Sector Leading and Innovative Practice
HMIe, the Scottish education inspectorate, has judged work on Guthan nan Eilean/Island Voices to be “Sector Leading and Innovative Practice”. The news is carried in the latest edition of the quarterly POOLS project newsletter, alongside other items of interest to those who follow technological developments in relation to language learning and teaching. The newsletter can be accessed here.
The HMIe reports are contained in the fifth and sixth documents (dated 16/02/10) on their Good Practice page showcasing Excellence in Languages and ESOL. The first document describes the structure and development of the first series of videos as part of the original POOLS project, and includes links to exemplar materials in both Gaelic and English. The second document may be of particular interest to ESOL practitioners in Scotland. It describes Hot Potatoes extension work developed by Cothrom, and links these exercises to Scottish Qualifications Authority ESOL unit levels.