Reporter 456, 9 October 2000

College hosts project

Researchers at the University have teamed up with the city’s largest further education provider, Park Lane College, in a five-year partnership to find ways of improving teaching and learning in the college sector.

The project forms part of the £7.5m second phase of a programme in teaching and learning funded by the Economic and Social Research Council, which has chosen nine studies from 95 applications received.

The Leeds work, supervised by Professor Phil Hodkinson of the Lifelong Learning Institute, will look at what factors contribute to effective learning, how tutors can innovate and improve results, and how the outcomes can best be evaluated and communicated to their peers across the country.

"Park Lane has been fully behind the project since it was first planned," said Professor Hodkinson. "It really will be a joint effort. We couldn’t do it without the college’s help."

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