PCET Curricula

This page is a gateway to free (and good quality) learning material that CPCET students might want to use with learners in the Learning and Skills Sector: they are not themselves materials about education and training. They serve as good examples, though, for various purposes within CPCET curricula.

  • NLN Learning Materials - This website provides access to a range of new online learning materials that have been commissioned by the NLN for UK post-compulsory education and training.
    http://www.nln.ac.uk/materials.asp

  • QiA Excellence Gateway - This is a resource for FE practitioners, promoting the development and use of electronic resources in teaching and learning. The site includes case studies, subject resources and exemplar ILT Strategies.
    http://excellence.qia.org.uk/home

  • MERLOT - A free and open resource designed primarily for faculty and students of higher education. Links to online learning materials are collected here along with annotations such as peer reviews and assignments.
    http://www.merlot.org

  • Intute - A distributed service which seeks to enrich learning, research, and cultural engagement by facilitating access to high-quality Internet resources through the development of subject-based gateways.
    http://www.intute.ac.uk/

  • JISC Resource Guides - Provide equivalent support for HE staff and students by directing them to a selection of key, high quality resources in seven subject areas. Each Guide has key resources for the subject area and presents them in both print and Web format.
    http://www.jisc.ac.uk/index.cfm?name=resguides

  • Escalate: Resources Section - A well organised site with materials that range from articles, papers and reports on teaching, learning and assessment to links to free on-line journals and to teaching materials and ideas.
    http://escalate.ac.uk/index.cfm?action=resources.home

  • JISC Collections Catalogue - "A high quality collection of electronic resources" that are linked to subjects. Some are subscription-based (e.g. "Art Abstracts") but others are free (e.g. Biz/ed and Education Media Online).
    http://www.jisc.ac.uk/publications.aspx


  • Jim Crawley provides a similar kind of site for teachers in the Learning and Skills Sector. It was created as a learning project and to help with training PCET Professionals. Described as "a genuinely simple and amateur site", it is now a featured link on the Further Education Resources for Learning (ferl) web site. It is certainly worth browsing to.
    http://www.itslifejimbutnotasweknowit.org.uk

  • Informal Education - There is a very useful site for all kinds of material related to informal education (introductory guides (e.g. to Learning Theories), booklists, archive articles etc>).
    http://www.infed.org
Last updated Tuesday 20 March 2012
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