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    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 undertaken I'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
    Regards
    Jim Crawley

    TELL LONDON REPORT (15/6/17) - From Rebecca Eliahoo
    Dear colleagues
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    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 undertaken I'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
    Regards
    Jim Crawley
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    REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE WITH RESEARCH - 3rd July 2017
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Monday, July 3

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    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
    {Survey PI form.docx}
    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:
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    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
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Tuesday, June 20

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    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.
    European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL) this year in Finland https://www.eapril.org/about.
    There is Erasmus+ funding for teacher exchanges and visits to schoolshttps://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/.
    The English Speaking Union funds two week research visits to the USAhttp://www.esu.org/our-work/cpd-for-teachers and usually the deadline is around May each year.
    Winston Churchill Memorial Trust http://www.wcmt.org.uk/apply/why-apply
    Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain www.philosophy-of-education.org.
    http://www.criticalpublishing.com/post-compulsory-teacher-educators-connecting-professionals
    If you’d like to read the first book ever on English PCE Teacher Ed by PCE Teacher Educators there’s a 25% DISCOUNT WITH CODE PCTECP1 (shameless promotion by authors).
    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 {tedx-teacher-development-threepointzero Viv Ellis.pdf} {Teacher Ed 3 0 TELL 15 June 2017.pdf}
    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 {IFS_findngs_summary Martin Compton.pptx}
    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 {TELL_London_2017 JimC.pptx}
    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 {UoW June 2017 2Louise Taylor.pdf}
    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
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    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.
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    November 2017.
    A linked conference / book launch has been scheduled at the University of Huddersfield on Saturday 25th November 2017.
    More details to follow.
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    If you’d like to read the first book ever on English PCE Teacher Ed by PCE Teacher Educators there’s a 25% DISCOUNT WITH CODE PCTECP1 (shameless promotion by authors).
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    Original Teacher Development 3 article and PowerPoint from the day below {tedx-teacher-development-threepointzero Viv Ellis.pdf}
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    by trainees.
    Jo-Ann Delaney’s presentation can be found at: tinyurl.com/TELLjdlo
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    PowerPoint from the day is below {IFS_findngs_summary Martin Compton.pptx}
    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 {TELL_London_2017 JimC.pptx}
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    authentic teacher learning. PowerPointlearning.PowerPoint from the
    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.
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    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
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    Updates - Selected TELL meetings
    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-westminster https://storify.com/RebeccaEliahoo/tell-2017-university-of-westminster
    Other things mentioned on the day were.
    European Association for Practitioner Research on Improving Learning (EAPRIL) this year in Finland https://www.eapril.org/about.
    There is Erasmus+ funding for teacher exchanges and visits to schoolshttps://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/.
    The English Speaking Union funds two week research visits to the USAhttp://www.esu.org/our-work/cpd-for-teachers and usually the deadline is around May each year.
    Winston Churchill Memorial Trust http://www.wcmt.org.uk/apply/why-apply
    Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain www.philosophy-of-education.org.
    http://www.criticalpublishing.com/post-compulsory-teacher-educators-connecting-professionals
    If you’d like to read the first book ever on English PCE Teacher Ed by PCE Teacher Educators there’s a 25% DISCOUNT WITH CODE PCTECP1 (shameless promotion by authors).
    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 {tedx-teacher-development-threepointzero Viv Ellis.pdf}
    {Teacher Ed 3 0 TELL 15 June 2017.pdf}
    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 {IFS_findngs_summary Martin Compton.pptx}
    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 {TELL_London_2017 JimC.pptx}
    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 {UoW June 2017 2Louise Taylor.pdf}
    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 attached
    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 - Newcastle meeting - Northumbria University
    Content from the Northumbria University meeting, 9th May 2017 (presentations etc. below)
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    LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/ayshahaqq
    Telephone Number: 0330 330 4673 - Ext 3
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    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.
    {TELL Northumbria_Terry and Lavender.ppt}
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