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Post Compulsory Teacher Educators - Connecting Professionals


This recent book is written by TELL members (Jim Crawley, Azumah Dennis, Vicky Duckworth, Rebecca Eliahoo, Lynn Machin, Kevin Orr, Denise Robinson and Nena Skrbic) and is the first ever book published solely about PCE Teacher Education by PCE teacher educators.

More information and to order at:
http://www.criticalpublishing.com/post-compulsory-teacher-educators-connecting-professionals

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| Resources | Research (TELL) | CPD Programme | Support | About |NOTE FOR FIRST TIME VISITORSAll the content on the wiki is all available for anyone, anywhere. If you wish to contribute to the site, or join the Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning (TELL) network, please send an email with your contact details to j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk You will then be added to the network membership / mailing list. There is no need to join the wiki to get access to the content, as all is password free. We welcome relevant contributions (recent research undertaken, news, opinion pieces, resources to share, articles to add to our 'big bibliography'.) Please email Jim Crawley with any items.

This site is a networked resource for Teacher Educators working in or with the Lifelong Learning sector (otherwise called 'PCET'; 'FE and Skills'; 'Post 16'). The content is managed by teacher educators, and we want as many people as possible to use and contribute to the site. To be a contributor, request membership of the site. For more background visit the **about** page

Twitter timeline

The timeline from Jim Crawley's twitter feed "@teachology" is displayed above. If you don't use twitter just click on one of the links and it will take you to the listed item. You can scroll down the list and see other items.

Delicious weblinks and twitter archive

A collection of useful and relevant weblinks which have been saved at:
https://delicious.com/jimcrawley/teachered

Sections of the site

Home, about and welcome

This page, with site summary, news and news / twitter feeds

Resources

Resources, including a large **teacher education reading list** which has been used on teacher education / CPD programmes by a variety of teacher educators. This section of the site contains other links, sources and rersources which are either readily useable or potentially useable with adaptation.

Research (TELL - Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning)

Research by teacher educators and about teacher education and many other aspects of the Lifelong Learning sector, and including a 'big bibilography' section.

CPD for Teacher Educators

A CPD programme which was successfully used by SW Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (SWCETT) in 2010, with the plans, resources and supporting materials all available for free download.

Support

Various items, including details of events, organisations and resources which are particularly useful for supporting teacher educators.

NEWS

(NEW ITEMS AT TOP)

TELL (Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning) NETWORK EVENTS / TRAINING UPDATE 9th October 2017 (Flyer attached)

FIRSTLY - COME ON FOLKS - NO NEW TELL LOGOS (JUST A SCRIBBLE WILL DO), AND NO OFFERS YET TO HOST A NETWORK MEETING FOR 2017/18


#ukfechat on research from 5th October on Storify
Last week's research themed #ukfechat was saved on Storify by Diana Tremaine.
It can be seen at: http://tinyurl.com/y8n2egmq

RE-IMAGINING FURTHER EDUCATION CONFERENCE 2018 – 27th June 2018 – Birmingham City University
Plans are already under way for what will be the third Reimagining Further Education conference hosted at BCU on 27th June 2018 with the thematic focus of the 2018 conference being 'Making teaching and learning the first priority'.At present, Ali Hadawi and Frank Coffield are confirmed as keynote speakers with another to follow.

The conference is aimed at all those interested in policy, practice and research in the FE sector, with representation and sponsorship from some of the main professional bodies and organisations in the sector. We will be using the hashtag #ReimagineFE18 as a means of identifying information relating to the conference on Twitter. Further details about the event and how to register will follow in the coming months but if you haven’t already done so, please save the date in your diary and spread the word to others who you think might be interested in coming!

SUBSIDISED TRAINING FOR TEACHER EDUCATORS
ETF subsidised Training for Further Education Teacher Trainers programme in the West Midlands

A four-day programme aimed at those teaching the DET, CET or Award or planning to soon, and keen to progress in teacher education is being held in Coventry. It costs £325, or £276.25 for SET members, and is relevant for people working across all sectors.

The dates are Fridays November 17, November 24, December 1 and December 8.

The programme has been designed and will be run by the West Midlands Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training and the initial teacher training team in the Centre for Lifelong Learning at the University of Warwick, where the course will be held.

If you have any queries or questions about the programme, please contact WMCETT project manager Julie Chamberlain on 024 7615 0661, or J.chamberlain@warwick.ac.uk



NEW TELL MEMBERS


As always, TELL welcomes new members. To join couldn't be easier .. just email me at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk

TELL (Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning) - NETWORK UPDATE 4th October 2017

As always please pass on this update to anyone else you feel may be interested.

#ukfechat THIS WEEK (THURSDAY 5/10 9-10 pm) IS BEING HOSTED BY JOEL PETRIE, AND THE THEME IS RESEARCH IN FE, SO PLEASE JOIN IN ON TWITTER

TELL RESEARCH SUPPLEMENT (MORE INTERESTING TITLE AWAITED!) - CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS

We now have a three strong editorial team for this project of me, Peter Wolstencroft from Coventry University and Carol Thompson from the University of Bedfordshire, and we have agreed to produce a magazine / newsletter style supplement with a target publication date (as a PDF) of December 2017 or January 2018.

There is a lot of research / project work / publication going on in the LL sector including peer-reviewed and non peer reviewed work, and I think we may surprise ourselves and a few others with what we manage to showcase in this supplement. Some of the items this and future editions may include are:
- a summary of current research and publications
- interviews with one or more teacher educators about how they got into and sustained their research
- reviews
- advice for new researchers
- project updates
- forthcoming publications
- a bibliography of all we locate.

We are actively collecting content, so will be searching for publications, projects and other items.

IF YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE SOMETHING OF YOURS IS INCLUDED (FROM 2016/17) PLEASE EMAIL DETAILS TO ME.

TELL MEETINGS 2017/18

The 'Power and Professionalism' conference in Huddersfield on November 25th will essentially take the place of our usual one meeting before Christmas. It would be possible to hold a December network meeting if you are confident there would be enough support for that. There is already provisionally a Spring network meeting pencilled in for London, and negotiations are underway for a post Easter combined meeting with other networks, which is great. That probably leaves one other post Easter space for a network meeting (probably in June).
If you want to hos a TELL meeting, please just let me know.

To host a meeting you need to:
- Be prepared to provide a venue with refreshments and lunch which can hold up to about 30 from 10.30-3.30 for free.
- Take a lead in putting together the agenda, and I can assist with that (we try to showcase and promote research from FE with relevance to Teacher Education ... there is little that wouldn't be!)
- Take a lead in promoting the meeting across your own contacts and networks to get a good turnout on the day.

I usually get to most meetings, and am happy to chair or not depending on what you wish.

EXTERNAL QUALITY CONTROLLER POSTS

Jane Burrows (previous Teacher Educator now working for the Apprenticeship Foundation) has asked me to try to seek out external quality controllers in
Finance
Broadcasting Production Assistant
Nuclear Health Physics Monitor

These posts would be part-time based and would involve duties similar to any quality external control post.
Her email is:
Jane.burrows@openawards.org.uk
Or contact
deniserobinson3@yahoo.co.uk

TELL LOGO - PLEASE CONTRIBUTE

We are trying to create a TELL logo - please draw, create or otherwise conceive a TELL logo, and send it in to me asap - only two entries so far (both from the same person!)

ETF SUBSIDISED INITIAL TEACHER TRAINER TRAINING PROGRAMME


A four day programme at a subsidised cost of £325 from 10 am – 4pm will be running on
Day 1 – 31 October
Day 2 – 07 November
Day 3 – 15 November
Day 4 – 29 November

There is a maximum of 12 places.
Please feel free to forward onto any colleagues and contacts who you think might be interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.
The venue will be Petroc, Bolham Road, Tiverton, EX16 6SH.

If you have any questions regarding the programme please call 020 8253 8245 or email tracey.wood@creativeeducation.co.uk

NEW TELL MEMBERS


As always, TELL welcomes new members. To join couldn't be easier .. just email me at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk

TELL network update 13th September 2016


Hi to all TELL members and welcome to the first update of 2017/18. I hope the year has started well for all.As always please circulate this update to anyone else you feel may be interested.
As is usually the case at this time of year, the update asks for members / organisations who may wish to host a network meeting this year to come forward (see more below). There is also a reminder to contribute your idea for a TELL logo, and a request for contributions to a supplement I'm working on of recent TELL members' publications.
TELL MEETINGS 2017/18Already this year, there is the 'Power and Professionalism' conference taking place in Huddersfield on November 25th, and I believe a good number of TELL members will be there (TELL is a conference supporter for this event). It would be possible to hold a December network meeting if you are confident there would be enough support for that. There is already provisionally a Spring network meeting for London, and negotiations are underway for a post Easter combined meeting with other networks, which is great. That probably leaves one other post Easter space for a network meeting, so volunteers for that date are welcome.
To host a meeting you need to:- Be prepared to provide a venue with refreshments and lunch which can hold up to about 30 from 10.30-3.30 for free.- Take a lead in putting together the agenda (we try to showcase and promote research with relevance to LL Teacher Education ... there is little that wouldn't be!)- Take a lead in promoting the meeting across your own contacts and networks to get a good turnout on the day.I usually get to most meetings, and am happy to chair or not depending on what you wish.
TELL MEMBERS PUBLICATION SUPPLEMENTI'm intending to put together a supplement containing details of recent / forthcoming publications / resources produced / projects undertaken by TELL members during 2016/17, and it could possibly be the first in a series. This will emtirely depend on what you send me, but what I need are:- Volunteers to produce / edit the supplement - any assistance welcome- Details of books / articles / resources / projects undertakenI'm not trying to be Researchgate here, but it would be nice to have something like this to remind us (and others) that there is a lot of research / publication going on in the LL sector.
TELL LOGO - PLEASE CONTRIBUTE
TELL is a conference supporter at the The Principal: Power & Professionalism in FE (Companion volume to Dancing Pricesses) book launch & linked conference on Saturday 25th November.
A number of TELL members are authors of chapters in this important book, which is now out, and is available from:https://www.ucl-ioe-press.com/books/higher-education-and-lifelong-learning/the-principal/
We have been asked for a TELL logo for the conference - please draw, create or otherwise conceive a TELL logo, and send it in asap - only two entries so far (both from the same person!)
Please get those logos in!!!
NEW MEMBERSAs always, TELL welcomes new members. To join couldn't be easier .. just email me at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk

TELL (Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning)

REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE WITH RESEARCH - 3rd July 2017

We have a request from one of our members, Catherine Manning from the University of Brighton, for assistance with her ongoing PhD research. TELL members have been really good about responding to such requests, so please do get in touch with Catherine, and / or circulate the details as widely as possible.

The details are also on the TeacherEducatorUK website at http://teachereducatoruk.wikispaces.com/ now.

I am undertaking a PhD researching mentoring for student teachers in Post-Compulsory Education. It is a comparative study between England and Norway. So far I have completed interviews with mentors and student teachers in both countries and collected audio recordings of mentoring meetings. In light of this data, I have developed an online survey for student teachers who have completed their PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education this academic year (2016-2017) and their mentors. I hope that TELL members might be able to help me with this final stage of data collection for my PhD by circulating the following links. If you would like further information or a copy of the findings from this study, please drop me a line: c.manning1@uni.brighton.ac.uk

A participant information sheet is also available and is below


Are you a mentor working in Post-Compulsory Education?

Have you mentored a trainee teacher this academic year 2016-17?

If yes, please tell us about your mentoring experiences through this online survey. It should take 15-20 minutes to complete. Your answers will be confidential and you can participate anonymously. This survey forms part of a comparative study of mentoring for trainee teachers in England and Norway. A Participant Information Sheet is attached which provides further information about the project. The questions provide an interesting opportunity to reflect on the mentoring process. In addition, your responses will make a valuable contribution to the project and the future of mentoring for trainee teachers. Thank you in advance for your time.

Please click on the link: https://brighton.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/mentor-survey-final

Have you undertaken a PGCE in Post-Compulsory Education this academic year, 2016-2017?

If yes, please tell us about your experiences of the mentoring you received through this online survey. It should take 15-20 minutes to complete. Your answers will be confidential and you can participate anonymously. This survey forms part of a comparative study of mentoring for trainee teachers in England and Norway. A Participant Information Sheet is attached which provides further information about the project. The questions provide an interesting opportunity to reflect on the mentoring process. In addition, your responses will make a valuable contribution to the project and the future of mentoring for trainee teachers. Thank you in advance for your time.

Please click on the link: https://brighton.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/student-teacher-survey-2016-7

TELL UPDATE 20/6/17


The Principal: Power & Professionalism in FE (Companion volume to Dancing Pricesses) - Book Launch & Linked Conference.A number of TELL members are authors of chapters in this forthcoming and much anticipated book. Publication is pencilled in for early November 2017.A linked conference / book launch has been scheduled at the University of Huddersfield on Saturday 25th November 2017.More details to follow.

TELL LOGOFor the event above, we have been asked for a logo, and in this time of clever tech and many creative TEds, it's something of a surprise that we don't already have one! I'm therefore happy to announce that we now have a logo competition open to all members of TELL. Please create, draw, sketch or otherwise conjure up your ideas, and send them to me by 1st October 2017. I have selected four TELL members from the membership list at random to join me on the judging panel, and they are:
Linda Chorley; Deborah Eagle; Alison Iredale and Lynn Machin.
Please confirm if you do wish to be on the panel, and please get those logos in!!!

TELL LONDON REPORT (15/6/17) - From Rebecca Eliahoo
Dear colleagues
A very big thank you to all the presenters and participants at the TELL 2017 conference at the University of Westminster. This was a great opportunity to network, collaborate and learn from each other - as well as showing that research into teacher education in the post-compulsory sector is growing apace.
Interesting tweets can be found on Storify at: https://storify.com/RebeccaEliahoo/tell-2017-university-of-westminsterhttps://storify.com/RebeccaEliahoo/tell-2017-university-of-westminster
Other things mentioned on the day were.



Abstracts
Teacher Development 3.0: How we can transform the professional education of teachers, Prof. Viv EllisTeacher Education Exchange is a group of teachers, school leaders, teacher educators and researchers who want to promote the development of teaching as a profession in the best interests of children, young people and society as a whole. They are particularly interested in how universities can support a profession-led model of teacher development and they reject the terms of the polarised debates that are currently dominant: with regard to initial teacher education, ‘reform’ and ‘defend’ positions have become so entrenched that sustainable change for the good is ever more difficult to achieve. Their pamphlet promotes 4 design principles that they consider essential to transform the professional education of teachers, both at the beginning and throughout their careers:•A long-life teaching profession;•Schools, universities and teachers at the heart of their communities;•Education as cultural and societal development as well as individual advantage;•A continuum of professional learning.
Original Teacher Development 3 article and PowerPoint from the day below
The measured approach to lesson observations, Dr Jo-Ann DelaneyLesson observations are a key element of teacher education programmes for the FE sector. Much has been discussed about how these work best to contribute to the development of teachers, including a negative perception of the use of a grade. The research presented considers the lesson observation from the trainees’ perspective and their views on how observations can impact most positively on their practice. It questions the argument that graded observations have a negative impact and underlines key elements of effective practice as perceived by trainees.
Jo-Ann Delaney’s presentation can be found at: tinyurl.com/TELLjdlo
Trainee HE lecturers’ perspectives on observations by mentors and academic developers, Martin ComptonThis study drew on an online survey and 12 in depth interviews of PGCert HE completers, looking at their perspectives of the role and purpose of these observations and their perceived impact on teaching practice. They compared experiences of observation processes and feedback from mentors and from external educational developers. Specifically, the research sought to determine how well the observations helped effect positive change in practice and develop teacher ‘self-efficacy’. In line with most teacher education programmes across the compulsory and post compulsory sectors, these observations have twin functions: assessment and teacher development.Whilst the observations were deemed valuable, there was a distinct lack in clarity of purpose amongst the lecturers being observed and an apparent lack of clarity amongst some observers, particularly mentors, which could lead to ‘individualised ontologies’ and a diminishing of potential impact. The ways in which observation feedback might be framed and best exploited to effect change was not consistently applied. Importantly, where transmissive modes of feedback were adopted, change could be limited without opportunities for dialogue, often because of assumptions about the purpose of the observations and the perceived status of the observer and observee.
PowerPoint from the day is below


The current state of research in Post-Compulsory teacher education and sector and national/regional news, Dr Jim CrawleyOver the last five to ten years a growing number of people working as Post Compulsory Education Teacher Educators have undertaken advanced degree study, with at least ten completing Doctorates in PCE TEd specific or related themes. The first ever book written by PCE TEds about PCE teacher education has also now been published in 2016, and this session will outline some of the research which went into that book. Is it then the case there is a growth in research by PCE TEds, and is this leading to a greater understanding and growth in professional confidence by this often ignored, under-researched group? We will take a look at the evidence and discuss the views from participants in search of the answer.
PowerPoint from the day is below
Meaningful observation: authentic learning, Louise TaylorObservation of teaching and learning within Further and Higher Education and on teacher education programmes has long been a contested and hotly debated topic. The research presented will draw on a variety of research and development projects Louise has worked on which feature in her chapter in Reclaiming Observation: Supporting Excellence in Teacher Learning: O’Leary, M. (ed.), (2017). London, Routledge. She will also refer to current research she is undertaking exploring the implementation of new teacher learning approach as part of a joint venture with UCU Wales, The Welsh government and Merthyr Tydfil College. She will be sharing aspects of the journey of different colleges and their staff in adopting observation policies which locate observation within a developmental rather than evaluative framework and will highlight some of the features, strengths, struggles and lessons learnt in seeking to use observation as an opportunity for authentic teacher learning.PowerPoint from the day is below
Teacher Education in prisons, Peter LyonOffender learning is probably one of the most difficult educational sectors to work in, posing numerous problems at many different levels. Peter Lyon worked as a Teaching & Learning Coach in two establishments: one for young offenders and the other, an adult women's prison. In many ways, it's like stepping back in time in terms of education, but there are clear reasons for trying to ensure that students in these establishments get the opportunity to attend good quality courses offering a variety of relevant and useful qualifications. This talk offers an insight into the day to day issues that teachers have to deal with, but also the reasons why many of them choose to stay working in this challenging and demanding environment.
PowerPoint from the day is awaited
Everyone at the London TELL conference stronly supported the value of TELL as a grassroots network for post-compulsory research on teacher education. If you would like to join the network just email Jim at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk.
Writings


Can Bronwen Maxwell, Liz Atkins and Sai Loo remind me if they have sent publication details which I have not yet inluded at http://teachereducatoruk.wikispaces.com/research+-+big+bibliography

Matt O'Leary - Here’s a forthcoming short book that might be of interest to colleagues:Teaching Excellence in Higher Education: Challenges, Changes and the Teaching Excellence Frameworkhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Teaching-Excellence-Higher-Education-Challenges/dp/1787147622

TELL (Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning) network update - 7th June 2017

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Hi to all
Please share and email me (j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk) if you wish to join TELL

Rapal (Research and Practice in Adult Literacy) Conference


RaPAL represents practitioners, learners and researchers in the field of adult literacies in the UK and around the world and have dedicated this conference not only to UK Literacies in a Global Context but also Maths.
Our conference will be held on Saturday 24th June from 09:30 to 16:30 in Liverpool.

