Opinion

In search of a lost art

Curriculum design was a critical and well developed skill that FE staff once placed at the centre of their…

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Opinion

Consider all the options

The institutional bias towards a university education is unfair on young people, says Spencer Mehlman  I am not against…

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Opinion

Are we giving employers enough credit?

There is a disconnect between the interests of the education and skills establishment, and the needs of employers, says…

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Opinion

Classroom in the cloud

With the sector facing staffing cuts, Mark Stimpfig looks at the technology that can ease the challenge of teaching…

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FE Week Reporter
Opinion

A chance for a hands-on experience

November may seem a long way off, but plans for The Skills Show are already well underway, says Ross…

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Opinion

Let’s get behind Team UK

It’s only a couple of months away now . . . Jaine Bolton counts down to WorldSkills Leipzig 2013…

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Opinion

Using technology to raise your game

Using technology across key performance indicators can help colleges to achieve greater success, says Rob Elliott Every college wants…

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Opinion

Coming back from a grade four blow

No one wants to be labelled inadequate by Ofsted, says Lynn Merilion, who describes the journey to improvement after…

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Opinion

Skills are an essential part of any regional growth agenda

If local enterprise partnerships are to receive more funding, there has to be a way of measuring their impact…

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Opinion

We give them bayonets. Why not the vote?

Former House of Commons Education Select Committee specialist Ben Nicholls is head of policy at London’s Newham College. He…

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Opinion

We need to talk about the Tech Bacc

The government’s plans for vocational education move the debate forward but more detailed discussions with employers, and  FE and…

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Opinion

Tutors are more than an ‘expensive luxury’

New national occupational standards for personal tutoring  will help to raise standards across the sector, writes Sally Wootton The…

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