One of the ways in which the Education and Training Foundation is supporting the sector to be more research-engaged is through its practitioner research programme, which in 2014-15 has consisted of two strands, one delivered by SUNCETT and the other delivered by emCETT. Each have offered different models of support aimed at meeting the diverse needs of our sector, but designed to ensure that participants are provided with the support they need to complete their research and implement change.
The Foundation were delighted to be able to showcase projects conducted through our practitioner research programme 2014-15 at our Practitioner Research Conference on the 7th July 2015. The posters displayed and workshop presentations represent the breadth and huge variety of types of provision that make up the Education and Training sector.
Congratulations to all the participants in undertaking and completing their research and for their commitment to improving their own and colleagues’ practice for the benefit of the sector and its learners.
Sheila Kearney, Head of Research, Education and Training Foundation
Follow the links below to watch the videos of the presentations and workshops.
- Conference overview
- Welcome and keynote presentations
- Workshop 1.1: Curriculum – HE in FE
- Workshop 1.2: Technology
- Workshop 1.3: Impact of RDFs
- Workshop 1.4: Professional development
- Workshop 1.5: Maths and ESOL
- Workshop 2.1: Whole organisation approach
- Workshop 2.2: Curriculum – teaching, learning and assessment
- Workshop 2.3: Curriculum – professionalism
- Workshop 2.4: ESOL and family learning
- Workshop 2.5: Offender learning
emCETT: Annmarie Higgins, Bob Read, Caryn Loftus, Claire Collins, Gail Lydon, Jo Byrne, Joss Kang, Ian Grayling, Mary Conway and emCETT Regional Adviser Kathy Wood, who supported providers during the programme, was unable to be present on the day.
SUNCETT: Andrew Buglass, Hayley Jenkins, Dr Lawrence Nixon, Professor Maggie Gregson, Trish Spedding