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Tuesday, December 19

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    TELL UPDATE - DECEMBER 19TH 2017
    Firstly Happy Christmas and a great new year to all TELL members, with a nice naff Christmassy picture below!!
    {snowmen.jpg} ​We've had a good year this year with a continued growth in membership, a little more of a profile in the sector, our usual smallish but perfectly formed network meetings, and invitations to be involved in some bigger meetings with other networks and like-minded groups and organisations.
    There is ongoing activity to keep TELL's profile and activities to the fore, including getting research showcased, being involved in publications and more, and overall TELL is one of the things putting me off retiring just yet!
    This update includes the TELL Supplement, a request for assistance with a member's research, materials from the recent meeting in Sheffield, a notification of the ARPCE conference next year, materials from the recent 'Power and professionalism in FE' conference in Huddersfield, and a link to the BERA Post-Compulsory and Lifelong Learning SIG update which has been recently published
    As always, please distribute the update to anyone you think may be interested and I will also tweet that it is available.
    If you are interested in joining TELL you just need to email me at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk
    TELL SupplementThe supplement, entitled 'TELLing stories #1' will be published in January and is looking encouragingly good at the moment. More will be revealed in the new year!
    Request for assistance with research into teacher education from Lindsey WaineWe almost always manage to help when a member posts a request for assistance with research, so please do help with this one from Lindsey.
    I am currently in the later stages of PhD research into university-based teacher education. This is a comparative study, looking at the experiences of student teachers in England, Germany and France.
    In order to have a comparative basis, I have chosen to focus on secondary teacher education.
    I have interviewed teachers at universities in Germany and France (two in each case) and am now looking for an English university outside London that offers a secondary PGCE.
    The specific need is to interview 5 or 6 students currently on programme and each interview would last for approximately an hour.
    If any TELL colleagues are able to help me in this respect, I would be very grateful!
    Best wishes for a happy and peaceful Christmas! Lindsey Waine
    I can be contacted at: ljwaine@gmail.com or lindsey.waine14@ucl.ac.uk.
    Sheffield meeting materialsWe had a really interesting and enjoyable meeting in Sheffield on 4th December, and the details and materials where I have them are below:
    Gina Donovan (Christ Church Canterbury University) - TELL: Partnership, Participation and ProgressionAn opportunity for participants to share experiences and feedback on some current areas of policy and development.
    Jim Crawley (Bath Spa University) - TELLing Stories #1 – Creating the TELL supplement (PowerPoint attached) A small team of three is working towards the publication of the first TELL research supplement, entitled ‘TELLing Stories #1’, and this sessions reflects on the process, challenges and collaboration involved. The use of technology as a means of supporting content creation has become a significant part of the publication process, and a discussion on this theme will be part of the session. {TELL_Sheffield_JimCrawley.ppt}
    Colin Waugh (Independent and Editor, Post-16 Educator) - The Liberal and General Studies Project (items attached)50 interviews have been recorded for this project with people who taught Liberal and/or General Studies (L/GS) as an element in vocational courses in FE colleges between 1960 and about 1990. We are now in the process of analysing these interviews and have produced an interim publication which is titled: The Real Radical Education? Liberal and General Studies with vocational students in UK colleges 1950-1990 as revealed through interviews with practitioners who taught it. We consider that L/GS encouraged lecturers to adopt experimental practices and ideas about education that are still of interest to people concerned with post-compulsory teacher education now. {Sheffield_ColinWaugh_4 Dec 2017.pdf}
    Dave Darwent and Liane Taylor (Sheffield Hallam University) - Praise, feedback and feed forward (PowerPoint attached)From a starting point, 3 years ago, of asking whether ITE programmes effectively equip teachers to give praise, this research topic has evolved into asking whether educators and learners understand the same things by praise, feedback and feedforward and has unearthed some stark and shocking themes. Now drawing to a close the research has been presented to UCET and is the basis of a paper which is being written at the moment, and has caused some of the partner institutions of SHU to already implement changes to their praise and feedback policies. SHU's own Learning Enhancement and Academic Development team (LEAD) have embraced the findings and are now working on a model to be offered to the university, not just the teacher education department, aiming to improve the student experience. {Darwent_Taylor_TELL DEC 2017 final.pptx}
    Sarah Boodt (Sheffield Hallam University) Education and Training Foundation (ETF) FE Teacher Educator project.
