Leading learning with the 157 Group
The 157 Group and IfL have worked together to produce a series of papers focusing on high-quality teaching and learning.
Leading partnerships with employers and building collaborative professionalism: Towards excellence in vocational education
Leading partnerships with employers and building collaborative professionalism (PDF, size 1MB) is the third paper in a series produced jointly by IfL, the Institute of Education (IoE) and the 157 Group. Its purpose is to help leaders, managers, teachers, trainers, employers and other partners promote and think anew about partnerships between colleges or training providers and employers.
Great teaching and learning
Great teaching and learning (PDF, size 1.60MB) is the report of an innovative, in-depth event held in May 2012 at which 70 sector representatives, including leaders, managers, teachers and learners, sought to define great teaching and learning and identify the conditions in which it can flourish. The paper suggests that teacher professionalism is crucially about broader relationships, respect and networks, as well as the teaching and learning expertise directly used with learners in the classroom or workshop and workplace settings.
Leading learning and letting go
Leading learning and letting go: building expansive learning environments in FE (PDF, size 1.74MB)provides an account of the presentations and discussions at a seminar jointly hosted by IfL and the 157 Group at the Institute of Education on 29 February 2012. The aim of the seminar was to examine the leadership and creation of “expansive learning environments” to maximise professional learning and excellence in the FE sector.
Leading learning in further education
Leading learning in further education (PDF, size 3.22MB) was written by the 157 Group in collaboration with CfBT Education Trust and informed by a survey of IfL Fellows, relevant literature reviews and a series of interviews with strategic leaders. Its aim was to explore and debate the critical role of teaching and learning, and focus on the importance of strategic leaders developing and sharing approaches to the effective leadership of learning.