Glasgow City Council is proud of its partnership with the OU and is promoting the model of collaborative teaching to other councils in Scotland.Read more
Our innovative collaborative teaching model is designed to enable organisations to deliver high quality learning opportunities in-house – with employees taught by suitably-qualified colleagues in their own workplace setting.
Running since 1997, the scheme has a strong track record of developing people and helping organisations to meet their strategic aims in a wide range of contexts and sectors.
Under the scheme:
The major benefit for employers is greater flexibility and ownership of course delivery. In-house tutors can ensure that they deliver learning in line with organisational priorities and to meet specific staff training needs. In addition, collaborative teaching offers:
There are benefits too for colleagues appointed as in-house tutors – for whom a lecturer-practitioner role offers a valuable professional development opportunity. Staff with a recognised teaching qualification may particularly welcome the chance to combine tutorial and student support activity with their existing role.