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.

Research and Scholarship in HE in FE

Research and scholarship in HE in FE

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

  • contextualise the place of research and scholarly activity within HE in FE provision;
  • evaluate differing definitions of scholarly activity;
  • critically reflect on your own position in relation to research and scholarly activity.

Introduction: Setting the Scene for Research and Scholarship

What are the ‘big’ differences that can be found when comparing teaching FE to teaching HE? At one time, the most recognisable or conspicuous difference – and certainly one that would be recognised by society at large – might have been to do with the subject matter or the content of the courses being compared. Some subject areas would straightforwardly be seen as belonging in ...

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