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Registration, Coffee & Breakfast
Welcome and Aims of the Day
Keynote Address 1: The Changing Policy Context in Post-Compulsory Teacher Education
Keynote Address 2: Changes to the ITE Qualifications Framework: New Challenges and Expectations for Teacher Trainers
Panel Discussion: Chaired by Dr Jim Crawley
Morning Refreshments & Networking
Principles of Teaching in Higher Education: Lessons for ITE Programmes
Dr John Lea
Workshop 1: Transforming Teacher Instruction: Using Evidence-Based Teaching Tools, OR
Workshop 2: Expansive vs Restrictive Observation Cultures: The ITE Context, OR
Dr Matt O'Leary
Workshop 3: Exploring the Dual Identities of Teacher Trainees
Dr Kevin Orr
Workshop 4: Teaching the New Award and Certificate, OR
Workshop 5: Effective Mentoring for ITE Trainees: Principles of Good Practice, OR
Workshop 6: Exploring the Dual Identities of Teacher Trainees
Dr Kevin Orr
Afternoon Refreshments & Networking
Workshop 7: Teaching the New Award and Certificate, OR
Workshop 8: Transforming Teacher Instruction: Using Evidence-Based Teaching Tools, OR
Workshop 9: Transformative Coaching: A Framework for Improving Trainee Performance
Evaluation, Questions & Close
Jim Crawley has worked for over 35 years in the Lifelong Learning sector, in adult and community learning, teacher education, professional development and basic skills. Jim co-ordinated the Lifelong Learning teacher education programme for twelve years, and is programme leader for the Adult and Tertiary Education MA pathway at Bath Spa University and a Teaching Fellow at the University. He has authored: ‘In at the Deep End: a survival guide for teachers in Post Compulsory Education’ (2010), and a wide range of papers, reports and conference contributions in topics including Adult and Community Education, Teacher Education and Learning Technology.
He is chair of the Post-16 Committee of the Universities’ Council for the Education of teachers (UCET); convenor of the new national research network (Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning -TELL); Chair of South West Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training and Convenor of the SW Regional Teacher Educators’ Forum. Jim has just submitted his PhD thesis on ‘the professional situation of teacher educators in the Lifelong Learning sector’.
Ann is a director of her own company Ann Gravells Ltd, an educational consultancy based in East Yorkshire. She specialises in teaching, training and quality assurance for the Further Education and Skills Sector. Ann has written and co-written 12 educational text books aimed at new teachers. The books are written in an accessible language and are based on the requirements of the teacher training qualifications.
Ann is a consultant to The University of Cambridge’s Institute of Continuing Education. She has worked for several Awarding Organisations producing qualification guidance, policies and procedures, and carrying out quality assurance of teacher training qualifications. She has been teaching in further education colleges since 1983. Ann holds a Masters in Educational Management, a PGCE, a Degree in Education, and a City & Guilds Medal of Excellence for teaching. Ann is a Fellow of the Institute for Learning and holds QTLS status.
Dr John Lea
John has taught in FE, AE and HE over the last thirty years, and is currently Assistant Director of Learning and Teaching at Canterbury Christ Church University. From 2005-2011, John was Vice-Chair, then Chair of the Universities' Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET) Post-16 Committee, and is currently a co-opted member of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA) Executive Committee, as an advisor on the HE/FE interface, which is his current research interest. He is the author of Working in Post-Compulsory Education (2003), Political Correctness and Higher Education: British & American Perspectives (2009), and 77 Things to Think About...Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (2012).
Dr Matt O'Leary
Matt is a Principal Lecturer & Research Fellow in post-compulsory education in the Centre for Research and Development in Lifelong Education (CRADLE) at the School for Education Futures, University of Wolverhampton. He has worked as a teacher/teacher educator and educational researcher for 20 years. During that time he has taught in primary and secondary schools, FE Colleges and universities in the UK, Mexico and Spain.
