For me, educational research is cumulative, multi-faceted and reflects a myriad of stances. Research is an opportunity to study the thinking and conclusions of others- and it builds new ways of making sense of my experiences in the world, writes Emily Barrell, Product Development Manager at the Workers’ Educational Association.
In doing that, it changes the way I think. Research enables me to make educated choices in my professionalism. My first real experience of research not associated with my initial teacher training was with the Education and Training Foundation's (ETF) funded SUNCETT research fellowship programme, where I rather badly researched learner motivation. Notwithstanding, it still gave me the research bug, and set me on a journey.
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Watch the SET webinar recording with Charlotte Bonner, National Head of Education for Sustainable Development at the Education and Training Foundation (ETF), to get insights into experiences and opinions of FE professionals relating to sustainability.
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Resilience. Recovery. Building back better. Reconnection and Re-engaging: These are common words in the current landscape of education and workplaces and was the topic of a recent SET Special Interest Group event I was invited to attend, writes Georgie Ford, Advanced Practitioner in Mental Health and Wellbeing at Weston College.