The past year has been a turbulent one. We’ve seen the tragic killing of George Flloyd which has been the catalyst for a global outpouring of anger and grief towards racism and discrimination in society, adding huge momentum to the Black Lives Matter movement. Whilst the pandemic has highlighted some stark inequalities in British society.
It is clear much more progress needs to be made, but one positive that has arisen ...
Has anything changed?
As a plumbing teacher, I always thought it was unfair that the majority of full-time plumbing students had received training that would not prepare them for the challenges and problems of the workplace.
In addition, it troubled me that hardly any full-time plumbing students managed to get apprenticeships or jobs with plumbing firms.
This article looks into student progression and some of the quality changes in further education and apprenticeships ...
Grant Findlay, Strategy Director at Sir Robert McAlpine (@WeAreMcAlpine) reflects on the relationship between industry and educators during #NCW2021
With this year’s National Careers Week upon us, it is an important time to reflect on the relationship between industry and educators – and the opportunities we need to be offering our young people.
The Government has recognised the need to strengthen these links, with its latest FE White Paper – Skills for Jobs – setting out ...
This domain encompasses our ability to remember visual information.
For example, recognising body language, facial expressions, recall of events and sense of direction.
We all recognise the terms short-term and long-term memory, but not all of us may realise that we actually have different domains for remembering different types of information.
“Visual processing is the ability to generate, perceive, analyse, synthesise, store, retrieve, manipulate, transform, and think with visual patterns and stimuli, or ...
The term ‘inside-out education’ is not yet widely used and has no precise definition. This is unfortunate. A lack of clarity means that we regularly miss the significance of this approach to teaching and learning and we are discouraged from taking a systematic view of its topology.
As inside-out education is one key innovation in the development of education into the future, it is important to understand what it is, why ...
Today (2nd March) sees parliamentarians debating the future of #careers education and guidance, Professor Tristram Hooley (@PigIronJoe) sets out the issues that are likely to be discussed:
When Rishi Sunak announced in the Plan for Jobs that ‘the evidence says careers advice works, so we’ll fund it, with an additional £32 million to recruit careers advisers’ many people thought that careers education and guidance was finally going to have its moment in ...
For the first time, new exploratory research published today by the Education Policy Institute, and funded by the Nuffield foundation, measures the disadvantage gap – the gap in attainment between poorer pupils and their peers – in 16-19 education.
Measuring the gap among sixth form and college students is not easy
Measuring the gap among sixth form and college students is not easy. Unlike key stage 4, the 16-19 phase in England ...
Here’s a couple of questions for you:
Would you rather your college was mediocre or excellent?
Should staff training be about bringing people together or improving performance?
If you withheld your answers suspecting a trick - quite right.
But it’s only this, that in many colleges which profess to aim for outstanding performance, staff training is often thought of as “sharing good practice”.
Like any of the clichés that loiter with intent in Further Education ...
We can’t ignore the significant impact the coronavirus pandemic continues to have on education and skills provision in the UK. Even with the much welcome news this week that young people in colleges and other further education providers can return for face-to face teaching from March 8, there is a huge task to be faced in supporting those that have lost out on learning due to the pandemic.
A key part ...
In my article last week “Cutting through the fog: Ofqual for EpAOs”, I said I would write a more detailed article on end-point assessment organisation (#EpAO) collaboration.
Collaboration between EpAOs has always existed, bringing some real benefits for apprentices, employers, and for sector best practice.
More recently, the need for EpAOs to gain Ofqual recognition, and the associated ‘fear’ of the Ofqual recognition process across many of the smaller EpAOs, has led ...
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Two major UK employers, Volkswagen Group (@VWGroup) and Colas, have joined forces with new careers app, Spark, to host virtual employer engagement events for students as part of National Careers Week #NCW21.
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