Working in FE

  • Help students to take a load off
    An article in TES reported on a survey carried out in 2018 which found that almost two-thirds of students in FE feel very or extremely stressed about exams
  • Questioning is one of the most important skills in teaching, but there is evidence to suggest that learners at all levels find many teachers are poor users of questions.
  • Learning styles of various kinds have been prevalent in education for more than twenty years.
  • Differentiation is integral to the principle of inclusion – it is about ensuring that all learners can access the curriculum. However, whilst a principled intention of education, it is a complex and often confusing term. The pursuit of accommodating the differences, and resultant needs, of every ...
  • We have all engaged in reflection, whether as part of our teacher training, or as part of our ongoing professional development once in the job.
  • Successive government policy reforms over the past two decades have changed the conditions in which teachers teach.
  • Exam season is upon us. Learners are now preparing for their exams and their next steps beyond the exams.
  • I am responsible for the day to day running of the training restaurant in a large FE college.
  • There is so much software readily and freely available now that we really have no excuse to avoid it in our teaching.
  • A classroom can be a scary place. Walking into a new classroom, with a new teacher and a new group of peers can be daunting for even a confident individual. Equally, I always get butterflies before meeting a new group of students.
  • Dr Chris Dows continue to champion CBHE and its unique aspects in his latest article reflecting on this year's TEF results.
  • Scheduled for launch by May 2018, the AoC Scholarship Project framework will consist of a comprehensive suite of materials for HE providers of any size or maturity. All well and good, but why would an FEC sign up to it?
  • Art lecturer and potter, Bruce Chivers, gives us a sneak peak in to a typical day teaching Art in FE and finding a balance between teaching and being an artist yourself.
  • As the new term gets underway, it is well worth making yourself a few “new academic year resolutions” in order to get off to a good start.
  • If you want to teach in Further Education (FE) but have no formal teaching qualifications, don’t give up. FE is one of the few education sectors where you can gain your qualifications after you get your first teaching job.
  • The increased take-up rate of Apprenticeships means employers, training providers and the Government must meet the needs of apprentices, both in terms of qualifications and training. If you are new to FE or not directly involved with apprenticeships training in your current role, this practical g...
  • The challenge many teachers face as they make the transition from single to dual professional is to blend classroom-based teaching with real or simulated learning environments. Here is how to tackle this challenge.
  • CBHE continues to attract part-time lecturers from a wide range of creative, professional and academic fields. As practitioners, their contribution helps spearhead a re-evaluation of the current - and future nature - of employers, employment and industry within their specialist sectors.
  • Sasha Pleasance highlights barriers to the learning process and shares techniques and strategies teachers can use to help overcome them.
  • Tutoring across FE and HE comes with challenges - but CBHE is inspirational to so many students. Dr Chris Dows argues why all levels of delivery should work in conjunction with each other.