Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Friday, 26 September 2008
Learning and Skills Research Network
Research in the learning and skills sector:
professional identity and practice
London, Thursday 4 December 2008, 9:45am
For more information: www.niace.org.uk/conferences
This annual LSRN conference will provide participants with
the opportunity to explore and debate the notion of professionalism, including
questions around where, how and whether professionalism exists or is being
eroded or developed (or not) for staff and students in the sector.
The Learning and Skills Research
Network (LSRN) was set up in 1997 and works collaboratively with multiple
partner organisations. It is a network based in the regions of England with links to partners in Scotland, Wales
and Northern Ireland.
It brings together people involved in producing and making use of research in
the learning and skills sector and higher education.
The theme of this year’s conference, professional
identity and practice is of huge importance to colleagues working across the
sector. The nature of professionalism and professional identity in its current
contexts continues to be problematic, contested, and debated.
This conference will:
help participants engage with research and
development in the learning and skills sector
disseminate and debate research findings relating to
professional identity and practice.
This event will be of particular interest to
Adult and Community Learning
Further and Higher Education
Learning and Skills Councils
Lifelong Learning Networks
Private Training Providers
Voluntary and Community Sector
Work-based learning providers.
Delegate Fee: £150 (includes lunch, tea/coffee)
NIACE Conferences Team - Tel: 0116 204 2833 /
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
Jossey-Bass is hosting
their second annual Online Teaching & Learning Conference, which is
a completely online event. The conference will be October 7 & 8,
with a special pre conference on social presence hosted by Fielding
Graduate University, on October 6.
Conference attendees will learn practical hands-on techniques for how
to effectively teach an online class coupled with a focus on adult
learning. In addition each conference attendee can create an instant
library by choosing three books from the Jossey-Bass Online Teaching
& Learning series.
Here's the schedule at a glance:
October 6 - Pre-Conference
* Social Presence in the Online Classroom
* Transforming a Learning Program Through a Community-Based Model of Instruction
* Teaching and Learning in Virtual Worlds
* Keynote with Cynthia Calongne: Learning in Virtual Worlds
* Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn
* Assessing the Online Learner
* Exploring the Digital Library
* Gender, Digital Technology, Games and Learning
* Keynote with Stephen Brookfield: Developing Critical Thinkers
* Engaging the Online Learner
* Learning in Real Time
* Collaborating Online
* Conquering the Content
To find out more about the conference, and to register, go to www.onlineteachingandlearning.
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
Inclusive policy and practice: Research Seminar Series
You are cordially invited to attend the next seminar in our series:
Beyond compliance: Aligning disability issues with learning, teaching and assessment approaches
Visiting Professor, Leeds Metropolitan University and
Chief Executive Officer, Essex Coalition of Disabled People
Wednesday 1st October 2008
Leeds Metropolitan University
Headingley Stadium, Carnegie Stand Room 201
10am – 1pm, followed by refreshments
The aim of the seminar is to explore the key challenges facing higher education institutions, which will include how pedagogic research in this area can be stimulated. Through short inputs, case studies and discussions with participants the seminar will aim to develop a framework for institutions to work through solutions.
There are 50 free-of-charge places available for this seminar, and these will be allocated on a strictly first-come-first served basis. You should await confirmation of a place before attending.
To reserve your place, please email K.L.Maw@leedsmet.ac.uk by 12.00pm Wednesday 24th September 2008. Please indicate if you have any accessibility or dietary requirements at the time of booking.