14th Consortium Annual Conference 2015 (#hudtec15)

"What's going on?" Research 'on, 'with' and 'from' the further education and skill sector

Friday, 26th June, 2015 at the University of Huddersfield

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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.

Conference Programme

Timing Sessions
10:00 Registration, refreshments and signing up for papers
10:25 Welcome from David Powell
 Director, The Education and Training Consortium
10:30 Keynote – Professor Diana Laurillard, the Institute of Education
 Educational neuroscience. Psychological Aspects of Education – Current Trends
11:15 Keynote – Dr Kevin Orr, the University of Huddersfield
 Using secondary data in educational research
11:45 Break
12:05 Parallel papers
13:05 Lunch
13:45 Parallel papers
14:50 Plenary
15:00 Evaluation and Close


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Papers include:

Download Annual Conference 2015 Abstracts in PDF format


Parallel papers – Session A (12.05 - 13.05)

Deliberative spaces - the Learning and Skills Research Network Joel Petrie  and Lydia Redican, City of Liverpool College  

“Time to Talk” Louise Mycroft, Northern College; and Kay Sidebottom, University Campus Barnsley and Northern College
“No research is insignificant”: bringing vocational students into the world of research. Jane Wormald, University of Huddersfield; Dr Nena Skrbic, Leeds City College; Dave Brown, Askham Bryan College; and Rachel Terry, Calderdale College

Mentoring teachers in the Further Education and Skills Sector – the current state and how it can be strengthened Dr Bronwen Maxwell, Sheffield Hallam University
“Trainee teachers in voluntary teaching posts: roles, rights and responsibilities” Dr Lisa Russell, and Dr Ron Thompson, University of Huddersfield  

So what do managers say about class management? Merv Lebor, Leeds City College
Ethnography: participatory approaches and the role of the researcher Liz Dixon, University of Huddersfield  

“HE in FE: a study of adult learners and resistance in higher vocational education” Kate Lavender, Calderdale College


Parallel papers – Session B (13.45 - 14.45)

Are graded lesson observations, the “elephant” in our classroom?  An exploration into the views of in-service teacher trainees on lesson observations Dominic Brockway, Leeds City College  

Using knowledge of teacher self-efficacy research to develop evidence-based practice in lesson observations Terry Pearson, Terry Pearson Ltd.
Taking ownership of your CPD – An approach to encourage practitioner-led action research Philippa Firth, Kirklees College  

Using research to inform your practice Dr Vicky Duckworth, Edge Hill University
“But do you have the courage to teach?” Exploring the purpose of Initial Teacher Education for the Education & Training sector Balwant Kaur, Leeds City College  

Fear and fortitude: Trainee Teachers and the modern moral high ground Dr Ian Rushton, University of Huddersfield
“Further Education Teacher Educators Project (FETEP): the journeys, pathways, qualifications, professional identities and some statistics Heather Booth-Martin, Craven College; and Dr John Bostock, Edge Hill University  

What does the FE sector look like? An analysis of workforce data Charlynne Pullen, The Education and Training Foundation


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Consortium partner colleges can book now!

The conference is free to staff from Consortium partner colleges. (Booking is now closed).

Non-Consortium colleges and HUDCETT members can book from Monday 8th June

A fee of £100 per person is payable to attend this conference. Any bookings will be provisional until the £100 per person fee has been paid. (Booking is now closed).


Any enquiries about the conference should be directed to etc@hud.ac.uk


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