Learning Outside the Classroom
funding from the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom, the Heritage
Sector Partnership has
produced a support package to help heritage organisations make the most of
Learning Outside the Classroom (LOtC).
These resources have been developed in consultation with the sector and written by experienced heritage education practitioners. They have been designed to be of particular use to those heritage organisations without education expertise or with limited resources or capacity to attend training.
We hope that they will help you to:
Improve your understanding of the Quality Badge Self Evaluation Form (SEF) and the Quality Indicators so that that you can effectively review your provision within the Quality Badge framework.
Develop learning provision at your organisation and feel more confident about applying for the Quality Badge.
The support package includes:
tools to help you with your Quality Badge application
materials to support you in developing learning services at your organisation.
lists of useful LOtC publications and websites
Please click on the headings below to access the package areas
Are you interested in applying for the LOtC Quality Badge? Would you like some help getting started with your Self Evaluation Form (SEF)? These resources will help you to understand the Quality Indicators that make up the SEF and how they relate to practice.
Reviewing your learning services using the SEF gives you the opportunity to recognise the strengths of what you offer as well as identify the areas in which you might develop and grow your services. These resources will help you to identify what needs to be done and give you practical examples of how change might be achieved with minimum cost and maximum benefit.
This resource is a detailed list of publications, organisations and websites relating to LOtC and heritage learning. You will find information here about research into the benefits to young people of participating in LOtC and the origins of the LOtC Manifesto. You will also be able to investigate the huge range of work being carried out by numerous heritage organisations in identifying and promoting LOtC opportunities.