Transformative Teaching and Learning in Further Education

Pedagogies of Hope and Social Justice

By Rob Smith and Vicky Duckworth

Published

Jul 27, 2022

Page count

224 pages

Series

Key Issues in Social Justice

ISBN

978-1447362333

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jul 27, 2022

Page count

224 pages

Series

Key Issues in Social Justice

ISBN

978-1447362326

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

Jul 27, 2022

Page count

224 pages

Series

Key Issues in Social Justice

ISBN

978-1447362340

Dimensions

234 x 156 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Transformative Teaching and Learning in Further Education

Based on the Transforming Lives research project, this book explores the transformative power of further education.

The book outlines a timely and critical approach to educational research and practice, and draws extensively on the testimonies of students and teachers to construct a model of transformative teaching and learning. It critiques reductive ‘skills’ policies in further education and illuminates the impact colleges and lifelong learning have on social justice outcomes for individuals, their families and communities.

For trainee teachers, teachers, leaders, researchers and policy makers alike, the book presents a persuasive argument for transformative approaches to teaching and learning, and highlights the often unmeasured and under-appreciated holistic social benefits of further education.

“This book is a must-read for everybody that cares about further education. It shows the important role it plays in transforming lives.” Lyn Tett, University of Edinburgh and University of Huddersfield

“Further education totters from crisis to crisis. This book – based on innovative research with students and staff – shows how transformative teaching and learning could renew the sector and make it more responsive to community needs.” John Holford, University of Nottingham

“This excellent and accessible book challenges the notion that further education is overwhelmingly an instrument for material advancement and provides a vivid demonstration of the transformative potential inherent in classrooms.” Stephen Brookfield, Antioch University

“An important book for our current times, revealing how colleges and social justice education deliver lifelong learning experiences, changing lives and communities along the way.” Trace Ollis, Deakin University

Rob Smith is Professor of Education at Birmingham City University based in the Centre for the Study of Practice and Culture in Education.

Vicky Duckworth is Professor in Secondary and Further Education at Edge Hill University and co-lead for the Social Justice in Education Network.

Introduction

1. The Transforming Lives research project and the further education policy context

2. Researching further education and 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 and social justice

6. Transformative teaching and learning and education leadership

7. So what is transformative teaching and learning? Extending our theoretical and embodied understandings

8. What needs to be done