Matt's research interests are rooted in teacher development, particularly exploring the relationship between educational policy and the practice of teachers working in the post-compulsory sector. His recent research, featured in the IfL's Intuition magazine in 2012, has examined the role of classroom observation in shaping professional identity, motivation and development of teachers in FE. Matt's book 'Classroom Observation: A Guide to the effective observation of teaching and learning' was published in July 2013.
Dr Kevin Orr
Kevin has worked at the University of Huddersfield as a senior lecturer in post-compulsory education and training since 2006 and leads the University of Huddersfield’s flexible Continuing Professional Development Framework courses. He taught in Further Education (FE) colleges, mainly on ESOL and teacher education provision, for sixteen years before joining the University and maintains a keen interest in FE. In November 2009, Kevin was awarded a PhD for his thesis entitled College Cultures and Pre-Service Trainee Teachers: a study in the creation and transmission of ideas about teaching.
Kevin's first degree was in History and French from the University of Manchester and he later went on to study for a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education and the Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language to Adults. He completed an MA by research at Manchester Metropolitan in 2005, which considered the impact of policy on FE teaching practice. Kevin is currently studying for an MSc in Social Research Methods and Statistics at the Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research at the University of Manchester.
John Perry is an inspirational speaker and originator of the Three-Dimensional Approach to Stress Management; an experienced teacher, counsellor, coach, university lecturer and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
John has published widely in the areas of mentoring, stress management, counselling skills training, curriculum design and experiential learning, and led on numerous FE management and teaching development events.
John’s portfolio also includes a successful consultancy track-record as a well-being consultant to a number of world-class companies such as Sony UK, HSBC and Disney. He is currently a Principal Teaching Fellow in Healthcare Communication within the Faculty of Medicine at Southampton University.
Mike is one of the UK's leading experts in evidence-based teaching methods who works closely with Geoff Petty to support schools and colleges across the UK to improve teaching and learning.
Mike set up the Evidence-Based Teachers Network (EBTN) which now has over 2000 members (www.ebtn.org.uk), and in collaboration with Mediamerge Ltd, produces video materials on how teachers can implement ‘what works’ in the classroom.
He has more than 10 years of experience teaching in science in secondary school settings, and has advised numerous further education colleges on teacher improvement strategies and recovering under-achieving departments.
The Venue: Croydon Park Hotel
Address: 7 Altyre Road, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 5AA.
Getting to the Venue
The Hotel Croydon Park is easy to reach by train, road and rail from all major junctions. East Croydon Station is only 200 yards from us!
Gatwick - 15 minutes (By Train)
East Croydon Station - 200 yards (Walking distance)
Croydon Town Centre - 1/4 mile
Sutton - 5 miles London City - 10 miles
Excellent links between Wimbledon, New Addington, Beckenham Junction & the Centre of Croydon.
Croydon is easily accessible from the A23 leading from Central London to Gatwick, Crawley and the South Coast. From the M25 take junction 7 and head for the centre of Croydon.
Car park available onsite. This is charged locally and subject to availability.
Some Info About Croydon
Croydon is the largest commercial and retail centre in the South East, excluding London.
There are over 20 Blue Chip Company headquarters or regional offices here.
Croydon is within 10 miles of the City of London and very close to the UK Motorway System including the M23 and M25.
Two major International Airports - Gatwick & Heathrow are easily accessed by road or rail.
Comprehensive leisure & cultural offerings through the Fairfield Halls, Clocktower, Arts Complex, The Warehouse Theatre, Cinemas, Ten Pin Bowling and many Restaurants and Night Clubs.
Croydon is a major shopping destination in the south east. With two shopping centres, major retailers such as Debenhams and House of Frazer, popular high street chains and a number of independent shops.
The Croydon Park Hotel is situated only a short walk (200 meters) from east Croydon Station where you can get regular fast services to London Victoria, London Bridge, Charing Cross and Waterloo Station. You can purchase London day travel cards at East Croydon Station which are fantastic for sightseeing in Central London and will gives you 2 for 1 offers on major London attractions.
Crystal Palace Football Club play their home fixtures within the borough at Selhurst Park.
Croydon is home to the Tramlink, and offers direct services to Wimbledon Beckenham and New Addington.
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