STEM Workshops for CLD Practitioners

Practical CPD workshops for CLD organisers and practitioners who would like to explore the possibility of offering numeracy and science based courses or events to adults in their communities

In Scotland, improving STEM literacy, numeracy and employability is a key priority for the Scottish Government.  The WEA Scotland has over ten years of experience of developing innovative science and numeracy based resources in partnership with Education Scotland and leading colleges and experts. 

In line with Scottish Government 2020 targets to:

Dyslexia Awareness

These workshops aim 1) to raise awareness of the nature and prevalence of dyslexia and  2) to highlight some strategies to help in the teaching environment

Approaches in ESOL: Formal versus Community Learning

A workshop which identifies and explores the differences between formal and community learning (Social Practice model) approaches to ESOL teaching.

This  workshop compares and contrasts the merits of each approach to ESOL provision. It considers course and lesson planning, content, delivery and learner aims and aspirations. It is aimed at ESOL practitioners, especially those who are coming to community based learning for the first time, with experience in a more formal, college setting, often with a prescribed curriculum.

Alphabet Soup

This short workshop aims to help ESOL tutors/practitioners who teach Roman Script to beginners.
This workshop was developed by and for ESOL tutors currently teaching Syrian New Scots. It is highly participative, drawing on the shared experience of participants. Feedback;

“Teaching style was excellent and interactive.  Got everyone involved and sharing ideas/experiences.”

“As a new ESOL teacher I have gleaned many fantastic strategy ideas.”

“Lots of good ideas for working with older learners.  Good to share ideas.”