Friday, 26 June 2009

'Researching Beyond Boundaries', Academic Communities without Borders

'Researching Beyond Boundaries', Academic Communities without Borders

iPED 2009, the 4th International Inquiring Pedagogies Conference takes place from 14 to 15 September 2009 at Coventry University TechnoCentre, UK. See


If you have not yet booked for iPED 2009, please note that the reduced rate deadline is only a few days away!


Dr Etienne Wenger will open this year’s conference with an exploration of the issues around teaching, learning and leadership in adopting a communities of practice approach to higher education policy.


Etienne will also offer a large-group workshop: Communities of practice: a social discipline of learning.


Other highlights include

Professor Maggi Savin-Baden: Keynote, Researching on the edge: working at the borders of ‘real’ and ‘immersive’ spaces;

Professor David Young: Keynote, More than “delivery”: transformative learning in the workplace.


This year’s conference promises to challenge you, support you, interest and inform you. Our mix of participants’ disciplines, nationalities and viewpoints provides a unique forum for sharing and debating your academic research interests.


I do hope you can join us.

best wishes




Friday, 19 June 2009

OCSLD 17th International Conference Improving Student Learning for the 21st Century Learner

OCSLD 17th International Conference
Improving Student Learning for the 21st Century Learner
Monday 7th - Wednesday 9th September 2009, Imperial College, South Kensington Campus, London UK
The earlybird registration for the Improving Student Learning Symposium ends on 30th June and the late registration rate will then apply.

Abstracts, programme and booking available available at:

Keynotes this year are:

Betty Collis - Emeritus Professor, University of Twente, Netherlands

David Kember - Professor, university of Hong Kong

Simon Barrie, Associate Professor, University of Sydney

Please see the website for more details. We look forward to seeing you in London.

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Enquiry-based learning for languages

TITLE : Enquiry-based learning for languages
DATE : 26 June 2009
VENUE : University of Durham - Elvet Riverside room 206 and 207
Enquiry-Based Learning for teaching languages has only recently been applied to language learning. However, a growing interest for this method has appeared in the past few years among language tutors in British universities. After the success of the EBL in languages conference held at CEEBL (Centre for Excellence in Enquiry Based Learning), Manchester in September 2008, it clearly appears that there is a need for further investigation and diffusion of knowledge about EBL. We would like to offer a frame for reflection on this method through the presentation of case studies and practical sessions where participants will be able to discuss EBL issues and also exchange ideas and experience. To this will be added the opportunity to gain advice to create one’s own EBL project, for instance with the creation of scenario. We would like to offer sessions on the creation of tasks for the residence abroad, for interdisciplinary projects, teaching grammar, peer assisted learning, specialized language course (business and medical).
For further information and to register for this event, please go to :

Friday, 5 June 2009

The e-journals revolution

The e-journals revolution: how the use of scholarly journals is shaping research - event on 1 July 2009, London
A free Research Information Network event

Wednesday 1 July 2009 - 9.30-15.30, Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London W1G 0AE

This free Research Information Network event will look at the findings
of the 'E-journals: their use, value and impact' report, which takes an
in-depth look at how researchers in the UK use electronic journals, the
value they bring to universities and research institutions and the
contribution they make to research productivity, quality and outcomes.

It's clear that e-journals have given researchers an unprecedented
level and convenience of access to knowledge in scholarly articles, but
what effect have they had on the ways in which researchers seek
information? Do they provide good value for money to higher education
libraries and what are the wider benefits for universities and research
institutions? The event aims to spark a debate on these issues and to
inform phase 2 of this RIN study.

Aimed at scholarly publishers, university librarians, higher education
policy makers and researchers, this event will offer fresh insights on
the use and value of e-journals and provide a networking opportunity
for delegates from diverse arenas.

Key speakers include:

*       Chris Banks, University Library, University of Aberdeen

*       Richard Gedye, Research Manager at Oxford University Press

*       Dr Michael Jubb, Director of the RIN

*       Dr Emily Lyons, Scientific Manager, Imperial College London

*       Professor David Nicholas and Dr Ian Rowlands of the Centre for
Information Behaviour and the Evaluation of Research (CIBER) at
University College London

For a programme and booking instructions, visit