaching and learning. 


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