Edyta's Collaborative CVs
When Edyta teaches her Job Centre Plus students on their Employability course, she knows there should be no formality that might remind them of their school days. So, how could she get them to develop their CVs? And do it collaboratively?
Avoiding negative reactions
There’s no getting away from it — many of Edyta’s students had bad memories of their learning. The less her class resembled their school days, the better. With active learning clearly in mind, Edyta didn’t take long to find a suitable HOW2.
HOW2: Anonymous Assessment
The Anonymous Assessment HOW2 meant it would be the students themselves who would be doing the assessments, not the teacher. That was a good start thought Edyta. Then she got to work on the language. For her students, terms like success criteria were really off-putting, so something like checklists sounded more familiar.
To make sure the students on this one-week course felt more like partners than school students, Edyta showed them the HOW2 on the white board. She explained how much better it would be to work in this way. And how she needed their cooperation to make it work smoothly.
The invitation worked, with all the students participating fully. They established agreement, after intense dialogue, on what should be in a good CV, and were able to identify instances of where this was not the case.