Venue: The Quaker Meeting House, 22 School Ln, Liverpool L1 3BT (less than half a mile from Liverpool Lime Street station)

Conference Themes
The theme for this year’s RaPAL conference is superdiversity in adult literacies (including maths, English and digital literacies). We address the spectrum of resources and challenges presented by superdiversity in global literacies and in a UK context. Liverpool is a rich source of superdiversity and has indeed been a cosmopolitan city for hundreds of years with a long tradition of supporting adult learning and literacies development for all. Liverpool's industrial past and vibrant new opportunities, such as the new super-port connecting the city to the rest of the world, make this truly an educational powerhouse.

‘Superdiversity’ acknowledges the acceleration and intensification of processes of cross-cultural social integration as well as fragmentation nationally and internationally. These have occurred because of dramatic changes in migration flows, and the advent and spread of the Internet and mobile technologies. The resulting extreme diversity in language and literacy resources have opened exciting and innovative research paths as well as potential directions for literacy in practice.

Booking
Tickets include hot refreshments through the day. Limited bursaries are available for budget travel and half price tickets.
Conference Fees
  • £60 Members
  • £80 Non-members
We have limited spaces for university accommodation in the city centre at the following prices: £45.00 per person for one night and £90.00 per person for two nights. Payment for room bookings will be added to your booking fee. Rooms can also be booked for non-conference members too if you will be joined by family/friends during the weekend. All rooms are single rooms in flats of 5-7 people.

We are now able to take card payments!

For further information and the form to book please follow this link:

https://rapal.org.uk/conference-2017/<http://rapal.us12.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5c1d3786a86a642e95e195ff8&id=d2a5299a53&e=aaf5e24c0c>

The Principal: Power & Professionalism in FE (Companion volume to Dancing Pricesses - Book Launch & Linked Conference.


A number of TELL members are authors of chapters in this forthcoming and much anticipated book. Publication is pencilled in for early November 2017.
A linked conference / book launch has been scheduled at the University of Huddersfield on Saturday 25th November 2017.
More details to follow.

Final 2016/17 Meeting - LONDON TELL CONFERENCE THURSDAY 15 JUNE 2017

University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS.
Room M207, 2nd floor of Marylebone Building

Includes transforming the professional development of teachers; three perspectives on lesson observations from three different pieces of research, and the usual opportunities for networking, conversation, and of course, enjoyment!.

Places are limited, so please book by emailing WBSFacultySupport@westminster.ac.uk

RECENTLY NOTIFIED PUBLICATIONS BY TELL MEMBERS AND OTHERS

(Don't forget - send me details of yours and I'll add them to the 'Big Bibliography' at http://teachereducatoruk.wikispaces.com/research+-+big+bibliography

Anne Gravells .. Anne has a new book coming out in the Autumn, 'Principles and Practices of Teaching and Training'. Details are here. http://www.anngravells.com/pptt
Ade-Ojo, G. O. and Duckworth, V. (2015) Adult Literacy, Policy and Practice From Intrinsic Values to Instrumentalism. Palgrave Macmillan

Duckworth, V. and Ade-Ojo, G. O. (Eds.) (2014) Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society: Exploring a social model of literacy. Routledge Research in Education, Routledge, London. ISBN 978-0-415-74124-8

Ade-Ojo, G. O. & Duckworth, V. (2015) Exploring the concepts: Instrumentalism, philosophy of education, ideology and value positions. In Ade-Ojo, G. O. and Duckworth, V. (2015) Adult Literacy, Policy and Practice: From Intrinsic Values to Instrumentalism. Palgrave Macmillan, pp 1-28

Ade-Ojo, G. O. & Duckworth, V. (2015) Movement in Transition: Changing value positions, In Ade-Ojo, G. O. and Duckworth, V. (2015) Adult Literacy, Policy and Practice: From Intrinsic Values to Instrumentalism. Palgrave Macmillan, pp 29-64

Ade-Ojo, G. O. & Duckworth, V. (2015) The consolidation of an instrumental value position: the Moser Committee, In Ade-Ojo, G. O. and Duckworth, V. (2015) Adult Literacy, Policy and Practice: From Intrinsic Values to Instrumentalism. Palgrave Macmillan, pp 65-100

Ade-Ojo, G. O. & Duckworth, V. (2015) Exploring and alternative: a transformative curriculum driven by social capital, In Ade-Ojo, G. O. and Duckworth, V. (2015) Adult Literacy, Policy and Practice: From Intrinsic Values to Instrumentalism. Palgrave Macmillan, pp 100-120

Ade-Ojo, G. O. & Duckworth, V. (2014) Introduction: Is practice keeping pace with theory? In: Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society: Exploring a social model of literacy. Routledge Research in Education, Routledge, London. ISBN 978-0-415-74124-8 (In Press)

Ade-Ojo, Gordon (2014) Literacy for Specific Purposes. In: Landscapes of Specific Literacies in Contemporary Society: Exploring a social model of literacy. Routledge Research in Education, Routledge, London. ISBN 978-0-415-74124-8

Ade-Ojo, G. O. & Ogunleye, J. (2015) (Editorial) The goals of multidisciplinary studies Ade-Ojo, G. O.& Ogunleye, J. (2015) International Journal of Multidisciplinary Comparative Studies (IJMCS) Vol2, no. 1, December, 2015

Ade-Ojo, G. O, (2014) ‘ Evaluation of an E-peer tutorial model for mature trainee teachers’ World Journal on Educational Technology, Vol 6, no. 1, pp 107-125. ISSN 1309-1506 (print) 1309-0348 (online)

Ade-Ojo, G. O. and Ogunleye, J. (2014) The essence of multidisciplinary studies (Editorial) International Journal of Multidisciplinary Comparative Studies, Volume 1 No. 1, 2014, pp. 3—4

Avis, J., Orr, K. and Warmington, P. (2017). Race and vocational education and training in England.Jurnal of Vocational Education and Training. 69, 3: 292-310

Sowe, N. and Ade-Ojo, G. O. (2014) Tutor attitudes towards the use of digital recording sin collaborative feedback: A qualitative study. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Comparative Studies, Volume 1 No. 1, 2014, pp. 50—63

Duckworth, V. and Ade-Ojo, G. O. (2014) Editorial: Promoting Employability through Specific Literacies, International Journal of Multidisciplinary Comparative Studies (IJMCS) Vol1, no. 2 July, 2014. Special Edition on the Promoting Employability through Specific Literacy Research Workshop (2014), pp 2-6

TELL (Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning) network update - 22nd May 2017


Membership

I'm delighted to say TELL has now passed 250 members, and still keeps going independently without any money but lots of enthusiasm so thanks to all for maintaining your interest.
Anyone with an interest in Post Compulsory Education (particularly teacher education) can join by emailing me at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk

Meetings

After an excellent meeting at Northumbria University in Newcastle on 9th May, there is one remaining network meeting in London this year still available.
The meeting update is also available at on of the TELL pages

TELL - Newcastle meeting

Content from the Northumbria University meeting, 9th May 2017 (presentations etc. below)

UKEdchat - Aysha Haq updated the meeting on UKEdchat which can be found online at https://ukedchat.com/ and on twitter as @ukedchat
After the meeting we received this invitation from Aysha:

I just wanted to formally extend an invitation to anyone who might be interested in working with @UKEdChat and myself to build partnerships, write for our magazine, contribute on our blog or participate on our podcast and weekly twitter chats.
Feel free to connect with me on twitter : www.twitter.com/a_haq
LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ayshahaqq

Telephone Number: 0330 330 4673 - Ext 3

Rachel Terry and Kate Lavender (Calderdale College). Supporting former PCET trainees after their initial teacher education
Rachel and Kate disseminated the findings of an Education and Training Consortium funded research project into the support new teachers need in their first year after completing their initial teacher education. They will discuss how the diversity of the education and training sector is reflected in the support needs of former PCET trainees and the impact those needs have on their identity and practice as teachers.


Catherine McPartland - The role of the Certificate in Education/PgCE in supporting trainee teachers’ identity formation


Jim Crawley (Bath Spa University) Post Compulsory Teacher Educators - Connecting Professionals - Key themes from the new book written by TELL members and Is research in PCE TEd growing?


Liz Atkins (Northumbria University) New International Research Project (Planned) How/can we use Threshold Concepts in ITE for Lifelong Learning? The group discussed the research ideas involved and there was a strong interest in the idea.


Alison Iredale (Leeds Beckett University) New Research Project: History of PCET ITE curriculum
Alison shared an idea for a new research project on the history of the PCE ITE curriculum which could involve searching organised and personal archives of PCE TEd curriculum documents. It would be helpful if anyone who already has / is aware of such archives which are already in existence could get in touch.


David Powell (Huddersfield University) Learning to teach, modelling and the "sayings, doings and relatings" of further education (FE) based teacher educators and their in-service trainees.
This contribution drew on the main findings of a recently completed second-person action research project and doctoral thesis on FE-based teachers' use of modelling within a university-validated in-service initial teacher education. The presentation included an interesting discussion and David shared some of the results, and the observation Viewing Frame which he created as part of the research.


LONDON TELL CONFERENCE THURSDAY 15 JUNE 2017


University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS. Room M207, 2nd floor of Marylebone Building
Agenda below, and includes transforming the professional development of teachers; three perspectives on lesson observations from three different pieces of research.


Places are limited, so please book by emailing WBSFacultySupport@westminster.ac.uk

RECENTLY NOTIFIED PUBLICATIONS BY TELL MEMBERS AND OTHERS (Don't forget - send me details of yours and I'll add them to the 'Big Bibliography' at http://teachereducatoruk.wikispaces.com/research+-+big+bibliography

Jones, S. (2017) Effective CPD and its implications for student and lecturers in college HE. [On-line] London: Association of Colleges. Available from <https://www.aoc.co.uk/march-2017-effective-cpd-and-its-implications-students-and-lecturers-in-college-he-sam-jones>
Jones, S. (2016) What are the motivators or barriers that affect Further Education lecturers’ engagement with continuing professional development? In Lea, J. (ed.) First Research and Scholarship in College Higher Education Conference. Papers, Presentations and Posters, London: Association of Colleges, pp 42-49
Machin. L, Hindmarch. D, Murray. S, & Richardson. T (2016) A Concise Guide to the Level 3 Award in Education and Training, Northwich: Critical Publishing
Machin. L, Hindmarch. D, Murray. S, & Richardson. T (2016) The Complete Guide to the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training , 2nd Ed, Northwich: Critical Publishing
Machin. L, Hindmarch. D, Murray. S, & Richardson. T (2015) The Complete Guide to the Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training , 2nd Ed, Northwich: Critical Publishing
Mycroft, L. (2016). A Posthuman Approach. Post-16 Educator. 85: Oct-Dec 2016
Mycroft, L. (2016). Northern College and The Philosophers of Praxis. Forum: Thinking the Yet to be Thought. 58:3.
Rapley, E. (2017)‘Seeing the light.’ Personal epiphanies and moving towards interpretivism; a researcher’s tale of exploring teacher pedagogic practice, Ethnography and Education. It was published online 19/4/2017.


TELL (Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning) network update - 27th April 2017


Hi to all, and welcome to the latest TELL update. Our two remaining network meetings this academic year are drawing good numbers, but there are still some places left. Don't forget these are FREE, and all who have an interest are welcome to attend.

TELL CONFERENCE TUESDAY 9 MAY 2017

Northumbria University, Coach Lane campus - 11.00 to 3.00 .. agenda attached, and includes two new ideas for reseqarch; supporting PCET trainees after ITE; Using praise and giving effective feedback and the 'saying and doing' of further education teacher educators.
To book please email:
Liz Atkins (liz.atkins@northumbria.ac.uk) or Jim Crawley (j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk)
Agenda below


TELL CONFERENCE THURSDAY 15 JUNE 2017

University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS.
Room M207, 2nd floor of Marylebone Building
agenda below, and includes transforming the professional development of teachers; three perspectives on lesson observations from three different pieces of research.
Places are limited, so please book by emailing WBSFacultySupport@westminster.ac.uk


CALL FOR PAPERS - Teaching and Learning for Occupational Practice: A multi-disciplinary and multi-level perspective.

Editors: Sai Loo and Erica Smith

Following the successful publication of the research monograph (Loo and Jameson, 2017), Vocationalism in Further and Higher Education: Policy, Programmes and Pedagogy by Routledge in August 2016, in which the two editors were involved, there is now a call for another edited research monograph.
Details below


BLENDED LEARNING ESSENTIALS from Janet Broad

IoE students this year did a MOOC as part of their curriculum module. It focussed on IT and encouraging the students to embed it within their course design and their practice. A flyer is below about it that gives more detail.
The course is open access so potentially it could be of use to members of TELL and others.


PUBLICATIONS BY TELL MEMBERS AND OTHERS (Don't forget - send me details of yours and I'll add them to the 'Big Bibliography' at http://teachereducatoruk.wikispaces.com/research+-+big+bibliography

Duckworth, V. (2016). Learning Trajectories, violence and empowerment amongst adult basic skills learners. Devon, United Kingdom: Routledge.
Duckworth, V. and Ade-Ojo, G. (2016). Of cultural dissonance: The UK's adult literacy policies and the creation of democratic learning spaces. International Journal of Lifelong Education, pp.1-1
Duckworth, V. and Smith, R. (2017). Further education in England Transforming lives and communities - interim report. London: Universities and Colleges Union.
Guile, D. and Lahiff, A. (2016). 'It's not like a normal 9 to 5!': The learning journeys of media production apprentices in distributed working conditions. Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 68(3), pp.302-319.
Hall, V. (2016). A tale of two narratives: student voice—what lies before us?. Oxford Review of Education, 43(2), pp.180-193.
Lea, J. (2015). Enhancing learning and teaching in higher education: Engaging with the dimensions of practice. Maidenhead, United Kingdom: Open University Press.
Simmons, R. (2016). Liberal studies and critical pedagogy in further education colleges: 'Where their eyes would be opened' (sometimes). Oxford Review of Education, pp.1-15.
Watmore, S., Atkins, L., Dunne, L., Lord, J. and Duckworth, V. (2016). Creating feminised critical spaces and co-caring communities of practice outside patriarchal managerial landscapes. Gender and Education, pp.1-15.

TELL (Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning) network update - 20th March 2017

Two main items in this update, which is to share the agendas of our remaining two meetings for the 2016/17 academic year, and to encourage you to attend. Liz Atkins and Rebecca Eliahoo have both put together excellent agendas, and details are below.

Please share this information as widely as you wish, and email Jim Crawley at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk if you wish to join TELL.

TELL NETWORK MEETINGS / CONFERENCES - FREE TO ATTEND AND ALL WITH AN INTEREST ARE WELCOME


TELL CONFERENCE TUESDAY 9 MAY 2017

Northumbria University, Coach Lane campus

Agenda

11.00 Introductions and welcome
Local / national news / current issues / research / project activity

Research Showcase

11.45 Jim Crawley (Bath Spa University) Post Compulsory Teacher Educators - Connecting Professionals - Key themes from the new book written by TELL members
12.10 Liz Atkins (Northumbria University) New International Research Project (Planned) How/can we use Threshold Concepts in ITE for Lifelong Learning?

