In this section we put a spot light on evidence-based practice, which includes evidence from multiple sources, including:
- published research
- your professional judgement / experiences
- your organisational context
- stakeholders’ values and concerns
See here for a further exploration of the concept of evidence-based practice.
Lou Mycroft and Joanne Miles have both contributed their reflections to a collection of working papers produced by Leeds Becket University, ColletivED.
Joanne Miles reflects on the AP National Conference that took place in March earlier this year (page 68) and Lou reflects on her rich experiences on teaching the Thinking Environment (page 105). Interestingly the Thinking Environment was identified in ICF’s programme evaluation as an approach which participants highly valued.
Do get in touch with Lou Mycroft if you would like to contribute a working paper.
Adding to this growing evidence base are several of our collaborative projects from last year. Look out for the specific contexts; ACL for example and how stakeholders such as employers are involved. Do have a read of the case studies.
Lou Mycroft, CoP Co-Lead and trainer is undertaking research into Community Education in England. It would be fabulous if you wanted to respond to her research question, particularly pertinent if you are or have worked in adult and community learning.
Five spare minutes? Please contribute your thoughts to a Community Education Imaginary #FEImaginary https://forms.gle/6exwqnYCupdaAy1D7
#ReimagineFE19 Conference – 2 July, Birmingham
And finally teachers, managers, leaders and researchers will be gathering at #ReimagineFE19 Conference. You can participate in working groups to collaboratively discuss the things that really matter in the education and training sector. Find out more here. There are free tickets for those working in Adult, Community and Offender Learning (sponsored by ETF) and those working in GCSE maths and English resits (sponsored by UCU).