Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Fwd: 12 Jan 2011 - Making efficient and effective use of learning technologies

Making efficient and effective use of learning technologies: enhancing the student learning experience without increasing the academic's workload.

Date: 12 Jan 2011
Start Time: 11:00 am
Location/venue: Loughborough University

Description
This series of short case-study presentations by academics across a range of disciplines at Loughborough will look at the practical, technical and academic issues around introducing a range of learning technologies, particularly automated lecture capture, and at whether the experience so far suggests that the application of these technologies has been effective. Presenters will focus on the impact on their workload of introducing these technologies at a time when institutions are looking for opportunities for efficiency gains.

To find out more information and to book onto this event please visit: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2011/jointevents/12_Jan_Lougborough_Seminar_LT

This Seminar is part of the Professional Learning and Teaching strand for the Evidence-based Practice Seminar Series 2010.

Regards
Raising the Status of Teaching Team


____________________
This email is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient please accept our apologies. Please do not disclose, copy, or distribute information in this email nor take any action in reliance on its contents: to do so is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Please inform us that this message has gone astray before deleting it

Please note that views expressed in this email are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Higher Education Academy

Please note that this e-mail has been created in the knowledge that Internet e-mail is not a secure communications medium. We advise that you understand and observe this lack of security when e-mailing us

Although we have taken steps to ensure this e-mail and attachments are free from any virus, we advise that in keeping with good computing practice the recipient should ensure they are actually virus free

The Higher Education Academy Registered No 4930131


David Andrew,
Head of Academic Practice
 



The Learning Institute at Queen Mary, University of London

Mile End, London E1 4NS

02078822803

02081446753





Friday, 10 December 2010

Programme - The University of Nottingham

Programme - The University of Nottingham: "Programme


Annual Dearing Higher Education Conference

'The Globalisation of Higher Education'

East Midlands Conference Centre
The University of Nottingham

Thursday 17 February 2011"

Thursday, 9 December 2010

Fwd: HEA one day event: Engaging students in sustainable development for the 21st century




Please register at:

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2011/academyevents/22_February_2011_Student_Engagement_Event.

 

 

One day event:

Engaging Students in Sustainable Development for the 21st Century

 

Where?

University of Leeds Students' Union

 

When?

22nd February 2011

 

Who should attend?

  • Students
  • HEI Senior Managers
  • Deans/ pro-Deans
  • Academics
  • Policymakers

·         Estates professionals

 

Higher Education in the UK is fundamentally changing, as evidenced by recent policy developments such as the Browne Review and Comprehensive Spending Review. Central to this will be a changing relationship between HE institutions and students. As students are being asked to pay more for their education their choices are likely to become increasingly more important in terms of developing institutional strategies. A key element of this will be in students' attitudes to, and involvement in, issues around sustainable development. This will be driven by their perceived need to participate in a more sustainable future for both ideological and pragmatic reasons. So while many will believe that future sustainability is a right, others will see the increasing focus on the green economy through new industries and new jobs that will require new skills as a motivation to become involved. It is vital, therefore, that HE understands this need, and how it is being expressed. This one day event will enable delegates to find out what students are thinking and doing with regard to sustainable development, the aims of the day being to:

 

·         promote the role of students as pioneers and change agents for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) issues in the HE sector;

  • examine the contribution that students make to ESD in HE in both informal and formal learning situations, and through volunteering in the community;
  • showcase student activity in sustainable development, relating especially to ESD;
  • explore ways in which HE policy and practice can better engage with students around questions of ESD.

 

The event will provide details of a major survey (due to be published in January 2011), commissioned by the HEA and carried out by the NUS, which looks at the attitudes of first year students to sustainability and skills – and asks what students expect from their institutions.

 

Central to the success of the event will be the 'Liquid Cafe', which will take place over the middle part of the day. It is during this time that we hope that student groups, projects, individuals and/ or module groups will showcase their activities. To this end we invite submissions as follows:

 

·         Sessions last no more than half an hour

·         All sessions should have some student involvement

·         Sessions can be in any format (subject to technical provision)

 

Please do let us know when you are registering if you have something to would like to contribute during this session. There will also be space for spontaneous contributions on the day.

