‘Learning’ and ‘Work’ are both approached very broadly in this section.
The interest in Learning encompasses:
- formal learning structures
- informal learning opportunities
- children’s early learning and development
- learning organisations and learning cities
- learning by design and learning by choice
- learning that is pushed-in to timetable, and learning that is pulled-in as needed
- learning for employability and learning for social progress
- … and so on.
The interest in Work encompasses interests in:
- leadership, management and governance
- work structures that work
- employment and young people
- wages and inequalities
- work-support programmes
- being occupied (paid or otherwise)
- ‘really useful’ work
- the value of work
- wellbeing and occupation of self
- …. and so on.
Currently within this section are:
- Making all lessons more learner friendly – What is the menu of things that teachers can draw on, in every lesson, in order to give better support through teaching and learning?
- How can family learning promote educational resilience in children and young people? – Some thinking that links family learning, resilience and the closing of educational gaps.
- Some thoughts on the approach to change – A city-wide skills development partnership was challenged: If it was bringing about system-wide change, how did it think it was doing that?
- Where is all this reading and writing taking us? – A presentation to the 2005 Birmingham Book Festival.
- Birmingham: current and recent development activity relating to reading and writing – A summary of ways that Birmingham brought about changes all-age reading and writing.
- Work and Wellbeing: Some recent UK policy approaches
- In what ways might a city need to think differently if it is to get to where it wants to be?
- Can Twitter be a useful source of knowledge? Thinking about Cities through Twitter
- What can be learnt from the Trojan Horse Affair?
- Employability Support Programmes: What works?