12.30 Lunch

13.00 Rachel Terry and Kate Lavender (Calderdale College). Supporting former PCET trainees after their initial teacher education
Rachel and Kate will disseminate the findings of an Education and Training Consortium funded research project into the support new teachers need in their first year after completing their initial teacher education.
13.30 Dave Darwent (Sheffield Hallam University) - Whether ITE programmes adequately train teachers how and when to use praise and how to give effective feedback in Post 16 and Life Long learning, and Higher Education.
14.00 David Powell (Huddersfield University) Learning to teach, modelling and the "sayings, doings and relatings" of further education (FE) based teacher educators and their in-service trainees – followed by discussion

15.00 Close

To book please email:

Liz Atkins (liz.atkins@northumbria.ac.uk) or Jim Crawley (j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk)

DOWNLOAD MORE DETAILS HERE


TELL CONFERENCE THURSDAY (NOT TUESDAY AS PREVIOUSLY LISTED) 15 JUNE 2017


UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER
Marylebone Campus, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
Room M207, 2nd floor of Marylebone Building

Agenda

10.30 Registration and Refreshments

10.50 Welcome


11.00 Dr Viv Ellis, Simon Gibbons & Meg Maguire, Kings College London; Ali Messer, Roehampton, Keith Turvey, Brighton, Ruth Heilbronn, UCL IOE Teacher Development 3.0: How we can transform the professional education of teachers.
11.45 Dr Jo-Ann Delaney, Canterbury Christchurch University. The measured approach to lesson observations.
12.15 Martin Compton, University of Greenwich.Trainee HE lecturers’ perspectives on observations by mentors and academic developers

12.45 Lunch

13.15 Dr Jim Crawley The current state of research in Post-Compulsory teacher education and sector and national/regional news.
13.45 Dr Eve Rapley, University of Hertfordshire. HE in FE pedagogy in a land based FE college
14.15 Louise Taylor, independent consultant. Meaningful observation: authentic learning
14.45 Peter Lyon, teacher educator in secure environments. Teacher education in prisons

15.15 End

Places are limited, so please book by emailing WBSFacultySupport@westminster.ac.uk

Download agenda and abstracts here


PUBLICATIONS BY TELL MEMBERS (Don't forget - send me details of yours and I'll add them to the 'Big Bibliography' at http://teachereducatoruk.wikispaces.com/research+-+big+bibliography

I'm currently encountering some problems with my electronic set of references, which I kept on Refme.com, and which have tranferred to http://www.citethisforme.com/. Ihaven't yet got used to the slightly different interface, so there will be some new publications from members which aren't included in this update.


I also hope to be adding those from Academia.edu and researcgate.net by the next update.

Well done to Janet Broad - Highly Commended in the Article of the Year award (JVET). Janet Broad's paper on Vocational knowledge in motion. http://tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/13636820.

Ann Gravells - Along with Hilary Read, Ann is organising a summer conference for teachers and trainers. More at http://tinyurl.com/zg5kr7q

Eliahoo, R. (2016) ‘Teacher educators: Proposing new professional development models within an English further education context’, Professional Development in Education, , pp. 1–15. doi: 10.1080/19415257.2016.1178164.

TELL UPDATE JANUARY 2017


EVENTS


TELL meetings
Unfortunately the TELL meeting at Lewisham Southwark College (Southwark College centre) scheduled for Thursday 2nd March 2017 has had to be postponed. We hope to fit it into the schedule for 2017/18. Apologies to those of you who have already booked or were planning to come on the day.
Our other two meeting for the 2016/17 year are still on, and they are:


Tuesday 9th May 2017 – Newcastle - Northumbria UniversityThursday 15th June 2017 – University of Westminster

Both hosts, Liz Atkins and Rebecca Eliahoo have already invited some excellent contributors, but do get in touch if you or colleague/s wish to use the meeting to showcase research, discuss research or publication ideas or gather data for your research.
All are most welcome, and the meetings always succeed best when we have contributions from members or practitioners who wish to showcase something to do with their own research in FE and skills.
Anyone with an interest in research which is relevant to the sector is welcome.
Just email me at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk with either a booking, or an indication of your contribution and which meeting you would wish to make it at.
Research meeting invite
Wednesday 22nd February, 2.00pm @ IoE Rm 803. Leadership and Ethics in Further Education with Professor Martin Doel, Dame Ruth Silver and Dr Carol Azumah Dennis, Dr Olivia Springbett and Lizzie WalkerFor more details see flyer below

EDITOR/S FOR THE READING LIST ON TeachereducatorUKI haven't been able to update this for some time, and would really appreciate volunteer/s who would be prepared to edit and / or update this section of the webssite. If you feel you would like to help in some way, just email and let me know and we can take it from there.


PUBLICATIONS BY TELL MEMBERSDon't forget - send me details of yours and I'll add them to the 'Big Bibliography' at http://teachereducatoruk.wikispaces.com/research+-+big+bibliography

Ade-Ojo, G. and Duckworth, V. (2016) ‘Of cultural dissonance: The UK’s adult literacy policies and the creation of democratic learning spaces’, International Journal of Lifelong Education, , pp. 1–18. doi: 10.1080/02601370.2016.1250232.

Duckworth, V. and Ade-Ojo, G.O. (2016) ‘Journey through transformation: A case study of Two literacy learners’, Journal of Transformative Education, 14(4), pp. 285–304. doi: 10.1177/1541344616644682.

Passy, R. and Ovenden-Hope, T. (2017) ‘Class of 2010: A qualitative longitudinal study of an English secondary school that became an academy’, in Sage Research Methods cases. London: SAGE Publications, .

Robinson, D., Hammersley-Fletcher, L., Vigurs, K. and Davies, P. (2006) A Comparative Study of the Leadership, Governance and Management (LGM) Issues of three FE/HE Partnerships. Bristol: HEFCE.

As always, all that is needed is an email to me at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk if you wish to join TELL.

Regards

Jim

TELL UPDATE DECEMBER 20TH 2016

A final update for the year, which includes a report from our meeting in Sheffield last week, another publication by one of our members, a flyer with 25% discount for the TELL 'Connecting Professionals' book, and a request from Vicky Duckworth and Rob Smith for members, colleagues and students to share their story with the 'FE - Transforming lives and communities project'.

Sheffield TELL network meeting - thanks to Sheffield Hallam University's Institute of Education (in particular Dave Darwent) for hosting
In our local / national news section we discussed the effects of the growth of trainees who were undertaking a PCET ITE programme but intending to teach in a school, and the need to recruit and train many more teachers of Maths, English and IT. Providing the best quality support during their training, and at the start of their career, and working more closely with college management to establish and maintain that support was felt to be essential. It was also agreed that developing that support was not getting any easier in our current environment. It was felt this could potentially be the theme for a future TELL research project.

The research showcase featured:

Jim Crawley (Bath Spa University) Post Compulsory Teacher Educators - Connecting Professionals
Key themes from the new book written by TELL members
PowerPoint below and discount flyer above


Denise Robinson (and friends) New book on behaviour discussion. Possible title – ‘Beyond Control? Classroom Behaviour Management in the contemporary post-14 sector'.
PowerPoint below


Bronwen Maxwell (Sheffield Hallam University) ‘Re-examining the ‘architecture’ for teacher mentoring in the further education and skills sector in England’
This presentation drew on the findings of a national mixed methods study of mentoring in the FE and Skills sector to explore empirically whether the principles of an architecture for mentoring proposed by Cunningham (2007) support successful mentoring and if so, whether they are sufficient to ensure high quality mentoring. It also explored the extent to which a supportive organisational architecture for mentoring is currently in place within the sector, and any other barriers to successful mentoring.
PowerPoint below


Sarah Younie (De Montfort University) and Christina Preston (founder of MirandaNet) - EU lifelong learning Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) project.
PowerPoint below


If TELL members wish to join Mirandanet, please browse the website at http://mirandanet.ac.uk/
and then look at http://mirandanet.ac.uk/joining-the-fellowship/

New publication

Hope, Utopia and Creativity in Higher Education - Pedagogical Tactics for Alternative Futures by Craig Hammond
Reappraising ideas associated with Ernst Bloch, Roland Barthes and Gaston Bachelard within the context of a utopian pedagogy, Hope, Utopia and Creativity in Higher Education reframes the transformative, creative and collaborative potential of education offering new concepts, tactics and pedagogical possibilities. Craig A. Hammond explores ways of analysing and democratising not only pedagogical conception, knowledge and delivery, but also the learning experience, and processes of negotiation and peer-assessment. Hammond shows how the incorporation of already existent learner hopes, daydreams, and creative possibilities can open up new opportunities for thinking about popular culture and memory, learning and knowledge, and collaborative communities of support. Drawing together theoretical and cultural material in a teaching and learning environment of empowerment, Hammond illustrates that formative articulations of alternative, utopian futures, across sociological, humanities, and education studies subjects and curricula, becomes possible. - See more at: http://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/hope-utopia-and-creativity-in-higher-education-9781474261654/

Further Education Transforming lives and communities project
This research aims to understand and provide evidence of how the further education (FE) sector is vital in transforming lives and communities in 21st century Britain. To provide a frame of reference, which is underpinned and driven by excellence in the sector, the study will provide learners and teachers with the opportunity to tell their stories, linking the distinctness of FE to the impact it has on individuals, society and the economy, and strongly drawing out the role of the teacher in making a difference to quality teaching and learning.
http://transforminglives.web.ucu.org.uk/about-this-project/

You can share your own experiences and narrative here.
http://transforminglives.web.ucu.org.uk/share-your-story/

That's it folks!!
Thanks for helping to keep TELL going (we have now got either 240 or 260 members, depending on which list I look at) well in these troubled times.

TELL UPDATE - DECEMBER 2016


TELL meeting in Sheffield on Tuesday 13th December


There are still a few places available - email Jim Crawley to book (j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk)

Agenda includes
  • Jim Crawley (Bath Spa University) Post Compulsory Teacher Educators - Connecting Professionals - Key themes from the new book written by TELL members
  • Denise Robinson (and friends) New book on behaviour discussion. Possible title – ‘Beyond Control? Classroom Behaviour Management in the contemporary post-14 sector'
  • Sarah Younie (De Montfort University) and Christina Preston (founder of MirandaNet) - EU lifelong learning Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) project.
  • Bronwen Maxwell (Sheffield Hallam University) ‘Re-examining the ‘architecture’ for teacher mentoring in the further education and skills sector in England’
  • Dave Darwent (Sheffield Hallam University) - Whether ITE programmes adequately train teachers how and when to use praise and how to give effective feedback in Post 16 and Life Long learning, and Higher Education

Request for contributions to research from Andy Hobson and Carol Robinson from the University Of Brighton


Dear colleagues,

We are undertaking a research project for the Gatsby Charitable Foundation on the mentoring and coaching of teachers and lecturers in the Further Education (FE) sector, with particular emphasis on the potential demand for, take-up and impact of mentoring and coaching qualifications and accreditation. The research is undertaken in accordance with the Ethical Guidelines of the British Educational Research Association, and has been approved by the University of Brighton Research Ethics Committee.
One strand of the research involves a survey to gain the perspectives of HEI Heads of pre-service or in-service teacher education / training courses for the FE/PCET/Lifelong Learning sector. The survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Universityleads

We would be very grateful if you could either complete the survey or else forward it to the most appropriate person in your university to do so.

Another strand of the research involves a survey to ascertain the perspectives of college-based mentors. This survey can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/MentorinFE

We would be very grateful if you could send this to mentors in your partner colleges and encourage them to complete it – or else send it to specific key contacts in your partner colleges who would be able to do this.

In both cases, the survey should take a maximum of 10-15 minutes to complete, and respondents will remain anonymous.
The report of our research will be shared with all participating institutions on completion.

Many thanks in advance for your cooperation, and please let us know at A.Hobson@brighton.ac.uk and Carol.Robinson@brighton.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Very best wishes,

Andy Hobson and Carol Robinson

The FE transforming lives UCU project


Transformational Further Education: Empowering People & Communities' by Vicky Duckworth from Edge Hill Uiversity and Rob Smith from Birmingham City University

This research aims to understand and provide evidence of how the further education (FE) sector is vital in transforming lives and communities in 21st century Britain. To provide a frame of reference, which is underpinned and driven by excellence in the sector, the study will provide learners and teachers with the opportunity to tell their stories, linking the distinctness of FE to the impact it has on individuals, society and the economy, and strongly drawing out the role of the teacher in making a difference to quality teaching and learning. Importantly the steps into FE provide a route of a number of marginalized learners and their communities to access and progress through employment, training and Higher Education. In many ways Further education is integral to Higher Education access and yet often marginalised and silent. We want to challenge this.

We have developed a national website where the stories from learners on their journey, including into Higher Education , teachers, family member and community members are housed at http://transforminglives.web.ucu.org.uk/about-this-project/ see Claire's powerful story http://transforminglives.web.ucu.org.uk/2016/09/23/claire/

NEW PUBLICATIONS BY TELL MEMBERS

Go to Big Biblography

TELL UPDATE - NOVEMBER 3rd


TELL Meetings for 2016/17


Tuesday 13th December 2016 – 11.00 to 15:00 - Sheffield Institute of Education
FREE
Book at: To Book - click here or email Jim Crawley at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk

Provisional agenda
- Introductions and welcome
- Local / national news / current issues / research / project activity
- Research showcase:
Jim Crawley (Bath Spa University) Post Compulsory Teacher Educators - Connecting Professionals - Key Themes from the new book written by TELL members
Sarah Younie (De Montfort University) and Christina Preston (founder of MirandaNet) - EU lifelong learning Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) project.
Dave Darwent (Sheffield Hallam University) - Whether ITE programmes adequately train teachers how and when to use praise and how to give effective feedback. In Post 16 and Life Long learning, and Higher Education. Followed by a discussion group on the ongoing praise and feedback research.

FURTHER CONTRIBUTIONS ARE WELCOME

Please email Jim Crawley (j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk) or Dave Derwent (D.Darwent@shu.ac.uk) discuss a contribution or to book, and please use this flyer to spread the news


OTHER 2016/17 TELL MEETINGS
Thursday 2nd March 2017 – Lewisham Southwark College – Southwark college centre - room S354
Tuesday 9th May 2017 – Newcastle - Northumbria University
Thursday 15th June 2017 – University of Westminster

email Jim to book at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk

NEW PUBLICATIONS BY TELL MEMBERS
A bumper collection in this update - go to Big Biblography

TELL UPDATE - SEPTEMBER 27TH


Anyone who is interested can join TELL by just emailing me at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk

If there are TELL members who wish to be even more active in the network (I may well be retired in two years time!!) or if any member or prospective member have any suggestions, projects or ideas, they would like to get us involved in, do please get in touch.

BOOK LAUNCH

(including Post Compulsory Teacher Educators: Connecting Professionals)
Tuesday 4 October, 7.30pm for 8pm start
Topping & Company Booksellers, Bath

About the event
In 2016, Bath Spa University is celebrating 70 years of training outstanding teachers, and as part of our ongoing celebrations we are hosting this special education showcase event at Topping & Co Booksellers in Bath for some of the latest published authors within our highly-respected Institute for Education. There will be opportunities to network with the authors, fellow academics and teachers and to purchase signed copies of their work on the night (not ours, as it is not actually out until 17th October – Jim C!)

Contributors

Jim Crawley – on the book ‘Post Compulsory Teacher Educators: Connecting Professionals '
Richard Riddell – on his book ‘Equity, Trust and the Self-Improving Schools System’
Kirk Bizley – on his book ‘AQA GCSE Physical Education’
Dr Mary Stakelum – ‘European Perspectives on Music Education IV Every Learner Counts: Democracy and inclusion in Music Education’
Alyson Lewis – " An Introduction to the Foundation Phase: Early Years Curriculum in Wales "
To book, click Bath Spa IfE Book Showcase

TELL MEETINGS

We now have four confirmed meetings this year, which will be at Sheffield Hallam University; Lewisham College; Newcastle (venue still to be confirmed) and the University of Westminster.

As always, they are all FREE, and run from 11.00 am until 3.00 pm (10.30 for coffee)

Anyone who wishes to contribute to any of the meetings with a research update, an activity, news or carrying out some research during the meeting, please let me know and I’ll discuss that with the hosts so we can accommodate all offers.

If you are aware of other speakers, guests, colleagues who may wish to attend, or we could invite, we welcome anyone who is interested.

A generic flyer for the meetings is below in Word and PDF. Please adapt and use as you wish to promote TELL.


