Dr Lynne Yaylerson

In praise of complex, ‘messy’ practitioner research

Dr Lynne Taylerson, the author of a recent thematic review into the outcomes of the Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment (OTLA) 6 projects, reflects on the value of ‘messy’ research into complex, contextualised FE practice.

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Fiona Chalk

The role of the board in engendering the college of the future

Piece by Fiona Chalk. National Head of Governance Development at the ETF

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Delegates at conference

#APConnect: Programme reflections

#APConnect is a professional development programme for those operating in Advanced Practitioner (AP)-type roles across the Further Education and Training sector. It is commissioned and funded by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF). Alison Tanik of touchconsulting Ltd, the organisation that delivers the programme on behalf of the ETF, reflects on recent activity and explains how to get involved.

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Barnsley Adult Skills and Community Learning Service (ASCL)

#APConnect – CPD Pathway update

Update on the Advanced Practitioner webinars and their availability for booking at the end of October 2020.

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Workshop attendees

CfEM blog: CfEM Action Research – summary update

Blog by Cath Gladding, the ETF’s National Research Adviser, for the Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) programme.

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Learners at mixing desk

Shining a light on practitioner research – introducing a new portal

Paul Crisp of CUREE, the Centre for the Use of Research and Evidence in Education, introduces the ET’s new Practitioner Research and Evidence Portal.

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Workshop participants

#APConnect Live 2020

Blog by Joss Kang, Managing Director of touchconsulting LTD.

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Event attendees

Over 2,500 teachers and trainers have been involved in Professional Exchange Networks

Blog by Dr Catherine Manning, National Head of Practitioner Research and Development at the ETF about the Professional Exchange Networks.

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Femal teachers at a conference

CfEM blog: Action Research

Blog by Eddie Playfair, Senior Policy Manager at the Association of Colleges (AoC), for the Centres for Excellence in Maths (CfEM) programme.

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Workshop participants

Evidence Informed Practice introduced

Evidence Informed Practice is neither a brand new concept, nor a particularly complicated one. In a jointly-authored blog, Anna Douglas and Anne Hudson, who were appointed joint Heads of Evidence Informed Practice for the Education and Training Foundation in April, discuss why.

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OTLA digital graphic

OTLA projects explore how the digital capability of students can support staff in their use of technology in their practice

Colin Bentwood, Managing Director of the Strategic Development Network (SDN), writes how four collaborative OTLA Digital projects have explored how the digital capability of students can be harnessed to support staff in their use of technology for teaching, learning and assessment

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Digital Skills being taught

Action research and offender learning

Steph Taylor a College Leader in the Education Department at HMP Dovegate (SERCO) has taken part in the practitioner research support programmes run by the Education and Training Foundation. In this blog she discusses why it is important for staff in offender learning to have the opportunity to undertake action research to solve problems and improve their practice.

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David Russell

CEO blog: New Professional Standards launched today

This week, the Foundation is proud to publish the much-anticipated 2014 Professional Standards, an aspirational document enabling teachers and trainers to take responsibility for their own professional learning, and a major milestone in the drive towards greater professionalism across the sector.

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