Pedagogy and research.

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Sam Jones


Jo Fletcher-Saxon


#FEResearchMeet The Micro Meet

Samantha Jones has worked in FE for 19 years.  She is a PhD student researching vocational lecturers’ knowledge and chairs the Bedford College Group’s research network  She is the convenor for both the Beds, Herts and Bucks branch of the Learning and Skills Research Network and the British Educational Research Association’s Special Interest Group in Post-Compulsory Education. In 2017 Sam organised, with the support of the NEU/ATL union, the inaugural ‘FEresearchmeet’ for the sector and now works with others to encourage them to share and disseminate their work. She was awarded ‘TES FE Teacher of the Year 2019’ in March this year.

@FE_lecturer on Twitter

Jo Fletcher-Saxon is an Assistant Principal at Ashton Sixth Form College and is the College’s Practitioner Research Lead. Jo leads adult and higher education including primary, secondary and FE teacher training and line manages a large vocational area for 16-19 year olds. Jo is currently researching building capacity for practitioner enquiry in colleges, with University of Sunderland and funded by ETF. Jo has taught in FE since 1996.

@JFletcherSaxon on Twitter


Bob Harrison

Further Education in a Digital world

This interactive workshop will explore the challenges Further,Adult and Vocational Education faces in order to be sustainable in an ever changing digital world. It critically analyses the newly published DfE EdTech strategy,explores the need for new ways of thinking about the design,delivery,assessment and accountability and signposts delegates to resources and organisations which can help.

Bob Harrison has been involved in further and adult education for forty years as a teacher, lecturer, manager, Principal and Governor. He is currently Chair of Governors Northern College, Barnsley, a Trustee of the UfI trust, and was a leading member of the Ministerial Education Technology action groups FELTAG and ETAG.

More info

@BobHarrisonEdu  on Twitter

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Dr. Peter Shukie

The essentials of escape - gonzo pedagogy, COOCs, Art Brut and psycho-geography.

A practitioner's reflections on seeking ways to make learning beautiful, vibrant, purposeful and collaborative.

Peter Shukie works in a college and teaches an H.E. degree in Education Studies.  He believes teaching occurs everywhere and all are involved in shaping what this means.  Peter uses art, film, music, walking, eating, rhyming, thinking and writing as teaching approaches.  Influences include Freire/ Hooks/ Deleuze/ Guattari, love is all, purpose is necessary, people decide.

CLICK HERE watch a short film of Peter’s work - Gonzo: Art Brut

@ShukieOne  on Twitter


Stefanie Wilkinson

Creating positive cultures in the classroom and through leadership, using research informed practice

An overview of key research principles, which show the implications of positive leadership in creating effective learning cultures for both staff and students, exploring how the application of such can create powerful collaborative environments and encourage everyone to maximise their potential.

Director of Teaching and Learning at Barnsley College.  A keen interest in supporting teachers and managers to foster a culture of excellence towards Teaching, Learning and Assessment. Launched the Teaching Excellence Podcast in 2018, to discuss all things quality improvement, outstanding teaching practices and teacher development.

@Stef_Wilkinson on Twitter