Tuesday December 13th 2016 – Sheffield (hosted by Sheffield Hallam University)

The meeting will be at the Sheffield Institute of Education, and booking is now open via this link
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tell-meeting-at-sheffield-institute-of-education-tickets-27722749490

Thursday March 2nd – Lewisham Southwark College (hosted by Lewisham College in partnership with Canterbury Christ Church University)

Please email me to book a place

Newcastle (hosted by Northumbria University - Tuesday 9th May 2017)

Please email me to book a place

London – Thursday 15th June 2017 (hosted by University of Westminster – provisional date at this stage)


PUBLICATIONS BY TELL MEMBERS


Please send in details of publications if you wish to have them added to our Big Bibliography

New items are at the Big Bibliography page

EVENTS AND NEWS


Alan Mortiboys, who is a long term TELL member, has asked me to notify you all that his website has now been updated at: http://www.alanmortiboys.co.uk/index.php

Tutor Voices - NEW WEBSITE LAUNCH!
www.tutorvoicesblog.wordpress.com

Finally, we have a new website, which many of you asked of us when we surveyed you in the Spring. Sorry it took so long - technical difficulties meant we had to abandon the original domain, so if you stumble acrosswww.tutorvoices.wordpress.com please don't post there. We welcome comments and posts from members - please continue talking to us there and on social media:

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/tutorvoices
Twitter @tutorvoices

FROM RaPAL

Resilience and Responsiveness Conference, 3rd Nov, London
Improving adults’ literacy, numeracy and language skills benefits individuals, society and the wider economy. Ensuring that this is well understood and well supported by policymakers – both within adult learning and more broadly across the work of Government – has never been more important at this time of wide-reaching policy change.

Practitioners and researchers in adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL have, collectively, a great deal of know-how about what works in adult literacy, numeracy and ESOL. It’s important that this knowledge, experience and established good practice is not only maintained, but extended, shared and brought to bear on current opportunities and policy developments – for the benefit of policymakers, providers and new practitioners, and not least, for the benefit of all adults, including those with the greatest disadvantages, who stand to benefit from improved language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Keynote speakers include Dr Jan Eldred, L&W Senior Research Fellow and Sue Southwood, Programme Manager, Education and Training Foundation. More information including programme and booking link https://rapal.org.uk/events/conferences/joint-conference-2016/ Bursaries available

Resilience: Stories of Adult Learning, free learner voice e-resource
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 in a tradition of learner narratives and publications, by RaPAL (Research and Practice in Adult Literacies), and ACAL (Australian Council for Adult Literacy). The contributors were keen to inspire and reassure peers into participation, and to thank the tutors and institutions who helped change their lives and supported them during their learning journeys.

In presenting their writing, many learners realised increasing confidence, supporting children and grandchildren, and opportunities in current and future voluntary roles and employment. Learners experienced the therapeutic benefit of social, creative and learning activity, as many worked through trauma and tragedy, through every form of loss, ill health, difficulty, disability, addiction, abuse, disruption, instability and struggles through state interventions, to learning in the later stages in life. Each story has been tagged and indexed with themes, which makes them searchable as well as browsable in the e-book, paperback and website versions. The website includes a small range of multi-media contributions, including transcripts. Most learners appeared to be eagerly bridging the digital divide.

For the diversity of learning provision which exists, the response to our call is inspirational. In addition to large adult, further, vocational, higher education and charitable provision, we have encountered a phenomenal range of community activity which builds in learning and outreach work. These may be in schools, neighbourhood groups, religious organisations, or outdoor forest school or allotment plots.

Each story we hope will find readers who identify, and stories that illuminate the challenges and successes of others. As we read the learners’ stories, we see unfolding in front of us the rich personal and intergenerational benefits that are afforded through adult learning provision in diverse sites and diverse modes. We hope you enjoy and disseminate our anthology ‘Resilience: Stories of Adult Learning’ https://rapal.org.uk/resilience/ available across e-book platforms, pdf, web and paperback.
Flyer pdf https://rapal2012.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/resilienceflyer.pdf and jpghttps://rapal2012.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/resilienceflyer.jpg

Weaving Literacy Through Lifelong Learning, day seminar, 18th Nov, London
This seminar is aimed at practitioners, academics, NGOs, students and policy makers in the fields of literacy and lifelong learning. It will provide a forum for multi-sectoral dialogue exploring the role of literacy in enhancing lifelong learning. It aims to provide a forum for multi-sectoral dialogue exploring the role of literacy in enhancing lifelong learning. The keynote speaker is Dr Ulrike Hanemann, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning (UIL) on ‘Promoting lifelong learning: incorporating multi-sector approaches to literacy’. The seminar will be chaired by Prof Alan Tuckett, past president of the International Council for Adult Education.

In international education thinking, the concept of lifelong learning is well established, focusing on the promotion of learning opportunities of varied kinds for people of all ages with a view to unlocking their potential to live fulfilled lives as individuals and as members of their societies. However, much work remains to be done to develop a full understanding of how literacy is located within lifelong learning – a task which is complicated by the dominance of the traditional concept of literacy learning as involving only the mastery of basic reading and writing skills.

Through the day we will be exploring literacy within the context of international development agendas, especially the Education 2030 Framework for Action. There will be opportunities to hear examples of innovative practice from resource poor contexts and to take part in interactive sessions on the role of literacy in lifelong learning.

Weaving Literacy into Lifelong Learning builds on the series of events called Bridging the Gap, sponsored by the British Association for International and Comparative Education (BAICE), led by the Literacy Working Group and UEA’s Literacy Development Group, with the involvement of BALID. BAICE is offering a small number of bursaries to students. More information including programme and booking link https://rapal.org.uk/events/bridging-the-gap/weaving-literacy-through-lifelong-learning/

Weaving Literacy seminar flyer pdf https://rapal2012.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/balid_weavingliteracy.pdf and jpg https://rapal2012.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/balid_weavingliteracy.jpg

EAPRIL Conference 2016
ISEP, Porto, Portugal 22-25 November 2016

Challenges of the Digital Era for Education, Learning and Working: Researchers and Practitioners in Dialogue

We would like to invite you to register now and become part of this inspiring and interactive conference. All information about fees can be found here. Our provisional conference programme is now available online through this link. We look forward to meeting you in Porto!

REGISTRATION LINK
http://www.eapril.org/conferenceregistration/Eapril_2016

New 26th January 2016


TELL UPDATE

Welcome to the latest update for the Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning (TELL) research network.

As always, please feel free to share this update.

To join TELL you just need to email Jim Crawley at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk. It's as easy as that! All with an interest in post compulsory / Lifelong Learning teacher education are welcome.


For more information about TELL <click here>

CALL FOR RESEARCH UPDATES FROM TELL MEMBERS AND OTHERS
Over the course of this year, I am reviewing the current state of LL TEd research, and to do that, I'm collecting publications, updates and any other information about research by teacher educators on any theme or topic, or on PCE / LL teacher education by anyone else, to establish an overview of where we are now with research. I already have a good deal which I have been sent, but please send me book / chapter details; articles; theses (is that the plural of thesis?), updates and any items however brief or in development, so that I can curate this into something we can all benefit from.

EVENTS

TELL network meetings - all FREE

We now have four meetings planned for 2016, so there is plenty of choice. We are increasingly being part of joint events, which extends the potential audience of participants to a wider group, and I think demonstrates that TELL has a good level of recognition in the sector now.

Thursday 4th February 2016 'Teacher Education in the changing world of Further Education and Skills' Learning South West, Taunton - 11.00 to 3.00
This event has changed in focus slightly to draw in a wider audience, and the agenda is attached, which includes Tave Springbett on "Teacher educators’ entanglement with educational technologies in further education"; Jim Crawley on "The current situation with Post Compulsory Teacher Education Research"; Paula Jones - Learning South West CEO and the new Convenor for the South West Learning & Skills Research Network (SWLSRN) on sector updates and the launch of the Professional Exchange project. As always this is also an opportunity to share research and to network.
Flyer below with booking details.

If you have previously booked, please reconfirm attendance.


Friday 29th April 2016 - 11.00-3.00 City of Liverpool College Joint event with Learning and Skills Research Network (LSRN)

More details on the agenda soon Booking - please email me to book and indicate if you wish to showcase research at this meeting

Tuesday 10th May 2016 TELL conference 11.00 - 3.00 University of Westminster, London.

Contributions so far agreed on 'teacher educators as learners'; 'mentors' critical incidents and 'the state of teacher education research' with more planned. Further updates soon.
Please email me to book. Discussions are also progressing for a joint

TELL / BERA Special Interest Group (SIG) meeting in June - we should be able to announce details in the near future.

Friday 12th February 'Adult Learning in a Time of Austerity' HIVE PED seminar University of Wolverhampton - FREE EVENT - 10.00 to 3.45 HIVE PED seminar at the University of Wolverhampton This is a free event, but booking is essential. Contact FEHWEvents@wlv.ac.uk to book a place.
Programme for the day is below


Wednesday 29th June 'Reimagining Further Education' Birmingham City University 9:30am - 4:00pm. An interesting and timely conference on this theme which is being put together by Matt O'Leary and Norman Crowther. Details at
http://www.bcu.ac.uk/news-events/calendar/reimagining-further-education

FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS

A new edition of 'Teaching in 14-Plus Education and Training' by Armitage, Cogger, Evershed, Hayes, Lawes and Renwick is due to be published in February. This book was first published 1999.It is interesting to reflect on how the title of the book has had to change to keep up with the constantly renamed sector, but the one thing which remains consistent is the quality of the content and the contributors.
More details at http://www.mheducation.co.uk/teaching-in-post-14-education-training

Commemorative edition of the RaPAL journal

You are welcome to disseminate this edition around your networks, and we would request you encourage colleagues to consider contributing to RaPAL!

Please note that the password will change in a few months when the next edition comes out and non-members will no longer be able to access the link at that point, so please download an offline version off the Yudu publication site if you are keen to keep a copy.

Commemorating 30 Years of RaPAL (Volume 87, Winter 2015) is now out for members here http://rapal.org.uk/members-area/recent-journal-editions/ Password: RaPAL30


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"This edition of the journal commemorates RaPAL's thirty years, and the revolutionary social practices approaches to adult literacies education brewing in the eighties. We are delighted to carry commemorative pieces by Mary Hamilton and Brian Street, and some new 'columns' and features in the journal, such as contributing online commentary. The articles explore different aspects of the critical nature of people, their lives and contexts in literacies education. The topics range from provision for the Roma community in Spain, excluded young people on London's troubled estates and community empowerment approaches through the global award-winning Reflect method, to theoretical analyses of motivation and frameworks of context in learning. We share our experimental part-virtual multi-hub Regional Colloquia held across three of the four nations last summer; and encourage you to participate in our Stories of Resilience co-publication with ACAL. Please do give us some feedback via the link on page 4. We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tara Furlong and Julie Furnivall, edition 87 editors"

For those of you who contributed to Stories of Resilience in the final section of the journal, we are also publishing a collection of stories with ACAL in 2016 and you can look forward to hearing more from us then.

Kind regards,
Tara Furlong

UPDATE ON WERA INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH NETWORK (IRN) Learning to Teach: Building Global Research Capacity for Evidence-Based Decision Making IRN You may remember responding enthusiastically for my call for interest in this project about 18 months ago. Over 60 members indicated they would like to get ivolved. Despire repeated attempts, I have so far been unable to make any progress with TELL being involved although I am now a member of WERA, and this IRN! I have not even been added to the list of participants on the public facing part of the website. I'm sorry I haven't been able to move this forward. More details of the network are at: http://www.weraonline.org/?GlobalResearchCapIRNIf you have independently been able to join, please let me know.

New 29th May 2015


WORLD EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH NETWORK (WERA IRN): LEARNING TO TEACH: BUILDING GLOBAL RESEARCH CAPACITY - UPDATE


Apologies for the delay in more news about this project. Clearly joining in with a global network takes time, and things are not moving as rapidly as we may have hoped. I have signed up officially online for the IRN now, and there is a system based on surveymonkey being set up to receive literature reviews in a common format. It has not yet been populated, and I am awaiting instructions as to when we get going on the next step. I'll let those of you know who expressed an interest as soon as I can.

UNIVERSITY OF GREENWICH EVENT


2nd Annual Conference on Multidisciplinary and Comparative Studies at the University of Greenwich July 2 – July 4 2015

Dear colleagues,

On behalf of the Department of Lifelong Learning Education at the University of Greenwich, the Division of Health and Well Being of the University Huddersfield, and the Centre for Work-based Learning of Middlesex University, we warmly extend an invitation to you to join us at the second International Conference on Comparative and Multidisciplinary Studies in Social and Human Sciences. The themes of the Conference continue to encourage the exploration of multi-disciplinarity , indicating that we hope to attract a wide range of interesting and provocative presentations covering all aspects and phases of multidisciplinary and comparative studies across disciplines and regions. You are invited to contribute to this by presenting your own paper and research projects.

Last year's conference was a huge success and validated our belief that conferences are more fruitful if the number of presentations is limited. Our experience last year confirmed that colleagues were better able to engage with the presentations with a lot more time devoted to discussions and indeed, progressing some of the ideas contained in different presentations. We intend to continue with this strategy this year. As such, we are limiting presentations at this conference to 60 and selection will be on a first come first served basis.

As was the case last year, the conference will be hosted in the idyllic setting of the Maritime Campus of the University of Greenwich, a UN World Heritage Site. In close proximity to the conference venue are excellent hotels and various historical attractions. Please try and join us - and, if I can impose on you further, please forward this invitation to your friends, colleagues and students who may be interested.

All the details are available through the link below.
http://conference.ijmcs-journal.org/
I look forward very much to welcoming you in Greenwich, London! - Gordon Ade-ojo

RESEARCH - FURTHER REQUEST TO COMPLETE QUESTIONNAIRE


Please help the network to help one of our members and either complete and / or get others to complete Charmaine Angella Brown's questionnaire.

Read more about it at:

https://teacheredlifelonglearning.wordpress.com/2015/02/23/friend-or-foe-the-professionalisation-agenda-teacher-educators-in-the-lifelong-learning-sector-lls/

A NEW BOOK


A new addition to the field from Adrea McMahon and Clare Tyrer from Newham College, is a book published by NIACE called Passing the Award in Education and Training. Find out more at:
http://shop.niace.org.uk/passing-the-award-in-education-and-training.html

NEW ARTICLES INVOLVING TELL MEMBERS

Narrative explorations into the professional development of lecturers teaching higher education in English further education colleges.
Rebecca Turner, Tony Brown, Andrew Edwards-Jones, Julie Hughes, Alison Banks, Janet Bardsley, Yvette Bryan, Claire Gray, Amanda Isaac, Judith Mann, Maureen Mason, Liz McKenzie, Julie Osborn, Martin Rowe, Mark Stone & Rachel Wilkinson Pages: 546-562
DOI: 10.1080/19415257.2014.919340

Blogging as public pedagogy: creating alternative educational futures
Carol Azumah Dennis
Pages: 284-299
DOI: 10.1080/02601370.2014.1000408

TUTORS' VOICES -UPDATE FROM JOEL PETRIE

A few items to alert you to.

Conference

We are in the early stages of arranging a conference in Northern College http://www.northern.ac.uk/ (with thanks to Lou Mycroft). It will be in autumn term, there may be the possibility of a residential element, and we hope Professor Frank Coffield will speak. This conference will be a chance to democratically establish the structures of Tutor Voices, and key aspirations. Conferences on the theme of democratic professionalism have also been mooted in 2016 at Huddersfield University and the Institute of Education.

Opportunities to participate

In the interim before structures are fully established we proposed to elect an Honorary National President to represent the network as opposed to having any formal authority. We have invited statements of interest in this role (approximately 250 words) by 30th May for a ballot of members on 1st June.

Several people have come forward with an interset in taking a coordinational regional role (similar to e.g. the LSRN https://lsrn.wordpress.com/convenors/). Please alert us if you would welcome this sort of role in regions, local colleges etc.

N.B. UCU members will be interested to learn that its draft Statement on Teaching in FE includes the following: "UCU welcomes and endorses bottom-up initiatives such as Tutors’ Voices who argue the need for tutor-led, democratic professional association. The association anticipates that it could become ‘the collective voice of powerful, democratic professionalism for the further, adult, community education and skills (FACES) sector." UCU branches and upcoming Congress will have the opportunity to input to the draft.

Publication opportunities: Tutor Voices in FE News & Post 16 Educator

In next few weeks look out for pieces by members Matt O'Leary, Alison Scott & Rob Smith, in addition to the following published so far...

Frank Coffield – Resistance is not only fertile, it's contagious:
http://www.fenews.co.uk/featured-article/resistance-is-not-only-fertile-its-contagious
Joel Petrie - Tutor Voices in FE:
http://www.fenews.co.uk/featured-article/tutor-voices-in-fe
Lou Mycroft – The Professional Literacy Blues:
http://www.fenews.co.uk/fe-news/the-professional-literacy-blues

Email TutorsVoices@mail.com if you would like to write a piece, and to contribute to the quarterly magazine Post-16 Educator contact Colin Waugh at: cwaugh1@btinternet.com

The challenge at the moment, as for any young association, is to attract people. If any of you are in a position to circulate the attached to your networks that would be a great help.

Kind regards, Joel

BLOGS TO WATCH

DANCING PRINCESSES
https://dancingprincesses.wordpress.com/

TEACHER EDUCATION IN LIFELONG LEARNING
https://teacheredlifelonglearning.wordpress.com/

TEAN – Let’s talk about

TEAN, the Teacher Education Advancement Network, knows that you value debate with colleagues and benefit from the sharing of ideas. Therefore, to this end, during 2014-15 TEAN is presenting short low cost day events to give colleagues the opportunity to debate current issues in teacher education. These debates are intended for those involved in teacher education in HEIs, schools and all other organisations involved in teacher education.

