Category: Teacher voices

Lessons Learned

Anya Cook, Higher Education Mentor, Newcastle College, UCU Branch Secretary, National Executive *some names have been changed Working with young people is challenging and tiring but it can also be rewarding; there is always something more that can be learned and I learn as much from them as I would hope they do from me.…

The Principal

Scroll down for video Curtis Tappenden is a teacher who has featured already on this site. Apart from being an inspirational teacher, he was involved in the Reimagining Further Education Conference in July 2017. He has been involved in the UCU FE transforming lives and communities from early on. Curtis takes up the story: Networking…

Paula

Critical Pedagogy, further education and students with special educational needs Paula has worked with students who have special educational needs in further education for almost two decades. In this video, Paula talks about the unique space created by further education in which students with special educational needs study and work with other students in ways…

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…