Welcome to Teacher Educator UK

The site by TEds for TEds

All the content on this site is available for anyone, anywhere. If you wish to contribute to the site, or join the Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning (TELL) research network, please send an email with your contact details to j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk You will then be added to the network membership / mailing list.

There is no need to join to get access to the content, as all is password free.

We welcome relevant contributions (recent research undertaken, news, opinion pieces, resources to share, articles to add to our ‘big bibliography’.) please send an email with your contribution to j.crawley@bathspa.ac.uk 

This site is a networked resource for Teacher Educators working in or with the Lifelong Learning sector (otherwise called ‘PCET‘; ‘FE and Skills‘; ‘Post 16‘). The content is managed by teacher educators, and we want as many people as possible to use and contribute to the site. For more background visit the **about** page.


Post Compulsory Teacher Educators – Connecting Professionals

This recent book is written by TELL members (Jim Crawley, Azumah Dennis, Vicky Duckworth, Rebecca Eliahoo, Lynn Machin, Kevin Orr, Denise Robinson and Nena Skrbic) and is the first ever book published solely about PCE Teacher Education by PCE teacher educators.
More information and to order at:

TELLing Stories #1

The first issue of our TELL research supplement, called ‘TELLing Stories#1’. We hope you enjoy it, and that you agree it showcases research by TELL members well. We hope it encourages us all to keep networking around research in, on and by those working with the FE sector. The ‘events calendar’ section will become live on this website soon, in order that a regularly updated list will be available online for all to access.

Download TELLingStories#1 below


Twitter timeline

The timeline from Jim Crawley’s twitter feed “@teachology” is displayed on this page (and some others). If you don’t use twitter just click on one of the links and it will take you to the listed item. You can scroll down the list and see other items.

Sections of the site


This page, with site summary and twitter feed.


Posts from the TELL (Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning) research network; sector news, articles, publications and other items of interest as they appear.

TELL – Teacher Education in Lifelong Learning

The section for the TELL research network. Research by teacher educators and about teacher education and many other aspects of the Lifelong Learning sector are included, a ‘big bibilography‘ section, and an events calendar.

If you wish to promote, disseminate or distribute your research, we can:

  • Put out details of research plans, and calls for participation in the regular TELL updates and on the website
  • List links to your publications and downloads (you know – the free copies from journals you can never get people to read) on the website
  • Put electronic versions of publications or other resources on the website


Several pages of resources, including a large **teacher education reading list**  (with thanks to Anne Gravells) which has been used on teacher education / CPD programmes by a variety of teacher educators. This section of the site contains other links, sources and resources which are either readily usable or potentially usable with adaptation.


A series of resources which have been created on various research and projects, which contain some really good content, and which are archived on this site. They include the ‘Reflective practice’ project, the SITE (Sharing Innovation in Teacher Education) and the Life2 project (containing lifeskills training resources).

Yours can be added.

CPD for Teacher Educators

A FREE CPD programme for training new teacher educators which was successfully used by SW Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (SWCETT) in 2010, with the plans, resources and supporting materials all available for free download.


Various items, including organisations and resources which are particularly useful for supporting teacher educators.