Post-compulsory and Lifelong Learning

The sector of post-compulsory education and lifelong learning is a wide and diverse one, covering areas such as the study of 14-19 education and training, further and higher education, adult education, informal learning and lifelong learning. This SIG aims to facilitate and stimulate debate amongst researchers in the field and assist them in communicating their work to inform understanding and to influence post-compulsory and lifelong learning education policy and practice. We also particularly welcome researchers and those interested in research in this sector, who are based in public and private institutions and organisations, beyond higher education institutions. The post-compulsory and lifelong learning SIG also has commonalities with other BERA SIGs such as Arts Based Educational Research, Comparative and International Education, Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy, Educational Effectiveness and Improvement, Inclusive Education, Leadership and Management, Literacy and Language, New Technologies in Education, Practitioner Research, Race, Ethnicity and Education, Research Methodology in Education, Social Justice, and Teacher Education and Development.  


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Prison education and reform: a voice from the ground

7 February 2018 | Blog

On 18 May 2016, a review of education and training in prisons by Dame Sally Coates praised the work of many prison educators, yet its recommendations infer that many of their practices are substandard (Coates, 2016: 6–7). The report proposes... [...]

Creative Workers: Types of working and learning

7 February 2017 | Blog

The fear of high unemployment resulting from the increasing encroachment of digital technologies in people’s working lives is a topical debate. One group of workers that may be immune to this development is the creative knowledge workers. They... [...]

Transformational Further Education: Empowering People & Communities

23 January 2017 | Blog

The Further Education in England: Transforming lives & Communities research project, is commissioned by UCU and aims to understand and provide evidence of how the further education (FE) sector is vital in transforming lives and communities in... [...]

Stories of Change and Transformation and in Further Education

23 January 2017 | Blog

From its origins as the Mechanics’ Institutes in the 1800s, FE has served industry by providing vocational skills to adults to meet the needs of business. However from the beginning it also provided individual personal development and sought to... [...]

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