Action West London is proud to announce that our Head of Learning Marcin Lewandowski often writes outstanding articles based on education for a number of organisations. This week Marcin has been featured in the Society for Education & Training and speaks about re-engineering individual learning plans (ILPS)
Re-engineering individual learning plans (ILPS)
Far from simply recording student progress, ILPs can be confusing and cause both students and tutors stress. Furthermore, ILPs are not seen as part of the ‘real’ work of literacy teaching and learning and are sometimes felt to detract from it (Hamilton, 2009). In effect, they have become a box-ticking task that has to be done in order to comply with funding requirements. This can mean that the ‘negotiated’ goals are often generic, taken from a list created to save time.