Friday, 18 December 2015
FW: International Summer Institute on ‘Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education’ 2-5 May 2016
The 5 key themes for the conference are: Internationalisation, Educational Sustainable Development, Induction and Transition, Assessment, and Curriculum Innovation.
Tuesday, 8 December 2015
We are delighted to announce that Sébastien Huber (Science Europe), Natacha Wilson (University of Cambridge), Prof Simonetta Manfredi (Oxford Brookes University), Dr Fiona Denney (University of Brunel) and Dr Robin Mellors-Bourne (CRAC) are the confirmed speakers at the upcoming Vitae event: 'Developing the next generation of research leaders', which will take place in London (UK) on the 26 January.
As they progress in their career, researchers will be expected to take on increasing leadership responsibilities through supervision and line management, engaging the public with their research, working in an open research environment, and influencing policy.
Researchers are also the innovation powerhouse of universities and are taking that innovation into business through knowledge transfer partnerships, spin-outs, catapults, consulting, and entrepreneurship. Therefore, enabling researchers to realise their leadership potential through continuing professional development is key to sustaining and growing the quality, output and impact of research, creating benefit for institutions, research, economy and society.
This event is open to all stakeholders in the professional development of researchers as aspiring leaders, including researcher developers, staff developers, careers advisors, research managers, representatives of funding councils and charities, supervisors and principal investigators, senior academics and managers.
Outcomes of attending this event:
Senior managers, principal investigators, research leaders, funders:
• be aware of strategic implications for efficient and effective leadership development of the next generation of researchers
• ensure your researchers receive the professional development they need to reach their potential as future research, academic, and cross-sector leaders
• enhance the quality of leadership in your institution
• network with colleagues
Researcher/staff developers, career professionals, research managers:
• enhance your understanding of leadership development and talent management
• design relevant and well-informed training and development opportunities to help your researchers achieve their leadership goals
• assess the leadership climate of your institution
• invest in your own professional development
• network with colleagues
Join us on the 26 January to discuss how to improve efficiency and effectiveness in the development of the next generation of early career researchers and academics.
Book your place at: http://bit.ly/20x4Vrp Vitae membership discount is available for this event
We are thrilled to confirm that Nature Masterclasses has become the official sponsor of the event. Nature Masterclasses provides online and face-to-face training in scientific writing and publishing. The training is aimed at researchers of all levels within the natural sciences, and delivered by editors at the Nature journals. To find out more about the online and face-to-face training, visit http://bit.ly/1QsZB3z
Friday, 4 December 2015
Playful Learning is pitched at the intersection of learning and play for adults. Playful in approach and outlook, yet underpinned by robust research and working practices, we’ll be providing a space where teachers, researchers and students can play, learn and think together. A space to meet other playful people and be inspired by talks, workshops, activities and events. Based in the heart of Manchester, we’ll also be exploring some of the city’s playful spaces with evening activities to continue the fun and conversations after the formal programme ends.
Playful learning will run over three days, from lunchtime on Wed 13 July 2016 to lunchtime on Friday 15 July 2016."
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Tuesday, 1 December 2015
Registration is now open for the next Media Enhanced Special Interest Group (MELSIG) event which this time focuses on Digital Narratives. The event is hosted by Nottingham Trent University on the 8th January 2016 and as usual is free to attend.
Please do not leave it too late to register as places are limited.
The theme allows us to explore how digital narratives are being used to create flexible and diverse learning experiences. We will hear from academics and developers who are using digital storytelling, social media such as Storify and similar digital-social techniques that enrich the learning experience.
Participants will gain pedagogic and technological knowledge of how they might adapt similar approaches to fit with their own practices. The event will be a mix of presentations, hands-on workshops and opportunities for discussions with colleagues.
The programme and registration is available at http://melsig.shu.ac.uk/?page_id=981
We hope to see you there.
Andrew Middleton, SFHEA
Chair of MELSIG
Head of Academic Practice & Learning Innovation
Sheffield Hallam University
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Thursday, 26 November 2015
We are very pleased to announce that our research on students' perspectives and experiences of independent learning is to be launched by the HEA on 2nd December. This includes a free lunch time webinar on 2/12 : https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/research/research-webinars, plus we will be delivering a workshop at the Universities UK conference on Enhancing the student experience on 9th December http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/events/Pages/StudentExperience2015.aspx.
We found students from all disciplines were under-prepared for the reality of independent learning in higher education. Many felt overwhelmed by both the volume and type of learning required.