This debate suggests:

Let’s talk about … improving support for student and probationary teachers to learn more effectively

This seminar is presented by TEAN, the Teacher Education Advancement Network, working in partnership with the General Teaching Council of Scotland

This event is taking place in Scotland, however the theme of the event has relevance to colleagues from across the UK and we would be delighted to welcome representatives from Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland to share experiences and ideas

Do you have something to say about your experiences of supporting student and probationary teachers?

Do you want to share those experiences with colleagues and work together to move forward to create positive ways forward?

This debate will give you the opportunity to look back, look now and then look forward to combine your voices in producing positive ideas to promote more consistent (and effective) practice.

Date: Thursday, June 4th 2015
Venue: GTCS headquarters, Clerwood House, 96 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UT

New 21st April 2015


Reconstructing democratic professionalism - TELL / LSRN / Book Launch
Friday 1/5/15 University of Huddersfield - This is a special combined meeting with TELL, the Learning and Skills Research Network (LSRN), and a book launch.
The day is FREE and runs from 10.30 to 3.00.
The programme includes the launch of what looks like an excellent new book (Dancing Princesses - flyer attached) )a TELL meeting, workshops for LSRN by Lou Mycroft and Jane Weatherby and Kevin Orr and Maire Daley.
Booking details at http://consortium.hud.ac.uk/news/events/telllsrnconference2015/

Other TELL Meetings updates

TELL meetings at Gloucester College, Cheltenham (February) and the first TELL conference at the University of Westminster, London (April), and the associated resources and materials (inlcuding recordings of presentations from London) are now at http://teachereducatoruk.wikispaces.com/Research+%28TELL%29

The London meeting is also mentioned by Rebecca Eliahoo in a piece for FE News at http://www.fenews.co.uk/fe-news/lessons-for-schools-direct-from-the-success-of-college-teacher-education

Request for journal contributions from Liz Atkins
Dr Jonathan Tummons and I are co-editing a special issue of Creative Approaches to Research, a journal of the Australian Association for Qualitative Research. The Special Issue (for publication September 2016) will focus particularly on theoretical and empirical research in Further, Adult and Higher Education. Please take time to read the flyer (below), and feel free to contact either Jonathan or me if you have any queries.


Big Bibliography - updated with recent additions from TELL members and friends. Placed all together at the start for now, and they will be integrated into the overall bibliography later. These are those I have noticed - please let mw know if you have any additions. Big Bilography at:
http://teachereducatoruk.wikispaces.com/research+-+big+bibliography

News items / useful weblinks - with thanks to the WMCETT and LSRN newsletters and others.

Carter Review (Independent review of initial teacher training courses)

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/carter-review-recommendations-get-underway


Education and Training Foundation (ETF) www.et-foundation.co.uk



Summary of ETF Review on How do we make maths and English work for all?
http://www.fenews.co.uk/featured-article/how-do-we-make-maths-and-english-work-for-all

ITE inspection handbook for use from 1st April2015: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/initial-teacher-education-inspection-handbook

17 June 2015 - Centre for Research and Development in Lifelong Education (Cradle), University of Wolverhampton
Lesson Observation Conference: New approaches, new possibilities
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/about-us/our-schools-and-institutes/faculty-of-education-health-and-wellbeing/institute-of-education/events/lesson-observation-new-approaches-new-possibilities/

FREE SEMINAR SERIES
at the Centre for Research and Development in Lifelong Education (CRADLE), University of Wolverhampton
CRADLE is hosting a series of seminars during 2014 ~15.
30th April with Joel Petrie
21st May with Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker
1st July with Professor Geoff Layer
All seminars will take place at the University’s Walsall campus on Thursdays from 5.30-7pm. Attendance is free of charge, though all those interested in attending should confirm their attendance with A.Mulloy@wlv.ac.uk in order to plan for catering accordingly.

New 15th April


Education and Training Trailblazer Standards consultation - important update

Draft standards relating to the Trailblazer consultation on apprenticeship standards for tutors, trainers and teachers at levels 3,4, 6 and 6. Links to the relevant survey-monkey questionnaires can be found below and in the covering letter.

The deadline for consultation responses is 8 May.

Please do take the time to respond to this potentially important consultation. UCET and others are pressing for links between the standards and the ETF standards, and the DET, to be made explicit.







New 25th March

Save Lifelong Learning campaign and petition; first "Tutors' Voices" meeting and important new research on Mentoring and Coaching for Teachers in the Further Education and Skills Sector in England,


Save Lifelong Learning Campaign

The proposed cuts of 24% to Lifelong Learning could deprive up to 400,000 adults of learning according to a recent report in the Independent.
The campaign against the cuts continues to win widespread support. A ‘love FE day’ has been called for Thursday 26th March which aims to celebrate lifelong learning and calls for a stop to the potentially devastating proposed cuts to further education (FE).

Please sign the UCU coordinated petition to stop the cuts (over 20,000 people have signed already): http://fefunding.org.uk/sign-the-petition/

More on the excellent 'dancing princesses' blog at
https://dancingprincesses.wordpress.com/2015/03/23/save-lifelong-learning-campaign/

First "Tutors' Voices' (NE) meeting

On Saturday 2nd May 2015 there will be an initial informal meeting of teachers within FE/AE at Ampersand Inventions, 4th Floor, Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, from 11.00 a.m. until 1.30 p.m. The meeting is a chance for those working in FE/AE to meet, under the new Tutors’ Voices initiative.
See the item below for more detail about Tutors' Voices, and **click here** for more information on the meeting.

Important new research on Mentoring and Coaching for Teachers in the Further Education and Skills Sector in England.

Bronwen Maxwell (a TELL member) from Sheffield Hallam University, and Andrew Hobson from the University of Brighton have been undertaking research on Mentoring and Coaching for Teachers in the Further Education and Skills Sector in England, and TELL was able to provide access to some research participants for the study.

A brief report on the research has just been released on the Gatsby Charitable Foundation website here:
http://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/latest/mentoring-and-coaching-for-teachers-in-fe-our-latest-research

The summary report is here: http://www.gatsby.org.uk/uploads/education/reports/pdf/mentoring-and-coaching-in-fe.pdf

And the full report is here: http://www.gatsby.org.uk/uploads/education/reports/pdf/mentoring-full-report.pdf

Please feel free to circulate more widely.

New 13th March 2015 - forthcoming events

Two exciting FREE events organised by the Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning (TELL) research network, and in conjunction with the Learning and Skills Research Network (LSRN) in Huddersfield.

London 14th April TELL mini conference

Presentations from the cutting edge of Teacher Training, Professionalism and Teaching and Learning in the Lifelong Learning sector from Jo Anne Delaney; Dr. Jim Crawley; Dr. Rebecca Eliahoo; Dr. Ann Lahiff; Sai Loo and Sabrina Poma. Details and booking form below:


Huddersfield 1st May 2015 TELL / LSRN Joint event

Reconstructing democratic professionalism. Creating a “deliberative space” (Hillier, 2015, p.144) for teacher educators and practitioners to meet and discuss reconstructing a model of 'democratic professionalism'.
The morning has been set aside for a meeting of the Teacher Educators in Lifelong Learning network and will give an opportunity for members to talk about their research and hear about updates from the sector. There will be a launch of a new and important FE based book called 'Twelve Dancing Princesses', which documents the state of the further education sector. In the afternoon a LSRN event will offer you a chance to participate in two ‘dancing’ workshops and hear some of the stories from the 'Dancing Princesses'. To book follow the link below
http://consortium.hud.ac.uk/news/events/telllsrnconference2015/

Proposed new professional association - Tutor's Voices

Some nformation about a professional association for the LLS which 'should become, in time, the collective voice of powerful, democratic professionalism for the sector'. For more see the flyer below.




New 11th February 2015 - forthcoming events

BERA Special Interest Group in Post-Compulsory and Lifelong Learning

Vocationalism?: Past, Present And Future
Date: Friday 17th July 2015; 10.00am – 4.00pm
Venue: Room G16, 9-11; Endsleigh Gardens, London, WC1H 0EH
Following the successful series of three events on vocational education and training to celebrate BERA’s 40th anniversary, this is a call for papers on the same theme. This is another chance to enable scholars to contribute to the further debate on this theme. Quality papers from this event will have the possibility of being included in an edited book on this area.
More details below:


THE LEARNING REVOLUTION
A National Further Education Conference.
Thursday 26th March 2015, Thistle Hotel, London Heathrow
PLEASE NOTE: 50% ticket price offer to all TELL (Teacher education in Lifelong Learning) research network members. That is: £144.50 (+VAT)
The code would be NBTELLOFFER2015.


OfSTED surgeries from Learning SouthWest
These sessions aim to facilitate a development platform where Regional Ofsted colleagues can meet, share and converse with colleagues from across the post-16 sector and use the opportunity of the Annual 2014 HMI Report to signal key messages, with a particular focus on the South West.

Governance Surgery
Date: Tuesday 17 March 2015
Time: 10:00 - 15:30
Venue: Learning South West, Bishops Hull House, Taunton, TA1 5EP

Leadership and Management Surgery
Date: Tuesday 9 June 2015
Time: 10:00 - 15:30
Venue: Learning South West, Bishops Hull House, Taunton, TA1 5EP


New February 5th 2015


URGENT!!

New Education and Training Standards – Second Consultation

Deadline - 5pm Monday 9th February

Very, very short response time here, so try to read and respond asap.

Please view the 3 revised Education and Training Standard documents which can be downloaded from the links below, and carefully consider what you as an Education and Training employer or as a teacher would expect to see from your apprentices.
Please:
  • Examine and reflect on the 3 revised Education and Training Apprenticeships Standard documents which outline the occupation profiles required by a person in a teaching role at 3 Levels.
  • Then please complete the questionnaire below to express your thoughts on what the 3 Education and Training Apprenticeship Standards should include.
To complete the 3 surveys please follow the links below:
Further Education Learning Coach Survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9J69KKQ
Further Education Qualified Teacher Survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9DT2RBN
Further Education Advanced Education Practitioner Survey
https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7PCFBMD






Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning (TELL) research network - Meetings

29th January University of Hull
We had a really good meeting in Hull, with the theme for the day of mentoring - please go to the TELL page to see more.

Forthcoming meetings as follows:


Friday 20th February in Cheltenham
Tuesday 14th April in London
Friday 1st May in Huddersfield

All FREE and 11.00-3.00

email Jim Crawley j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk to book a place

Learning and Skill Research Network (LSRN) Newsletter

A new edition is available from: http://pers-www.wlv.ac.uk/~in8675/LSRN_folder/

Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) - Publication Opportunities


TEAN journal and STeP journal – Request for papers
The TEAN journal now has 13 issues and is working towards its 14th issue. Recorded ‘viewing’ of papers online constantly rises over time, reaching 100s and even 1000s of views per issue. The journal aims to encourage and support new researchers and writers in teacher education as well as drawing on the expertise, research and insights from experienced colleagues. Contributions for the journal from all countries of the UK and from international colleagues are welcomed.
Full guidelines: TEAN journal

And what about your students?
The STeP (Student Teacher Perspective) journal is ready for its next issue to showcase your students’ finest research and scholarly work, so please encourage them to look at the guidelines and send papers in.
Full guidelines: STeP journal
All enquiries about either journal should be sent to: alison.jackson@cumbria.ac.uk



New January 15th 2015 - Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning (TELL) update


TELL Network Meetings


All meetings are 11.00-3.00, are free, and agendas will include research updates, showcasing member research and sector news and each meeting will have a particular theme.

Thurs 29/1/15 University of Hull
The theme for the meeting is Partners’ Research on Mentoring and other agenda items will include Sector News and Teacher Education Research Updates .. please email Carol Azumah Dennis if you wish to attend (Carol.Dennis@hull.ac.uk)

Friday 20/2/15 Gloucester College – Cheltenham Campus
This is the new date for the postponed December meeting, and don’t forget this is in Cheltenham, not Gloucester. The agenda will include sector news; Research updates, and a theme for the day yet to be agreed. Please email me on j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk if you wish to attend.

Tues 14/4/15 University of Westminster, London

Friday 1/5/15 University of Huddersfield (Special Combined Meeting with TELL, the Learning and Skills Research Network (LSRN), and a book launch).

More detail on both meetings in a future update Requests for participation in teacher education research


Research Study: The responses of teacher educators in the Lifelong Learning Sector to the Professionalisation Agenda: A study that explores attitudes, intentions and behaviour.

THE QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THIS PROJECT, AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT ARE IN THE DOWLOAD BELOW.



PLEASE RETURN QUESTIONNAIRES BY FEBRUARY 7TH 2015 TO CHARMAINE BROWN

Researcher: Mrs. Charmaine Brown, School of Education, University of Greenwich, c.brown@gre.ac.uk (Charmaine is one of TELL’s founder members)

The Project
This research will provide an overview of the role of teacher educators in delivering a range of Lifelong Learning Teacher Education (LLTE) courses. It will explore the extent to which teacher educators have been affected by the professional reforms to LLTE since 2004, primarily in terms of the psychological impact on their professional identities. The potential impact on their approaches to planning, delivery and support for trainees will also be explored. As part of the qualitative study, teacher educators will be asked to consider where possible, some of the historical background of the current reforms initiated under the Further and Higher Education Act (1992).

Experienced Teacher Educators – trying to find out who they are

PLEASE COMPLETE QUESTIONNAIRES BY 15th FEBRUARY 2015

This research is being carried out by the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) who can be found at:
http://www.atee1.org/home

They have developed a questionnaire for experienced teacher educators - trying to find out who are the expert TEs, what are their identities and whom can be called 'expert TE'.

The web address for the questionnaire is:
https://docs.google.com/a/bathspa.ac.uk/forms/d/14bukRzdwNSdPp3HcgAUsRG3ZXDh_uj25wmqmD_9Vom0/viewform

ATEE will gather all the data and send it back to the members who participated, so those who participated will be able to use it as international data for research, presentations and papers.

Phase 3 Trailblazer for Education and Training
This has snuck in almost unnoticed, but I think it could have big implications for in service HE based LL ITE

The news item bellow tells you more, abut how ‘In Touch Care and its 12 partners will form the leadership group for this Trailblazer and will design 4 new apprenticeship standards.’
http://intouchcare.tumblr.com/tagged/trailblazerIt’s only when you look at the draf specs for the roles described as:

• Developing Teacher (Higher Apprenticeship – Level 4)
• Qualified Teacher (Higher Apprenticeship – Level 5
• Graduate Teacher/Lecturer (Higher Apprenticeship – Level 6)
Which are attached with this update that you will start to see how similar they are to lots of work going on in the only just revised LL ITE qualifications!

It will be interesting to see how this develops

New December 22nd


Association of Teacher Educators in Europe: Request from the Research and Development Community for the Professional Development of Teacher Educators


From: Kools,Quinta Q.H. [mailto:q.kools@fontys.nl]
Sent: 14 December 2014 18:31
Subject: request from the RDC professional Development of Teacher Educators

Dear members of our RDC,

As we already mentioned in our last newsletter, a new RDC-project is born.

Our chair, Leah Shagir, developed a questionnaire for experienced teacher educators - trying to find out who are the expert TEs, what are their identities and whom can be called 'expert TE'.

Hereby we ask you to fill out the questionnaire yourselves and to send it to 2 or more experienced teacher educators to do so as well

The web address for the questionnaire is:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/14bukRzdwNSdPp3HcgAUsRG3ZXDh_uj25wmqmD_9Vom0/viewform

Leah will gather all the data and send it back to the members who participated, so those who participated will be able to use it as international data for research, presentations and papers.

Furthermore we wish you all the best for 2015 and hope we will meet at the annual ATEE conference in Glasgow.
Best wishes,
Leah Shagrir and Quinta Kools

NEW October 17th


TEAN (Teacher Education Advancement Network) – Let’s talk about …

During 2014-15 TEAN will present short day events to give colleagues the opportunity to debate current issues in teacher education in England. (Please note that colleagues from Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales can contact TEAN with ideas for similar debates relevant to their specific context. Please e-mail tean@cumbria.ac.uk). These debates are intended for those involved in teacher education in HEIs, however colleagues from other organisations and schools are very welcome to join in the debate. The first of these debates recalls TEAN events concerning School Direct which took place in 2012 and asks:

School Direct – Where are we now? The HEI perspective


Do you have something to say about your experiences to date with School Direct?

TEAN is looking for a limited number of 10 minute presentations: ‘My perspective on School Direct’ to inform this debate – positive or negative or both. If you feel you could do this, contact TEAN by Tuesday, October 21st at the latest to be considered. Simply write a short e-mail to tean@cumbria.ac.uk outlining what it is you have to say. As an invited speaker to TEAN, your event fee will be waived, however, TEAN is unable to cover travel expenses on this occasion. You will possibly be asked to chair a group if selected, and organise a ‘moving forward’ presentation from that group on the day. Selection will be on a first come, first served basis, depending on the suitability of your proposal.

Date of debate: Friday, December 5th 2014

Venue: University of Cumbria, Lancaster campus, room AXB006 (Alexandra Building) Travel directions

NOTE from JimC: Not necessarily of interest to LL TEds, but if you work across school and LL it could well be!! This is a good idea, and perhaps TELL should consider something similar?

