kerry_etb_presentationtf_2014

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Elaine Clifford, Tutor
Jane Savage, Tutor
Aoife McCormack, County ALO
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We are talking today about our Learning
through Gardening Resource Pack
This Pack forms the basis for our Learning
through Gardening course
Learners go forward for a General Learning
Award P2GLO
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Background
Outline of Learning through Gardening
course
Team Approach
Why
Development
Delivery
What we Learned
Learning through Gardening
A Resource Pack for Adult Literacy Tutors
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FETAC approved DL Programme at Level 2
5 parts of this programme form part of our
Learning through Gardening course
Major Award – Certificate in General Learning
The programme is made up of 4 components:
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Maths – Quantity and Number (M2N05)
Communications – Writing (M2C02)
Digital Literacy – Using Technology (M2T10)
- Computer Skills (M2T11)
Gardening – Life Science/ Horticulture (M2S28)
P2G10
Learning through
Gardening
Maths – Quantity
and Number
(M2N05)
Communications
- Writing (M2C02)
Digital Literacy Computer Skills
(M2T11)
Digital Literacy Using Technology
(M2T10)
Gardening Life Science/
Horticulture
(M2S28)
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The Resource Pack was developed in 2010
We used the award specification to develop our
course which was based on previous delivery
We tested the course and ran it
Then nationally in 2013 there was a shared
programme writing process led by DL VEC
FETAC co-ordinator in Kerry ETB double checked
that the course linked with the module
descriptors and nationally shared programme
Team consisted of Tutors, FETAC Resource
Worker, County ALO and ALO who all worked
together at different times
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Learners learn better when they have themed
literacy and an integrated programme
Local ALO had vision to develop an integrated
programme
Gardening appeals to everyone
Centre had a tunnel
All Maths and Communication skills can be
taught through Gardening
Name: __________________________________ Date: _________________
Plant parts & plant cycle 1
Match the words to the plant parts, then cut out the four cards
and put them in order on worksheet 2 to show how a bean grows.
seed/bean
leaf
root
sprout
stem
Garden Diary
1. The weather today is:
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2. Temperature in tunnel _____
C
in garden ______
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C
3. Today in the garden I learnt ____________________________
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4. The tasks I carried out were ___________________________
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5. Next class I will _____________________________________
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6. I worked with ________________________________
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Important Factors needed for Development:
 Openness
 Collaboration
 Mix of skills – different tutors bring different
skills
 Time
 Timing
 Funding
 Learners
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Started the Resource Packs in 2010
Searched for the most recent award
specification
Achieved great understanding of the process
Applied worksheets/lesson plans to learning
outcomes and linked them to the theme
Checked and double checked
Accepted it can date & became able to let go
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It helps if Tutor has an interest in gardening
Needs to be learner centred and cater for
different learning styles
The Pack can be developed and customised
to suit learners
Colour is important on work sheets
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Use colour sparingly
Use images even if small on worksheets
Be very clear about learning outcomes
At the start devise the templates that you will
use throughout
Learn how to insert and format them
Check content, grammar & layout
Plant parts 3
What parts of plants do you eat?
Match the plant part on the left with the food on the right.
roots
bulbs
flowers
seeds
leaves
cauliflower
sweetcorn
parsnips
leeks
tomatoes
lettuces
rice
carrots
cabbages
fruits
celery
broccoli
oranges
peas
stalks
onions
spinach
Name: __________________________________ Date: _________________
Safety colours and signs 1
There a lots of signs around the place we work. The signs are in
different colours – red, green, yellow and blue.
We can understand different things from the different colours.
Example
Meaning
Colour
Stop
(Do not)
Red
Danger
(Beware,
Caution)
Escape routes
First aid
/safety area
(No danger)
You must
(Information)
Yellow
Green
Blue
Name: _________________________
Date: ______________
Parts of a computer system
Match the word below with correct picture and type in space
provided. Save file as Parts.doc to media provided.
printer
keyboard
mouse
monitor
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Name: __________________________________ Date: _________________
Functions of a plant leaf 1 – Tutor Tips
Leaves make their energy by taking in carbon dioxide from the
air.
Leaves absorb light from the sun.
Leaves give off oxygen when they make food.
Leaves give us shade.
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Make a commitment and secure the budget
Agree roles, responsibilities and timescales
Visit and meet others who are experts
Do the hard work
Do drafts and proof-read
Seek feedback from other tutors & learners
Decide when to let go (Pack will date)
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The Pack resources will change
Facilitate learners to file worksheets from the
start
Course requirements can be hard to find
Our understanding of FETAC level 2 was
enhanced
Flexibility is required for time allocated
Good communications between tutors are
essential
Check available Resources in the centres

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