Workplaces are said to be in the middle of a ‘fourth industrial revolution’, following the earlier transformations brought about by steam, electricity and digitisation. It is often referred to simply as ‘Industry 4.0’. The emerging ‘smart’ factories in Industry 4.0 increasingly rely upon automation augmented by artificial intelligence, the crowdsourcing of tasks, and the use of freelance workers engaged in micro-tasking.
As teachers, we are continually learning from our students and working to improve our practice and learner outcomes. At the same time, we seek to expand our knowledge about teaching and learning in adult language, literacy and numeracy.
This conference will explore how and what we learn as teachers and how this is transferred into the classroom.
The following questions will be explored:
- What informs our decision-making and practice in learning about teaching?
- What does evidence-based research tell us about teaching adults?
- How do we know we have made a positive impact on adult LLN learning?
- How do we continue to learn about different approaches to learning and teaching?
This day will also provide us with lots of information sharing and new skills from workshops, networking and keynote speakers. At the 2017 conference, we encourage teachers to reflect on their own learning as well as the learning of their students.
Pics below by Michael Chalk