Education news from the HEA

Some of the HEA work completed recently which is of relevance to those working in Education - Click on the blue wording to go through to the relevant web pages:
  • Resource lists: The 2014 updated lists for teacher education can be found via my September blog. There are 11 lists in total including Assessment, SEND, EAL, Curriculum design….
  • Outputs from the HEA’s strategic project in teacher education: During 2014 the HEA funded 4 teaching and learning initiatives in teacher education which have resulted in the creation of an app for student teacher research, workshop materials to be used when engaging students with research, a Philosophy for student teachers project (co-funded with PESGB) and work on the digitalised spaces and cultures of schooling which have produced vignettes which can be used with student teachers to generate reflection. I have loaded the presentations from the recent HEA symposium at BERA Annual Conference as well as links to the project reports. We will also be disseminating these projects again at UCET Annual Conference in November.
  • HEA Enhancement Events: A workshop entitled ‘Avoiding the shocks’ on monitoring and addressing student satisfaction and engagement in programmes and modules. So far it involves treasure chests and pirates! (Fancy dress will be optional….) Booking details for this particular workshop can be found at https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events-conferences/event9349. The Penny pinching pedagogy workshop will be running again at the end of November. Booking details for this one can be found here: https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/node/9817.


NEW October 13th


2014/15 events for Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning (TELL) research network.

Mon 15/12/14 Gloucester College Cheltenham Campus
Thurs 29/1/15 University of Hull
Tues 14/4/15 University of Westminster, London
Friday 1/5/15 University of Huddersfield (Special Combined Meeting with TELL, the Learning and Skills Research Network (LSRN), and a book launch)
  • All meetings will be FREE of charge, and open to all with an interest in LL Teacher Education research.
  • As many people from the same institution as wish to come are welcome.
  • All agendas will include a sector update, showcasing members’ research, discussing, reviewing and developing TELL research activity and items added by members.
  • All meetings run from 10.30 (welcome and coffee) to 3.00

To find out more, or to book a place, email Jim Crawley, TELL Convenor at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk

Flyer to publicise events see below: MS word and PDF versions


New September 18th

Important ITE report for the LL sector!!

Strategic consultation on the FE workforce and Initial Teacher Education workforce for the Education & Training Foundation - July 2014
In December 2013 the Education and Training Foundation conducted a tendering exercise to investigate a series of issues simultaneously that would inform its strategic direction.
The International Centre for Guidance Studies at the University of Derby were commissioned to explore the two questions outlined below.
Question 1: Identify and examine the barriers in attracting candidates with higher qualifications/skills into the FE sector
Question 2: Explore whether ITE teaching predominantly attracts people from a humanities background and if so, assess the implications for a quality ITE experience.
The report is available below:


FE Workforce Data Reports - Education and Training Foundation

Understanding trends and patterns within the sector workforce is important for providers, for policy makers and for researchers. Common themes, such as where the most hard to fill vacancies are, the most common pattern of work, average salary, and percentage of qualified staff, will inform decision making and strategic activity. The Education and Training Foundation is tasked with leading on workforce data collection across the education and training sector and the following data reports are now available, together revealing the average salary, age and working patterns of thousands of people working in the education and training sector.

'Bloggin'

Don't forget the Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning Blog at http://teacheredlifelonglearning.wordpress.com/

THE CARTER REVIEW OF INITIAL TEACHER EDUCATION


This was set up by the now departed Michael Gove, but of course does not mention in any way, shape or form Lifelong Learning ITE. The latest deadline is nearly with us, but you may wish to take a look at, and even contribute to the ‘call for evidence’.

A call for evidence from Sir Andrew Carter on the effectiveness of initial teacher training (ITT) courses in England. https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/initial-teacher-training-review

CLOSES 22 SEPTEMBER

Teacher Education Advancement Network - 6th Annual Conference - Call for Papers

Knowing about Teaching - Helping students, lecturers and practitioners in education become the best professionals they can be
Wednesday, May 13th and Thursday, 14th 2015
Venue: Conference Aston, Birmingham

Planning for the 6th TEAN conference is underway and now is the time to start thinking about your submission for this conference dedicated to teacher education. We are excited to be able to present a two day conference for you this year for the first time and so, more than ever, look forward to a wide range of papers from you.

Further details and the full guidelines for the Call for Papers can be found on the TEAN website: View the Call for Papers

Please note: in order to help us in the planning of your conference, we would much appreciate it if you would contact tean@cumbria.ac.uk by the end of October if at all possible to let us know if you hope to submit. Be assured this does not commit you in any way.

Future for Initial Teacher Training (FITT) Conference - Fit(t) teachers now and for the future!

2 October 2014 - University Centre Yeovil, 91 Preston Road, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 2DN
http://www.learning-southwest.org.uk/event-booking-form

HEA enhancing teaching and learning events - various

http://highereducationacademy.newsweaver.com/nv1tg20d5iiofshe1757ro?email=true&a=2&p=47896382&t=23613235

RESOURCES


Attachment Aware Schools Resources
http://attachmentawareschools.com/

Although school based, these materials are also potentially useful for LLS colleagues

A growing number of children and young people have emotional and behavioural needs that go beyond the strategies we have learned through our training and experience. Whilst these children and young people can be hard to reach, they need our greatest nurturing and care. Research indicates that an awareness of how to support children and young people’s emotional needs and development can promote better learning and health outcomes.

There is a body of information and research available to specialist practitioners, like social care and mental health staff, that we want to share with the teachers and school support workers who make a difference every day in schools and early years settings.

The aim of the work has been to create ‘attachment aware’ schools and communities in which all children and young people experience the nurturing environments they need to grow and achieve. On this site, you’ll find resources from our Attachment Aware Schools training programme. All the materials are informed by research and based on evidence from classroom practice.

The video scenarios include one which is FE based at:

http://vimeo.com/102816733

New June 19th

Innovating initial teacher education: moving on and up - A Higher Education Academy dissemination event

  • Date: 11 Jul 2014
  • Start Time: 10:00 am
  • Location/venue: Birmingham City University City Centre Campus Birmingham , UK

We will be disseminating the results of innovative ITE projects at an event in central Birmingham on 11 July. We will be sharing an open source app for student teacher research and the lessons from the ethical retreat for student teachers (amongst other work). There is a direct booking link at: http://bit.ly/1eZHTFc .

Flyer to download below.


New May 22nd


Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in Education and Training – England - now out

prof stds diagram final
prof stds diagram final


Download the Professional Standards 2014 and corresponding Guidance, which was developed with the support of practitioners, aims to help teachers and trainers use the standards and apply them to the context in which they work

The CETTs' secret of success: networks, collaboration and a different kind of MEP - in FE News 22/5/14

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By Rebacca Eliahoo (University of Westminster)

Networking and collaboration are vital to teachers' continuous professional development, which is part of the reason why the Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training have had their recent success. Read more at:
http://www.fenews.co.uk/fe-news/the-cetts-secret-of-success-networks-collaboration-and-a-different-kind-of-mep

New May 19th


Final report of the BERA-RSA Inquiry into the role of research in teacher education now out!

RESEARCH AND THE TEACHING PROFESSION - Building the capacity for a self-improving education system, is now out.


News Update May 15th

A selection of recent news items with teacher education relevance

Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning (TELL) research network update

Latest update from the TELL network including research ideas and activity; network news, the TELL blog and more!


Funding Information about becoming a teacher in the LLS

Useful information on FE Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Bursaries; the Golden Hello scheme and Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) funding.
On the FE advice website at:
http://www.feadvice.org.uk/next-steps/funding-information-and-incentives

The success of the Maths Enhancement Programme

This is an initiative which has been really successful, and which has been managed by the Association of Centres for Excellence in teacher Education (ACETT). The ETF features this success in the article at the link below, and due credit is given to ACETT.
http://www.et-foundation.co.uk/news/education-training-foundation-celebrates-2000-registrations-gcse-maths-enhancement/

The mysterious disappearing Workforce Development Strategy

Read the article at the link below, and wonder why this document (which is also attached below) was withdrawn!
http://news.tes.co.uk/further-education/b/news/2014/04/25/ifl-calls-for-government-39-s-fe-workforce-strategy-to-be-re-published.aspx


Putting Students and Parents First - the 'Blunkett Review'

This labour party document has been released very recently, and the Guardian featured the following article about it:
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/may/13/blunkett-review-fighting-back-against-gove-chaos
It does mention colleges and further education. Read it for yourself below:


NEW April 27th

Newly revised website for the Education and Training Foundation is now online, and is much improved.
Main site at: http://www.et-foundation.co.uk/
It also has links to the revised FE Guidance website, with advice for those considering teaching in FE
Website at: http://www.feadvice.org.uk/
There is also the 'ongoing updating' of the Excellence Gateway
Website at: http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/
You can also link to the Foundation Online Learning website, which is described as below:
'The Foundation Online Learning environment is for you if you are working in the UK education and training sector. Here you will find online learning programmes to support you in improving organisational performance and learning delivery. These programmes will also contribute to your continuing professional development.
You can self-register and create your own login. Once you are logged in, to enrol on a programme select the category you are interested in which will reveal what is available. Choose your desired programme and you will be prompted to enrol.'
Website at: http://www.foundationonline.org.uk/

NEW April 1st


Change of location for TELL Meeting on Friday 2nd May to Bath Spa University


The next TELL meeting which was due to take place at S. Gloucester College has been on Friday 2nd May has been moved to Bath Spa University. The meeting is still from 11.00 to 3.00. The agenda will include emerging research, sector news and member research updates. As always, if any TELL member or prospective member wishes to showcase their ongoing research, please let me know by email and please email me as usual to book (j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk)

NEW March 18th


UCET extra meeting - Friday 4th April, at the Institute of Education, London


UCET’s (Universities Council for the Education of Teachers) Post 16 committee has now established regular meetings around the country to support members and their partners in areas such as preparing for OfSTED, teacher education research and teacher education networking. The next meeting is at the Institute of Education in London on Friday 4th April. Anyone who is associated with a UCET member (most universities who provide FE / LLS ITE are members) is welcome to attend, and Norman Lucas from the IoE is joining us to discuss possible collaborative research into the changing scene of ITE. The meeting will run from 11.00-3.00. The agenda is:
1. News and updates – New Standards; ETF and UCET members engagement with current development activity / projects; OfSTED and more.
2. Possible new research - Norman Lucas (IoE) will join us to discuss possible research into what is happening in the world of FE teacher education and considering setting up a group / working with existing groups (UCET / TELL etc.to gather information about what is happening in Universities and colleges.
3. Other ongoing research.
4. Any items raised in advance by participants.
You can book by contacting John Mounfield at J.Mounfield@ucet.ac.uk

Change of date for TELL Meeting to 28th April, at Newcastle College

The next TELL meeting which was due to take place on 14th April has been rearranged for Monday 28th April, still from 11.00 to 3.00. Apologies for those who are free on 14th, but we contacted possible attendees, and 28th April was a much preferred date. It already looks like there will be a good turnout for that meeting, and as always, all are welcome. There are various pieces of research emerging which TELL members may well wish to get involved in, and they will be discussed on the 28th, in addition to the usual news updates. As always, if any TELL member or prospective member wishes to showcase their ongoing research, please let me know by email and please email me as usual to book (j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk), and I will pass your details on to Newcastle College.

TELL Blog at http://teacheredlifelonglearning.wordpress.com/

You can also read the blog on this website by clicking TELL blog
Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning has recently started a blog for Teacher Educators to explore ideas and discuss policy. Members are welcome to have a look and comment on the posts that have currently been posted. If you would like to write a few 100 words about any aspect of being a teacher or researcher in lifelong learning – you are invited to email Azumah on carol.dennis@hull.ac.ukwith an idea for a blog post or a short piece of writing that I will upload. Anything is welcome, book reviews, your reflection on training sessions, comments on or suggestion for policy, updating your programme to meet the every changing climate ...

Request for respondents to ITE survey

Sasha Pleasance, who is a TELL member, is carrying out research into ITE by gathering feedback from TEDs about the new revised qualifications generally, and more specifically the use of graded observations on the CET and DET. There is a questionnaire available to complete at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1580681/384be4ce237c it took me five minutes to complete. Please pass this link on to as many people as possible.

BIS update on Bursaries and Subject Knowledge Enhancement

The 2014/15 FE ITT Bursary guide and the 2013/14 Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) guide with application forms was made available to the sector by the Education Training Foundation (ETF). There have been some technical problems with the ETF website that may have prevented easy access to the application forms. Relevant providers should have received copies of the guides and application forms under a covering email from ETF. Just in case something has not gone completely to BIS have asked for further copies of the guides and application forms to be made available, and they can be downloaded below:
Bursary Guide 2014/15

Bursary form

Subject Knowledge Enhancement Guide 2013/14

Subject knowledge Enhancement form


Maths Enhancement Programme

There is still an oppportunity to sign up for the National FE GCSE Maths Enhancement Programme in the South West. If you register before 31 March 2014 the whole course will only cost £100 per person for those working in SFA funded organisations (thanks to a large subsidy from the Education and Training Foundation). If you work in a larger organisation we may even be able to deliver the course in-house for you (minimum of 15 people).

Each course is a 6 day programme running over several weeks, designed to equip you with more skills and strategies when teaching maths to post-16 learners. The course has been created by NCETM (the National Centre of Excellence in Teaching Mathematics) and is specifically designed for those who may be teaching GCSE maths, but will be helpful for anyone with a maths role. To find out more about the programme, including details of the course entry requirements, visit our website at: http://www.learning-southwest.org.uk/page/National-FE-GCSE-Maths-Enhancement-Programme

The SWCETT still has places available on its final Cohort starting on Monday 24 March in Taunton and continuing as follows:
Day 2 - Wednesday 2 April 2014
Day 3 - Wednesday 30 April 2014
Day 4 - Wednesday 21 May 2014
Day 5 - Monday 9 June 2014
Day 6 - Wednesday 25 June 2014
If you are interested in signing up for this course, complete the application form below and email it straight away to swcett@learning-southwest.org.uk



Curriculum challenge: being a curriculum thinker - an HEA event.


7 April 2014. 10:00 start until 4:00 p.m. £50 for delegates from subscribing institutions.Venue - London Stratford: UEL Cass School of Education and Communities. Info and booking: http://bit.ly/1e64pVn

Contact: Kathy.wright@heacademy.ac.uk


NEW March 11th


Special BERA event - 21st March at the University of Birmingham


The BERA Post-compulsory and Lifelong Learning SIG has organised three seminars over this academic year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of BERA, focusing on Vocational Education and Training: Policy, Pedagogy and Research.

Following our first successful and thought provoking seminar in London our next seminar will be held at the University of Birmingham. Keynotes will be delivered from Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker, University of Birmingham and Professor James Avis, University of Huddersfield, these will focus on knowledge in vocational education. Professor Patrick Ainley and Dr Martin Allen will focus on a new direction for vocational learning or another great training robbery? Initial research on the reinvention of apprenticeships at the start of the 21st century.
More details and how to apply at:
http://www.bera.ac.uk/events/vocational-education-and-training-policy-pedagogy-and-research-0

NEW March 3rd


Developing English and Maths


Help plan support for the development of English and maths


The Education and Training Foundation is seeking your views on how it can help you develop your learners’ skills.


Why consult now?

The Education and Training Foundation has an overarching remit to improve professionalism and standards in the education and training sector. The Foundation’s central responsibility is to ensure learners benefit from the development of a well-qualified, effective and up-to-date workforce supported by good leadership, management and governance.

The Foundation is in the process of generating a Strategic Plan for the next three years and a more detailed update to the current delivery plan for 2014-2015. Fundamental to the Foundation's principles is to engage with the sector and to draw on robust evidence when deciding on future programmes of work.The development of learners’ English and maths skills, and the development of the workforce who support learners, are national priorities. Therefore the Foundation is keen to learn from the sector how they can best support teaching and learning providers over the next few years.


How to take part?


E-surveys

You can help shape future support by undertaking one of two short e-surveys.

  • Practitioner/manager survey: aimed at gathering the views of English, maths and vocational practitioners and managers who support the development of learners’ English and maths.
  • Strategic leader survey: aimed at senior management teams of education and training providers.


Webinar

A free webinar will be held on Wednesday 19 March (1.30-2.30pm) so that you can take part in a discussion around the issues covered in the survey. Anyone with an interest in workforce development/CPD for those developing English and maths is invited to take part.


To register email Jo Byrne, project administrator, emCETT


Pan regional events

Three events will take place aimed at people interested in planning professional development opportunities for those developing English and maths skills. The events will explore how the impact of professional development on outcomes for learners can be captured.


Tuesday 18 March, Birmingham, Orange Studios

Wednesday 19 March, London, Dominion Theatre

Thursday 20 March, York, Royal York Hotel


Registration opens at 9.30am for all three events for a 10.00am start and 1.00pm close, with lunch served at 1.00pm.


To register email Jo Byrne, joanne.byrne@slcollege.ac.uk, project administrator, emCETT


Focus groups

In addition there will be five focus groups held around the country that you might be invited to attend.

February 18th


Authors for MESH guides sought


Authors and contributors sought for MESH guides on a range of areas under the topic ‘Qualifying to Teach’. Please contact Dr Tanya Ovenden-Hope for further information or to get involved Tanya.ovenden-hope@plymouth.ac.uk. Jim Crawley is on the editorial team, and conttributions from LLS Teacher Educators are welcome.

