Tuesday, 10 July 2018

FW: Coming to our senses: embedding contemplative pedagogy in higher education


Apologies for cross-posting. There are still places, but registration for this conference will close very soon. Please forward to others with an interest.

Coming to our senses: embedding contemplative pedagogy in higher education

A four-day symposium for educators

This four-day event at Emerson College will bring together educators working in higher education to explore, experience and study contemplative pedagogy. It will be a valuable opportunity to connect with like-minded people, learn from what others are doing in their classrooms and reflect on our own contemplative practice and how this impacts our teaching and conduct.

Emerson College, East Sussex, Forest Row, RH18 5JX

2pm 27 August 2018 – 2pm 30 August 2018

Fees and Payment including tuition, all meals and single room accommodation:

If booked by 31st January 2018

Employer funded: £540
Self-funded: £440
Self-funded student: £200 (not bookable on line, see details below)

After January 31st 2018

Employer funded: £580
Self-funded: £480

There are only three places available at the self-funded student rate of £200 and as such they are not bookable through the website. Please email Caroline Barratt barrattc@essex.ac.uk for more details.

There are 10 places available at the general self-funded rate which is bookable online on a first come first served basis. This rate is subject to an increase after the 31st January.

Click here for full details and to book your place


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Thursday, 28 June 2018

FW: Winter School: International Perspectives on Education Policy (IPEP) - Verona, 11-16 Nov 2018


Dear colleagues,


Could I draw your attention to the University of Verona’s 2nd Winter School on International Perspectives on Education Policy?  Designed for PhD students, postdoctoral fellows and researchers in all areas of education, and also suitable for advanced master students, this will considers theories and methods relevant across the entire field of educational policy research. There is a particular focus on higher and adult education policy, but the specific content of activities will be developed in the light of the participants’ interests. Full details are available at http://sites.hss.univr.it/ipep/


Please pass on details to anyone who may be interested.


IPEP is a co-operation between the University of Verona (Department of Human Sciences), Aalborg University (Department of Learning and Philosophy), the University of Nottingham (School of Education), the Institute of Research on Population and Social Policies of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-IRPPS), and the International Research Centre for Global and Comparative Policy Studies on the Education and Learning of Adults (IRC-GloCoPoS).


Many thanks,


John Holford.


Professor John Holford

Robert Peers Chair in Adult Education, University of Nottingham

Joint Editor, International Journal of Lifelong Education

Co-ordinator, ENLIVEN research project (Horizon 2020)

President, International Society for Comparative Adult Education

New book: The Palgrave International Handbook on Adult and Lifelong Education and Learning

Recent Open Access articles, The misuses of sustainability: Adult education, citizenship and the dead hand of neoliberalism; Local & Global in the Formation of a Learning Theorist: Peter Jarvis and adult education

Open Access book: Adult Education Policy and the European Union




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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

FW: Posting re Conference - Internationalising the Curriculum 21st September 2018


NTU will again be hosting a free to attend Internationalising the Curriculum Conference – the 3rd TILT/NTU Global IoC Conference – on Friday 21st September.  The theme for the conference is students as co-producers, and attached is a call for contributions.  We welcome both full presentations, and short Pecha Kucha presentations plus posters.  The deadline for submissions is July 27th.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


IoC Conference team






Dr Sandra H Kirk FRSB SFHEA

Deputy Dean

School of Science & Technology

Nottingham Trent University

Clifton Lane


NG11 8NS

Tel: 0115 848 3109

Email: sandra.kirk@ntu.ac.uk




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Tuesday, 26 June 2018

FW: TELFest 2018 Livestream



From: Online forum for SEDA, the Staff & Educational Development Association <SEDA@JISCMAIL.AC.UK> On Behalf Of Farzana Latif
Sent: 26 June 2018 09:48
Subject: TELFest 2018 Livestream


Dear Colleagues (Apologies for any cross posting)


TELFest 2018 Livestream


TELFest, the annual Technology Enhanced Learning Festival from the University of Sheffield is going live this year, and you're all invited! 


Starting at 10:30 BST on Tuesday 26th June, you can participate remotely via our livestream at https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/telfest. With over twenty sessions being streamed, covering a broad spectrum of topics, we hope the programme will appeal to colleagues working in a variety of disciplines.  


To have a look at the programme for the three day event, please visit the agenda. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions via the livestream, and we would encourage you to join the conversation on Twitter at #telfest. 


We hope you will be able to join us. 


Many thanks,


The University of Sheffield's Technology Enhanced Learning Team


Farzana Latif
Technology Enhanced Learning Manager

Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Team
Academic Programmes and Student Engagement
The University of Sheffield
10-12 Brunswick St
Sheffield S10 2FN

0114 222 1168
07747 117941

Learning Technologies Team of the Year 2017



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Friday, 22 June 2018

FW: Registration (Closing Soon): Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship 2018 Conference, University of Bristol 11-12 July 2018



Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship:

Exploring Transitions in Higher Education for Students and Staff

11th and 12th July 2018*, University of Bristol, http://tinyurl.com/q8uhhx4


In this fourth conference in the Enhancing Student Learning Through Innovative Scholarship series the focus is on exploring the transitions and mechanisms by which students and staff are supported and support each other in succeeding in enhancing their academic practice.

Transitions in, through and out of Higher Education impact on both students and staff in today's University.  Staff and students grapple with an increasingly complex HE environment with changes to the job market and challenges of uncertainty over their future they pass through a number of complex transitions into, within and out of higher education.

At the same time, the marketization of Higher Education and the impact of increasing student numbers, workloads and uncertainties over the impact of the TEF alongside REF are amongst a range of factors that both encounter.

Against this complex background, the interface between teaching and learning that both parties work within provides a challenging, engaging and supportive environment to work through many of these issues. The conference will address the following themes:

  • Enhancing employability through curriculum design
  • Confidence & resilience as key skills for transitions
  • Balancing student satisfaction with engaged learning
  • Enhancing learning through inclusive teaching spaces

 in over 70 talks, workshops and presentations. In a new move for 2018, we are including a range of short 5 minutes talk each a "Snapshot" talk. Snapshots will be combined along themes into groups of 4-6. We'll then have a snapshot session where groups of snapshots are presented together followed by 20-30 mins for discussion at tables of how these ideas could be explored by delegates in their own contexts.





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