Part of book or chapter of book English OPEN
Edwards, Richard ; Satchwell, Candice ; Smith, June (2005)
  • Publisher: Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning
  • Subject: X990

The Literacies for Learning in Further Education (LfLFE) project, a collaboration between two universities – Stirling and Lancaster – and four further education colleges – Anniesland, Perth, Lancaster and Morecambe, and Preston, funded for three years from January 2004 as part of Phase 3 of the TLRP. The project draws on work already done on literacy practices engaged in by people in schools, higher education and the community and seeks to extend the insights gained from these studies into further education. It aims to explore the literacy practices of students and those practices developed in different parts of the curriculum and develop pedagogic interventions to support students’ learning more effectively. This project involves examining literacy across the many domains of people’s experiences, the ways in which these practices are mobilised and realised within different domains and their capacity to be mobilised and recontextualised elsewhere to support learning.\ud \ud A project such as this raises many theoretical, methodological and practical challenges, not least in ensuring validity across four curriculum areas in four sites drawing upon the collaboration of sixteen practitioner researchers. This symposium of four papers examines some of the challenges and findings from the first eighteen months of the project. The first paper explores some of the findings regarding students’ literacy practices in their everyday lives and those required of them in their college studies. The second focuses on one approach adopted by the project as a method through which to elicit student literacy practices. The other two papers focus on different aspects of partnership within the project, in particular the attempts to enable students and lecturers to be active researchers rather than simply respondents
  • References (7)

    Becher, T. (1989) Academic Tribes, Buckingham, Open University Press.

    Bleicher, J (1982) The Hermeneutic Imagination, London, Routledge and Keegan Paul .

    Chaiklin, S. and Lave, J. (1993) (Eds) Understanding practice Perspectives on Activity and Context, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

    Elliot, D. (2005) Enhancing Practice: A Study of Practitioners/Researchers in Scotland's Colleges, Stirling, Scottish Further Education Unit.

    Gadamer, H-G. (1981) Truth and Method, London, Sheed and Ward.

    Street, B. (1995) Social Literacies. Critical Approaches to Literacy in Development, Ethnography and Education, Harlow, Longman Verma, G. and Mallick, K. (1999) Researching Education, London & Philadelphia, Falmer Press.

    Walford, G. (1987) Doing Sociology of Education, London, The Falmer Press.

  • Metrics
    views in OpenAIRE
    views in local repository
    downloads in local repository

    The information is available from the following content providers:

    From Number Of Views Number Of Downloads
    Central Lancashire Online Knowledge - IRUS-UK 0 14
Share - Bookmark