As the number of higher education (HE) courses offered in further education (FE) settings increases, so does the need for teachers and trainee teachers to develop their teaching skills. This text is written for all those working towards QTLS who are teaching or planning to teach HE courses. It examines what it means to teach HE and how a HE environment can be created in an FE setting. It gives guidance on planning, teaching and assessing HE courses in FE. A practical guide for all FE teachers and trainee teachers as the sector adapts to the needs of education today.

The HE Ethos – Creating a University within a College

The he ethos – creating a university within a college

By the end of this chapter you will be able to:

  • describe the key characteristics of an ‘HE ethos’ in college-based higher education;
  • describe the values associated with HE and outline the ways in which you demonstrate these in your professional practice;
  • discuss ways in which the ‘HE in FE’ ethos is distinct from that in universities;
  • describe strategies for developing academic and intellectual spaces for your HE students.

Introduction

A concern of professionals involved in the delivery of HE programmes in a college context is ensuring that their programmes have an appropriate ‘HE ethos’. Indeed, you may well have discussed with colleagues strategies for promoting an HE ethos on your ...

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