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
Professionals working in laboratory settings in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) undertake a range of tasks in their day-to-day jobs. These tasks range from collecting patient specimens to performing specialised tests, communicating... [...]
BERA’s Post-compulsory and Lifelong Learning special interest group (SIG) has started the process of producing a special issue of Research Intelligence, BERA’s in-house members’ magazine, that will focus exclusively on this SIG’s area... [...]
There is a lack of historical accounts of the further education (FE) sector in England and Wales, which is reflective of its broader historical-cultural positioning. FE sits between secondary schooling and higher education, delivering vocational,... [...]
Learning spaces are changing. Classrooms, once filled with uniform furnishings and distinct ‘teacher’ and ‘student’ territories, are being reimagined to provide learning spaces that support different forms of learning activity over the... [...]
This report, published by BERA in partnership with the Welsh Government, presents the proceedings of and lessons from the Future of Educational Research in Wales conference. Held in Cardiff on 14 November 2018, this hugely successful event... [...]
Overall, teacher educators generally tend to be seen as ‘an ill-defined, under researched and sometimes beleaguered occupational group’ (Menter, Hulme, Elliott, & Lewin, 2010: 11). BERA and the RSA have also argued that, ‘In England, the... [...]