1. What are experiential workshops for KSB evidence?
  2. Supporting technologies
  3. Making it work
  4. Case studies
  5. Other useful links

What are Experiential Workshops for KSB Evidence

An Apprentice has duties at work and must balance their job-role, studies and other commitments to achieve a balance in life.

In their favour, the power of experiential inquiry in a learner-centric curriculum enables deeper meta-learning and is a genuine accelerator for development. This fundamental driver for effective work-based learning must be emphasised and harnessed in a blended delivery model.

Live webinars with break out sessions and feedback discourse can be an engaging way for an Apprentice to explore evidence of Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.  Agile facilitation can be quite free-form, but as we transition to more on-line methods, facilitation of a learner-centric discourse can be more effective when confidently performed within clear reflective structures and with simple interactive tasks.  A step by step combination of methods is particularly advised at the early stages, for example, a broad lesson plan could be built as follows:

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Supporting Technologies

  • Coaches are running effective Apprenticeship Progress Reviews using Zoom and will continue this method along with workplace visits when possible. -The STARE model is consistently used by WBL Coaches to review Situation, Task, Actions & Results to support an Evaluation of KSB impacts.
  • Workshops can draw on Evidence from E-portfolios (typically in Pebblepad, and moving to E-Track for 2020/21)
  • See section on workshops and the flipped Classroom in general Course Delivery Guide
  • Bullseye and Miro are currently under trial specifically for KSB workshops (See the case study below)

Making it work

  • For new starters use the Skills-Scan as a basis for WBL workshops and a theme to review for returning learners, using PPD modules to timetable these activities.
  • All other modules can host workshops focussed on specific KSBs. Focus small group discussions around selected KSBs using breakout tools for richer and deeper conversations
  • Set specific discussion topics, for example, using EDI as an underpinning theme then relating that back to professional behaviours in the Apprenticeship Standard.
  • Identify an expectation for the discussion groups to feedback to the whole group and be clear about timing and roles.
  • Capture the most useful and most interesting ideas using collaborative tools like Whiteboards, then share this on Blackboard to promote further reflective practice.
  • Apprentices are time-scarce. Therefore, use the community building activities to highlight the advantages to succeed in assignments or build the E-portfolio for the EPA.
  • As EPA approaches Project Modules start to be increasingly pivotal as a space in which to map KSBs to high-quality final evidence.
  • Consider how employers can structure workplace experience and training to maximise the impact of modules and communicate expectations using Apprenticeship Progress Reviews.

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Case studies

Other useful links

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