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FE News Feature Articles - Exclusive Peer to Peer thought leadership articles written by leading experts about the future of education and the future of work. #futureofeducation #futureofwork.

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Marjo Kyllönen, Head of Development Services, City of Helsinki

Teaching skills for the future: How Hels…

Jan 25, 2020 / Featured Article

#Skills2030 - World-leading educators coming together to innovate global education Finland’s education system has maintained a reputation for being the most innovative in the world for decades now. In 2019 the...

Janice Miller, CEO of Kidasha

Pioneering non-formal and alternative le…

Jan 24, 2020 / Featured Article

#InternationalEducationDay For a long time, traditional education models have failed to equip every child with the skills they need to fulfil their potential and partake meaningfully in society. Whilst many children thrive...

AELP Mark Dawe

Time to bring back skills accounts?

Jan 24, 2020 / Featured Article

Five Key Principles to Ensure the Success of Future Skills Accounts Nearly 20 years after it all went wrong with Individual Learning Accounts, the politicians think that it’s safe to go...

Adrian Anderson, Chief Executive, University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC)

The Purpose of Apprenticeships, the Rati…

Jan 23, 2020 / Featured Article

Defining what is meant by an ‘apprenticeship’ Let’s start with the purpose of an Apprenticeship. An Apprenticeship is a form of learning. Individuals in employment learn ‘on’ and ‘off’ the job...

Chris Griffiths world-leading expert on the application of innovation and Mind Mapping®

5 Reasons Dyslexic People are Brilliant …

Jan 22, 2020 / Featured Article

#Dyslexic People are Brilliant Learners Dyslexia is a common neurological difference - and while it can come with its challenges, it is also frequently paired with an aptitude for creativity and...

John Yarham, Interim Chief Executive of The Careers & Enterprise Company

Bringing business, schools and colleges …

Jan 21, 2020 / Featured Article

Employer engagement with schools and colleges is critical to the delivery of world-class careers education. In recent years, the number of employer encounters and workplace experiences that young people receive...

Johnny Warström, CEO and co-founder of interactive presentation platform Mentimeter

Giving a voice to all supports the inclu…

Jan 21, 2020 / Featured Article

Promoting #Diversity and #Inclusion A diverse and inclusive classroom is one that treats each student according to their individual needs and is, in theory, a happy one. However, in any classroom...

Richard Marsh

£2bn Levy Underspend: Has the demise of…

Jan 20, 2020 / Featured Article

#Apprenticeships 2020: Expiring #Levy Funding and Premature Success Rates - Don't Panic Yet! There has been a lot of speculation about whether Levy Overspend could be causing Apprenticeship funding to run...

Tom Bewick with Sharon Blyfield, Head of Apprenticeships and Early Careers at Coca Cola Enterprises Ltd. and Lucy Hunte, National Programme Manager — Apprenticeships, at Health Education England, (NHS)

What do large employers want from skills…

Jan 20, 2020 / SkillsWorld

In this second episode, recorded with keynote speakers at the Federation of Awarding Bodies (FAB) Annual Conference, #SkillsWorld presenter and FAB Chief Executive, Tom Bewick, speaks to Sharon Blyfield, Head...

Elena Magrini, Senior Analyst, Centre for Cities

Delivering change in disadvantaged place…

Jan 17, 2020 / Featured Article

Five things to watch in 2020 that could help break the low-skilled equilibrium in disadvantaged places We enter the 2020s as a country divided by geography and economics. The economic growth of...

Sam Blyth, Director of Schools and FE, Instructure

Tackling falling adult student numbers i…

Jan 16, 2020 / Featured Article

If Further Education is considered the overlooked middle child of the UK’s education system, adult learning might be seen as a distant cousin. The Learning and Work Institute reports that fewer...

Jacqui Molkenthin, JEML Consulting

Conflicts of Interest in End-point Asses…

Jan 15, 2020 / Featured Article

Managing and mitigating conflicts of interest is a critical part of the design and delivery of End-point Assessment (EPA). It must be covered in applications to the Register of End-point Assessment...

Chris Claydon MBE, Chief Executive, ECITB

Skills shortages in nuclear sector point…

Jan 14, 2020 / Featured Article

Closing the nuclear #skills gap As it takes shape on the Somerset coast, you can’t fail to be impressed by the spectacle of Hinkley Point C, the new nuclear power station...

