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Edwards, R. and Mannion, G. (2004) Literacies for Learning Broadcast 62, pp.31/32, Spring 2004.Ivanič, R. and Edwards, R. (2004) Mobilising a Network, Teaching and Learning (Post-compulsory Edition) 2004

Smith, J.M., Anderson , R. and McDougall, D. (2004) Journey with Hope: Broadcast 64, p.23, Autumn 2004

Stanistreet, P. Research Special (2004) We are losing students because we are not accessing the skills they have got (opens pdf of article). Adults Learning, (opens Adults Learning website), Volume 16, Number 1, pp. 10-12, September 2004

Edwards, R. and Smith, J. (2004) Telling Tales of Literacy, SCUTREA Proceedings. Whose Story now? (RE)generating research in adult learning and teaching, University of Exeter ISBN 0902746138.


Barton, D., (2005) When the Magic of Literacy Wears Thin, Literacy and Numeracy Studies, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 93-97.

Edwards, R. and Smith, J (2005) Swamping and Spoonfeeding: literacies for learning in Further Education , Journal of Vocational Education and Training Volume 57, Number 1 ISSN-1363-6820

Fowler, Z and Edwards, R. (2005) Mobility and situatedness in literacy practices: the case of further education. Paper presented at the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, University of Glamorgan , 14-17 September 2005, pp 1 -16 . Available at Education-line [Uploaded February 2007]:

Mannion, G. & Miller, K. (2005) Literacies for Learning in Further Education: promoting inclusive learning across boundaries through students' literacy practices. Paper presented at the European Education Research Association Conference, Dublin , September, 2005. Available at Education-line [Uploaded March 2007]:

Smith, J. (2005) Further Education and the Literacy Debate - A Scottish Perspective in Scottish Educational Review Volume 37. Number 2, November 2005

Smith, J. (2005) Mobilising everyday literacy practices within the curricula. Journal of Vocational Education and Training 2005 Volume 57, Number 3, 2005

Smith, J. and Anderson , R., (2005): I never thought of playing with my website as connected to literacy. In Round Up (Perth FE college newsletter.)


Brzeski, A. (2006) From Preston to Pennsylvania . The College Standard . Preston College .

Brzeski, A. and Fowler, Z. (2006) Researching with Students: Challenges and Possibilities. In J. Caldwell, et al. (eds) What a Difference a Pedagogy Makes: Researching Lifelong Learning and Teaching. Proceedings of 3rd International CRLL Conference (2005), Glasgow : Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning. pp 706-711. ISBN 1-903661-72-2

Carmichael, J. and Miller, K. (2006) The Challenges of Practitioner Research: Some insights into collaboration between Higher and Further Education in the LfLFE Project. In J. Caldwell, et al. (eds) What a Difference a Pedagogy Makes: Researching Lifelong Learning and Teaching. Proceedings of 3rd International CRLL Conference (2005), Glasgow : Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning. pp 700-702. ISBN 1-903661-72-2

Edwards, R. (2006) A Sticky Business? Exploring the 'and' in teaching and learning. Discourse Vol. 27, No. 1, pp. 121-133

Ivanic, R., Language, learning and identification . In R. Kiely, P. Rea-Dickens, H. Woodfield and G. Clibbon (eds) Language, Culture and Identity in Applied Linguistics . Equinox pp. 7-29.

Mannion, G. (2006) Viewpoint: Striking a Chord. Broadcast, Vol, 71, pp. 40- 41.

Miller, K. and Gaechter, J. (2006) Thinking about Learning the Curriculum in Different Ways Broadcast 72, p20-21.

Miller, K. and Satchwell, C . (2006) The effect of beliefs about literacy on teacher and student expectations: a Further Education perspective, Journal of Vocational Education and Training Vol. 58, No. 2, pp. 135-150, June 2006

Satchwell, C. (2005) Literacy around the clock: an examination of the clock activity, Proceedings of 3rd International Conference - What a Difference a Pedagogy Makes: Researching Lifelong Learning & Teaching Conference, Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning, June 2005.

