Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Fwd: SEEC professional development seminar "Employer Engagement"

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Subject: SEEC professional development seminar "Employer Engagement"
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:13:06 -0000
From: SEEC Office <office@SEEC.ORG.UK>
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I am pleased to forward below details of the first in the series of professional development seminars for 2013: 



Professional Development Seminar Series

A balance of practicality and reflection; participants are invited to share their experiences, ask questions, & challenge expertise.


Employer Engagement

Relationships with Employers & Curriculum Refinements


Tuesday 12 February 2013 - 10:00am - 4:00pm


Room C2.09, Science Building, 115 New Cavendish Street, University of Westminster, London W1W 6UW.


This event will be hosted by Professor Carol Costley: Associate Dean, Research Institute for Work Based Learning and Jonathan Garnet: Professor of Work Based Knowledge and the Director of the Institute for Work Based Learning at Middlesex University


Middlesex University was part of a HEFCE programme that had two related goals - the design and delivery of HE courses in partnership with employers, and to increase the number of learners in the workplace supported by their employers. The programme ran from 2008-2011.  Information on the Middlesex Organisational Development network (MODNet) project can be found here:


                                               Agenda for the day


1.            'Relationships with Employers' Jonathan Garnett and Carol Costley


2              'Curriculum Refinements' Carol Costley and Jonathan Garnett




3.            Plenary session 'Challenges and Opportunities'


Carol Costley is Professor of Work Based Learning and Head of the Work Based Learning research centre at Middlesex University.

Principal research interests include examining methodologies and epistemologies in work based learning and how they are additional to and support subject based approaches to knowledge. Within that looking particularly at work based learning as a field of study, especially transdisciplinarity, equity and access.


Jonathan Garnett is Professor of Work Based Knowledge and the Director of the Institute for Work Based Learning at Middlesex University.

Jonathan has twenty years experience at the leading edge of the development of work based learning programmes with public and private sector organizations in the UK and internationally.
Areas of expertise include Work Based Learning in Higher Education, developing the intellectual capital of employers, assessment of work based learning, assessment of learning from experience, higher education/employer partnerships.




SEEC (and NUCCAT) members: £30

Non-members: £60


Limited places are available so please book early to avoid disappointment.  Bookings can be made via the SEEC website on






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