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The Next Normal Episode 6 – The Future of Education?

Join Chris Webb (@WorldWebb) and Helen Armitage (@HelenArmitage16) from the Careers and Employability Service at Sheffield Hallam University (@SheffHallamUni) for another foray into the world of work, as told by Covid-19.

This week, we welcome Alexandra Willans, a Careers and Technical Education (CTE) Partnership Director based in Bradford to the (virtual) booth, where we discuss how the CTE curriculum model is providing a more holistic approach to learning, the importance of partnership work and whether the Covid-19 era provides us with an opportunity to reframe how we view the purpose of education.

The New Normal is back for Season 2 – new title, same topical content and even more fantastic guests!

Further Reading/Listening:

Bradford Employment and Skills Website

FE News – Overview of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee

Your Brain at Work Podcast

Tara Brach – Meditation Podcast

Ellen MacArthur Foundation – Explore the Circular Economy Podcast

Our Presenters:

Helen Armitage – A Senior Employability Adviser for the College of Social Sciences and Arts at Sheffield Hallam University. Helen leads on the Hallam Career Mentoring Scheme and primarily supports the department of Art and Design with in-curriculum careers delivery.

Chris Webb – An Employability Adviser at Sheffield Hallam University, Chris supports the Gradvantage programme for final year students and graduates, as well as collaborating with the College of Business, Technology and Engineering on in-curriculum careers delivery.

Our Guests:

Alexandra Willans – Alex is super proud to be the Director of Bradford District’s Careers and Technical Education partnership in West Yorkshire. In a past life, she worked in secondary education and taught Design Technology in Leeds where she worked for 19 years. Alex loves all things people development,  seeing creativity and new ideas flourish. When not working, you are most likely to find Alex repairing, redecorating, creating, growing or destroying things. Easily distracted by social media, you can contact Alex via her LinkedIn profile above for further information regarding the CTE model or if you are interested in getting involved.  

If you are interested in any of the discussion points raised in this podcast or have suggestions for future podcast episodes or guest speakers, please contact Chris or Helen on LinkedIn!

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