Jacqueline (Jacq) began teaching in 2004. After completing her MEd at Cambridge, she was appointed Specialist Lead in Education (SLE). Working closely with Bedford Borough Council, Jacq has collaborated with schools across the region, across all ages and stages. She is an Ambassador for British Council e-Twinning, and has a keen interest in forming partnerships between schools and universities. Fellow of the Royal Society Improving Arts, she is an enthusiastic action researcher, with a particular interest in the MESH initiative. Gadget-mad Jacq teaches at Biddenham International School and Sports College (BISSC), Bedford UK and is also an independent e-learning Consultant.
Well what a year this has been. SOLE has moved on with such a pace I have to stop and think about where we started. September saw us return with new children joining the group of before. We made lots of plans, not least of which the resolutions proposed and agreed by the whole group.
What is SOLE, and how can it be used to innovate education. Taking the the lead from Sugata Mitra, e-learning consultant Jacqueline Emkes illustrates how she’s utilised this learning method to achieve inspiring results.
I am a roving e-Learning Consultant based at Biddenham International School and Sports College (BISSC) in Bedford. In 2012, I was asked to take a lead on 'SOLE' learning sessions with a group of home-educated children on the PLACE Scheme, a parent -led and community based support programme for home educating families. It is commissioned by Bedford Local Authority and administered through BISSC. To be eligible for the scheme children must be on the Elective Home Education Register of the local authority in which they live.