Centre of Pedagogy - New Challenges for Education

Wednesday 19 October 2022 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm via Zoom

Event Date : 19/10/2022

The Centre of Pedagogy events promote and present educational research in the area of Education at the University of Bolton to meet the TIRI (Teaching Intensive, Research Informed) Agenda.

Our events provide continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities for: experienced professional teachers, former trainee teachers, education mentors and assessors and partnership in the Secondary School, Further Education (FE) and Higher Education (HE) teaching sector.

Our guest speakers include:

Speaker 1

Catherine Langstreth -Bolton College- Head of English, Maths and Digital

Title: ‘Everything FE- New Challenges for the Further Education Landscape’

The Further Education (FE) Sector is facing unprecedented new challenges in an everchanging Landscape in the forthcoming academic year. This presentation will give a summary of current FE courses and qualifications and how these are changing. It will discuss FE college links to employers and the ongoing importance of English and maths as key skills, coupled with the ongoing challenge of recruiting well-qualified teachers.

Speaker 2

Professor Moira Hulme, Professor of Education, International Centre for Educational Enhancement (ICEE)

Title: ‘Geographies of Exclusion’

The goal of equity in education in England is damaged by regional disparities in outcomes and a marked social gradient in school exclusion. The most vulnerable young people are disproportionately represented in in-year transfers between settings. This presentation explores strategies to reduce high rates of pupil mobility in a socioeconomically deprived Northern town. The analysis highlights the interaction of administrative, professional and market logic, and the significance of the ‘middle tier’ in mediating inter-local tensions. Further research is needed on ‘hidden’ pupil moves and diverse forms of within-school segregation-reintegration.

Speaker 3

Kevin Holland- Director of Networks- International Centre for Educational Enhancement (ICEE)

Title: ‘Unleashing Greatness’ – Appreciative processes and language.

Many of the challenges faced by the educational system are out of individual schools and school leaders’ hands to change. Within the culture and ethos of a school, there is always an opportunity to reflect, revisit and make a change. The weight of accountability is an unwanted pressure. Finding structures, processes, and strategies to relieve some of them, and to focus on a purposeful, clear, and morally driven whole school improvement journey is truly empowering. The International Centre for Educational Enhancement at the UoB has its focus here, across an international network of 130 schools. This presentation will discuss the processes, language, and philosophy behind this inside-out model of school improvement – ‘Unleashing Greatness’.

For further details please contact Dr Sarah Telfer- Associate Professor in Education at the University of Bolton –

TEL: 01204 903304-
Email: s.telfer@bolton.ac.uk

Please follow @BoltonEducation on Twitter & @Sarah Telfer5

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