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Opening the Can of Worms: How can we best promote Fundamental British Values in teaching and learning?

DfE (2017) Identifying variation in learner outcomes by FE provider: research report July 2017.

How sensitive do you need to be? The role of the facilitator in a 21st century FE business classroom

Formative assessment in a vocational context

What is the impact of a synthetic phonics-based approach when teaching literacy to emerging ESOL adults?

Qualitative and quantitative analysis

Self-assessment: there's more than one way to take a selfie.

How does the use of scaling from the OSKAR framework impact upon student progress and emotional well-being?

What is Practitioner-Led Action Research (PLAR)?

Report of Professor Sir Adrian Smith's review of post-16 mathematics July 2017

SEND discussion group

Action Research Pearltree

Participants of Practitioner Research Programme 2014-15 share their experience.

Participants of Practitioner Research Programme 2015-16 share their experience.

BERA: Ethical Guidelines for Educational Research 2011

Participants of Practitioner Research Programme (2015-16) share their experience.

Performance over professional learning and the complexity puzzle: lesson observation in England’s further education sector by Matt O'Leary

What makes great teaching? Review of the underpinning research, Robert Coe, Cesare Aloisi, Steve Higgins and Lee Elliot Major, October 2014

Good Work: The Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices July 2017

Participants of Practitioner Research Programme 2015-16 share their experience.

Communicating without Barriers (Blog)

Blog about JPD (from PLAR 15): Students as partners in developing our practice

Lesson Study UK

Establishing and Leading Project Research Teams (to enable Outstanding Teaching, Learning and Assessment)

Lesson Study Partner Planning and Recording Guide

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Engaging learners in GCSE maths and English

Outstanding Teaching Learning and Assessment, review of provider-led research projects NTU

Development of a learner focused methodology as the core of a holistic learning journey

How far can innovative methodologies support 16-19 learners and adult learners to achieve English and Maths GCSE?

Will our Virtual Maths Centre (Maths Central) increase learner confidence and greater success in maths skills?

Learner-led discussion in the ESOL classroom

Learner’s perspectives on the use of online resources for increasing confidence in GCSE maths.

Learning Buddies

Can vocational subjects, such as catering, improve manual dexterity?

Enhanced creativity through technology in English with a focus on punctuation

Let’s be employable!!

Design and pilot a mechanical aptitude initial assessment which is contextualised to the engineering sector.

Assessing levels of dyslexia amongst multilingual learners in order to improve teaching practice, target setting and achievement

A study of the motivational factors that influence student engagement and how best to improve course design, delivery and outcomes.“In spite of the conditionality to attend, how can we ensure the course we deliver is a positive learning experience?”

Increasing confidence and competence for teaching Controlled Assessments on the GCSE English re-take course

The Healing Power of Creativity in Prisons: how do we empower ownership for the Employment and Training Portfolio?

Strategic Consultation: Mathematics and English.

The role of the clerk to the corporation of further education colleges in England in ensuring high quality college governance

The Further Education Workforce: what do we know and what is next?

Future Apprenticeships: mediators’ perspectives on the new model

Key Issues for Education and Training - seminars 2015

Consultation on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) for the Education and Training Foundation

Vocational Education and Training: the national agenda for research, development and evidence

Evidence Informed Decision Making: from classroom to boardroom 2016

Academic Research: Open-access research journal portals, Teaching in Lifelong Learning - The University of Huddersfield Press

Academic Research: Open-access research journal portals, Oxford Open

Academic Research: Open-access research journal portals, DOAJ – the Directory of Open Access Journals

Academic Research: Open-access research journal portals, Google Scholar

Academic Research: Open-access research journal portals, STOR

Academic Research: Open-access research journal portals, JISC

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Academic Research: Open-access research journal portals, CORE

Academic Research: Open-access research journal portals, NFER

Professional research - further examples

Workforce development of further education (FE) college staff and strengthen workforce learning infrastructure of FE colleges to develop, understand, deliver and sustain high quality vocational learning routes.

Everything Flows: How do learners themselves characterise their experiences of 'Flow' and how can these findings inform new practises in teaching and learning?

Measuring the impact of strategies that develop independent learning skills

Blended Approach to Professional Development of Experienced Teachers: A Case Study

Personality and vocabulary in ESOL

Investigating student perceptions of the value of work experience: What makes a work experience placement successful?

Developing Grit on GCSE Programmes

Vote for Success

What are the educational benefits of using mobile technology in a classroom setting?

Mobile phones: Can they support dyslexic students in retaining information from lessons?

Creating accessible learning resources

The Exploration and Identification of Mobile Phone Apps to Assist Students with Specific Learning Difficulties in their Learning (SpLD

Compare and contrast the effectiveness of the TSSP and ASSP resources

Unfolding the arms: the digital resilience project

Skills for employability: An exploration of skills for employability within the early years sector from the multiple perspectives of learners, employers and FE college practitioners, with consideration as to how to embed these into the level 3 Early Years

Tea for two: mentoring relationships in the transition from FE to HE in PCET Teacher Education

Evaluating the most effective advice and support mechanisms for progressing an individual from student to classroom volunteer, in the WEA.

Ensuring Education Matters: Exploring the Impact of an Engagement Project for Care Leavers in Post-16 Education

Are learners better able to retain and use information if taught and prepared for formative assessment rather than summative?

Does teaching literature to ESOL and Functional English learners promote deeper emotional participation of the students in the process of learning a new language?

