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Adam’s story – inspiring

Adam’s story is providing inspiration for others. The photo below speaks of the power of sharing stories of transformation. In the telling of these stories, new identities are affirmed. These stories have the power to inspire change in others.  Local further education colleges are the places where this kind of transformation is made possible.  FE…

Reimagining Further Education: Transformation: 21st June 2017

On 21st June 2016, Birmingham City University’s Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE) will host its second one-day Reimagining Further Education Conference at its City Centre Campus (Curzon Building), located in the centre of Birmingham.   After a fantastic event last year, this summer, the theme is transformative education. The…

The Labour Party leader talks about the importance of FE

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of the Labour Party, has spoken about his support for the current campaign to fund and expand further education provision and increase the number of FE teachers. Drawing on evidence from the Transforming Lives and Communities project, he talks about how education sits at the heart of the party’s vision for bringing…

A call for greater investment in FE

The Transforming Lives and Communities project provides powerful evidence of the impact that Further Education (FE) has on people’s lives. These changes may begin in individual learners but they extend and take root beyond them – impacting on their families, communities and wider society. FE challenges inequality and is a vital space and source for social…

Transformational Further Education: Empowering People & Communities

The project researchers have contributed a blog post to the Association for Learning Technology Blog. This post focuses on how the project has used different digital platforms and media as integral asepcts of the underpinning research methodology.   Here is the link: http://Transformational Further Education: Empowering People & Communities

Resilience: Stories of Adult Learning

Learner stories were collected from across Australia and the United Kingdom, and include voices spanning much of the earth. The anthology originated in two national adult literacies organisations whose members wanted told the stories of the resilience of learners and the value of developing literacies through lifelong and lifewide learning. This is the latest collection…