Liz, Chris, Jim and Rob
Professor Liz Thomas
Liz Thomas Associates
Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Open University Widening Participation Conference 27th – 28th April 2016
HE: Transforming lives through life-wide learning
The deadline for the receipt of papers for this conference has been extended by popular demand. The new deadline is close of play Friday 18th December. We are looking for academic research papers, innovative practice papers and posters around the following themes:
· Alternative routes into HE
· Moving from access to widenened success
· Flexibility and technology
· The crisis facing mature part time students
We now have confirmed keynote speakers:
John Widdowson, President of the Association of Colleges
Professor Jacqueline Stevenson, Sheffield Institute of Education
Tim Blackman, Vice-Chancellor, Middlesex University
David Hughes, Chief Executive, NIACE
John Storan, Director of Continuum, University of East London
Professor Randall Whittaker, Director of Studies, Leeds College of Art
Visit the conference website here for paper specifications and to book your place.
Research, Evaluation and Information Manager/Widening Access and Success Strategy Manager
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Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships (CICP), The Open University www.open.ac.uk/cicp
Visit the conference website for further information
Read what we are thinking at the Access Observatory Blog
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Friday, 20 November 2015
The vision for the conference is to focus on the value proposition of embedding open culture in the context of institutional strategies for learning, teaching and research. The conference will be chaired by Melissa Highton, Director of Learning, Teaching and Web Services at the University of Edinburgh, and Lorna Campbell, OER Liaison at the University of Edinburgh and EDINA Digital Education Manager.
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Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching: Frameworks and Practice
University of Sheffield, U.K
Thursday 7 April 2016 10.00 - 16.30
A one-day event to share frameworks, projects and experience through which interdisciplinary learning and teaching can be approached. The conference focus is on the emerging practices of interdisciplinary learning and teaching and how theoretical pedagogical frameworks might enhance and further develop interdisciplinary learning and teaching practice for foundation level students, undergraduates and taught-postgraduates. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to:
· Possible theoretical and pedagogical frameworks for interdisciplinary learning at Foundation and HE level
· Value in using interdisciplinary learning to explore issues related to knowledge production
· The impact of interdisciplinary study on learning experiences
· Sharing of practice and experience in providing and promoting interdisciplinary learning opportunities
· Interdisciplinary learning within the curriculum and in extra-curricular, non credit-bearing activities
Proposals for presentations of 20 minutes, workshops of 40 minutes, and posters are invited.
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University of Sheffield
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Wednesday, 18 November 2015
You are all warmly invited to attend our next open public lecture on 25th Nov at 17.00 featuring Ellie Russell, from the National Union of Students (NUS). Ellie will present on student engagement and teaching excellence.
The title of her talk is: Student engagement: the never ending story
Engaging students as partners is a very popular concept but very challenging to make a reality. As such it is easy for partnership to become a buzzword – something everyone agrees with without really knowing what it looks like in practice. This interactive lecture will explore different dimensions of student engagement and partnership in the context of a changing higher education landscape.
Ellie Russell is the Student Engagement & Partnership Manager for The Student Engagement Partnership, which supports, develops and promotes student engagement knowledge and practice in the higher education sector in England. TSEP is housed by NUS and funded by HEFCE, Guild HE and AoC. Ellie joined NUS in 2011 after graduating from the University of Leeds with a degree in Politics and Parliamentary Studies. During her studies Ellie completed placements in MP’s offices in Westminster and the Canadian Parliament and was a trustee of Leeds University Union from 2007- 2011. Prior to starting university, she held the elected position of Vice President (Further Education) of NUS from 2005- 2007.
Stockwell street Room S11_0004
10 Stockwell Street
London SE10 9BD
All welcome. No need to book.
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For more information about our Open Lecture series 2015-16 see: http://www2.gre.ac.uk/about/faculty/eddev/study/open-lecture-series
Dr Alice Lau (FHEA)
Senior Lecturer in Learning, Teaching and Professional Development
Educational Development Unit
University of Greenwich
Old Royal Naval College
London SE10 9LS
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Tuesday, 17 November 2015
MELSIG (Media Enhanced Special Interest Group) is hosting a one-day event focusing on the role of (digital) narrative approaches in education at Nottingham Trent University on Friday 8th January 2016. Details about the event can be found here http://melsig.shu.ac.uk/?page_id=981 and a booking form here https://www.ntu.ac.uk/cpld/events/external_events/181513.html
The day promises to provide insights into how a range of narrative approaches are being used to support learning, teaching and assessment approaches across a range of learning environments. Participants will gain technological and pedagogic knowledge of how they might adapt similar approaches to fit with their own practices. The event will be a mix of presentations, hands-on workshops and opportunities for discussions with colleagues.
We hope to see you there.
Senior Digital Practice Advisor
Centre for Professional Learning and Development Nottingham Trent University
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