 

Event details

 

10:00 – 10:45

Registration and networking

10:45 – 10:50

Welcome

10:50 – 11:25

Keynote: Susan Nash (NUS VP Society & Citizenship)

11:25 – 14.30

Liquid Cafe

Venue to be set up into different areas between which delegates can move, including during lunch. These will be a combination of formal inputs and informal discussions. During this section, a film crew will move around the sessions and individuals will be encouraged to make short video clips/ video diaries with a prize for the best student one. These will be used as part of the post-event dissemination.

14.30 – 15.15

Panel session

How can HEI staff and students work most effectively together through both learning and teaching, and developing their role in the community?

15:15 – 16:00

Networking and sharing learning

 

 

Cost

Attendees will be charged £50 with the exception of students, for which there will be no fee.

 

Please register at:

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2011/academyevents/22_February_2011_Student_Engagement_Event.

 


____________________
This email is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient please accept our apologies. Please do not disclose, copy, or distribute information in this email nor take any action in reliance on its contents: to do so is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Please inform us that this message has gone astray before deleting it

Please note that views expressed in this email are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Higher Education Academy

Please note that this e-mail has been created in the knowledge that Internet e-mail is not a secure communications medium. We advise that you understand and observe this lack of security when e-mailing us

Although we have taken steps to ensure this e-mail and attachments are free from any virus, we advise that in keeping with good computing practice the recipient should ensure they are actually virus free

The Higher Education Academy Registered No 4930131


David Andrew,
Head of Academic Practice
 



The Learning Institute at Queen Mary, University of London

Mile End, London E1 4NS

02078822803

02081446753





Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance - Display

Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance - Display: "TIS International Conference - Internationalisation of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Education: Exploring New Frontiers

DATE: 16 Jun 2011 - 17 Jun 2011
LOCATION/VENUE: Scarman House, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Description
This is an international conference hosted by the HEA/UKCISA Teaching International Students (TIS) project in partnership with the Centre for Academic Practice and Research in Internationalisation (CAPRI), and the Centre for Internationalised Curriculum and Networking (CICIN).
This international conference seeks to move beyond the rhetoric of internationalisation to examine some of the more complex issues and questions for practitioners, researchers, students and for those working in transnational or non-Anglophone contexts.
For more information Visit the Conference Website."

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

The Impact Agenda – ESRC-funded seminar series

 
 

Sent to you by David Andrew via Google Reader:

 
 

via Research Staff Blog by Claire Stocks on 30/11/10

The first in a series of seminars on 'impact' will be run by Methods@manchester in January.

Seminar 1  on "Impact: approaches and contexts" will be held on Wednesday 12 January 2011 in the Boardroom, 2nd Floor, Arthur Lewis Building, University of Manchester. Academics from Lancaster, Cambridge, York and ETH Zurich will be presenting on a range of issues including 'Hope, uncertainty and the research proposal' and 'Vulnerability and sustainability of 'impact' seen from the perspective of the European Research Council'.

For full programme details, and to book your place, go to: http://www.methods.manchester.ac.uk/impact/seminar1/index.shtml



 
 

Things you can do from here:

 
 

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Fwd: Upcoming Event from the UK Centre for Bioscience


Using technology to enhance feedback
University of Roehampton, Tuesday 14 December

As most of you will be aware feedback to students is very much in the spotlight, with most institutions keen to raise their score in the National Student Survey. This event will explore the use of different digital media for enhancing feedback and feed-forward provision to students. During the course of the day you will have opportunities to see how different technologies can help to enhance your feedback provision through:

·         a range of case studies;

·         hands-on media sessions;

·         feedback design activities;

·         discussion sessions;

·         and networking opportunities.

The day is co-hosted by the successful ASSET project  whose aim was to develop an innovative, interactive Web 2.0 resource, 'ASSET', to encourage staff to experiment with the use of video media to provide feed-forward and feedback to students on their assignments.

Provisional programme and further details available at: www.bioscience.heacademy.ac.uk/events/roehampton141210.aspx If you are unable to join us on the day and would like to follow the event virtually, please follow with the #heabio #fdback tags on twitter.

 
Please contact me (s.a.meskin@leeds.ac.uk) if you require any further details.
We look forward to possibly seeing you in December.