    3rd ARPCE International conference - Association of Research in Post Compulsory Education (ARPCE) Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford, UKFriday 13 July – Sunday 15 July 2018Conference theme: Research in Post-compulsory Education
    This international conference aims to bring together researchers and practitioners in post-compulsory education from many different countries. It provides an opportunity for participants to spend 3 days in inspirational surroundings sharing ideas and projects with like minded people. The ARPCE committee is keen to attract early career researchers, those with teaching or professional roles in post-compulsory education, as well as established researchers and journal contributors.Contributions on any aspect of post-compulsory education are very welcome, including professional education, adult learning, further and higher education, work based learning, community education. Presenters may focus upon theory, practice, or methodology, and be prepared to share their work in a supportive and inclusive learning environment.oxford-2361239_640
    Conference Paper abstracts up to 250 words should be submitted via the ARPCE website (link below). Alternatively there will be an opportunity to submit a Conference Poster. All proposals will be reviewed by the ARPCE Committee. Accepted papers will be allocated a 40 minute session. Presenters will be allowed 15 minutes to summarise their paper and the balance of time will be open for discussion of the paper.We also accept proposals for symposia, please submit these through the same link below.http://arpce.org.uk/conference-2018/
    Power and professionalism in FE conferenceWe have kindly been given permission by Huddersfield University to share this with TELL members. You can download all the presentations from the Power and Professionalism conference.
    Please click the link to download the zip file (ignore any error messages about not able to show a preview) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PXkiJxN91K5fC2CdAvIu5ZXgeuBtXwLe/view?usp=sharingSave the file to your computer and then unzip to a folder to access the individual presentations.
    News from the Post-Compulsory and Lifelong Learning SIG (with thanks to Joel Petrie)The December SIG newsletter includes feed back on the results of the vote on the name of the SIG which was proposed by a number of members at the September forum. We also report on current discussions and developments around the potential establishment of a meta overarching network of associations committed to research on our sector. Several events and conferences which may be of interest in the coming months are highlighted. Finally, it being almost the season to be jolly, we identify some potential stocking fillers – books from 2017 with contributions from SIG members.https://tinyurl.com/ycb4l5vj
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    TELL (Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning) NETWORK EVENTS UPDATE 21ST NOVEMBER 2017
    The agendas are below (in MS Word and PDF) for our next two TELL meetings, in Sheffield and London (Southwark).
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Tuesday, November 21

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    The agendas are below (in MS Word and PDF) for our next two TELL meetings, in Sheffield and London (Southwark).
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    be excellent days, and I'll be tweeting the info and putting it on teachereducatoruk.wikispaces.com during today.days.
    PLEASE CIRCULATE TO OTHERS, AS BOTH EVENTS ARE FREE, AND ALL WITH AN INTEREST IN ATTENDING ARE WELCOME.
    To book:
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    TELL (Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning) NETWORK EVENTS UPDATE 21ST NOVEMBER 2017
    The agendas are below (in MS Word and PDF) for our next two TELL meetings, in Sheffield and London (Southwark).
    For Sheffield on Monday 4th December 2017, this is the final agenda for the day, and it is the final list of contributions in an outline agenda for London (Southwark) on Tuesday February 27th 2018. They both promise to be excellent days, and I'll be tweeting the info and putting it on teachereducatoruk.wikispaces.com during today.
    PLEASE CIRCULATE TO OTHERS, AS BOTH EVENTS ARE FREE, AND ALL WITH AN INTEREST IN ATTENDING ARE WELCOME.
