Category: Research

Teaching and Learning scholar : Catherine Shiel

I am a Business Tutor and Course Leader at West Lancashire College which is a division of one of the largest FE providers in the UK. Whilst part of a national group, WLC is a small FE college at the heart of a community in the North West of England, Skelmersdale. I became a teacher…

Teaching and Learning Scholar: Heather James

Place of work: South and City College Birmingham Role: English Teacher for GCSE English Language resit students and Functional Skills adult learners My working life so far has been in community arts, youth work and education. In various roles, I have had the same ethos and always aimed to create spaces where people feel safe…

Teaching and Learning Scholar: Chantal Brown

Place of work: Sandwell College, Role: Lecturer in Foundation Learning I have supported young people with SEND in a variety of roles for over 15 years. My background is in media/drama and as well as teaching, I have been a project manager for a government funded community initiative and designed bespoke programmes of education for…

Transformative teaching & learning scholar: Phil Lawrence

  This is the first post in a series in which we introduce researching practitioners from further education colleges across the country. We are going to support these scholars to carry out research into transformative teaching and learning in their practice over the coming year. We are aiming to share their progress as their ideas…

Restore fairness to Further Education

Now is the time to use the power of government to restore fairness for further education. As all who work in colleges know, since 2009 further education has been subjected to cut after cut –and these cuts have gone far beyond anything endured by other sectors of education. In effect,these cuts have hurt the communities…

Breaking the Triple Lock: Further education and transformative teaching and learning

Vicky Duckworth and Rob Smith We have drawn on the UCU Further Education in England: Transforming Lives & Communities research project data to develop a distinctive, theorised conceptualisation of transformative teaching and learning (TTL). The interconnection between teaching and learning resonates with the Transforming Lives research – firstly, by including teachers, it emphasises their role…

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…