 

 

Sheryl Meskin, Ph.D.
Academic Advisor

UK Centre for Bioscience
The Higher Education Academy
Room 9.15, Worsley Building
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT
Tel:   +44 (0)113 343 3438
Fax:  +44 (0)113 343 5894
E-mail:
s.a.meskin@leeds.ac.uk

http://twitter.com/smeskin

(0.6 FTE Office Days - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday)

 



David Andrew,
Head of Academic Practice
 



The Learning Institute at Queen Mary, University of London

Mile End, London E1 4NS

02078822803

02081446753





Monday, 22 November 2010

Fwd: Re-Thinking Reflection using Shared Thinking



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Nick Bowskill <nicholas.bowskill@gmail.com>
Date: 18 November 2010 19:21
Subject: Re-Thinking Reflection using Shared Thinking
To: ESCALATE@jiscmail.ac.uk


Dear All,
Please find attached details and booking form for an experiential
workshop in York offered by my consultancy. The workshop explores
Shared Thinking for collaborative and collective reflection. Feel free
to circulate to those you think may also be interested.

As you probably know the standard approach to reflection is an
activity conducted by individuals using a cyclical model (such as Kolb
etc). This experiential workshop transforms reflective practice into a
whole-group activity offering a unique relational and collective
approach to reflective practice. This approach has been implemented
with trainee teachers in universities and in other settings. It was
shown to be particularly effective in supporting a learning community
approach for separate teaching placements and for tutor support of
trainee professionals. We hope this will be of interest to many on
this list. This workshop will also be of interest to those interested
in whole-class learning and teaching supported by technology in the
classroom.

Regards,
Nicholas Bowskill


Event: Re-Thinking Reflection using a Shared Thinking Approach

Date: Wednesday 8th December 2010

Venue: York, Royal Station Hotel - next door to York Railway Station

Timetable: 10.30 – 11.00: Coffee/Tea and registration
11 -12.15: Intro and Shared Thinking Activity 1
12.15 –12.45: Activity: Collective experience and individual thinking
12.45 – 13.45: Lunch
13.45 - 14.15: Shared Thinking Activity 2
14.15 – 14.45: Activity: A social pedagogy for reflective practice
14.45 – 15.00: Tea/Coffee Break
15.00 – 15.30: Activity: Shared Thinking and collective-level research
15.30 – 15.45: Review and Close

Overview of the Workshop:
This experiential workshop presents a wholesale change to reflective
practices. Participants in this workshop will experience the Shared
Thinking model and consider this innovation as a system for reflecting
in context. Through this experience, participants will have a better
understanding of how Shared Thinking complements and enhances
individual and cyclical approaches to reflection. Participants will
have an understanding of how this innovation improves the
effectiveness of tools such as e-portfolios through the addition of
situational awareness. Shared Thinking is therefore presented as a
transferable enhancement to individual, team and collective learning.

Education Sector Price: £135
Non-Education Sector Price: £175
Includes: Morning Coffee/Tea, Lunch & Afternoon Tea/Coffee


David Andrew,
Head of Academic Practice
 



The Learning Institute at Queen Mary, University of London

Mile End, London E1 4NS

02078822803

02081446753





Sunday, 14 November 2010

The fall and rise of the webinar/web conference

 
 

Sent to you by David Andrew via Google Reader:

 
 

via JISC RSC MASHe by Martin Hawksey on 11/9/10

In the last couple of weeks my aggregation channels have been gently humming to the sound of webinars. It seems a number of institutions are rediscovering the possibilities of these tools to support flexible delivery (and no doubt cut costs allow the reallocation of staff time to enhance the learner experience). This post is designed to highlight some projects and technical developments that I've come across.

Projects/Events

Two projects, both funded by the Higher Education Academy, have found their way into my inbox. At Queen Margaret University the Higher Education Academy Subject Centre for Dance, Drama and Music (PALATINE) has funded "An exploration of learner and tutor experience in using online synchronous learning environments across disciplines within the School of Drama and Creative Industries".

The objectives of this 9 month study are:

    To conduct an in-depth, comparative study of tutor and student experiences of using an online synchronous learning environment (OSLE) in order to:

    • Build a rich picture of actual learner and tutor engagement with such technology across four drama programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level;
    • Develop an understanding of the impact of using an OSLE in the learning experience;
    • Develop guidelines and case studies for educators to improve learner and tutor use of OSLEs.

As part of this project we are supporting QMU, PALATINE and the HEA Subject Centre for Medicine, Dentistry & Veterinary Medicine (MEDEV) in running the Crossing Virtual Boundaries – Teaching and Research with Online Synchronous Learning Environments (OSLEs) event to be held on the 10 June 2011 (click here for booking details). Here is a good starting point for find out more about the QMU project.

