Husband G (2018) The professional learning of further education lecturers: Effects of initial lecturer education programmes on continuing professional learning in Scotland and Wales. Research in Post Compulsory Education, 23 (2), pp. 159-180. https://doi.org/10.1080/13596748.2018.1444384
This paper reports on the results of a research study conducted in two colleges of further education in Scotland and Wales. The aim of the study was to begin to understand the ongoing effects of initial lecturer education programmes. Using the accounts of respondent lecturers and detailed documentary analysis, an accurate picture of the professional learning provision in the two colleges and devolved sectors was constructed. The research found that induction practices, mentor support, model of initial lecturer education programmes and engagement with practice focused work based learning all had significant impacts on ongoing engagement with professional learning. The paper concludes with suggestions for practice related to the structuring of professional learning from induction to continuous career long provision.
Further education; vocational teachers; work based learning; lecturer education; professional learning; lecturer initial education
Research in Post Compulsory Education: Volume 23, Issue 2
|Publication date online||08/05/2018|
|Date accepted by journal||15/02/2018|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis|