AmplifyFE Community Space
AmplifyFE Community SpaceMar 29, 2023
The Importance of Pause
In this episode we meet Joyce Hui-I Chen @JoyceIHuiChen1 as she tells us her FE story; leading to our reflections on the need to take time to ourselves in our personal and professional lives, whether that's a sabbatical, carving out time to spend with our communities of practice or a walk in the park listening to a podcast.
Portrait of an artist teacher in the community
For this episode, Chloë is chatting with Abbie Cairns (@AbbieCairnsArt) an artist teacher who works in community learning and is on a mission to bring other artist-teachers together!
If you're up for the challenge set by Chloë and Abbie at the end of the podcast, please do share on Twitter via #AmplifyFE or send to us at amplifyFE@alt.ac.uk and we'll share for you!
Find out more about Abbie and the work she does (including her PhD) via her linked up treasure trove: https://linktr.ee/abbiecairnsartistteacher
Riffing on 'innovation' with friends
For this episode, we decided to give something new a try (inspired by Amy from the ESOL Podcast who we spoke with on the last episode) by gathering some of the JISC Community Champions (Samantha Ahern, Angela Dynes, Joy McLean and Rachel Öner) together to talk about the theme of DigiFest 2023: innovation.
Notes on the recording
You may notice that the sound isn't our usual quality (I recorded it in a room at a conference with my phone in the middle of the table) but we hope you're still able to enjoy the episode and appreciate the approach. I decided not to edit this so you have the full authentic recording in an environment that was less than ideal for recording. For example, you can hear the tannoy telling us to get to our session call out twice as well as the tinkling of tea cups. I also enjoyed the brief moment of laughter at the beginning (after I say "I think that means we're recording!") because it was a lovely introduction to the group of ladies I did this with. For context: I roped them in to do this recording with 13mins to spare before our next session and with very little prep at all; Thank you for trusting me!
For the Love of FE
In conversation with Andrew McFadyen (JISC's FE and Skills Senior Consultant) with buckets of shout-outs to practitioners and organisations doing great things in FE. You can also find out about what the FE team at JISC are up to at the moment; developing great things to make your life easier!
A (digitally enabled) walk in the woods
Chloë chats with Josh Spears (@Worldsmith1680) about his latest project aiming to tackle cultural poverty by bringing the outside in. Check out Josh's 360 guided tours on his YouTube channel JoshEducates.
FE at the #ALTc22
Chloë chats with Lynne Taylerson as they share their experiences (with FE spectacles) of ALT conference 2022.