Sai Loo, UCL Institute of Education, University College London

Highways and byways: Pathways to becomin…

Jan 13, 2020 / Featured Article

Further Education Teacher Educators This series of three articles on further education (FE) teacher educators is based on the research monograph, Professional Development of Teacher Educators in Further Education (Loo, 2020)[1].   The...

Professor Martin Doel OBE CBE of University College London

World’s first University Chair in Furt…

Jan 13, 2020 / SkillsWorld

 On #SkillsWorld this week, Tom Bewick speaks to Professor Martin Doel OBE CBE of University College London. Many listeners will be familiar with Martin’s work when he was chief executive of...

Mark Farrar, Chief Executive, AAT

Apprenticeship funding might well be in …

Jan 11, 2020 / Featured Article

With the target of three million #apprenticeship starts by April 2020 having long been discredited, government attention this year is set to focus on how to improve the working of...

Martin Doel, FETL Professor of Leadership in FE and Skills, University College London, Institute of Education

Defining the Future of Further Education

Jan 10, 2020 / Featured Article

Dilemmas, dualisms and dialectics - Professor Martin Doel asks, what's next for further education? #FutureofFE “Never make predictions, especially about the future” - Yogi Berra At the outset of a new decade everyone is...

Cerian Ayres, National Head of Technical Education, Education and Training Foundation

Collaboration with employers proving imp…

Jan 09, 2020 / Featured Article

As the detail of T Levels has been announced, a considerable amount of attention has been focused on the industry placement element of the courses. As we all now understand, these...

Tom Richmond, Founder and Director of the EDSK think tank

Runaway Training: Pretending that variou…

Jan 08, 2020 / Featured Article

“Today we bundle a number of different activities into the apprenticeship programme, unnecessarily complicating the system, diluting the brand, reducing value for money, and at times detracting apprenticeships… from their...

Nick Cutland, Executive Director of ILM

Investing in leadership training for you…

Jan 07, 2020 / Featured Article

In the post Brexit world when we are likely to see more challenging trading conditions and find it harder to recruit, it will be more important than ever to ensure...

Louise Doyle, director of Mesma

Delivering a quality apprenticeship prog…

Jan 06, 2020 / Featured Article

Future proofing the #apprenticeship model for the #FutureofEmployment Delivering a quality apprenticeship programme isn’t easy. It is arguably the most difficult provision in further education to get right. We have a long way...

Stephen Lambert, Director of Education4Democracy.

GREY POWER OR YOUTH-QUAKE?

Jan 04, 2020 / Featured Article

AGE, NOT CLASS IS NOW WHAT DIVIDES #VOTERS MOST For decades it has been believed that social class was the key determinant behind the outcome of a general election.  On December 12...

Adrian Anderson, Chief Executive, University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC)

Is the UK Plagued by Runaway Training an…

Jan 03, 2020 / Featured Article

... No, just an ill judged and ill informed report from the EDSK One of UVAC’s last tasks before the Christmas break was to contribute to research from our American partners...

Graham Hunter, VP of Skills, CompTIA

Best place to work in tech: Why you shou…

Jan 03, 2020 / Featured Article

Five years after the launch of the Northern Powerhouse, Manchester has been named the top city to work in tech in the UK – evidence that, at last, money is...

2020 Vision: Learning for the Changing W…

Jan 03, 2020 / Featured Article

Heard the one about how "most of the jobs in the future haven’t been invented yet"? It’s an often quoted phrase attached to varying levels of dramatic statistics however there is...

Joe Dromey is deputy director of research and development at Learning and Work Institute

Reversing the decade of decline in lifel…

Jan 02, 2020 / Featured Article

#LifelongLearning has never been more important The UK economy has seen a period of stagnation in productivity and pay that is unprecedented in modern times. Productivity has flatlined over the last decade...

Alice Duijser, Managing Director for EMEA, VitalSouce

Why higher education institutions need a…

Jan 02, 2020 / Featured Article

...and how they can deliver one #FutureofEducation As we head into a new decade, people working in UK higher education sector are mindful of the constantly evolving environment driven by changing...

Professor Amanda Kirby, CEO of Do-IT Solutions

Is Neurodiversity Coming of Age in 2020?

Dec 31, 2019 / Featured Article

#Neurodiversity - The rationale for positive person-centred framing Neurodiversity is a term that is increasingly being used to embrace a number of conditions such as Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Condition...

Lorraine Smith, Divisional Managing Director at Civica

Three ways efficient college management …

Dec 30, 2019 / Featured Article

In every college, the back office provides the administrative backbone to the teaching and learning experiences of students. However, lack of efficient processes can mean that more time and money is...