The second project is funded as of part of the HEA Discipline-focused Learning Technology Enhancement Academy Programme. The Collaboration for Excellence in a Distance Learning Environment (Excel-DL)  project is being led by the University of Salford. I haven't seen much detail about this project but do know their aim is to:

evaluate the use of 'Elluminate Live', a synchronous online collaboration delivery method for postgraduate distance learners within the School of the Built Environment, University of Salford (to inform the wider context of Construction & Built Environment Community)

The main reason for highlighting this project is because they are hosting a free online session on 'Synchronous Online Learning: Bridging the Divide' on the 10th November 2010 from 1m to 4:15pm. The aim of the event is to:

"is to explore the pros and cons and the pedagogical inspirations of this particular innovation with distinguished academics"

Sessions in the event include:

  • Practice and pedagogies of synchronous online learning – Tim Neumann
  • Synchronous vs asynchronous online learning – Stefan Hrastinski
  • Play time: an interactive demonstration of the possibilities of synchronicity – Peter Chatterton
  • The blended situated learner context for synchronous collaboration – Ian Mills & Georgina Evans
  • Anticipating the future learner – Simon Kear

Click here for more information and to book a place

Software developments

As well as renewed interest in the human side of webinars there are also a couple of software developments worth flagging:

Blackboard:  Wimba + Elluminate = Gemini

If you are a Blackboard user you might be interested in Collborate on Gemini post by Kevin Brace at Aston University. This post reviews a recent webinar he attended outlining Blackboard's roadmap for merging their recently acquired Wimba and Elluminate webinar platforms.

Adobe Connect Mobile for Android

Mobile technology is everywhere, quite literally, and if you are talking about flexible delivery it is inevitable that mobiles will come into the conversation. Looking at the disputed Wikipedia Comparison of web conferencing software you'll see very few products are declaring mobile device support. For institutions using or looking into Adobe Connect you might be interested to hear that Connect Mobile for Android is now available. This adds to their support for iPhone related devices (iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone).

Open source alternative: Big Blue Button

I was initially dismissive about the open source webinar tool 'Big Blue Button' not finding the interface very intuitive, but then I had session in Adobe Connect and concluded all webinar software is counterintuitive. Rather than going through the details of Big Blue Button I recommend you read Steve Boneham's blog post, which should have everything you need and more. The Moodle integration looks particularly interesting.   

So what have I missed in all of this? Very interested to hear about other projects or tools in this area. Please share using the comments


 
 

Things you can do from here:

 
 

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Fwd: JISC Online conference



---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: SEDA - Ann Aitken <Ann.Aitken@seda.ac.uk>
Date: 26 October 2010 10:03
Subject: JISC Online conference
To: SEDA@jiscmail.ac.uk


 

SEDA members might be interested in hearing about an upcoming conference - the JISC "Innovating e-Learning 2010 Online Conference - Bringing Innovation to Life: From Adversity comes Opportunity"(http://www.jisc.ac.uk/elpconference10).

 

There are two key themes -

 

·         "Releasing the Potential" - focuses on some of the key drivers for institutional change and looks at the impact and implications for universities and colleges and how they are using technology-enhanced learning to sustain innovation and continue to provide high quality learning and teaching.

·         "Realising the Value" - this theme showcases practice from universities and colleges and shows how they are responding to the key drivers for change and embedding innovative practice across their institutions.

 

The conference is held totally online and includes many real-time webinars (using Elluminate) where delegates can engage with the session leaders.

 

Further info at http://www.jisc.ac.uk/elpconference10.

 

Dr Peter Chatterton

Director, Daedalus e-World Ltd

Visiting Professor, University of Hertfordshire

38 Dinsmore Road, London, SW12 9PS

Tel: 020 8675 9406

E-mail: peter.chatterton@daedalus-e-world.com

Skype: balham

 

The content is confidential to the intended recipient and may be legally privileged. If you are not an intended recipient, please delete this email from your system and notify the sender. You can contact SEDA by telephone on + 44 (0) 20 7380 6767 or by facsimile + 44 (0) 20 7387 2655.

SEDA is a company limited by guarantee and registered in England (no. 3709481) and registered in England and Wales as a charity (no. 1089537).


David Andrew,
Head of Academic Practice
 



The Learning Institute at Queen Mary, University of London

Mile End, London E1 4NS

02078822803

02081446753





Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Fwd: ESTICT @ Bath: Register your attendance!