Exploring Approaches to Supporting Adults to Develop Basic ICT Skills

Introducing Digital Technology – a report on the longer term impact of an action research project (1) What kind of e-network might bring benefits for students, teachers and employers involved in Animal Studies courses at Easton and Otley College? (2)

BTEC: Are we adequately preparing our students with the skills required in HE?

Breaking the digital barriers

Pathways to successfully embedding numeracy

Use of mobile technologies and augmented reality on animal husbandry and science programmes

Learners’ Perspectives on the Use of Mobile Apps for Situated Learning in the Hospitality Industry

Changing the Face of Curriculum Design and Delivery

Technology in the Further Education classroom: A summary of action research into technology use at Great Yarmouth College

Class i-pads: are they worth the time and expense?

Using VLE, educational apps and Augmented Reality to improve the learner and practitioner experience of blended learning

Towards a more engaging approach to Performance Appraisal Review

Engaging learners and employers using new technologies

How far does target setting improve individual performance in adult ESOL E3 provision and Media and Performing Arts BTEC Extended/Subsidiary Diplomas?

More than just a workshop? (CPD through modelling good practice)

Can self-evaluation lead to improvement in teaching practice?

Will making apprenticeship learning available as interactive online modules improve learner engagement and timely progression by promoting independent learning and allow training staff to engage remotely with learners?

Educational Action Research Methodologies as a basis for International Skills Partnerships

To demystify Traineeships and explore how to develop and improve effective Traineeship Programmes

An Investigation into the use of Facebook using Social Network Analysis (SNA) to Identify Students “at Risk” in Further Education

Teachers’ Toolkit Online Module – a Case Study

Teach Different: Social Purpose Spaces

The impact of using online resources on apprentices’ Functional Skills achievement.

What is effective practice in the marking of spelling, punctuation and grammar?

Flipping Learning in Hair, Beauty Therapy and Catering

What are the key factors required to provide both safe and engaging learning through social media?

How can we use learning technology on our travel and tourism courses to promote collaborative learning both in the classroom and in blended learning?

If ESOL learners are disadvantaged when moving on to Functional Skills, how can we bridge the gap?

Virtually Written: exploring the efficacy of Google tools for promoting collaboration and language

Developing an Interactive Virtual Learning Environment to Support ESOL Learners Researcher’s name

Recognising and working with emergent language in the ESOL classroom Part 2: Interaction and learning in small group conversations

Student Voice: The Role of the Learning Support Assistants within offender education: can they enhance the teaching and learning offer?

Moving from participant-directed learning to self-directed learning: promoting learner engagement at HE through identifying and transforming ‘grey spaces’ into ‘non-formal learning spaces’

Exploring the effectiveness of different uses of tablet computers for adult learners with autism spectrum condition studying Functional Skills English

Assessing autism and providing strategies for tutors, including individual plans.

Re-sitting GCSE Maths; do growth mindset messages make a difference?

Do starter activities have an impact on lessons or learning?

Improving Learner Engagement in GCSE/FS maths and English.

Exploring and overcoming barriers to learning experienced by adult learners on the autistic spectrum studying Functional Skills English.

How new and emerging technologies can help hard to reach learners engage in literacy in an FE setting.

Aligning achievement for the Maths Enhancement Programme for FE with the Level 3 Award in Mathematics for Numeracy teaching.

J20 (Journey to Outstanding): Embedding faith and religion in the Curriculum.

Do you know who I am?

Stepping it up a gear – identifying the support needs of FE teachers delivering HE courses in an FE context

Food preparation and cooking techniques and restaurant service skills video bank

To explore the impact of Learning Communities as a professional development strategy to improve the quality of teaching, learning and assessment

Capturing and working with emergent language in the ESOL classroom

Assessing & measuring the impact of using cultural venues as an educational resource for disadvantaged adults

“Everybody is beautiful” celebrating equality and diversity in a curriculum for students on the Autistic spectrum with difficulties with empathy

How would the introduction of a learning journal impact on learning and practice within a practical construction training setting?

Explore approaches to tutor written feedback that effectively support learner thinking and reflection skills

Assessing the impact of assessment for learning focussing on learner progress and achievement

Improving Academic Literacy in Foundation Degree students using interactive blended learning resources

Looking the same but needing difference: enabling engagement of care leavers in post 16 education.

Investigate blended/distance learning as part of the curriculum offer for maths to increase enrolments and retention.

To develop a practical and engaging initial assessment maths tool for learners at Entry 2 and below, that will engage learners whilst providing accurate and relevant information.

Questions, questions, questions – exploring the use of questioning in the classroom in the FE sector.

’Square peg, Square hole’ personalised curriculum.

Embedding Functional Skills into Vocational Training courses within a Prison context using available technology.

ESOL Peer tutoring project – A supported tutoring project for higher level 1 and 2 learners tutoring beginner entry 1 and 2 learners

Maths and English: Enabling effective decision making about learner progression pathways.

Improving Vocational Tutors’ confidence and ability in assessing and providing feedback to learners to help them develop their English skills.

Engagement through Creativity and Voice – Alternative teaching and learning methods with beginner ESOL learners.

Use of colour overlays.

Matching the Words to the Calculations – Making Sense of Functional Skills Questions and Tasks.

Effective Practices in Post-16 Vocational Maths 2014

Book of abstracts from: Education and Training Foundation Annual Research Conference 4th July 2017

Employer Engagement

Academic Research: Research bodies – examples

Academic Research: Data Sets, Workforce Data

Academic Research: Data Sets, SIR Data Insights

Academic Research: Data Sets, Higher Education delivered by FE Colleges

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Academic Research: Data Sets, UK Data Service