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Learner Perspectives: Recent Workshops

A Look at Some Recent Workshops…

A selection of photos from workshops, with comments from letters, emails, evaluation forms, etc. Newest at the top; oldest at the bottom. Extended photo galleries from many workshop programmes can be found in the pertinent year page in Career.

“I found the information/content invaluable. Loved it! I like Keith’s delivery and approach to learning.”
Kay Bobek, Rossett participant, 2023

“Very interesting. Loved it all. Learned loads.”
Rebecca Grant, Rossett participant, 2022

“Just very interesting content which the group discussion helps to apply. Very engaging, delivered with energy from start to finish.”
Ed Ryder, Rossett participant, 2022

“Found it very engaging. Enjoyed the tasks and questionnaires. Gained an understanding into myself and others so I would be more empathetic.”
Leah O’Neill, Rossett participant, 2022

“Signing up for your course was one of the best things I’ve done and at a time when I was bogged down and focussed on being a mum to young children. I really appreciated the Thursday evening escape and learning. It ignited a real interest in Psychology and desire to pursue a career in Counselling (and a realisation that I should have followed my initial thoughts when 17 to do a Psychology degree). 
Anyway, I’m currently in Year 1 of my part-time Level 4 diploma in Therapeutic Counselling…. So, thank you for your teaching, which I thoroughly enjoyed.”
Victoria Wyer, former Shipley College participant, 2022

“Thank you for the excellent sessions. I have gained much from these, especially self-awareness. Especially so in relation to enhancing my listening skills and exploring different perspectives with a more open mind.”
Kali Case-Leng, Rossett participant, 2022

“I would like to take this opportunity of thanking you very much for providing such an informative, interesting and fun class. Your level of expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm is awesome and inspirational. I thoroughly enjoyed being part of your class and have gained lots of new strategies for thinking and approaching life and situations. I would love to be part of one of your future classes.”
Brenda Simpson, Rossett participant, 2021

“I have really enjoyed my weekly classes with you and you always made the lessons fun and entertaining! I think the group we had were good fun too which helps!”
Sue Allan, Rossett participant, 2021

“Tonight’s session was really fascinating and the courses have made me want study more. I only expected to sign up for the introductory course but you’ve got me hooked!”
Ros Walker, Shipley College participant, 2020

“Excellent tutor knowledge and support encourages and motivates learners to make very good progress. 
Links to models and theorist were used throughout the session…learners were encouraged to evaluate the effectiveness of various theories to analyse  real life situations e.g meeting a stranger on a precarious canyon elicited stronger feelings etc. 
All learners appeared to be enjoying the session and progressed in a positive manner. A good range of activities were used to develop and extend knowledge.  A questionnaire was used to help learners to self-assess and reflect on what they already knew and to share their knowledge with others. This encouraged learners to support each other to develop furtherEnthusiastic delivery motivated and extend learner skills. Learners were engaged and some asked challenging questions. All learners appeared to be enjoying the session and progressed in a positive manner.
Very well managed learning environment, with strong relationships and high levels of respect apparent between tutor and learners. The activities included relevant and valuable contributions through the sharing of thoughts and ideas, helping to broaden knowledge and thinking. There were appropriate references to other cultures when asked to consider the biology and behaviour of people in different circumstances. 
A learning plan is used and learners set their own learning objectives at the start, this helps to ensure all learners make the appropriate progress towards their goals.
…the learners are lucky to have you as their tutor.”
Kim Wray, excerpts from Shipley College lesson observation report, 2020

“A great introduction. Love the enthusiasm each week. Looking forward to learning more.”
Rob Backhurst, Shipley College participant, 2019

“Great whistlestop tour. It has fuelled my interest in psychology. Now considering  take a degree – might help stop my Eysenck being Gravely Maslowed.”
Colin Burt, Rossett participant, 2019

December 2019: One of the Rossett groups: Carl Harrison,, Joanna Simpson, Carol Inglehearn and Kay Bobek

“Thank  you for opening up the world of psychology to me. Looking forward to learning more in the future.”
Joanna Simpson, Rossett participant, 2019

“Always very engaging. Enjoy the mix of presentation styles and group work.”
Helen Brown, Rossett participant, 2019

March  2019: Anne Gray leading her team’s case study presentation at Rossett – with Sandra Sims and Margaret Howard

“Very professional delivery and thought provoking. Relevant to the modern world.”
Anne Gray, Rossett participant, 2019

“This is the second of your courses I have been on (so it must be > good!). I love the touch of humour, the personal anecdotes and the inclusion of everyone in the group…”
Penny Hutchinson,  Shipley College participant, 2019

“Your session was extensively planned and well structured. Tasks were sequential, well managed and staged. The learners were enjoying the session, were  highly engaged, active and keen to contribute. You checked learners’ understanding highly effectively throughout the learning session.
You exhibited excellent subject knowledge, high levels of enthusiasm and passion for the subject and  encouraged and supported your students throughout. You have worked hard to create a safe environment in which learners feel able to ask questions and express their views on topics under discussion. You are  very effective and flexible in your approach to meeting the individual needs of learners within the constraints of the programme. Learners are encouraged to bring real life issues and monitor and review their own progress on an adapted ILP [planning and assessment document].”
John Baker, excerpts from Shipley College lesson observation report, 2018

“A great experience – opens the mind!”
Marilyn SugdenShipley College participant, 2018

“Great course, interactive. I think that the content is what is required, well structured and easy to understand. It really makes you think about things you may have never considered before. You are a great trainer!!”
Jayne TookeRossett participant, 2018

“Really enjoyed the class.
Keith has good examples, modern comparisons and effective ways of getting the information and message across.
I think the prejudice & discrimination section should be taught to everyone and maybe there might be more understanding and compassion in the world.”
Rebecca PilkingtonRossett participant, 2018

“Your delivery is brilliant, it’s varied so you don’t get bored and you have a brilliant sense of humour!”
Billie Stephens, Shipley College participant, 2017

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