UK FE & HE Special Interest Groups

A message to all members of Engaging students through in-class technology

The third ESTICT ("Engaging Students Through In-Class Technologies") event, and the first of the 2010/11 academic year, is due to take place on Wednesday 17th November, 9.30am - 4.00pm, at the University of Bath.


The event will be keynoted by Dr. Derek Bruff, author of Teaching with Classroom Response Systems: Creating Active Learning Environments (Jossey-Bass, 2009), who will give a brief introduction to Electronic Voting Systems (EVS) before moving onto some more recent thoughts on the role of the backchannel in the classroom.


Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Derek is an Assistant Director at the Vanderbilt University Center for Teaching,  a Senior Lecturer in the Vanderbilt University Department of Mathematics, and author of the successful blog, Teaching with Classroom Response Systems.


In what promises to be an exciting event, a small number of short practitioner-led presentations will precede a hands-on 'Experimentation Workshop with Classroom Technologies' which will centre on developing effective pedagogically-focused activities for technologies such as EVS, Tablet PCs, Digital Pens, iPads,visualisers and sympodiums.


This free event offers a great opportunity for networking, sharing and learning from others practice, and is open to any member of staff currently working within the HE and FE sectors in the United Kingdom. Spaces are limited so please do register your attendance at: http://estictbath.eventbrite.com/




For further information about ESTICT, please head along to the online community at: http://estict.ning.com


Event queries should be directed to Nitin Parmar, Learning Technologist at the University of Bath, at N.R.Parmar@bath.ac.uk.

Visit Engaging students through in-class technology at: http://estict.ning.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network

 
To control which emails you receive on Engaging students through in-class technology, click here


Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Fwd: PRHE conference reminder


This is a reminder  about the 3rd International Pedagogical Research in Higher Education (PRHE) conference which has the theme of Research teaching linkages to enhance student learning'. The conference is being held on the 25th and 26th October in the heart of Liverpool, UK. See attached flyer.

To book your place (daily rates available) and for more information, please go to:

http://www.hope.ac.uk/learningandteaching/lat.php?page=prhe&current=prhe    

The conference committee looks forward to welcoming you to this intimate and supportive conference which brings together researchers and practitioners in Higher Education from many different countries.

 

Lin Norton

Conference organiser

prhe@hope.ac.uk


-- 
Lin Norton
Professor of Pedagogical Research
Dean of Learning and Teaching

PRHE 2010 conference organiser
http://www.hope.ac.uk/learningandteaching/lat.php?page=prhe&current=prhe


National Teaching Fellow (2007)
Research Director of Write Now CETL
Director of Flying Start NTFS project

Liverpool Hope University 
Centre for Learning and Teaching
Education Faculty
Hope Park
Liverpool L16 9JD, UK
tel: +44(0)151 291 3643
fax: +44(0)151 291 3835
mob: 0773 608 2941
email: nortonl@hope.ac.uk


--
Bill Norton
Research Associate

For information on the upcoming Pedagogical Research in Higher Education Conference (PRHE 2010) in October, please click on the following link to the conference website www.hope.ac.uk/learningandteaching/lat.php?page=prhe&current=prhe

Centre for Learning & Teaching
Liverpool Hope University
Hope Park
Liverpool L16 9JD
UK
tel: +44 (0)151-291-2039
FAX: +44 (0)151-291-3835
email: nortonb@hope.ac.uk


Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Fwd: ePortfolio Workshop


A FREE workshop provided by JISC

 

How can ePortfolios support 21st Century Learning?

10:00 - 16:30 Wednesday 10th November 2010

 

Venue: Euston House, 24 Eversholt Street, London

 

e-Portfolios are not a new concept. In various guises, digital presentations of skills and competences, online records of achievement, and action plans with opportunities for reflection have been in use in education for nearly a decade. So what is new about e-portfolios?

 

This free-to-attend workshop will explore what we mean by e-portfolios and how e-portfolios can support 21st century learning. Drawing on the work of JISC-funded projects and other significant e-portfolio developments, it will provide a snapshot of learning enhanced by e-portfolios in higher, further and continuing education.

 

Who should attend?

This workshop is for those who use, or support others use of, e-portfolios: practitioners and managers in higher and further education; staff developers; those involved in initial teacher training; and in the management and implementation of PDP, CPD and lifelong learning.

 

Click here for more information and to book a place.

