Based on the Transforming Lives research project, this book explores the transformative power of further education.
Outlining a timely and critical approach to educational research and practice, the book draws extensively on the testimonies of students and teachers to construct a model of transformative teaching and learning. The book critiques reductive ‘skills’ policies in further education and illuminates the impact colleges and Lifelong Learning have on social justice both for individuals, their families and communities.
For trainee teachers, teachers, leaders, researchers and policymakers alike, this is a persuasive argument for transformative approaches to teaching and learning which highlights the often unmeasured and under-appreciated strong holistic social benefits of further education.
Rob Smith is Professor of Education at Birmingham City University based in the Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education (CSPACE).
Vicky Duckworth is Professor in Secondary and Further Education at Edge Hill University and lead for the Social Justice and Equity Network.
1. The Transforming Lives Research Project and the Further Education Policy Context
2. Putting a Critical Embodied Research Methodology into Practice
3. Using Digital Technologies in Social Justice Research
4. Stories of Transformative Teaching and Learning
5. Transformative Teaching and Learning, Diversity and Social Justice
6. Transformative Teaching and Learning and Further Education Leadership
7. So What Is Transformative Teaching and Learning: Extending Theoretical Understandings