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The title of our 2015 conference is called: “The Learning Revolution” and reflects our belief in the need to publicly recognise, discuss and explore the artistry and science of effective teaching and learning in Further Education.
The conference aims to engage our audience in a re-imagination of the ‘learning experience’ for post-16 learners. We hope to ignite a debate about the purpose of learning in FE colleges, the the need for more creative, imaginative pedagogy in classrooms, about the political and philosophical levers of educational change, and the varied and contestable practices used to define and improve teaching performance in FE. It is also a chance to celebrate the many wonderful and visionary ideas that colleges and practitioners are using to transform the classroom experience. These themes are considered against a General Election campaign context in which the main political parties have pledged to revolutionise the educational opportunities for learners in schools and colleges.
The conference asks the fundamental question: Do we know what learners want from their FE education? Are today's learners different from learners of 20 or 30 years ago? What do we expect from tomorrow's teachers? Is the OFSTED framework a help or a hindrance to the development of effective teaching practice? Is there room for creativity in today's classrooms? How will college's respond to the raising of the school leaving age? Are we seeing the privatisation of the educational experience as we know it?
Attend this event if you want to:
Discuss the emerging OFSTED priorities and agenda for 2015
Consider the validity of current models of ‘good teaching practice’
Consider tools for engaging student imagination
Consider whole-college strategies for embedding creativity, English and ICT across the curriculum
Create high performance teams and teaching cultures
Develop strategies for supporting and extending hard-to-reach learners
Discuss the new craze of ‘Poundland Pedgagogy’
Discuss strategies for implementing teacher coaching
Who Should Attend
This event is designed for senior managers, heads of department, staff development managers, quality managers, advanced practitioners, teacher trainers, university leaders, curriculum leaders, subject heads, pastoral mentors and course leaders.
Three places must be booked at the same time and all three delegates must attend.
Please ensure you quote your purchase order number with your booking. This discount cannot be used in conjunction with other discounts we may offer on this event.
Paul Joyce HMI Senior Inspector for OFSTED
Prof. Robert Winston Scientist & Broadcaster
Prof. Frank Coffield Institute of Education
Dr Jean Kelly Institute for Learning
Prof. Susan Wallace Nottingham Trent University
Geoff Petty Author & Consultant
Richard Moore HMI Lead Inspector for OFSTED
David Byrne Principal & CEO - Barnet & Southgate College
Dr John Lea Programme Director Canterbury Christ Church University
Isabella Wallace Author & Consultant
Bradley Lightbody Director: CollegeNet
Trevor Gordon Trevor Gordon Associates
Tony Davis Director: Centre for Creative Quality Improvement.
Andy Green Deputy Principal - Chichester College
Sally Challis-Manning Assistant Principal - Chichester College
John Perry University of Southampton
David Corke Director of Education: Association of Colleges