 

 

 

Send the following command to listserv@jiscmail.ac.uk subscribe/unsubscribe LISTNAME FIRSTNAME LASTNAME or Go to the homepage of LISTNAME. Enter 'Join or leave list (or change settings)' and enter your details to join, or press the delete button.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Fwd: Academic Integrity Workshop - 16th September 2010




Acaemic Integrity Workshop - 16th September 2010
Oxford Brookes University (Wheatley Campus)
HLST & Academy JISC Academic Integrity Service

Student plagiarism and related concerns, such as collusion are serious and complex issues in higher education. In recent years, higher education institutions has been working to improve their policies and practice in the area of academic integrity not only to ensure that cases of plagiarism can be effectively managed but so that students have opportunities to develop their understanding of good academic practice and the associated skills. This workshop will give us an opportunity to discuss the implementation of institutional policies and practice relating to academic integrity, and how these might be reviewed and improved. There will be an opportunity to share good practice in this area and to help inform the development of related guidance for the higher education community.

If you or a colleague from the HLST community might be interested in attending this day, please let us know by email to: hlst@brookes.ac.uk

For more information and to see the programme please see: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/hlst/events/detail/2010/160810_academic_integrity_workshop


Monday, 23 August 2010

Fwd: Seminar examining the use of evidence in learning and teaching practices with technology - 29 September 2010




Dear Colleagues I'd like to invite you to to the following seminar......

 

 

  Examining the use of evidence in learning and teaching practices with technology

Led by Linda Price & Adrian Kirkwood

Wednesday 29th September 2010

10:30 am – 3:30 pm

The Open University, Jennie Lee Building, Milton Keynes

 

Abstract

This seminar will present the findings of a Higher Education Academy funded project synthesising examples of good practice in the use of technology to enhance the student experience.  The seminar incorporates findings from a literature review, as well as reflections from practitioners and examples of evidence-informed practice will be presented. The seminar will also include an overview of findings from two related projects that have synthesised the use of evidence by practitioners in assessment and feedback, and in employability and employee learning.

 

Attendance is free - But please register by 20th September by emailing  c.griffiths@open.ac.uk

 

 

Linda Price

 

 __________________________________________
Dr Linda Price
Senior Lecturer
Institute of Educational Technology,
Open University, Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA

Tel  +44 (0)1908 652696
Fax +44 (0)1908 654173
________________________________________

 

 


--
The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).

Friday, 13 August 2010

Fwd: Educating for the real world


 
 
Wednesday 29th September 2010
 
'Educating for the Real World'
 
Surrey Centre for Excellence in Professional
Training and Education, University of Surrey, Guildford
Selected sessions will be streamed from this page http://realworldeducation.pbworks.com/
 
What do we mean by educating for the real world and how do we design a curriculum that encourages, integrates, values and recognises this form of education? This one day symposium provides an opportunity for educational professionals to network and share thinking, practices, policies and research on how we design or embrace opportunity for combining and integrating academic and real world learning and experiences.
 
Programme
 
10.00    Registration and coffee
 
10.30    Introduction Professor Norman Jackson
 
        Keynote 'Developing a Curriculum for the Real World: a whole institution approach
Dr Deborah Peach Queensland University of Technology
 
12.00     Buffet lunch and networking around a poster exhibition.
Real World Curriculum PracticeShare Posters
 
13.0       Real World Curriculum PracticeShare Pitches
   5x5 pitches (5 slides x 5mins presentation) on a real world education theme. Pitches will be filmed to create a useful resource
 
14.45    Break
 
15.0    Evaluating learning and capability for the real world -  plenary discussion
What do we value? What forms of evidence? How do we evaluate? What forms of recognition?
 
16.00    Finish
 
 
Contributions
If you would like to contribute to the practice share poster session or 5x5 pitches please send a short abstract by Friday September 3rd 2010.
 
Abstract format
 
Name
Role
Institutional address
Title of poster or mini-presentation
Abstract – description of practice/policy/research (up to 200 words)
 
Please send your abstract  to Norman.Jackson@surrey.ac.uk
 
Cost £40
Please use the University of Surrey online booking store for the Real World Symposium
or
 
 
CONFERENCE BACKGROUND PAPER
 
Developing Capability through Lifewide Education
Norman Jackson
 
The paper argues that to prepare students for the complexities of the world (their real world) we need to pay attention to the development of students' capability for dealing with real world situations. We talk a lot about student-centred learning but if we respected the learner as the designer of their own life experience, which includes higher education as part of that experience, we would have more chance of embracing, supporting and recognising their capability to deal with real world situations.
 