Cultivating An Inspirational Outdoor Lea…

Dec 28, 2019 / Featured Article

No matter how engaging the lesson is, after a while, a classroom might feel a little oppressive and boredom-inducing. Freshening up the space with a renovation or a new coat...

Jason Fowler, HR Director at Fujitsu UK&I

Top Five #Talent Predictions for #2020

Dec 27, 2019 / Featured Article

This year, HR topics have had a much bigger impact on business, and as we enter 2020, there is no sign of this slowing down. In light of this, Jason...

4 Ways to Promote Inclusivity in Learnin…

Dec 26, 2019 / Featured Article

Undoubtedly, when it comes down to the core purpose of education - to inspire, upskill and develop - inclusivity plays a crucial role in a child’s social and educational advancement...

Chris Sherry, Regional VP EMEA North at Forescout

Is today’s connected device culture le…

Dec 24, 2019 / Featured Article

One of the biggest and most rapid technological developments we’ve seen over the past decade has undoubtedly been the Internet of Things #IoT - Laptops, printers, fridges, light switches -...

Could you spare half an hour to take mor…

Dec 23, 2019 / Featured Article

The Cost Is Half An Hour – Just For People In #FE Over the coming holiday, could you spare half an hour to take more control of your FE career? If...

4 Key Trends for Recruiting #Talent in 2…

Dec 21, 2019 / Featured Article

90% OF THE JOB MARKET IS NOW CANDIDATE-DRIVEN – HOW TO RECRUIT IN 2020 As the year draws to a close, many companies begin to review their policies and their employee...

Emily Glassberg Sands, Director of Data Science at Coursera

The UK’s digital skills deficit - A si…

Dec 20, 2019 / Featured Article

As we move into the next decade, talent will underpin the UK’s efforts to maintain its position as a world-leader in innovation  The UK’s AI industry is set to grow exponentially...

Digital transformation is happening: Wha…

Dec 19, 2019 / Featured Article

The Future is/going to be digital The majority of people now use technology on a regular basis for completing a variety of tasks and activities in their private lives, to the...

Sam Blyth, Director of Schools and FE, Instructure

How distance learning can plug the UK’…

Dec 18, 2019 / Featured Article

#FE colleges’ step-change in willingness to embrace distance learning Remote learning is not a new concept for educators. Today, there are nearly 400,000 distance learners in Higher Education (HE), and three-quarters...

Roxanne Stockwell, Principal of Pearson College London

Graduates still hitting the world of wor…

Dec 17, 2019 / Featured Article

#Skills2030 - Nearly 1 in 5 graduates are seen by businesses as not workplace ready New research from Pearson Business School into graduate and business attitudes towards the transition from university to...

Byrne Mulrooney, Chief Executive Officer, Korn Ferry RPO, Professional Search and Korn Ferry Digital

Top Ten Emerging Global #Talent Trends f…

Dec 16, 2019 / Featured Article

This is the #FutureofEmployment says @Korn_Ferry The workforce is rapidly evolving. In the coming year we will see an even greater focus on transparency, agility, culture and purpose-driven leadership, employers are...

Jake O'Keeffe, co-founder of Atom Learning

Is #EdTech the solution to reducing teac…

Dec 13, 2019 / Featured Article

Jake O'Keeffe, co-founder of Atom Learning looks at the implications of a report from UCL on teacher workload barely reducing. He argues technology could provide the solutiion to this intractable...

Julia Aymonier, Chief Digital Officer, École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL)

#AI in hospitality education: Revolution…

Dec 12, 2019 / Featured Article

At prestigious hospitality management university, Switzerland’s École Hôtelière de Lausanne (EHL), Chief Digital Officer, Julia Aymonier is pioneering the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education. Here, she explains how...

Gauthier Van Malderen, CEO of Perlego

Why for the youth of today, this electio…

Dec 12, 2019 / Featured Article

When the political historians of the future look back upon this election, what will they say? Given the political and social upheaval of the past decade, it seems incredibly unlikely...

Elena Magrini, Researcher, Centre for Cities

General election 2019: Appraising the pa…

Dec 11, 2019 / Featured Article

#GE19 - Political parties all agree on the importance of adult education, but the next step is to ensure it works While they may disagree on the best way forward, it...

Chris Jeffries, CEO at Dev Clever

Why we must transform careers advice to …

Dec 10, 2019 / Featured Article

The argument that students must be helped to enter the correct career from the outset extends beyond personal success; 12 million people could be caught in a skills gap by...

