Articles from Sheila Mulvenney

Why mistakes matter - How errors show the learning gaps in #phonics for functional skills

We all know that when we are learning a new skill, we may make mistakes.

How to help students ‘crack the code’ of reading #FullyFunctional

Functional skills tutors become used to supporting students who not only have trouble reading writing and spelling but who often think it is their fault or that there is something wrong with them.

We Need to Talk About Phonics #FullyFunctional

The 2018 Functional skills reforms have brought about a number of changes to the curriculum. One which has caused some debate is the introduction of phonics in the English Functional Skills curriculum.

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