Category: Stories of transformation

Anita

Anita: Now I have my confidence. I have my voice and I have my future.  Anita speaks about how her life changed for the better after returning to education as a mature student. Labelled as a ‘no-hoper’ at school because  her dyslexia was positioned as a deficit – in the private domain her personal  growth…

Marie: education and empowerment

Marie: the importance of educationMarie, a single mother of three  arrived in Further Education after breaking out of an abusive relationship. Marie struggled with literacy and her confidence was at rock bottom. Gaining a level 2 in literacy, Marie progressed to an access course and University. Now a senior staff nurse in the local hospital,…

David

David: literacy, fatherhood and empowermentIn this video, David talks about the importance of literacy for him as a person and a father. He talks about his family background and going to work as a boy which limited his engagement with school. Further education has changed the way he interacts with the outside world. David talks…

Jade

Jade: motherhood, literacy and empowermentJade is a mother who attends adult literacy classes run jointly by a local Further Education provider and a local charitable trust in Rochdale. Being a mum motivates her and she has seen her confidence increase while studying and has learnt new literacies. Now, she has aspirations for her future and…

Reimagining FE Conference 2017: keynote presentations

Professor Lyn Tett Lyn is Professor Emerita at the University of Edinburgh and Professor of Community Education at the University of Huddersfield. A key area of focus in her research is the factors that encourage or prevent access to higher education for educationally disadvantaged adults – with a particular focus on class and gender.  Lyn’s…

Reimagining FE Conference 2017: keynote presentations

Dr Maggie Feeley Maggie is a research and teaching fellow in the School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice in University College Dublin. She has carried out research and written extensively in the field of adult literacy including a 4-year ethnographic study with survivors of institutional abuse in Irish industrial schools. Findings from…

Sharing transformational approaches to teaching and learning

Practitioner booklet: sharing transformational approaches to teaching and learningBased on the research conversations we have had so far across a wide range of further education settings with learners, teachers, managers and others, we have put together a booklet that provides an overview of transformativeteaching and learning and the approaches and conditions that make it possible.…

Lucy: SEN Manager and teacher

Lucy is a manager for SEN provision in a college near Manchester.   The college runs courses for students with a diverse range of special educational needs. These courses provide progression for learners into mainstream and vocational courses. An important aspect of these courses is the employment placement component where learners get hands on experience…

Claire: Psychology teacher

Claire is a Psychology teacher in a further education college. Claire sees transformative learning as an integral aspect of her pedagogical approach. She is interested in researching the potential gains to be had from researching the conditions that give rise to transformative educational experiences.               In the longer term,…