Smith, J. & Mannion, G. (2006) What's 'key'/'core' about literacy in FE? Authorising resonance between everyday literacy practices and formal learning . Paper presented at British Educational Research Association Conference, 2006.  Available at Education-line on World Wide Web [Accessed February 2007]:


Carmichael, J. (2007) Give Me A Lever! Broadcast No. 74 Journal of the Scottish Further Education Unit Spring 2007 pp 50 - 51 ISBN 1471-7735

Carmichael, J. (2007) The Literacy for Learning FE research project - a workshop, Research and Practice in Adult Literacy Journal No. 61 (Special issue for RAPAL Conference 2006) pp. 20 - 24 .

Edwards, R. (2007) 'It ain't (simply) what you know, it's the way you communicate it: curriculum knowledge and communication' in What's Missing from C__riculum? Influencing Design and Delivery, Stirling : SFEU (scroll down to page 14) pp. 14-17.

Edwards, R. and Fowler, Z. (2007) Unsettling boundaries in making a space for research. British Educational Research Journal. Vol. 33, No. 1, Feb. 2007, pp. 107-123

Goodman, R., Mannion, G. and Brzeski, A. (2007) Reading , Writing and Resonance: An Experiential Workshop for Practitioners. Research and Practice in Adult Literacy Journal No. 61 (Special issue for RAPAL Conference 2006) pp. 10 - 14 .

Ivanic, R., Edwards, R., Satchwell, C., and Smith, J. (2007) 'Possibilities for pedagogy in Further Education: Harnessing the abundance of literacy.' British Educational Research Journal Vol. 33, No. 5, TLRP Special Issue, pp. 703-721. (Copyright of the journal.)

Mannion, G. and Ivanic, R. ( 2007) Mapping Literacy Practices: Theory, Methodology, Methods(pre-publication version). International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education Vol. 20, no. 1, pp. 15-30,January-February 2007.

Miller, K., Smith, J., Carmichael, J. and Edwards R. (2007) 'Researching literacy for learning in the vocational curriculum', in Mike Osborne, Muir Houston & Nuala Toman (Eds) The Pedagogy of Lifelong Learning: Understanding Effective Teaching and Learning in Diverse Contexts. London : Routledge, pp. 79-89.

Satchwell, C. (2007) Creating third spaces for literacies in Further Education. The Teacher Trainer.

Satchwell, C. (2007) Keeping it real... Leader Issue 21, May 2007.

Satchwell, C. and Ivanic, R. (2007) 'The textuality of learning contexts in UK Colleges.' Special Issue of Pedagogy, Culture and Society on Contexts, Networks and Communities; Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 303-316. (Copyright of the journal.)

Ivanič, R. and Satchwell, C.,(2007) ‘B oundary crossing: Networking and transforming the literacies in research processes and college courses. International Journal of Applied Linguistics . 4.1. Special Issue on New Directions in Academic Literacies Research ‘(pp. 101–124).


Pardoe, S. and Ivanic, R. (2007) Literacies for Learning in Further Education: making reading and writing practices across the curriculum more useful for learning. DVD film and booklet. Lancaster University & PublicSpace Ltd.

Fowler, Z. (2008) Negotiating the textuality of Further Education: issues of agency and participation Oxford Review of Education 34.4 pp 425 - 441

DOI: 10.1080/03054980701683627

Edwards, R. and Miller, K. (2008) ‘Academic drift in vocational qualifications? Explorations through the lens of literacy’, Journal of Vocational Education and Training 60, 2 , pp. 123 – 131.

Smith, J., Satchwell, C., Edwards, R., Miller, K., Fowler, Z, Gaechter, J., Knowles, J., Phillipson, C. and Young, R. (2008) Literacy practices in the learning careers of childcare students. Journal of Vocational Education and Training Vol. 60, No. 4, pp 363–375



Ivanič, R., Edwards, R., Barton, D. Martin-Jones, M., Fowler, Z., Hughes, B., Mannion, G., Miller, K., Satchwell, C. and Smith, J. (2009) Improving Learning in College: Rethinking literacies across the curriculum, Routledge

Mannion, G., Miller, K., Gibb, I. and Goodman, R. (2009) Reading, Writing, Resonating: striking chords across the contexts of students’ everyday and college lives. Pedagogy, Culture & Society , Volume 17, Issue 3 October 2009 , pp 323 - 339. This article can also be accessed via Stirling University STORRE

Satchwell, C. and Ivanič, R. (2009) ‘The textual mediation of learning in Further Education.’ In R. Edwards, G. Biesta and M. Thorpe (Eds.) Rethinking contexts for learning and teaching: Communities, activities and networks. London: RoutledgeFalmer.




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