Croydon College

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Support to Achieve

Everyone learns differently, so during your time at College you can expect to experience different styles of learning and a variety of teaching methods and assessment. Employers, colleges and universities all want people who are self-motivated, independent and skilled. Croydon College will support you by developing your study skills to become a more self-motivated student able to succeed in today’s world. 

You can expect lessons to take many different forms - whole group classes, group work, individual research and practical sessions. Lessons are designed to be interactive: this means that you are expected to contribute to them. The more you put into your learning, the more you will benefit from it!

All your lecturers will be well qualified and will have a variety of educational and industrial experiences. They will be up-to-date in their subject area and prepare relevant and topical resource materials to use during their teaching.

Examples of teaching methods and learning resources

As a student of Croydon College you could expect to experience:

  • Discussions and Debates: where the whole group or smaller groups discuss/debate a topic. 
     
  • Practical Demonstrations: where the lecturer/other group members demonstrate a practical activity.
     
  • Using Technology: a range of technology is available to help you manage your studies and give you access to a world of resources at your fingertips.
     
  • Lectures: a formal session with the lecturer (or students) delivering the appropriate theory/content.
     
  • Questions and Answers Sessions: where students ask (or answer) questions from, or to, the lecturer/other group members.
     
  • Seminars: guest speakers from, for example, businesses or other colleges delivering seminars on relevant issues and topics.
     
  • Self-study: where students will work independently, often using learning resource materials or recommended textbooks.
     
  • Multimedia: lecturers often use up-to-date multimedia to assist their teaching (students can also access multimedia from the library).
     
  • Visits: often visits to businesses and places of interest are offered during qualifications and there are sometimes opportunities for trips abroad.
     
  • Workshops: small groups working together with the lecturer supporting the learning.