Learning Outside the Classroom
Applying for the LOtC Quality Badge
The Quality Badge Self Evaluation Form might contain some unfamiliar or ambiguous terms. This document explains those terms and should help you to become more comfortable with the Quality Indicators.
Now that you are familiar with the Quality Indicators, you need to start thinking about how they relate to everyday education practice in a heritage organisation. We have developed the case studies below to help you do that.
Each case study describes good education practice in a fictional, heritage organisation. The organisations are all relatively small, often dependent on volunteers and operating on limited budgets. The case studies all focus on the planning of, running and follow up to a single learning experience involving a group of young people. The education practice described in the case studies is clearly linked to the Quality Indicators.
We hope that these case studies will:
Give you a better understanding of how the Quality Indicators relate to practice
Help you to identify areas in which learning services at your organisation can be developed.
How to use the case studies:
(the Quality Indicators are the same as the questions that make up the Quality Badge Self Evaluation Form).
2) Download a case study here:
3) Read the case study and cross reference it with the Quality Indicators to get an idea of what good quality education practice looks like in the context of the Quality Badge.