The following press release may be of interest.
JISC Regional Support Centre - Eastern
HELPing the HE in FE SECTOR
Strengthening links between research and practice related to delivering
higher education in further education is the aim of a new online resource
launched by the University of Plymouth's Higher Education Learning
Partnerships (HELP) on Thursday 1 November.
The online publication - The British Journal of Higher Education in Further
Education (BJHEinFE) - aims to meet the needs of those working in the HE in
FE sector, which is rapidly expanding due to the growing numbers of
foundation degrees delivered in FE colleges.
The journal - which is free to users and will give them open access to all
its content - will be a useful resource for a wide range of researchers,
policy-makers, practitioners and other professionals involved in education
or development in communities across the sector.
The BJHEinFE will provide opportunities for the transfer of best practice
and the exchange and development of knowledge and skills relating to the
delivery of HE in FE, such as finding effective methods of bringing HE and
FE staff together to encourage FE students' progression and retention, and
bringing staff from FE and HE together to ensure mutual understanding
through curriculum and staff development.
A unique aspect of the journal is that its editorial board - which includes
representatives from the Learning & Skills Council, universities including
Derby and Ulster and colleges including City College Manchester and
Cornwall College, as well as members of the Plymouth's HELP CETL -
recognises that some practitioners may not have published work previously.
The team welcomes first submissions from contributors and will provide
feedback, support and guidance to encourage contributors to publish.
Speaking about the journal, its editor Dr Neil Witt from the University of
Plymouth, said: "The emphasis is on providing a vehicle for those involved
in theory, research and practice to jointly explore ideas using a diverse
mix of research methods and disciplines."
The BJHEinFE can be accessed at http://www.bjheinfe.org
For more information, contact the Neil Witt on 01752 597908 or
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Dr Neil Witt BSc (Hons) PhD FRIN FHEA
Higher Education Learning Partnerships Centre for Excellence in Teaching and
3 Endsleigh Place
University of Plymouth
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