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



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



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
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.
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
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
Institutional address
Title of poster or mini-presentation
Abstract – description of practice/policy/research (up to 200 words)
Please send your abstract  to
Cost £40
Please use the University of Surrey online booking store for the Real World Symposium
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



Queen Mary Pedagogic Research Seminars

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Norman Jackson <>
Date: 4 August 2010 09:24
Subject: Creativity in education update August 2010

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
Creativity in higher education update August 2010
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