I am a trainee teacher working with mostly 16-19 year old engineering students.
have recently observed during a few lessons that were timetabled for 2 hours. In reality this is 1hr 50 mins as they have 10 mins break at the end of a lesson and start of next making a 20 mins break overall in 4 hours of learning.
With a strict college policy on no refreshements in classrooms, I would contend these are long sessions for optimum learning outcome. Being a more mature student myself, I struggle to concentrate for 2 hours without a complete mental and refreshment break and such that for FE students this might be a recipe for mental digestion.
I welcome other poeples thoughts on the matter?