Teacher Educator needed at Learning South West

Learning South West are looking for a Teacher Educator with team and project management expertise. Please visit http://www.learning-southwest.org.uk/page/Recruitment

February 7th


ACET SEN Grant Scheme

This has already fetured on this website, but please respond to this request from ACETT to try to maximize takeup of the grants.

Dear Colleague,
As you know grants of up to £2,500 are currently available through the ACETT SEN Grant Scheme to enable practitioners working in the post-compulsory Education and Training sector to study towards and achieve a Diploma in Teaching Disabled Learners at Level 5 or above (or equivalent subject specialist qualification). We are keen that practitioners who work with learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities do not miss out on this opportunity to have specialist training funded.

We are therefore asking for your support to help ensure that all eligible practitioners are aware of the ACETT SEN Grant scheme and are encouraged to apply (if appropriate).

In order to receive a grant, practitioners must:
  • Register on the ACETT SEN website to be approved as an ACETT SEN Grant Applicant
and**
  • start their course prior to March 2014.

If you run a programme leading to the Level 5 Diploma in Teaching Disabled Learners (or equivalent qualification) which has started since September 2013 - or is due to start before March 2014 - please ensure:

1) your course is registered on the ACETT SEN website *(see link below) as soon as possible
and
2) all the participants you have enrolled who are eligible make an application to receive a grant via the website(link below)

In addition, please forward this email to your partner organisations and /or any other providers in your locality who are (or may be) running eligible course(s).

Our thanks in advance for your support in helping to ensure this rare opportunity for those working with disabled learners to access specialist training can maximise its reach and impact.

Best wishes,

Paula Jones and the ACETT SEN Project Team

Visit www.acett.org.uk for more details, or download the flyer below**

New 14th January

MORE NEW CONTENT IN
TELL PAGES
AND IN
BIG BIBLIOGRAPHY

New January 30th 2014


New items added to the big bibliography


Becoming a Teacher Educator

Date: 15th May 2014Venue: Aston Business School Conference Centre, Birmingham
The workshop is designed for all those new to teacher education work, whether in higher education, further education or schools.Due to administrative purposes, please register and express your interest prior to 14 February 2014.
Are you new to teacher education? Would you like the opportunity to network with others in a similar situation to yourself? Do you want to consider the pedagogy of teacher education? Are you anxious about research? This workshop is designed for lecturers in teacher education and other teacher educators who have moved from teaching roles to teacher education fairly recently, probably within the last three years. The workshop provides a challenging perspective on the pedagogy of teacher education and on the place of scholarship and research in the role of teacher educators. It aims to provide a supportive environment for sharing experiences and for considering useful strategies and resources for building practice and identity as a teacher educator.

Who is it for?
The workshop is aimed at teacher educators who are training teachers for early years, primary, secondary and post compulsory phases. They may be working in university departments, in further education colleges or in school or employer based teacher training units.
Team of presenters

Dr Pete Boyd, University of Cumbria
Kim Harris, University of Worcester
Professor Jean Murray, University of East London
Dr Liz White, University of Hertfordshire

Fee £140.00

How to book

For more information, please visit our website for the link to the online booking form.
Due to administrative purposes, please register and express your interest prior to 14 February 2014.

NEW 14th January 2014

TELL research projects - comments / volunteers needed

We have agreed to move forward with two broad ideas / activities. Volunteers at the meeting have agreed to form working groups, but all are welcome to join / comment / add ideas.
Please let me know if you wish to join the working group for either of these ideas
The two research / project ideas we are going to proceed with are:

Collaborative Evidencing

Two particular aspects of this research came to the fore:
  • OfSTED readiness and management help
  • Sharing the ways organisations / providers prepare for, manage and support ITE inspections and developing a shared resource to help all – this could include benchmarking data
  • Strategies for supporting / developing our ‘NQT’s – not sure what the equivalent LL term would be (!)

The working group for this project is Andy Armitage, Ellen Buttler, Jim Crawley and Chris Lawrence (lead)

‘Bloggin’

We loved the idea of the Blog and felt that this could include other TELL research topics and themes, including:
Policy analysis
  • TELL-focussed conversations
  • The Teacher Educator Story.
The working group for this project is Sarah Boodt, Carol Azumah Dennis (lead); Jay Derrick; Rebecca Eliahoo; Jim Crawley; Liz Pichon and Ben Beaumont.

Please email Jim Crawley at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk if you wish to join either (or both) of these groups.


Phase Two of Consultation on National Teaching Standards - NOW OPEN

Request to participate from the Education and Training Foundation is below:

We would like to invite you to provide your views and feedback on the revised professional standards for teachers and trainers in England.

The Education & Training Foundation (the Foundation) has commissioned Pye Tait Consulting to conduct an online survey to gather feedback on the revised professional standards for teachers and trainers in England. The survey provides an opportunity for you to express your views on whether the revised professional standards are fit for purpose for those teaching in the Further Education and skills sector.

Please click here to view the revised professional standards and to understand the approach undertaken and the context for the development.

When you are ready to complete the survey please click here which will open up in a new window. You can keep both documents open as you wish.

The survey should take 15-20 minutes to complete and will be running until 18th February 2014. Please be assured that all information received will be treated in the strictest confidence and findings will only be reported in aggregate form to the Foundation.

Thank you in advance for your feedback; your input is extremely valuable and we appreciate the time taken to participate. We would like to capture the views of a wide range of job roles across the sector, therefore if possible, please forward this email to colleagues within your organisation for them to add their views.

If you have any queries regarding the survey or project, please do not hesitate to contact either Alex Rollinger, via a.rollinger@pyetait.com or Clare Vokes via c.vokes@pyetait.com at Pye Tait Consulting (telephone 01423 509 433).

New 17th December


Update of news page

This page has been updated, and details of old events removed. Old news items which still have relevance as a news archive have been retained, but please be aware that some hyperlinks may no longer work.

BERA Post Compulsory and Lifelong Learning (PCLL) Special Interest Group (SIG) events

The **BERA Post-compulsory and Lifelong Learning SIG** has organised three seminars over this
academic year to celebrate the 40 th anniversary of BERA. They will focus on Vocational Education
and Training: Policy, Pedagogy and Research.

The first seminar in London will be followed by
seminars in Birmingham and Durham (Confirmed speakers include: Professor Ann-Marie
Bathmaker, University of Birmingham; Emeritus Professor Denis Gleeson, University of Warwick
and CRADLE, University of Wolverhampton; Dr Roy Canning, University of Stirling; and Dr Ian
Finlay, University of Oxford).

Keynote speakers: Emeritus Professor Peter Jarvis (University of Surrey), Professor Ann Hodgson
(Institute of Education, University of London), and Professor Ken Spours (Institute of Education,
University of London).

Date: 27 th January, 2014, 10.30am - 3.30pm
Venue: Institute of Education, University of London, 20 Bedford Way, London WC1 0AL
Flyer with more details below


Research and Teacher Education - the BERA-RSA Inquiry

BERA, in partnership with the RSA, is conducting a major Inquiry on the role of research and teacher education. The Inquiry aims to shape debate, inform policy and influence practice by investigating the contribution of research in teacher education and examining the potential benefits of research-based skills and knowledge for improving school performance and student outcomes.

To investigate the contribution that research can make to teacher education, seven academic papers have been commissioned from experts in the relevant fields: international and UK policy and practice on teacher education; philosophical reflections on the nature of teachers’ professional learning; innovative programmes of initial teacher education based on the model of research-informed ‘clinical practice’; the role of research in effective continuing professional development (CPD); the impact of research-based teaching on school improvement and student outcomes; and research engagement from the teacher’s perspective.

The first six of these are published this week, and can be downloaded below:

BERA Research Teacher Education Inquiry - Outline initial briefing paper.pdf
BERA Paper 1 UK Policy and Practice.pdf
BERA Paper 2 International Policy and Practice in Teacher Education.pdf
BERA Paper 3 Philosophical reflections.pdf
BERA Paper 4 Research-informed clinical practice.pdf
BERA Paper 5 Continuing professional development and learning.pdf
BERA Paper 6 Teacher Quality and School Improvement.pdf

New IfL publication

A practitioner’s guide to Ofsted inspections (CIF, not ITE) - JC


A guide for teachers and trainers on managing a stress-free inspection
his publication was developed based on in-depth case study evidence from IfL members, teachers and trainers, whose institutions have been inspected under Ofsted’s common inspection framework, introduced in September 2012.
In addition to providing a helpful overview of the inspection framework itself, this guide includes practitioners’ tips on what to expect before, during and after an inspection from Ofsted as well as covering some crucial frequently asked questions.
Purchase your copy via these sellers (opens in new window).
RRP £9.95 plus postage and packaging.

New resources for new ITE qualifications

FREE resources to support teacher induction and accreditation for the Award in Education and Training from EMCETT.
Available at: http://www.emcett.com/itt/#freeITT

New 22nd November

Review of the Professional Standards for Teachers and Trainers in England

Is being carried out by the **Education and Training Foundation.**
Note there is no more mention of 'Tutors'!
This is now underway, and is operating as follows:
  • Phase One (October to December 2013) - Research and initial conversations with stakeholders, membership organisations, trade unions, employers and practitioners to inform the scope of the review and the design of the draft professional standards. The questions for the initial conversations with stakeholders are available in Annex 1.
The Foundation will also establish a project steering group and a practitioner group to support the review. Terms of Reference for these groups are available in Annex 2.
  • Phase Two (January to February 2014) - Feedback from the sector on the draft professional standards.
  • Phase Three (February to April 2014) – Finalisation and launch of the revised professional standards, supported by guidance illustrating how the professional standards can be used to support initial teacher training, continuing professional development and performance management.

The ETF Briefing on the review is available for download below:


New 21st November


TELL (Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning) Meeting 18th December 2013

Our first meeting this year is Wed 18th December 2013 11.00 -3.00 at Christchurch Canterbury University.
The agenda will include member research updates; considering research projects for TELL to undertake; sector news and developments; developing the TELL online presence.

PLEASE EMAIL ME TO BOOK IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY, AND ALSO SEND IN RESEARCH IDEAS WHICH YOU FEEL TELL COULD TAKE ON, AS WE WILL BE DISCUSSIING THEM AT CANTERBURY.

Other TELL meetings .. TELL leaflet / flyer


Other TELL meetings for the year are:

Mon 14th April 2014 11.00-3.00 at Newcastle College
Fri 2nd May 2014 11.00-3.00 at South Gloucestershire and Stroud College
July 2014 (venue and final date still tba) Oxford

A general TELL flyer is available for download below for promotion of the network. Please send it to anyone you feel may be interested.


News items

Bursaries for Maths, English and SEN / SLLDD teacher trainees
The final documents (including the form to apply for bursaries are below)



The NCETM FE GCSE Mathenatics Enhancement Programme
The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) is working in partnership with the Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training (CETTs) and the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) to establish high quality CPD provision for teachers of mathematics in the Further Education (FE) and skills sector. The NCETM GCSE Mathematics Enhancement Programme is a key part of this provision. It will enable teachers/trainers/tutors who are already involved in numeracy or functional skills teaching to enhance their knowledge so that they can teach GCSE effectively.

Details can be found at: https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/41310

Events


The TEAN (Teacher Education Advancement Network) annual conference - on 16th May 2014 at Birmingham Aston Conference centre - full details at:
http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/Courses/SubjectAreas/Education/Research/TEAN/DiaryOfEvents/5thTEANAnnualConference.aspx

New 4th October

FE Bursary advice out nowBIS has now published guidance on FE bursaries for specialist maths and English Initial Teacher Education:
http://tinyurl.com/ojx7q93
This is for pre-service students both part-time and full-time with appropriate degrees.

If you are delivering maths and English ITE courses you may want to use this info to support recruitment.

New 4th October

The National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM) FE GCSE Mathematics Enhancement Programme - update - new flyers
The NCETM is working in partnership with the Centres for Excellence in Teacher Training (CETTs) to establish high quality CPD provision for teachers of mathematics in the FE sector. This will enable teachers who are already involved in numeracy or functional skills teaching to enhance their knowledge so that they can teach GCSE effectively. The NCETM is working with the CETTs and colleges to establish strategic hubs in each region, to identify and subsequently meet maths-specific CPD needs. The first priority for the hubs will be to ensure that all FE providers have access to the NCETM FE GCSE Mathematics Enhancement Programme.

The NCETM is also offering the Professional Development Lead Support Programme to anyone involved in providing PD for lecturers in the FE sector.

More information at: https://www.ncetm.org.uk/resources/41310


There are also two relevant flyers which are avaiable for download below.



New 24th September

Initial teacher education models - Findings from the phase one projects
Publication date: 16 July 2013 (sorry - a bit late arriving here)
In January 2012 LSIS produced a guidance document for initial teacher education (ITE) providers to apply for the first phase of a development fund to explore new models of delivering ITE for the Learning and Skills sector. Priority areas included English and Mathematics and STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics).
The report on those projects is at:
http://www.lsis.org.uk/publication-content/initial-teacher-education-models-findings-phase-one-projects
There are also case studies on the Excellence Gateway at:
http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/node/26715

New 4th September

FAQs from BIS re Maths, English and SEN (SLDD) bursaries version 3 - only out this week, and includes PT pre service for the first time.Download below


New 21st August

New LL Sector practitioner research (including an article from TELL member Khorshed Bhote)
IfL Fellowship Research Programme research papers (summer 2013)
IfL's Fellowship Research Programme is offered in partnership with the Centre for Skills, Knowledge and Organisational Performance (Skope), at the University of Oxford, exclusively to IfL members.
The programme is designed for those who have a keen interest in undertaking research, or have research and evaluation experience, or similar.
The first pilot programme ran from September 2012 to April 2013 with almost 70 IfL members participating.
Find out more about the programme or register your interest to participate in future cohorts.
Articles can be downloaded from:
http://www.ifl.ac.uk/publications/ifl-fellowship-research-programme-pilot

New 21st August

Latest Funding Update for ITE qualifications 2013/14
Thanks to David Powell from the University of Huddersfield for a reminder about this.
The document below is the most clear and up to date one currently available about ITE funding of courses. Since it was published by LSIS in May, BIS have confirmed that BIS trainee teachers undertaking the Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (QCF) and the level 5 integrated specialist diplomas (QCF) can apply for tuition fee loans and maintencance loans and grants in the same way that trainee teachers undertaking equivalent HEI validated courses can.
Download the document below.


New 16th August
'Should teaching qualifications be left to chance?'
A very useful document edited by the IfL, arguing that teachers do need qualifications in the LL sector. News item and download of the document are avaiable from:
**http://tinyurl.com/knq5sjf**

New 9th August
The good news about bursaries for some English, Maths and LLDD teachers in the LL sector is tempered by the bad news they will only be for trainees on FT pre service courses when most ITE courses are PT in service. More details on this site when they become available.

New 1st August
New content in TELL - Current ResearchUpdated information of current research as submitted by from TELL members.

New content - a review of TELL activity for 2012/13 in Research - TELLIncluding materials / reports / presentations from events

New content - updated Big Bibliography in Research - Big Bibliography
New articles (a number by TELL members) and new additions not previously listed

New content - LIFE 2 Project materials in resources - LIFE 2 ProjectNew activities to help you support teachers to find inspiring ways to help learners to be ready for work and build links with employers. The resources can be used within any vocational course.

New content - guidance from LSIS (now closed) on new ITE qualifications in support
LSIS worked with awarding organisations, higher education institutions, employer membership bodies and other stakeholders to develop the following guidance for the new teaching qualifications, and this makes sure it is still easily available, as the files are now downloadable direct from this site.

New 1st August
BBC News - £20k lure for maths graduates to be college teachers.Bursaries of up to £20K. Similar to schools.
Good news:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-23515063

Same story from gov.uk
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/bursaries-of-up-to-20000-offered-to-teach-maths-english-or-special-educational-needs-sen

New 17th July
Review of the year for TELL and this website / network

Final events of the year 2012/13
BERA Post Compulsory and Lifelong Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) / TELL event 12 th July 2013
This joint event was held at the Institute of Education, University of London on Friday, 12th July 2013, and attracted eighteen participants. The BERA-funded event included other participants from TELL and LSRN networks. It provided opportunities for those interested in this area of research to: network with others in this area, reflect on the possible areas of research with inputs from Professors Jean Murray and Karen Evans, and with contribution on current research from participants at the session. We explored specific areas for further research, and the results of this event will be available soon on the TELL section of this website. Further information on possible collaborative research will be distributed via the TELL mailing list and this website in July and again in early September. In the meantime Sai Loo at the institue has an idea for research which he would like to discuss with others, so please contact Sai at
s.loo@ioe.ac.uk

Consortium for PCET Annual Conference 2013 - in association with Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning (TELL) network
"Policy directions in Teacher Education and Professional Development: implications for FE and Skills practitioners after de-regulation"
Friday, 28th June 2013 at University of Huddersfield

This joint event attracted around ninety participants. The day contained a series of workshops, and TELL was well represented with Huddersfield colleagues Denise Robinson chairing, and Kevin Orr contributing to a number of sessions, Jim Crawley (Bath Spa University) giving the keynote speech, Azumah Dennis (University of Hull), Katrina Diamond (Gloscoll) and Peter Wolstencroft and Carol Thompson (University of Bedfordshire) all running succesful workshops. Other TELL members were in the audience, and the conference report and documents are available from:
http://consortium.hud.ac.uk/news/events/annualconference2013/

The year for TELL in brief
We had ... five meetings or joint meetings across the year with 19 present at Reading College in October 2012, a missed date in Huddersfield due to snow (!), Kingston College with 15 present, Plymouth University with 18 present, then the two events above with 18 and 90, making an amazing total of 165 attendances at TELL and joint events during 2012/13, which suggests people do want to network around research!

