Posted by Michael Chandler on June 4, 2012 in News from Policy Consortium members
Peter Davies and Mick Fletcher are both to contribute to the Post-14 Network Research and Policy Working Day What do we mean by strongly vocational education? at the Institute of Education, University of London on 13th June.
The working day will consider the outstanding issues regarding the vocational curriculum relevant to the Commission on Adult Vocational Learning. Other speakers include:
Jenny Williams – Head of Strategy, Policy and Research, LSIS: the Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching and Learning
Tom Wilson – Director, unionlearn
Maurice Glassman – Senior Lecturer in Political Theory, London Metropolitan University
Jean Kelly – Institute for Learning
Geoff Stanton - Visiting Fellow, Institute of Education
Ann-Marie Bathmaker – Professor of Applied Research, UWE Bristol
Kathryn Ecclestone – Professor of Education and Social Inclusion, University of Birmingham
Lorna Unwin – Professor of Vocational Education, Institute of Education
There will be a choice of workshops, discussing the work of the Commission. The Proceedings will be published on the Institute website.
Booking forms are available from Richard Bull at email@example.com.
Peter Davies gave the opening keynote speech at the New Zealand Vocational Education and Training Research Forum 2012, held in Wellington on 18-19 April 2012. This successful event was organised by the NZ Industry Training Federation, in partnership with Ako Aotearoa – NZ’s National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence. It was attended by around 130 people from Industry Training Organisations, providers, government agencies, research bodies, and trade unions, including a number from Australia. Copies of Peter’s presentation Researching VET in a cold climate, his supporting back ground paper, and the presentations of all other contributors can be found at http://www.itf.org.nz/events/upcoming-events/event/46 .
Ian Nash and Mick Fletcher have both had articles published in the 19th March issue of FE Week, at http://lsect.co.uk/FEweek-No23-high-res.pdf . Ian’s piece was a shorter version of his Viewpoint No Sign Yet of Joined-Up Government under the title What do we cut and what do we keep? here. Mick’s offering Gazelle biting off more than they can chew? was – as its title implies – a response to the announcement of the formation of the Gazelle Group of colleges.
Maria Hughes has undertaken a review of British Council-facilitated international partnerships between the UK and overseas providers of vocational education and training. The review looked at the wider impact of collaborating in international partnerships. Jenny Rhys was also involved in editing the resulting publication, Building skills, building partnerships: a review and evaluation of the wider impact of British Council facilitated international partnerships (March 2012), at http://www.britishcouncil.org/building_skills__building_partnerships-3.pdf . The report was launched at British Council’s Going Global conference, held inLondon on 14-15 March 2012, at a session chaired by Martin Doel, CEO of AoC.