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New Curiosity Shop Online College

Newbattle Road

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At the New Curiosity Shop we encourage learning for the pleasure of learning, and our short courses are designed to stimulate thinking, provoke questions and provide opportunities for our students to explore ideas. Each course is written for the NCS Online College by the tutor, who is not only an experienced teacher but also an expert in the subject. We encourage Internet users from all over the world to become active learners at the NCS Online College, working with the tutors and their fellow students.The current drive in education is for: lower costs; increased productivity; the clamour for qualifications and of jumping through hoops to improve job prospects. In industry and commerce the ugly phrase ‘just-in-time training' has taken hold.Learning for the sake of learning is becoming an endangered species. The NCS Online College is attempting to address that, and our courses are designed to encourage a sense of curiosity, generate a sense of discovery, and provide an enjoyable and supportive learning experience.Each course is written in a partnership between the NCS Online College and the tutor. Materials are a mixture of text, graphics, audio, video and some interactive multimedia, but most importantly the course encourages the students to interact with the tutor and their fellow students, recognising that learning is a social process. Further, activities relate strongly to the ‘real' world, and students often have to bring their findings back to the group to share.A course will typically last for six weeks, and we would expect students to work for two to four hours a week over that period. Each course runs at set times through the year to encourage group activities and moral support.
At the New Curiosity Shop we encourage learning for the pleasure of learning, and our short courses are designed to stimulate thinking, provoke questions and provide opportunities for our students to explore ideas. Each course is written for the NCS Online College by the tutor, who is not only an experienced teacher but also an expert in the subject. We encourage Internet users from all over...
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New Curiosity Shop Online College