Taking PLAR 1.0 into account No moodle! 10 weeks (x 1/2 day) timetable Two stage recruitment involving managers Participants organised in clusters One key researcher per cluster No accreditation
Participants Seven clusters, ranging in size from one to four participants Local authority and voluntary sector included Started with 22; now nearly at the end have 14-15
Topics for the research 1. Developing group ILPs 2. Assessing learner reactions to computerised wheel 3. Collecting and comparing ILP paperwork across Scotland 4. ILPs for adults with learning difficulties 5. Supported training for tutors 6. Is an ILP necessary in a college? 7. Developing a joint ALN/CLD process
Early findings Highly intense short duration model is effective Clusters work well-- but need at least one enthusiast Research experience was limited Research training is limited Can still get a very useful outcome Diversity of concepts of ILP
Implications PLAR does work for professional development and for knowledge generation Education vs. expertise needs careful balance (taster vs. training) Good practice model of ILPS would be very helpful Intensity and duration may lie between the two models PLAR 3.0????