What is a Learning Destination?
are places and organisations to which children can 'travel'
with their Passport To Learning. They
provide high quality learning activities and experiences with
a 'wow' factor and have passed the Children's University's
(CU) own quality assurance process (Planning for
Destination can range from a museum to a farm or
from an airport to a university as long as the learning
activity connects with Children's University learning which is
linked to actual university course provision as exemplified
on the UCAS (Universities and Colleges
Admissions Service) website.
The status as a CU
validated Learning Destination will in
principle last for 3 years and is as such a licence
agreement between the Children's University and the
Destination. As part of the local Children's
University's monitoring and evaluation of learning
activities additional local CU support may be available to
display the CU's Learning Destination
logo prominently in and outside their
environment, clearly visible to children who may want to use
their Passport To Learning there.
Learning Destinations are also strongly
encouraged to include the Learning Destination
logo on literature, letter headed paper and to have a web link to
the local Children's University website.
'stamp' the child's Passport To Learning
in correspondence with the time a child has been
engaged in the validated learning activities within the
Learning Destination. In Kent, this stamp
is known as a Learning Credit.
This thereby contributes to the
child's record of achievements and CU certification. Learning
Destinations ensure attendance and evaluation records
related to CU activities can be available to the local and
national Children's University to assist in developments,
evaluation and research.