    To book:
    For Sheffield you can use the Eventbrite link below or email Jim at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tell-network-meeting-december-2017-tickets-39181141850
    For London you can either email Jim j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk or Jo-Ann jo-ann.delaney@canterbury.ac.uk
    {TELL_flyer_Sheffield_Dec17.pdf}
    {TELL network meeting London Feb 2018.pdf}

    TELL (Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning) NETWORK UPDATE 31st October 2017
    Hello to everyone. I'm delighted to say that TELL seems to be benefitting from an upsurge in interest about research and networking in the FE and Skills sector. Our membership has now grown to over 260, and this update features the almost complete calendar for TELL events for 2017/18, an update on our first TELL supplement with a call for contributions for that supplement, news about forthcoming publications by TELL members, and information on another of the ETF subsidised training programmes for teacher educators, this time in Sheffield.
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Tuesday, October 31

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    Liaising with other organisations for a variety of purposes including: to consult and develop current priorities; to disseminate resources; to distribute publicity for our events; to publicise their events; and also for joint projects or projects commissioned by them
    Email j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk to join
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    TELL (Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning) NETWORK UPDATE 31st October 2017
    Hello to everyone. I'm delighted to say that TELL seems to be benefitting from an upsurge in interest about research and networking in the FE and Skills sector. Our membership has now grown to over 260, and this update features the almost complete calendar for TELL events for 2017/18, an update on our first TELL supplement with a call for contributions for that supplement, news about forthcoming publications by TELL members, and information on another of the ETF subsidised training programmes for teacher educators, this time in Sheffield.
    As always please forward the update to anyone you feel may be interested.
    DECEMBER 4TH 2017 SHEFFIELD TELL NETWORK MEETING (FREE)
    Have you tried to get tickets for the 'Power and Professionalism' event in Huddersfield and been disappointed? Worry not, for we have our first TELL meeting of the year just one week later in Sheffield!
    Dave Darwent from Sheffield Hallam University and myself are putting together the agenda for the TELL network meeting which will be at SHU’s Collegiate Crescent Campus on Monday December 4th between 11.00 and 3.00.
    We are currently looking for contributors to offer short presentations or workshops or to facilitate debates or discussions, and you can book online on-line at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tell-network-meeting-december-2017-tickets-39181141850. Places are limited so do book in early.
    If you would like to contribute please e-mail Jim at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk or Dave (at d.darwent@shu.ac.uk) - or both of us.
    Please DO share this e-mail with your networks.
    MORE DETAILS OF OTHER TELL MEETINGS FOR 2017/18 FURTHER DOWN THIS UPDATE.
    'TELLing Stories' #1 - our first TELL Supplement - editors Peter Wolstencroft, Carol Thompson and Jim Crawley
    CONTRIBUTIONS NEEDEDWe are successfully gathering information about publications by TELL members using online tools including Scopus and Refworks, and that will give us a good list of items to feature which have been published through academic channels.
    'Grey research' i.e. research undertaken and published outside of normal academic peer-reviewed channels is more difficult to gather, so we will largely be relying on what you notify us about.What is needed is:Details of projects, reports and resources you have been involved in during 2016 and 2017, and links to where they can be found if possible.
    PLEASE SEND DETAILS TO j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk, AS THIS WILL BE A USEFUL PLATFORM TO SHOWCASE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN, AND SHARE WITH OTHERS
    EVENTS CALENDARWe are working on an events calendar for 2018 to help everyone plan their diaries around important activities. If you have any events you would like to share with TELL members or know of any 'not to be missed' things you think members would value, then please let us know and we will include these in the first TELL supplement.
    RESEARCH MENTORINGTELL provides an opportunity to share research, discuss ideas and benefit from an open exchange of information. The membership list includes people with a wealth of research experience and others who may be taking their first steps into research or publication. As a community, this puts us in a unique position to encourage new researchers and ultimately extend the body of knowledge available to everyone and we wondered if it might be an opportunity to provide more structured support through a voluntary mentoring programme.
