The UK Government continues to reorganise and transform post-compulsory education to support the growth of a marketised and consumer-driven provision. There is a clear trend towards increasing competition, through the fragmentation and... [...]
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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Latest SIG Content
The BERA Blog editors are pleased to announce the launch of a new series of publications: BERA Bites, edited collections of selected articles on key topics in education published on the BERA Blog. Presented in an easily printable and accessible... [...]
Easier access to quality CPD for teachers while saving the taxpayer money: Can it really be this easy?
If someone were to come up with an idea that would facilitate the take-up by teachers of CPD of proven quality that would reduce teacher debt and, at the same time, save the taxpayer money, most people would expect that person’s suggestion to... [...]
Open educational resources (OERs) are: ‘[A]ny type of educational materials that are in the public domain or introduced with an open license. The nature of these open materials means that anyone can legally and freely copy, use,... [...]
My PhD focusses on how online teacher-learning communities may support professional development, and as a relatively new researcher I was aware that, to address the subject, I needed to build my awareness of research methods. In the first few... [...]
Student empowerment can take many forms. Some, such as new student activism and student consumerism, can feel threatening to faculty and higher education communities. Others offer a counternarrative to the divisiveness that is intensifying on... [...]