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James Relly, Susan – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2021
The quality of provision in the further education sector in the United Kingdom has long been contested. An ongoing issue in further education colleges has been the focus upon minimum competence in qualifications. Yet, there are examples of high standards in teaching and learning. Drawing on interview data with 24 WorldSkills Training Managers…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Instructional Leadership, Adult Education, Vocational Education
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Short, C. A.; Barnes, S.; Carson, J. F.; Platt, I. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
While the positive relationship between happiness and resilience amongst students is established, diversity in further education (FE) students warrants investigation into potential differences in the strength of this relationship. In respect of the multifaceted definition of the concept, two happiness measures were completed by respondents. This…
Descriptors: Psychological Patterns, Predictor Variables, Resilience (Psychology), Adult Education
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Young, Emma; Thompson, Rachael; Sharp, John; Bosmans, Daniel – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2020
This paper details a small-scale research project that explores the student transition into higher education (HE), delivered in a further education college (FE), and considers whether the requirements of transition at this level impacts on emotional wellbeing. As such, it aims to contribute to the growing body of research on HE-in-FE from the…
Descriptors: Student Experience, Adult Students, Well Being, Adult Education
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McMurray, Stephen – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
This article explores the impact of funding cuts to the Further Education colleges in Scotland. The reduction in the number of students in the colleges has been hugely politically controversial. The research utilised the Infact database on the Scottish Funding Council's website and also a literature review. The research found there had been a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Retrenchment, Educational Finance, Adult Education
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Browne, Liz; Millar, Deborah Kellsey – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Perceived as fostering democracy in educational institutions, approaches which encourage student voice are being promoted as supporting greater social equalities and strengthening students' commitment to their learning. Using student voice as a theme, research funded by Jisc set out to hear learner views and explore their digital preferences when…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Technological Literacy, Student Attitudes, Adult Education
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Walker, Rosie; Reed, Michael; Sutton-Tsang, Samantha – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper considers the effect on students from attending a university foundation degree programme delivered in partnership with six further education teaching institutions in England. The programme is situated within the early childhood education sector using an instructional design which promotes higher-level learning within the teaching…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Adult Education, Higher Education, Vocational Education
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Henderson, Holly – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This paper first argues for the importance of continued analysis of marketising discourses in Higher Education (HE), both despite and because of their ubiquity. Secondly, the paper looks specifically at college-based HE provision in English Further Education (FE). Using the 'possible selves' concept alongside critical discourse analysis, the paper…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Higher Education, Discourse Analysis, Critical Theory
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Strauss, Pat; Hunter, Judy – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2018
This article deals with the work of polytechnic tutors on adult foundation programmes and describes how their work has been affected by the current neoliberal climate in the education sector. Inclusive neoliberalism is characterised by heightened regulation, reduced support for the public sector and a greater requirement for individual…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged, Neoliberalism, Tutors, Educational Policy
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Burnell, Iona – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The further education (FE) sector in the UK, or post-compulsory education as it is often referred to, has undergone some radical changes in recent years. Historically, FE is synonymous with vocational education and training, providing communities with courses that tended to be in practical, non-academic subjects. Many FE lecturers came from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Postsecondary Education
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Aubrey, Karl; Bell, Les – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article explores the impact of key teacher education policies created between 2000 and 2010 on further education teacher educators. Data was collected from a group of experienced teacher educators in the Midlands through a series of semi-structured interviews. This article argues that the reforms were driven by too great a concern for…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Adult Education, Teacher Educators, Professionalism
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Hall, V. J. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
A small-scale action research project was used to consider the policy and rhetoric surrounding development of the "expert learner" and how this might be further explored to provide opportunities for learners to have greater direct involvement in reflection and discussion with teachers. The research was based within a further education…
Descriptors: Teacher Student Relationship, Interaction, Communities of Practice, Ecological Factors
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Cavaliero, Tamsin – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
The aim of this study is to investigate whether Lego could be used as a tool for reflective practice with social care practitioners (SCPs) and student practitioners. This article outlines an action research study conducted in an institute of higher education in Ireland. Findings from this study suggest that Lego can be used to support student…
Descriptors: Play, Manipulative Materials, Foreign Countries, Facilitators (Individuals)
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Elliott, Geoffrey – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article raises questions that challenge assumptions about values, interests and power in further and higher education partnerships. These topics were explored in a series of semi-structured interviews with a sample of principals and senior higher education partnership managers of colleges spread across a single region in England. The data…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Partnerships in Education, Adult Education, Semi Structured Interviews
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Dear, Denise V. – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2017
This article provides quantitative evidence on the effect on learning outcomes of contrasting teaching styles applied to a class of Level 3 final-year students on a BTEC Applied Science course within a further education college in the UK. Two topics within a unit were taught using either a student-centred or teacher-centric (instructional)…
Descriptors: Learning Activities, Outcomes of Education, Student Centered Learning, Statistical Analysis
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Leach, Linda – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2016
Student engagement is important to further and higher education institutions: it is understood to be a proxy for quality teaching and governments attach a proportion of funding to student retention and completion. Many institutions are taking part in student engagement surveys, using the data generated to initiate changes to policies and practice.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement
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