Reece and Walker state, "If students are to be asked to learn for themselves then you should assist them in this process" (Reece and Walker, 1997, pg41). A major part of "Key Skills" qualifications require to students to produce a portfolio of work ascertaining to the subject being undertaken. The building of the portfolios is often down to the student 's personal choice and is done independently. To assist the students search, reformulate and assemble information for their portfolios I often have to suggest or demonstrate what sort of evidence is required. Although requirements of what the students are expected to produce are outlined at the beginning of the course, they sometimes need reminding of how to achieve this.
Reece and Walker state, "Motivation is a key factor in successful learning". They later suggest, "Use material familiar to the students" (Reece and Walker, 1997, pg96 & pg98). In the exercises I devised for the students I have tried to include subject matter familiar to the students. One exercise involved the sorting of a mobile phone spreadsheet, another the sorting of a
References: Ian Reece and Stephen Walker. (1997) Teaching, Training and Learning: A Practical Guide 3rd Ed Business Education Publishers Limited