    The term ‘mentoring’ is offered in the widest sense and the expectation would be that interested parties would negotiate the scope of the mentoring relationship based on individual preferences and needs. We also hope that this would be a democratic process whereby ‘mentors’ and ‘mentees’ (or whatever alternative terms we choose to adopt), gain equally from the relationship.
    At this point, no formal structure has been proposed, we are simply offering this as an idea to gauge the level of interest from the network. If you feel this is something you would like to be involved with or something which you would find useful, please get in touch with Carol Thompson at carol.thompson@beds.ac.uk
    OTHER TELL MEETINGS FOR 2017/18
    We now have three meetings definitely in the calendar for 2017/18 with one other almost in place.Those confirmed in addition to the December Sheffield meeting are:
    Marjon University, Plymouth - Wednesday 16th May 2018
    University of Bolton, Bolton - Thursday 21st June 2018
    Agendas will be agreed nearer the dates for these but as always, they are FREE of charge, run from 11.00 to 15.00, and combine networking and discussion with showcasing members' research. All with an interest in research in the FE and skills sector are welcome.You can book places now if you're ready to, by emailing Jim at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk
    SUBSIDISED TRAINING FOR TEACHER EDUCATORS - SHEFFIELD
    Are you a teacher educator, mentor or subject learning coach involved in the development of new teachers?
    Do you work in a sixth form college, further education college, offender learning setting, private training provider or other lifelong learning setting?
    If so, an exciting opportunity to work on shaping the future of Initial Teacher Education in FE and lifelong learning is available!
    The Sheffield Institute of Education at Sheffield Hallam University, in partnership with a large FE college, are running a continuing professional development (CPD) programme for FE and lifelong learning teacher educators.
    A four-day programme is being held in Sheffield. It costs £325.
    The dates are 11th November, 25th November, 9th December 2017 and 13th January 2018.
    BookingSign up via the ETF booking system: https://booking.etfoundation.co.uk/course/details/239
    If you have any questions please contact: Sarah Boodt - s.boodt@shu.ac.ukor Judith Higginson - j.higginson@shu.ac.uk
    Flyer below {Transforming Teacher Education autumn course.pdf}
    NEW AND FORTHCOMING PUBLICATIONS BY TELL MEMBERS
    Gravells, Anne (2017) Principles and Practices of Teaching and Training. Exeter: Learning MattersThis is a core text which is relevant for anyone wanting to be (or working as) a teacher or trainer in the further education and skills sector, in the UK or internationally.It has all the information you need to work towards any of the following:- a qualification such as the Award, Certificate or Diploma in Education and Training (or Cert ed/PGCE/TQFE).- a Learning and Development qualification- a Train the Trainer course- an international vocational teaching qualification (such as the IVQ in Teaching, Training and Assessing Learning)- a Teaching, or Learning and Development apprenticeship programme.The book is suitable if you are working towards any teaching/training programme offered by any awarding organisation in any country.
    Ovenden-Hope, Tanya and Blandford, Sonia (due 2018) Understanding Applied Learning. Developing effective practice to support all learners. Abingdon: Routledge.Understanding Applied Learning enables teachers, lecturers and educators to facilitate applied learning effectively with learners in schools, colleges and universities. It introduces teachers to the concept of applied learning in practice, cutting across any vocational and academic divide to show how this approach supports high-quality and effective outcomes for learners. Applied learning prepares and equips learners for life in the twenty-first century and lifelong learning. Offering practical guidance on why and how to adopt applied learning in all post-primary settings, this practical resource introduces and explores the core concepts, practices and benefits of using this approach. Illustrated with real-life scenarios, it examines why applied learning is relevant today, how it enables learners to connect knowledge with new situations, how to navigate and solve intellectual and skills-based problems and how to work collaboratively and develop higher-level thinking skills.  
    NEW TELL MEMBERS
    As always, TELL welcomes new members. To join couldn't be easier .. just email me at j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk

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    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.
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    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.
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