OCT 00] UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK NEWS
Warwick Leads Research Into Further Education
University of Warwick and Tile Hill college in Coventry are to be two
of the partners in the largest ever nationally funded research project
into Further Education.
grant of £830,000 has been awarded by the Economic and Social
Research Council (ESRC) for a research initiative called
“Transforming Learning Cultures in Further Education”.
Gleeson of the Institute of Education at the University of Warwick and
his co-researchers have been awarded the grant as part of a four year
project under the ESRC's £12 million Teaching and Learning Research
project aims to deepen understanding of learning and teaching, and
will concentrate on the culture of learning cultures in FE colleges.
will look at ways that learning and achievement in the colleges can be
improved, and the research results could influence future changes
throughout the country.
am delighted that we have been successful in such a tough
research will make a major contribution to understanding learning
and teaching in FE and provide an essential reference point for
future national policy.
project will entail working in partnership with teachers and others
in FE colleges.
partnership will ensure that questions of educational practice
remain clearly in focus throughout and that the study will provide
an important basis for institutional and individual
Hill is one of the four FE colleges that are partners in this scheme.
Paul Taylor said:
are absolutely delighted to have been chosen to partner Warwick
University in this, the largest ever state-funded research project
into teaching and learning in the further education sector.
project will give a real thrust to gaining a greater understanding
of the ways in which FE students learn best and the types of
intervention which might prove to be most fruitful.
want our research to benefits all colleges and students in further