FE Showcase 2018

Theme: Access to Research

Event date: Saturday, 21 April 2018 at 10.00 AM
Running until: Saturday, 21 April 2018 at 3.00 PM

Never has research been on the radar of so many of the schools and colleges across the country, each trying to understand better how they can improve and enhance the learning outcomes of their students.

The problem that many practitioners at the 'chalk face' find is that formal research isn't always written in accessible language, nor is there the time and space to engage with the research in a meaningful way.

This event aims to open up the world of research and create a space for early career researchers and inquiring practitioners to share and learn with one another.

Don't miss out on this excellent opportunity to learn more about research and how you can use it to help your students.

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Time Location Activity Speaker(s)
10:00 OL1 Welcome to the Showcase Dan Williams
10:05 OL1 Key note 1: Research, teaching and learning Bradley Lightbody





Workshop 1a: Evidence based practice

Workshop 1b: Grassroots FE research 

Workshop 1c: Facebook Pedagogy

Workshop 1d: Critical pedagogy in practice

Dr Val Poultney

Sam Jones

Dr Simon Reddy

Michael Cole

11:15 Atrium Break and networking  





Workshop 2a: Enquiry based teaching

Workshop 2b: Developing teachers via collaborative projects

Workshop 2c: Digital resilience

Workshop 2d: School transitions research

Melanie Lanser and Steve Spence 

Jackie Rossa

Lou Mycroft and Claire Kelly

Dr Liz Atkins

12:15 OL1 Key note 2: Evidence based practice Dr Gary Jones
12:45 Atrium


Find out how we promote the use of research at the University of Derby (UoD). Visit the evidence based practice/action market research market stalls' of trainees from across the UoD Post 14 ITE Partnership

Post 14 education and training trainees
13:45 OL1/OL2

Practitioner 'Speed' Presentations:

- Motivation in FE

- Blended Learning and independant study

- Feedback/ teacher talk

- Revision strategies

- Collaborative Inquiry


- Student Motivation GCSE resits

- Pedagogical approaches to English teaching

- Practitioner Research

- Behaviour / neurodiversity

- Improving GCSE English attainment

- Character Education

- Teaching using cognitive science

- Positive Education

- Prison education reform

Melanie Black

Sarabjit Borrill

Laurence Holmes

Matt Cannon

Lance Finn

James Donaldson

Emma Bell

Patrice Miller

Laura Marulanda-Carter

Pete Benyon

Alice Eardley

Elizabeth Wright

Paul Moss

Frederika Roberts

Mike Tyler

Michael Allcock

14:40 OL1 Key note 3: Challenge, change and new opportunities Nadia Anderson
15:00 OL1 Closing remarks and prizes Dan Williams

With thanks to:

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