Senior Lecturer in Post Compulsory Education and Course coordinator of the ITE FE Partnership
Secondary and Post Compulsory Education
Jane is a Senior Lecturer in Education with a focus on Post Compulsory Education.
Most recently she has worked in a large FE college in the role of Teaching and Learning Coordinator with a focus on the development and delivery of the new Diploma in Education and Training (DET) qualifications, delivering CPD and coaching programmes and coordinating the Colleges VLE development.
Prior to this Jane led an FE/HE consortium project after a successful bid for funding through the JISC Exchange for Learning Programme (2002- 2006). The project resulted in the digital learning content in a range of curriculum areas which are available to the FE/HE community on the Jorum website.
She was the winner of the 2003 TES sponsored BECTa ICT in Practice Post 16 Teaching Award.
Most recently, Jane focused on development of e-portfolios for trainee teachers in the Post-compulsory sector.
- Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, University of Worcester (2017)
- Fellow of the Higher Education (2017)
- BA ( Hons.) French Language and Literature, University of Sheffield
- Post Graduate Cert Ed in ESOL, Manchester Polytechnic
- M Ed in Educational Administration, University of Birmingham
- Certificate in Advanced Pedagogy, Level 7, University of Sunderland
Teaching & Research
Jane's research interests include e-Learning pedagogies , reflective practice and joint practice development ( JPD). She has had research published nationally and internationally on these topics. The first major research project monitored and evaluated the access, progression and destinations of adult learners in a variety of training settings on behalf Birmingham City Councils Economic Development Unit. The research highlighted the importance of work experience in training as a route to employment. An e-Learning development project led to publication and presentations on technology based models of learning. Most recently, through the LSIS, Jane completed a research development fellowship. This research explored the effectiveness of joint practice development.
Member of British Education and Research Association
Member of JISC CETIS Educational Content Special Interest Group (SIG)
Member of JISC Learning and Teaching Practice Experts Group
Sisk J. ( 2012) What can Fielding et als relationship model for joint practice development (JPD) tell us about FE tutors working together? Available at http://www.excellencegateway.org.uk/node/23755
Sisk J. (2001) A Practitioner Led Response to a Constructivist Model of ICT based Teaching and Learning Paper presented June 2001 EdMedia World Conference, Tampere, Finland
Sisk J. and Garner R. ( 2000) The Emerging Role of the Electronic Mentor Paper presented April 2000 at TCC On-line Conference, University of Hawaii
Sisk J. and Garner R. (2000) Piloting a User Led Approach to On-line Training Paper presented at Society for IT and Teacher Education ( SITE) San Diego, California, USA
Sisk J. and Garner R. (1999) Is there anybody there? A Medium for Learning? Paper presented April 1999 at TCC On-line Conference, University of Hawaii