Benjamin Franklin once said:
Tell me and I forget, Teach me and I remember, Involve me and I learn.
Research increasingly suggests that when learners are engaged in shaping and leading their own learning and education this can result in benefits for both learners and educators.
In particular, the benefits for learners who are involved are said to include:
- greater sense of ownership over their learning
- increased motivation
- improved self-esteem
- greater achievement
- improved relationships with peers and educators
- increased self-efficacy
We hold a quarterly learner forum for all our Apprentices currently on programme. We use this time to look at our last quarterly apprenticeship survey and discuss opinions on learning resources, materials and virtual workshops going forward. As well as this we seek feedback from our apprentices on their own personal approach to their programme, sharing useful learning resources researched. These sessions are really useful and offer the apprentice a chance to network with other delegates on the same programme.