We now have 160 members.

The Teacher Educator UK website (http://teachereducatoruk.wikispaces.com/) is attracting more visitors, and as of July 2013, has had 13,000 unique visitors since January 2013, and 22,793 since it started in 2009 (when it received 39 visitors!).

New 11th July
The news about deregulation of teaching has quietly slipped out, and I'm not sure how many people have noticed it. From the IfL:
Draft deregulation bill published
Teaching and training in further education and skills will become a completely deregulated profession under proposals contained within a new Deregulation Bill. The Bill seeks to remove or reform over 1,900 pieces of legislation, including requirements for qualified teachers and trainers in our sector. More at:
http://www.ifl.ac.uk/policy-and-campaigns/policy-resources/Policy-updates/draft-deregulation-bill-published

New 7th May
Funding update re ITE courses
Two documents which will give you the current situation re ITE funding. One from the SFA, and one from me (Jim Crawley)
Please note: I have done my best to be accurate, but cannot guarantee complete accuracy if you make decisions based on this update.




New 7th May
TELL update PowerPoint from meeting in Plymouth on 3rd May
Various news items and research items


New 2nd May
Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning (CAVTL)
PowerPoint from recent dissemination event .. clear and comprehensive


New 2nd May
FE Guild implementation plan summary document
Very important read for the future of FE and probably Teacher Education.


Update 2nd May
Further ITE qualification guidance
In Phase 3, LSIS worked with awarding organisations, higher education institutions, employer membership bodies and other stakeholders to develop the following guidance for the new teaching qualifications:

New 11th April
Details of, and guidance for, the new Teaching Qualifications from LSIS are below:LSIS has developed the following qualification guidance for awarding organisations and higher education providers developing qualifications for teaching and supporting learning in the FE and skills sector.
StandardsNew professional standards for teachers, tutors and trainers were published in January 2007. A Guide for using the new professional standards for teachers, tutors and trainers was published by LLUK in March 2011.

New 14th March
SITE Project evaluation report (internal)Avaiable to download below and on SITE page on this site


New 13th March
FE Guild consultation updateNow available at http://www.feguild.info/Updat%20index.htm

New 28th February
Update on Applying for QTLS / ATLS(with thanks to Caroline Harvey) from IfL is at:
http://www.ifl.ac.uk/cpd/qtls-atls/how-to-apply

Update on new Qualifications for Teachers in the 'FE and Skills' sectorWorking groups are finalising guidance for the qualifications, and the full 'findings report' on what is planned can be downloaded below (my highlights on PDF version).

A shorter summary of what has been happening, and what is planned can be downloaded below

This is not the most completely up to date documentation, but this should be out within a month.
An LSIS update which went out in Feb 2013 can be downloaded below

There will be some new qualifications available for September 2013, but it is not yet fully clear exactly who will be offering them.

New 8th Feb
FE Guild Consultation Document and response forms
Make your views known, and respond to this document. There is not long left.
The main consultation document and response forms are online and can be downloaded.
Please note the response forms have to be completed as a Word document and e-mailed back to the project team at feguild@aoc.co.uk
Response forms are at: http://www.feguild.info/Consultation%20document%20index.htm

New 23rd January 2013
Support for Teacher Training in FE and Skills update - from LSIS
Following a successful launch of the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Fee Awards scheme in July last year and a second application window in September, we are pleased to announce that a third and final window for applications has now opened.

We are also pleased to announce additional support for fees in the 2012/2013 academic year to enable FE teachers to become specialist teachers of basic English or maths.

Further information and details of both opportunities can be found on our FE Advice site.

FE Guild latestThere is now an FE Guild website (very little on it yet) website at: http://www.feguild.info/
The site is desribed as follows:
'The FE Guild project has been set up to undertake a detailed study, between November 2012 and April 2013, into the concept of establishing an FE Guild. The project is aimed at enhancing and developing the professionalism of the Further Education workforce and a vital element of the project is the widest possible consultation with the diverse FE sector.

As part of this consultation process, this basic website has been set up purely to provide information and updates on the FE Guild development project. In addition to updates, it contains copies of discussion documents, which are being used as a way of generating debates within the sector. This is especially important as the period for formal consultation in February is only 3 weeks, due to the very tight timescales from the Department of Business Innovation and Skills.'

Click on the **Consultation Events** tab on the website to find out how you can take part

New 7th January 2013
Phase two initial teacher education projects - LSISFollowing the first phase of initial teacher education projects, LSIS is launching a second phase. LSIS is looking to fund around 20 projects, of between £30,000 and £60,000 each, to run between March and October 2013.
click here for more info

Small victory for teacher education!
Level 5 Quals for teachers training in Lifelong Learning sector to remain at 120 credits. LSIS report out today at http://ow.ly/gAZJ1

TELL Website content updated
- new research activity update at TELL Current research page

New 11th December 2012
BERA Symposium
Dear colleague,
Proposed Symposium for BERA 2013 (PC&LL SIG)

We are sending this email to individuals and groups of researchers that we know have worked on teacher education in further education (FE). We are proposing to submit a symposium to BERA conference 2013 to respond to recent policy and to other changes in FE teacher education. We are inviting you to express an interest in writing a paper for this symposium, which will be submitted within the Post-Compulsory and Lifelong Learning SIG. Full details of the BERA conference are at http://beraconference.co.uk/ .

Our suggested overview is below.

Post Compulsory and Lifelong Learning Special Interest Group (SIG)We are keen to encourage contributions to the Post Compulsory and Lifelong Learning Special Interest Group (SIG) at the BERA conference 2013 at the University of Sussex in September so we are sending out an early notification that the deadline for abstracts for individual papers and for SIG symposium papers is 18th January. So you still have time to develop an abstract. More details on the content of abstracts and the reviewing system are available at http://beraconference.co.uk/ . Papers on any aspect of post compulsory education and training and lifelong learning are welcome.

Just a reminder, too, that the SIG has a small amount of money available for BERA members to help fund an event relevant to the SIG’s area of research. We can offer a total of £500 and it quite easy to apply for. Please send brief details of what you would like to do to Bronwen and me. We will convene a panel as necessary to decide where the money should go. It would also be possible to make a bid for a larger event next year and carry the £500 over to make a total of £1000 available. If you are a member of BERA, we urge you to apply. If you want a chat about this, please get in touch.

Please forward this email to others who may be interested.

Bronwen Maxwell (B.Maxwell@shu.ac.uk<mailto:B.Maxwell@shu.ac.uk>) and Kevin Orr (k.orr@hud.ac.uk<mailto:k.orr@hud.ac.uk> ) BERA Post Compulsory and Lifelong Learning SIG co-convenors

New 30th November 2012
The Sharing Innovation in Teacher Education (SITE) Project resources are now available on this website for viewing, use and free downloads. This LSIS funded project collected small innovations in the form of activities for use in ITE programmes, made them avaiable for others to use and evaluate, and this worked very successfully. The materials are now available for all to freely use on a new section of this website. You can find them at SITE Project, by clicking the link or from the menu on the left hand side of the screen.

New 20th November 2012
New FE Focus new blog from TESTES have just launched an FE Focus news blog which you can follow on Twitter @fefocus . Take a look at it at http://t.co/hRExXumY

New for 23rd October
Final Lingfield Report now outThe Report recommends the setting up of an FE Guild and suggests the Association of Colleges (AoC) & Association of Employment & Learning Providers (AELP)’s partnership expression of interest be taken up. It also indicates that the Institute for Learning (IfL) would have a role within the FE Guild too.

To read the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) press release click here:
http://news.bis.gov.uk/Press-Releases/Lord-Lingfield-champions-more-freedom-for-further-education 6821c.aspx

To download a copy of the Full Report click here:
http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/further-education-skills/docs/p/12-1198-professionalism-in-further-education-final

IfL response to final report of FE professionalism reviewIfL has responded to the final report of the independent review panel, led by Lord Lingfield, into professionalism in FE. http://www.ifl.ac.uk/newsandevents/press-releases/ifl-responds-to-final-report-of-fe-professionalism-review

NIACE responds to final report of FE professionalism reviewNIACE has responded to the final report of the independent review panel - Professionalism in Further Education

UCU responseFE Guild with no compulsory membership or fees approved as final Lingfield report on professionalism in further education launched http://www.ucu.org.uk/index.cfm?articleid=6362

//AoC// welcomes Lord //Lingfield's// review into - //AoC// news releases
New 15th October 2012
FE Teacher and Trainer Qualifications ReviewProposals and consultation avaiable now at
http://tinyurl.com/csx7l98

New 9th October 2012
An interview with the new minster for 'FE, Matthew Hancock
At http://feweek.co.uk/2012/10/01/an-interview-with-the-new-minister-matthew-hancock/


New 09/08/12
Consultation on Revocation of the Further Education Workforce Regulations: Summary of responses and Government response to consultation - AUGUST 2012- download the report here

IfL response to the report athttp://goo.gl/xJzFY

Federation of Awarding Bodies response to the report athttp://goo.gl/sdGJP

New 01/08/12
Further Education and the workforce | Policies | BIS |Prospectus for 'Developing a Guild for Further Education'

see at http://bit.ly/OmHht

The Government has issued a Prospectus to develop a Guild for Further Education. The Prospectus invites, in the first instance, outline proposals bringing together sector interests for the employer-led partnership needed to develop a full proposal. If an organisation or a consortium wishes to apply to develop the Guild, it will need to submit the application form by 14 September 2012. Outline proposals will be assessed by a panel established by BIS. The preferred bidder will be invited to further develop and fully cost their plans, which will need to be submitted by 31 October 2012.

Chartered college statusFE News item on another new proposal for the sector.
http://feweek.co.uk/2012/07/18/government-plan-to-introduce-a-chartered-community-college-status/

New 31/07/12
Extension for current ITE awards to end 2012/13 yearEmail from LSIS sent by email today includes the text below:

As you will be aware the Lingfield Independent Review of Professionalism published an interim report in April. One of the recommendations was for a reconsideration of the FE teaching qualifications to simplify and rename them. The Minister has accepted this recommendation and has asked LSIS to undertake this work. LSIS has been pleased to accept. Awarding organisations and higher education institutions will be important partners in developing new teaching qualifications for the sector. We recognise that this situation raises concerns about the introduction of updated qualifications following the previous LLUK review. Current LSIS guidance requires that registrations on existing qualifications should end on or before 31 August and from 1 September awarding organisations and higher education institutions should offer only the updated qualifications.Given the pending review of the FE teaching qualifications, LSIS, with the support of BIS, has agreed to relax this requirement to allow registrations on all current qualifications to continue in the coming academic year 2012/13. This flexibility should better support initial teacher education providers and the focus on developing new qualifications in the coming year.
Please note: For any awarding organisation or Higher Education Institution (HEI) implementing this change in LSIS guidance, this is subject to the agreement of the relevant regulator or validating body.
Full email at http://goo.gl/H8vN


Older news

New guidelines on teacher training for behaviour management from September 2012
Improving teacher training for behaviour has been developed by Charlie Taylor, the Government’s expert adviser on behaviour, to complement the new Teachers’ Standards that all (school) teachers have to demonstrate from September 2012. It sets out the knowledge, skills and understanding that trainees will need to demonstrate in order to be able to manage children’s behaviour successfully. It also reflects the new Ofsted inspection framework for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) providers, which will come into effect at the same time.http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/careers/traininganddevelopment/initial/a00210912/improving-tt-beh

New Common Inspection Framework for FE & Skills from September 2012
The new handbook from Ofsted can be downloaded from the bottom of the page at http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/handbook-for-inspection-of-further-education-and-skills-september-2009

Synthesis of evidence regarding the impact of the 2007 regulations - Added 25/5/12
This has been produced by Jim Crawley for UCET, with contributions from UCET Post 16 members, TELL, and a previous review undertaken for ACETT / LLUK. Useful to support the argument that much has improved since 2007. Download here UCET_LL_ITE_Evidence Synthesis_short_Apr12.p

Government could erode professionalism in FE
Article by Toni Fazaeli in FE News 20th April, with some strong comments from readers at the end of the article.http://feweek.co.uk/2012/04/20/government-could-erode-professionalism-in-fe/

Letter from the Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) to the Minister, John Hayes
expressing strong concern at the proposals from the Lingfield Interim report relating to revoking the 2007 Qualification Requirements, how they go in the face of available evidence, and how they could seriously damage professionalism in the FE sector. Download letter from: http://www.ucet.ac.uk/3884

UCET RESPONSE TO REVOCATION OF THE FURTHER EDUCATION WORKFORCE REGULATIONS - Added 24/5/12
- PLEASE USE TO MODEL YOUR RESPONSE ON - This document can be downloaded and used as the basis for organisational and / or individual responses, and it contains a Proposed Qualifications Framework for qualifying teacher in the future. Download here BIS consultation response fin.doc

QTLS and QTS parity legislation effective 1 April 2012‏
News at http://www.talent.ac.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=2754

QTLS will allow qualified teachers from the LL sector to teach in schools.
The government has launched a consultation called 'Proposed changes to allow qualified teachers from further education and from the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to become permanent teachers in English schools'. The consultation has now closed and we await the results

A Dynamic Nucleus
Report on Colleges in their communities - November 2011- download here

LLUK Workforce data
Have you been Wondering where all the LLUK content has gone?It has all been archived, including the Workforce Data published by LLUK.Archived LLUK content re the workforce data collection can be found at:http://goo.gl/hMIi

Relevant reports in that series for download at: http://goo.gl/3PDSU

To play audio file see below:
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To download audio file click below
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llowing a successful launch of the Initial Teacher Training (ITT) Fee Awards scheme in July last year and a second application window in September, we are pleased to announce that a third and final window for applications has now opened.
We are also pleased to announce additional support for fees in the 2012/2013 academic year to enable FE teachers to become specialist teachers of basic English or maths.mation and details of both opportunities can be found below and on our FE Advice site.
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Requests for participation in teacher education research

Research Study: The responses of teacher educators in the Lifelong Learning Sector to the Professionalisation Agenda: A study that explores attitudes, intentions and behaviour.

THE QUESTIONNAIRE FOR THIS PROJECT, AND MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT ARE IN THE ATTACHMENT TO THIS UPDATE.

PLEASE RETURN QUESTIONNAIRES BY FEBRUARY 7TH 2015 TO CHARMAIN BROWN

Researcher: Mrs. Charmaine Brown, School of Education, University of Greenwich, c.brown@gre.ac.uk (Charmaine is one of TELL’s founder members)
The Project
This research will provide an overview of the role of teacher educators in delivering a range of Lifelong Learning Teacher Education (LLTE) courses. It will explore the extent to which teacher educators have been affected by the professional reforms to LLTE since 2004, primarily in terms of the psychological impact on their professional identities. The potential impact on their approaches to planning, delivery and support for trainees will also be explored. As part of the qualitative study, teacher educators will be asked to consider where possible, some of the historical background of the current reforms initiated under the Further and Higher Education Act (1992).




Experienced teacher educators – trying to find out who they are

PLEASE COMPLETE QUESTIONNAIRES BY 15th FEBRUARY 2015
This research is being carried out by the Association for Teacher Education in Europe (ATEE) who can be found at:
http://www.atee1.org/home

They have developed a questionnaire for experienced teacher educators - trying to find out who are the expert TEs, what are their identities and whom can be called 'expert TE'.
The web address for the questionnaire is: https://docs.google.com/forms/ d/ 14bukRzdwNSdPp3HcgAUsRG3ZXDh_ uj25wmqmD_9Vom0/viewform

ATEE will gather all the data and send it back to the members who participated, so those who participated will be able to use it as international data for research, presentations and papers.




Phase 3 Trailblazer for Education and Training
This has snuck in almost unnoticed, but I think it could have big implications for in service HE based LL ITE
The news item bellow tells you more, abut how ‘In Touch Care and its 12 partners will form the leadership group for this Trailblazer and will design 4 new apprenticeship standards.’
http://intouchcare.tumblr.com/tagged/trailblazer

It’s only when you look at the draf specs for the roles described as:· Developing Teacher (Higher Apprenticeship – Level 4)
· Qualified Teacher (Higher Apprenticeship – Level 5
· Graduate Teacher/Lecturer (Higher Apprenticeship – Level 6)
Which are attached with this update that you will start to see how similar they are to lots of work going on in the only just revised LL ITE qualifications!
It will be interesting to see how this developshttps://dancingprincesses.wordpress.com/
My name is Sue Webster and I am working towards a Professional Doctorate in Education with Plymouth University. My thesis project aims to extend and complement existent and current research and is designed to investigate and develop professional learning for Teacher Educators in Post Compulsory Education & Training /Further Education & Skills.
The intention of the project is to enhance practice and promote recognition of a professional identity for Teacher Educators in this sector.
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