Symposium web page – please check the web page for up to date information
 
 

Monday, 9 August 2010

Fwd: Creativity in education update August 2010



David Andrew

Educational and Staff Development:

Queen Mary, University of London
Mile End, London E1 4NS

02078822803

02081446753



Queen Mary Pedagogic Research Seminars




---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Norman Jackson <Norman.Jackson@surrey.ac.uk>
Date: 4 August 2010 09:24
Subject: Creativity in education update August 2010
To: IMAGINATIVE-CURRICULUM-NETWORK@jiscmail.ac.uk


Invitation to a one day conference:
 
Educating for the Real World Wednesday September 29th 2010, 10.00-16.00
Surrey Centre for Excellence in Professional Training and Education, University of Surrey, Guildford
 
Please pass the invitation on to anyone you feel might be interested.
Best wishes
Norman
 
 
Creativity in higher education update August 2010
Please use this mail list to circulate relevant information
 
Forthcoming events
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London
 
Recent additions to imaginative curriculum network website
 
Norman Jackson, SCEPTrE, University of Surrey  
 
Jenny Willis, SCEPTrE, University of Surrey 
 
Paul Kleiman, University of Lancaster
 
Masahiko Itoh, Yasuo Utsumi, Hiroshi Sakuraba, Katsuhiko Suzuki, Kazuya Konno, Tomoaki Endo, Keunyoung Pak, Miyagi National College of Technology, Natoria, Miyagi, Japan
 
 
 
New Books
Arthur Cropley and David Cropley
 
Everyday Creativity: and new views on human nature
Edited by Ruth Richards
 
 

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

Fwd: How is the web changing science? Join us at Science Online London 2010 to find out!




 
Science Online London 2010
How is the web changing science?  Join us at Science Online London 2010 to find out.
MendeleyNature Network British Library
Nature, Mendeley, and the British Library are excited to present Science Online London 2010!

How is the web changing the way we conduct, communicate, share, and evaluate research? How can we employ these trends for the greater good? This September, a brilliant group of scientists, bloggers, web entrepreneurs, and publishers will be meeting for two days to address these very questions.

In addition to a number of keynotes and talks, Science Online is about community, and is an experience that you can shape. Exchange ideas with others like you. Propose and take part in un-conference sessions, ignite talks, the famous FringeFrivolous Roofterrace Night with free drinks and discussions (limited to 50 attendees, so register now!), or a trip to the Diamond Light Source Synchrotron. The conference venue in the heart of London boasts excellent catering, free wifi, and a number of caf├ęs and exhibitions.

Sign up here, see photos of last year's event on Flickr, or visit the Science Online website for more information.
Science Online 2010
3-4 September, 2010
British Library
St. Pancras
London
 
You have registered with Mendeley under the e-mail address d.andrew@qmul.ac.uk
If you don't want to receive our newsletter, please click here to unsubscribe.
If you have forgotten your password you can retrieve it here.
© 2010, Mendeley.
 
 

Friday, 2 July 2010

Fwd: sceptre snippets

Papers
 
Developing Creativity through Lifewide Education
Norman Jackson, University of Surrey
 
Life-Wide Education: a new and transformative concept for higher education?
Ron Barnett, Institute of Education, University of London
Lifewide Learning Conference e-proceedings
 
 
Conferences
 
'Educating for the Real World'
Wednesday September 29th 2010, 10.00-16.00
Surrey Centre for Excellence in Professional Training and Education,
University of Surrey, Guildford
 
'The Creativity and Work Conference' Transfer and transformation of learning between education and work
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), London
Friday 12 November 2010
 
 
Inspiring talks
 
Anna Newell's excellent presentation at the Galway NUI conference on Creative thinking: reimagining the university. Anna is the Artistic Director of the Centre for Excellence in the Creative and Performs Arts at Queen's University Belfast.  She has extensive experience in theatre direction and her inspiring talk describes a cross faculty inter-professional initiative with the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences.
 
Sir Ken Robinson's latest TED talk – Bring on the learning revolution
 
 
 

Monday, 21 June 2010

Fwd: Assessment SIG: Re-visiting assessment design: developing students' skills for good academic practice

Assessment Special Interest Group Free Seminar

 

***Apologies for cross posting***

 

Re-visiting assessment design: developing students' skills for good academic practice

9 July 2010, The Higher Education Academy, York

 

Key themes:

  • Assessment design
  • Plagiarism and collusion

 

The aim of this seminar is to facilitate discussion of issues and identify good practice relating to how assessment can be designed to enable students to develop skills for good academic practice and minimise opportunities for student plagiarism or collusion.


