Category: Teacher voices

World Teachers’ Day – Thursday 5th October 2017

World Teachers’ DayTeachers transform lives. On world teachers’ day, it is important for us to recognise and celebrate the transformative work of Further Education teachers.  Teachers who support  adults and young people to thrive, gain confidence and rediscover their agency as learners, they are a bridge to the community they serve. Their work is absolutely…

Reflections on the Reimagining FE Conference 2017

Reimagining FE Blog by Dr.Janet Lord, Manchester Metropolitan University. June 2017 Janet is a lecturer in education at Manchester Metropolitan University. She moved into teacher education and HE after many years teaching in schools and colleges. Her research concerns pedagogy, the student experience, and teacher development and identity. There is a fabulous UCU/Edge Hill University/Birmingham…

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.…

FE & Skills Showcase Saturday 6th May

The University of Derby hosted an important gathering of FE folk at the weekend. There were interesting and important talks by Paul Warren, Oliver Caviglioli, Mark Martin, Howard Scott, the excellent students present and past  and others. With his pen on fire …Oliver weaved his magic and created a  graphic overview of our transformative FE…

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,…

International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017

International Women’s Day provides a real opportunity to expose the vital transformative engine of further education in addressing inequality and barriers in women’s lives. Their stories of courage, strength and hope flow into their families, their local and wider communities. These women’s voices, heard now so clearly and yet often marginalised and silenced, remind us…

Twitter for Educators – All About Community

As a long time user of Twitter in both my personal and professional life, when I became a trainee teacher I automatically looked for ways that Twitter could support my practice and well-being. Initially, I thought about Twitter as a tool I could use directly with my students and, indeed, my very first micro-teach was…