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Pedagogic Leadership in Post-Compulsory Education: Does it Exist

Friday, 11 May 2012

10.00 am

Workshop Registration and Coffee in the Lounge Bar at Devonport House

10.30 am

Introduction: Welcome to Greenwich, SRHE and BERA

Dr Jill Jameson, Director of the Centre for Leadership and Enterprise Research, School of Education, University of Greenwich, Convenor of the SRHE Post-Compulsory and Lifelong Learning Network

Dr Kevin Orr, Senior Lecturer, School of Education and Professional Development, University CPD framework coordinator, University of Huddersfield

Co-Convenors of the BERA Post-Compulsory and Lifelong Learning SIG

10.35 am- 11.35 am

Pedagogic Leadership in Post-Compulsory Education: Does it Exist?

Keynote by Denis Gleeson, Emeritus Professor of Education


Denis Gleeson is Emeritus Professor of Education at the University of Warwick. He has long standing interests in the sociology of vocational education and training with reference to wider aspects of pedagogy, policy and practice. His recent work focuses on leadership as a professionally based activity that is enhanced, as well as restricted, by current policies and practices in the field. While professional  programmes for training teachers and leaders have a vital role to play, their impact is being restricted by a combination of  halting demand-driven and market-led reforms, that generate uncertainty among college, school, community, employers and private providers. Such fragmentation is not new and raises the recurring question regarding democratic governance in the VET arena, and how changing conditions, partnerships and networks generate new and innovative professional, learning and leadership practices? Despite the continuation of the 'neo-liberal turn', VET policy, research and practice in England and Wales remains  a rich, innovative and dynamic field of education and employment policy.

Q&A and Discussion

11:40 am-12:00 pm


12:00 pm-   1.00 pm

Panel Discussion:

Is leadership of teaching and learning important in post-compulsory education?


Question and discussion on the issues raised

1:00 pm – 2.00 pm

Networking and Lunch in Devonport House Restaurant


     NOTE: Delegates may wish to take the opportunity of visiting the area as below



Visitors new to Greenwich may wish to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Old Royal Naval College Site, the University of Greenwich, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Park and Royal Observatory, home of the Prime Meridian.

For a description of the UNESCO World Heritage Site at Maritime Greenwich please see:


Greenwich please see:


Network: Post-Compulsory and Higher Education
Date(s): Friday, 11 May 2012
Times: 10.00am-2.00pm
Location: University of Greenwich
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