The seminar will be of particular interest to practitioners, researchers and managers.

 

Speakers include:

·         Jill Pickard (Head of University Modular Framework) and Julia Brydon (Senior Lecturer), University of Northampton.

·         Jonathan Gibson (Academic Coordinator), The Higher Education Academy's English Subject Centre.

·         Amanda Relph (Principal Lecturer), University of Hertfordshire.

·         Vincent Perera (Senior Lecturer), Middlesex University.

·         Erica Morris, Senior Adviser, Academy JISC Academic Integrity Service.

 

This event is free of charge.

 

For more information and to book follow this link: http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2010/academyevents/09.07.2010_Academic_Integrity_SIG

 


____________________
This email is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient please accept our apologies. Please do not disclose, copy, or distribute information in this email nor take any action in reliance on its contents: to do so is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Please inform us that this message has gone astray before deleting it

Please note that views expressed in this email are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Higher Education Academy

Please note that this e-mail has been created in the knowledge that Internet e-mail is not a secure communications medium. We advise that you understand and observe this lack of security when e-mailing us

Although we have taken steps to ensure this e-mail and attachments are free from any virus, we advise that in keeping with good computing practice the recipient should ensure they are actually virus free

The Higher Education Academy Registered No 4930131

Thursday, 3 June 2010

Fwd: BOOKINGS OPEN - 'Meeting the challenge: Improving Black and minority ethnic student success and attainment' - THURSDAY 8 JULY 2010

 

BOOKINGS OPEN

 

'Meeting the challenge: Improving Black and minority ethnic student success and attainment'.

 

THURSDAY 8 JULY 2010

Coventry Techno Centre, Puma Way, Coventry CV1 2TT

 

Higher Education Academy, Equality Challenge Unit with Coventry University

 

Call for Contributions

 

The call for contributions is now closed. Thank you to those who submitted an abstract for the conference.

 

Booking and Programme

 

The conference is open for bookings. Registration is online at: http://wwwm.coventry.ac.uk/BME2010

 

There is a £50 charge to attend. Please note that there are a limited number of free places available for research students involved with this agenda.

 

The programme is available at wwwm.coventry.ac.uk/BME2010/Pages/Programme.aspx

 

Key Note Speaker

 

Professor David Gillborn, Professor of Critical Race Studies in Education, Institute of Education, University of London

 

Conference Overview

 

Following publication of the recommendations of the Ethnicity Gender and Degree Attainment Project (Jan 2008), the Academy and Equality Challenge Unit has been engaged in the delivery of a joint programme of activities to support the sector in addressing the project findings. This one day conference provides an opportunity for colleagues to engage with the emerging body of research about the BME student experience and achievement and with initiatives that offer pointers for making in-roads into reducing the BME attainment gap. This will include the work of institutions taking part in the Academy/ECU developmental summit programme to improve the degree attainment of BME students.

 

The event will bring researchers, practitioners, policy makers, managers and students together to share and discuss best practices; generate ideas for new research; and disseminate action orientated institutional research and development initiatives.

Further Information

 

Please visit the conference website, or for further information contact the organisers:

-       Coventry University -  Dr Christine Broughan (c.broughan@coventry.ac.uk) or Dr Gurnam Singh (g.singh@coventry.ac.uk)

-       Higher Education Academy - Jane Berry (Jane.Berry@heacademy.ac.uk)

-       Equality Challenge Unit – Gary Loke (Gary.Loke@ecu.ac.uk

 

 

 

 


____________________
This email is confidential and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient please accept our apologies. Please do not disclose, copy, or distribute information in this email nor take any action in reliance on its contents: to do so is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. Please inform us that this message has gone astray before deleting it

Please note that views expressed in this email are those of the author and do not necessarily represent those of the Higher Education Academy

Please note that this e-mail has been created in the knowledge that Internet e-mail is not a secure communications medium. We advise that you understand and observe this lack of security when e-mailing us

Although we have taken steps to ensure this e-mail and attachments are free from any virus, we advise that in keeping with good computing practice the recipient should ensure they are actually virus free

The Higher Education Academy Registered No 4930131