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Investing in East London’s future

Our annual analysis of the university destinations of our students always makes impressive reading. While we can’t guarantee that every former NewVIc student who progresses to a degree level course will get a graduate level job in a few years’ time, we can be fairly confident that they are acquiring the skills which will help them to be more competitive in the labour market. 723 more words


Vocational pedagogy: a way forward for vocational teaching and learning?

I’ve collated a few”free” papers, related to vocational pedagogy, for no other reason than it seemed to be an idea. Others might find it useful, a way forward for vocational teaching and learning perhaps. 312 more words

Gramsci’s grammar and Dewey’s dialectic.

James Donald’s ‘Dewey-eyed optimism’

Over 20 years ago I read a short review article re-examined the relationship between knowledge, skill, vocationalism and a broad liberal education. 979 more words


Labour’s disappearing National Bacc

Has Labour ditched its commitment to a National Baccalaureate for 14-19 year olds?

According to the party’s Education and Children statement, Labour will ‘establish an overarching National Baccalaureate framework for all post-16 students which would include high quality academic and vocational courses’. 644 more words


The New Voc Ed

The Future Prestige of Career and Technology Education (CTE)

“Voc. Ed.,” the popularized shortened version of “vocational education,” tends to be associated with what Mike Rose colorfully calls, “the dumping ground for the disaffected” (Rose 348), or a place for the troublemakers and failing students who just couldn’t make it in regular academic programming. 1,246 more words

Did you go to Stoke-on-Trent College of Commerce?

Were you a full-time or a part-time student at Stoke-on-Trent College of Commerce in the 1950s or the 1960s?

If you were, Betty and David need your help. 164 more words


Reinventing the VET brand - Untarnishing VET in the eyes of the Australian Public

Learning is a Business and Brand is everything

The VET brand in this country is tarnished, you only have to look at the numerous newspaper articles and commentary associated with them and across social media, (and yes lets never forget that LinkedIn is the 3rd largest social media site in the world) to see that both in the eyes of practitioners and the general public that there is some rust on the gold standard that was VET in this country (Yes I know Gold doesn’t rust its a metaphor folks).   806 more words