Arnie Skelton, Managing Director, Effective Training & Development Ltd

FAST vs DROOP for conducting formative o…

Dec 09, 2019 / Featured Article

ASSESSMENT: FAST OR DROOP? In this article I’d like to review the way we conduct formative or summative assessment in the classroom through two contrasting approaches: FAST vs DROOP. I’m going to...

Graham Hunter, VP of Skills, CompTIA

Rethinking Assessment for the Real World…

Dec 06, 2019 / Featured Article

Ask a teenager today what they want to “be” when they grow up, and you will likely hear a pretty convincing one or two-word response. Dig a bit deeper and...

Jane Walton, Education Policy Chair, FSB

Business owners have a crucial role to p…

Dec 05, 2019 / Featured Article

Owning and running a business can be hugely rewarding. However, it brings with it demands, responsibilities and risks that can bring personal pressures which can impact a person’s health and...

Jason Fowler, HR Director at Fujitsu UK & Ireland

Flexible working has challenges and pitf…

Dec 04, 2019 / Featured Article

How to make #FlexibleWorking work for your organisation Today, more than half of UK workers work flexibly in some way, but there is still a lot of unmet demand: two in...

Celia Williams, Engagement Manager at Redrow

Inspiring the next generation to build: …

Dec 03, 2019 / Featured Article

There is a skills shortage in the housebuilding industry, and if you accompany that with an ageing workforce, and the housing market being one of the fastest growing UK sectors...

College Insolvency, Public Assets & …

Dec 02, 2019 / Featured Article

Who owns your college? Who controls your college?  The next question is, who owns your assets? Are you a public asset or an independent corporate business?  These aren't trick question. They are deadly serious...

Graham Hasting-Evans, Group Managing Director of NOCN and President of British Association of Construction Heads

General Election ambitions to upgrade in…

Dec 02, 2019 / Featured Article

Infrastructure Investment and Skills The construction industry is 7% of GCP and will employ 2.79 million people by 2023. It builds and maintains all our homes (some 25 million in the UK)...

How Competitions Further Skills Growth

Nov 30, 2019 / Featured Article

And that’s a wrap! What an incredible end to our inspirational 2019 Competitions. A huge congratulations to all our wonderful winners. For the full list of medalists, head to: https://t.co/kjt4sCElsg...

Future-proofing their #talent - The busi…

Nov 30, 2019 / Featured Article

Barely a week goes by without reports of an escalating skills shortage in the UK. In the face of socioeconomic uncertainty and rapid technological advances transforming the workforce, it is critical...

Alex Parlour, Corporate and Education Marcomms Manager, Sony Professional Solutions Europe

The Impact of #AI on Education: Smart te…

Nov 29, 2019 / Featured Article

Technology has fundamentally transformed the education environment, allowing learning experiences to span far beyond the confines of the traditional campus. From smart touch screens and interactive tablets, to lecture capture...

Richard Marsh, Apprenticeship Partnership Director, Kaplan Financial

#Apprenticeships at the end of 2019: Com…

Nov 29, 2019 / Featured Article

Competition Like many thousands of people I recently attended (and thoroughly enjoyed) World skills Live 2019 at the NEC Birmingham. Is there any finer sight in skills than the UK’s best trainees...

Vivi Friedgut, Founder and CEO, Blackbullion

How to build a successful financial educ…

Nov 28, 2019 / Featured Article

2019 was the year when the conversation around finances shifted for good. Across the media, in social networks and communities, we’ve seen the last taboo of talking openly about money...

James Duez, CEO, Rainbird

Re-thinking #AI education: Lack of #tale…

Nov 27, 2019 / Featured Article

The adoption of #ArtificialIntelligence and #Automation technologies in the UK is still being stunted by a lack of digital skills in businesses, according to new research. The study found that the...

Sarah Burns, Managing Director of GPRS Recruitment

#CPD - Are you getting a return on your …

Nov 26, 2019 / Featured Article

Embracing ongoing opportunities for personal development can benefit both employees and their employers; external training workshops provide the opportunity to build on their existing skillsets, learn something new, evaluate their...

Anne Marie Graham is chief executive of UKCISA

#WeAreInternational Student Forum: Helpi…

Nov 26, 2019 / Featured Article

Celebrating international and EU students and gaining valuable insight UKCISA took two great leaps forward on Monday 18 November, launching its first ever #WeAreInternational Student Forum with a range of FE...

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