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Consortium for PCET Annual Conference 2012
in association with Higher Education Academy Seminar Series 2011-12

"Teacher educators for the future:Building research-informed practice in the Lifelong Learning Sector"

Friday, 29th June 2012 at University of Huddersfield (#hudtec12)

part of the University of Huddersfield's Diamond Jubilee celebrations

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This day seminar was aimed at teacher educators in universities and further education colleges whose primary concern is the initial training and continuing professional development of teachers within the Lifelong Learning sector. It provided an opportunity for practitioners and researchers to engage in a constructive dialogue based on the challenges and opportunities posed by the growing body of research into Lifelong Learning - including further, higher and adult education, as well as other forms of post-compulsory education and training. The seminar particularly aimed to attract teacher educators who are delivering higher education programmes in further education colleges - including Certificate in Education and PGCE courses for Lifelong Learning, as well as undergraduate provision in education.

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The focus of the event was on research which can inform the practice of teacher educators, both in terms of what they teach but also in how they support, challenge and inspire their students.

Diamond Jubilee emblem Workshops/seminars were led on the following topics:

  • Teaching, learning and assessment in Lifelong Learning
  • Issues of equality and diversity in Lifelong Learning
  • Comparative international research into vocational education
  • Issues of curriculum and knowledge in Lifelong Learning
  • Policy studies on the Lifelong learning sector
  • Teaching higher education in further education colleges
  • Developing practice in teacher education for the Lifelong Learning sector


The seminar aimed to have a direct impact on the practice and professional development of the teacher educators who attend, and indirectly develop research-informed practice in their colleagues and students in the Lifelong Learning sector.


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Conference Programme



Registration and Refreshments


Welcome and Introduction

Christine Jarvis   Prof. Christine Jarvis, Dean of Education & Professional Development




Dr. Denise Robinson, Director Consortium for PCET and HUDCETT, National Teaching Fellow



Keynote Lecture
Anja Swennen


'Teacher educators in the life-long learning sector: their work and identity'

Dr. Anja Swennen

Teacher Educator, VU University Amsterdam

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Panel Discussion - Future challenges for research and practice in Teacher Education for Lifelong Learning



  • Dr. Robin Simmons (University of Huddersfield)   [Chair]
  • Professor Helen Colley (University of Huddersfield)
  • Dr Penny Noel (University of Bolton)
  • Dr Kevin Orr (University of Huddersfield)
  • Dr Anja Swennen (VU University Amsterdam)

Helen Colley Penny Noel Kevin Orr Anja Swennen


Closing Remarks - Dr. Denise Robinson, Director Consortium for PCET and HUDCETT

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Code Morning session 11:35 – 12:40


a & b

Anne Parfitt

a) FE Histories: a website for exploring the evolution of the sector

Dr Anne Parfitt (University of Exeter)

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Martyn Walker Robin-Simmons
b) Teacher training programmes for the Lifelong Learning Sector: a comparison of university and awarding body qualifications?

Dr Martyn Walker, Dr Robin Simmons
(University of Huddersfield)

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a & b

Marta Menor-Rodriguez Karen Veneziale

a) e-PTLLS

Marta Menor-Rodriguez, Karen Veneziale (Accrington and Rossendale College)

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Jim Crawley

b) Professionalism, what professionalism?

Jim Crawley (Bath Spa University)

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a & b

Pete Boyd

a) Being a Teacher Educator: tensions in further education college workplaces

Dr Pete Boyd (University of Cumbria), Simon Allan (University of Cumbria), Paolo Reale (Carlisle College)

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David Powell

b) Teacher educators from the Lifelong Learning sector working together to develop the use of modelling in their practice: an action research project.

David Powell (University of Huddersfield)

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Sarah Williamson

A journey of thinking: reflecting on teaching and learning through landscape, place and environment

Sarah Williamson (University of Huddersfield)

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CodeAfternoon session 13:30 – 14:35


a & b

Christine Warr

a) Tertiary Education and the Vocational Tutor

Christine Warr (Grimsby Institute for Further and Higher Education)

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Penny Noel

b) Grading, ethnicity and achievement

Dr. Penny Noel (University of Bolton)

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a & b

Kirstin Sawyer

a) Training the Trainer: in South Africa

Kirstin Sawyer (Bradford College)

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Jim Corrigan

b) Inductions: Vital building block or necessary evil?

Jim Corrigan (Yorkshire Coast College - Grimsby Institute)

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a & b


a) Anthology Project: Giving Voice to the Silent Scholars

Glenys Richardson, Stephanie Codd (North Lindsey College)

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Deborah Philip

b) The production of a popular song and music video to embed EDI (Equality, Diversity & Inclusion)

Debs Philip (Calderdale College)

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Popular song and music video to embed Equality, Diversity & Inclusion


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