A workshop was held on 3rd June 2015 at Pearson in London, on the national agenda for research, development and evidence about Vocational Education and Training. Timed to coincide with the long overdue creation of a new research centre for VET it also provided an opportunity to review progress towards a National VET Centre as envisaged in the proposals of the Commission on Adult Vocational Teaching & Learning. Discussion about the agenda for VET research was stimulated by inputs from the leaders of the BIS Centre for Vocational Education Research and the Education and Training Foundation and by responses on behalf of the academic and practice communities. A mix of practice leaders, academic researchers and people from intermediary organisations pooled their experience and knowledge to develop key messages about the agenda for research on the VET system.
Here are links to the main inputs to the discussion:
- programme for the day
- Booklet for the day with information about people and organisations
- CAVTL presentation by Richard Atkins and Jenny Williams
- Sandra McNally presentation: on the Centre for Vocational Education Research
- Response from Gareth Parry as an academic stakeholder
- Tami McCrone presentation What do we need from VET research
Outlines of current VET work by organisations and individuals participating in the workshop can be found here.
Outputs from the workshop:
- Key points from the VET research workshop 29th June 2015
- Viewpoint in FE Week by Andrew Morris 22nd June 2015