This year’s iCeGS annual lecture, taking place on 18th December at Derby, will be delivered by Liz Atkins, Professor of Vocational Education and Social Justice at the University of Derby. Unsurprisingly I will be going, so I thought I would give you a few reasons why might want to consider coming as well
Liz’s lecture will explore the social impact of a new level 1 vocational curriculum on the outcomes for young learners in an island community. The curriculum she will look at is particularly focussed on incorporating career guidance.
So why come? Here are 5 reasons –
1) Focus on FE
I’m really pleased we’re focussing on FE. Both in policy and research FE can be overlooked on occasion so I’m really pleased that it will be our focus this year.
2) Focus on Career Guidance
Liz’s session is sure to look at susbtanial issues to do with curriculum design and pedagogy so even if you’re less interested in FE these are universal realities for anyone working in the sector.
3) Focus on Social Justice
Social justice as a topic is a) very relevant to the world we live b) increasingly important for a career guidance perspective and c) a central part to what we want to be investigating as a center. Discussion of social justice can sometimes be kept in the abstract so it’s great to be looking at a practical example.
We’re really pleased to have Liz this year. It’s really exciting that she’s joined the university and we’re really pleased that she’s decided to do this for us. Liz is really experienced and engaging and I expect we’ll learn lots from her.
Last but not least events like this I believe are really important from the sector. Last year was particularly good for catching up with people across the sector and I expect more of the same this year!
It would be great to see you there! Please book here – https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/9Y5TXBK