Event Summary



Date and Time

Wednesday 24 February 2021 (09:00 - 12:15)


Free (£35.00 non-members)

Imagine a class full of expert, independent learners who love learning. Teaching Utopia? If you’d like to look at how to live your dream, then this session may be able to help.

The EIF reminds us that planning is not simply about how to get through the curriculum in the limited time we have with our learners – more importantly, it is about how we plan to sequence and reinforce core elements of the curriculum which need to be learned and remembered to allow our students to progress. For maximum impact, we need a solid foundation upon which to build; this starts with proactively developing those independent learning skills in our learners which we know will enable continuing success.

In this session we’ll look at the expert learning skills you wish all learners had, and then look at the precise art of writing the learning outcomes that will enable you to develop these. When all three components of a learning outcome are correct, and when all three types of outcome are covered regularly (Brain, Body and Mind) you cannot help but change your pedagogy to achieve them.

This session will enable participants to:

  • identify the independent learning traits they wish to develop in their learners
  • write examples of learning outcomes focused on the development of learners’ independent learning skills
  • write more holistic learning outcomes focused on the development of cognitive skills, physical skills and attitudinal change.

We are delighted to welcome back Tony Davis from the Centre of Creative Quality Improvement (CCQI) to deliver this interactive and engaging session utilising Zoom. A former Ofsted inspector, Tony is highly regarded as a trainer in the sector and has delivered many professional development events.  His knowledge and experience of teaching, learning and assessment comes from his role as a full-time lead with the Adult Learning Inspectorate (ALI) at its inception in 2001, before transferring to the new Ofsted in 2007 as HMI.

Here is a small sample of evaluations from previous participants: lots of Eureka moments and pennies dropping – everything made sense (Abingdon and Witney College); excellent session, it was Bleak House, but we now have Great Expectations, and Tony is our Mutual Friend (West Cheshire College); bubbling like Prosecco! (Sussex Downs College)




  • How can I access the event?

    All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.