• ISSN: 2040-0993

About Teaching in Lifelong Learning

The Teaching in Lifelong Learning: a journal to inform and improve practice was conceived and initiated as one element within the Huddersfield University Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (HUDCETT) provision, incorporating its partner colleges and wider networks in the lifelong learning sector (LLS), in 2007. The remit is to support initial teacher training (ITT) and continuing professional development (CPD) across the wider LLS and including higher education. The other CETTs (in terms of editorial, peer reviewers and submission of papers) that exist across England (some 10 in total) also support the journal. The main aims and objectives include the following:

  • Papers that reflect on work that focuses specifically on teacher/practitioners, trainee teachers and teacher educators in ITT and CPD across the Lifelong Learning Sector (including higher education)
  • An opportunity for novice researchers from the sector to develop and hone their writing for publication skills with shorter papers (two to four thousand words) but yet are peer reviewed and meet the normal academic standard expected in published journals
  • A space for practitioners who have undertaken dissertations at Masters level or who have undertaken research in their own organisations, to present their findings to a wider audience and to the benefit of that audience
  • Contributions to practitioners' understanding of pertinent issues that would inform their practice, thus improving their capacity and that of the sector in quality enhancement
  • As a cross-CETT production, the journal is an accessible, relevant and focussed publication that is written by the sector, about the sector and for the sector
  • An effective method of introducing trainee teachers to academic publications
  • A journal that can be used to inform policy-makers and stakeholders and represent a thoughtful, considered and practical approach yet founded on solid academic constructs