Vocational Education and Training: Policy, Pedagogy and Research
21 Mar 2014
Keynote speakers: Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker (University of Birmingham), Professor James Avis (University of Huddersfield), Dr Martin Allen (University of Greenwich), Professor Patrick Ainley (University of Greenwich)
The BERA Post-compulsory and Lifelong Learning SIG has organised three seminars over this academic year to celebrate the 40th anniversary of BERA, focusing on Vocational Education and Training: Policy, Pedagogy and Research.
Following our first successful and thought provoking seminar in London our next seminar will be held at the University of Birmingham. Keynotes will be delivered from Professor Ann-Marie Bathmaker, University of Birmingham and Professor James Avis, University of Huddersfield, these will focus on knowledge in vocational education. Professor Patrick Ainley and Dr Martin Allen will focus on a new direction for vocational learning or another great training robbery? Initial research on the reinvention of apprenticeships at the start of the 21st century.
10.00 Registration, tea and coffee 10.30 Welcome and introduction 10.45 James Avis, “It’s all about work”: New Times, Post-Fordism and Vocational Pedagogy 11.30 Questions 11.40 Ann-Marie Bathmaker, Bringing practice back in: constructions of knowledge in vocational education: What is meant by knowledge in vocational education? 12.20 Questions 12.30 Questions and discussion related to issues raised in both papers 13.00 Lunch 14.00 Pat Ainley and Martin Allen, A new direction for vocational learning or another great training robbery? Initial research on the reinvention of apprenticeships at the start of the 21st century 14.40 Questions and discussion 15.00 concluding comments 15.30 close
We look forward to welcoming colleagues to reflect on the past, present and future of this diverse and fast changing sector and engage in debate on how we may take forward research in this field. The seminars will be of interest to practitioners, leaders, researchers and policy makers.
Our final seminar on Wednesday 2 July will be held at the University of Durham where our keynote speakers will be Emeritus Professor Prue Huddleston, University of Warwick; Professor Karen Evans, Institute of Education, University of London; and Dr Roy Canning, University of Stirling.
Price: BERA members £20.00 and Non-BERA members £45.00
The School of Education is building R19 on the Edgbaston Campus Map below.