1605 Workshop on Technical and Professional Education (May 2016)

The LSRN Spring workshop entitled:

The future of technical and professional education and training: Joining up the dots

took place on Thursday 12th May 2016 at Pearson 80, The Strand, London 

The speakers were:

  • Ann-Marie Bathmaker, University of Birmingham
  • Richard Boniface, RCU Ltd.
  • David Corke, Association of Colleges
  • Ann Hodgson, UCL Institute of Education
  • Ewart Keep, SKOPE, University of Oxford
  • Kevin Orr, University of Huddersfield

Discussion groups were organised on three themes which the plenary session brought together:

  • Data: employer and employee demand, supply and the impact of provision
  • Curriculum, pedagogy and qualifications: effectiveness of different approaches
  • Institutional and structural issues: merits of management and governance arrangements

The Workshop Booklet contains brief summaries provided by speakers and participants.  The latter include:

  • QAA
  • AoC
  • City & Guilds of London Institute
  • Association of Employment and Learning Providers
  • Cambridge Assessment
  • Cambridgeshire County Council, Adult Learning & Skills
  • Edge Foundation
  • Education and Training Foundation
  • UCL Institute of Education
  • University of Greenwich and University of Kent

Speakers contributions to the Workshop Booklet are here: 160524 Booklet – speakers May 2016

Summaries from participating organisations are here: 160524 Participant’s contributions to booklet – May 2016

Slides summarising key points from each speaker are here: 160510 Slides for plenary May 2016

 Outputs from the workshop

Education Journal 24th May 2016 (page 6): article by Ian Nash and Sue Jones.

160524 Ian Nash report in Education Journal No 269 – 24 5 16

 NFER website. Blog by Tami McCrone.


Times Educational Supplement (TES), ‘FErret’ column

article in TES FErret