Forthcoming events

Please see details of latest and past events.

Power and Professionalism in FE Conference

(incorporating book launch for The Principal)

Saturday, 25th November 2017 at the University of Huddersfield     (#huddpowerfe)

The focus of this conference is on how power is exercised and experienced in the Further Education sector. It will draw on and develop themes from The Principal – Power and Professionalism in FE, a sequel to Further Education and the Twelve Dancing Princesses. Using Machiavelli’s celebrated and contested treatise The Prince as a metaphorical guide, conference contributors will interrogate leadership, agency and professionalism in FE.

Provisional programme:

  • Introduction - Dr Lynne Sedgmore CBE
  • Keynote - Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker
  • Speakers – Chapter writers and additional contributors include Dr Vicky Duckworth,
  • Plenary - Lou Mycroft
  • Book launch

The event is supported by the ARPCE, LSRN, TELL and Tutor Voices.

More info to be updated.

Limited spaces are available. Please book a place for the Power and Professionalism in FE Conference

Past Events

Consortium Annual Conference 2017

Thinking differently and creatively about our new curriculum

Friday, 23th June, 2017 at the University of Huddersfield     (#hudtec17)

This conference is open to University and FE partner teacher educators. There will be opportunities to network, share best practice and to reflect and formulate plans for the next academic year.

For the programme and papers details please see  Consortium Annual Conference 2017

Pre-Conference Evening Lecture 2017

Mindset and a layered pedagogy of teacher education: teacher educators, their trainees and their students

Thursday, 22th June, 2017 at the University of Huddersfield     (#hudtec17)

Speaker - Dr Barry Hymer

For details please see  Pre-Conference Evening Lecture 2017

Collaborative Practice Development Day

A Collaborative Practice Development day on 17th February 2017 is now open for booking. 

The day includes practical workshops covering research informed practice, classroom behaviour and management, new apprenticeship requirements, IAG and headline accountability measures, the digital learner, English and maths assessment and tracking, skills competitions and regional specialist leads. This will be supplemented by a marketplace covering peer collaboration, sharing of effective practices and resources. 

Further details of the event and how to book your place can be accessed via the website link - http://bit.ly/CTConf17

Developing and Supporting "Expert FE Teachers": professional learning and development for new and experienced teachers 

Friday, 9th September, 2016 at University of Huddersfield (Conference hashtag #hudefet )

The conference focuses on the professional learning and development for new and experienced teachers. It will be of interest to teacher educators, managers with responsibility for teaching and learning, CPD managers and HR managers.

See further details Developing and Supporting "Expert FE Teachers".

Consortium Annual Conference 2016

Being an FE teacher educator

Friday, 24th June, 2016 at the University of Huddersfield     (#hudtec16)

This one day conference seeks to unpack what it means to be a teacher educator working with and in the FE and skills sector. It seeks to explore Lunenberg, Dengerink and Korthagen’s (2014) six roles of a teacher educator and apply them to the distinctive context of FE initial teacher education. This event will be of particular interest to FE-based teacher educators, HEIs working in partnership with FE colleges to deliver ITE and managers from the FE and skills sector with responsibility for ITE.

For the programme, papers, and booking details please see  Consortium Annual Conference 2016

Behaviour Management Conference 2016

Behaviour Management in FE and the skills sector

Friday, 1st July, 2016 at the University of Huddersfield

The 2014 Professional Standards expect teachers and trainers to “build positive and collaborative relationships” with their learners and “manage and promote positive learner behaviour” (Education and Training Foundation, 2014). This conference seeks to explore behaviour management by bringing together experts, researchers, teacher educators and teachers to consider this increasingly important topic from a number of perspectives. This one-day event will be of particular interest to senior managers with a responsibility for teaching and learning, teacher educators, CPD managers, teachers and trainers.

For the programme, papers, and booking details please see Behaviour Management Conference 2016

Maths and English Curriculum Fest 2016

Wednesday, 16th June, 2016 at University of Huddersfield (#mecf16)

This event aims to provide practitioners and programme managers with strategies to support the effective delivery of maths and English, and include motivating and engaging learners in the classroom; success with re-sits; and reviewing CPD needs and approaches. There will be opportunities to network, share best practice and to reflect and formulate plans for the next academic year.

For the programme and workshops details please see  Maths and English Curriculum Fest 2016

Planning Your English and Maths CPD for 2016/17

on Wednesday, 16 th March 2016 at the University of Huddersfield

This free half day conference is aimed at Programme Leaders of maths and English. The event focuses on lessons learned from the first two years of the government’s policy on GCSE English and maths and will be led by Sue Lownsbrough and John Barton, the Regional Specialist Leads for English and maths respectively. The event will start at 10 am (registration from 9.30) and close with lunch at 12.30.

Leadership and Research in Further Education 

This year’s Principals’ and Senior Managers’ (by invitation only) event being hosted by The Education and Training Consortium (ETC) and the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) Thursday, 3rd March 2016.

The speakers at the event will be Dr Nigel Leigh, Principal and Chief Executive of Stephenson College; Dr Lynne Sedgmore, formerly executive director of the 157 Group, and John Widdowson, President of the AoC and Principal and Chief Executive of New College, Durham. All of these speakers have been involved in research as senior managers in the FE sector and this seminar provides an opportunity for FE leaders and academics studying the FE sector to collaborate and examine how research might inform leadership in the sector.

For further details of or an invitations to this Principals’ and Senior Managers’ event please email etc@hud.ac.uk or call Elaine Eastwood on 01484 478204.

14th Consortium Annual Conference 2015

“What’s going on? Research ‘in’, ‘on’ and ‘with’ the further education and skills sector”

Friday, 26th June, 2015 at the University of Huddersfield, Hashtag - #hudtec15

The Education and Training Foundation has as one of its current priorities “building the capacity for” research in the further education and skills sector by 2016 (Education and Training Foundation, 2015). This conference seeks to support this capacity building work by bringing together researchers and practitioners working in and with the sector to share and discuss their recent and current research. This one-day event will be of particular interest to senior managers with a responsibility for teaching and learning, teacher educators, CPD managers and teachers.

See further details at Consortium Annual Conference 2015

GCSE English Learning Fair

Wednesday, 24th June, 2015 at University of Huddersfield, Hashtag  - #EnglishFair15

The teaching of GCSE English is one of the current government’s main priorities for the further education and skills sector. This event is aimed at teachers from the sector who currently teach GCSE English or will be teaching it from September 2015 and seeks to support them with their practice.

See further details at GCSE English Learning Fair

Archived Events

For more past events please see Archived Events

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