Tuesday, 4 March 2014

FW: HEA Social Sciences Masterclass workshop series


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HEA Social Sciences Masterclass workshop series

4 March 2014

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new 'Masterclass' workshop series.

These workshops are facilitated by members of the HEA Social Sciences team, drawing on their specific areas of expertise in these areas of learning and teaching. Where relevant, events also include invited speakers/facilitators, further extending the expertise available for you to draw on.

Places for staff from subscribing institutions are eligible for a 50% discount. Places are limited, however, so please book now to avoid disappointment.

All activities at these events are mapped to the UK Professional Standards Framework and an attendance certificate, which also provides details of the related learning outcomes, will be provided to all delegates.

Events currently open for bookings (details of further workshops will be advertised soon)

Supporting students conducting independent research projects in the Social Sciences, 27 March 2014, Maple House, Birmingham

Increasingly, educators are having to prepare students to undertake independent research projects that will be conducted in settings outside of the classroom and to provide continuing support for those students who are working on these projects 'at a distance'. The aim of this workshop is to provide educators with strategies they can deploy to ensure that students complete independent projects successfully.

An audience with enterprise educators: what works and why? 27 March 2014, Cardiff University

With the recent publication of the report 'An education system fit for an entrepreneur', enterprise and entrepreneurship education in schools, colleges and universities is front and centre of our agenda. The report provides a series of case studies, including two by Neil Coles of Cardiff University and Sue Poole of Gower College. This event provides an opportunity to meet with Neil and Sue to discuss the approaches they used and the factors which have contributed to success for students in Cardiff and in Swansea. The event will also enable you to contribute to wider sharing and discussion about enterprise and entrepreneurship education.

Curriculum challenge: being a curriculum thinker, 7 May 2014, University of East London

Everywhere in Education we see curriculum change and renewal, change responding to external policy, responding to our desire to refresh our Education programmes and sometimes responding to internal institutional requirements. This event will share ideas and strategies with the aim of helping us become curriculum thinkers whether we are taking a framework devised by others or whether we are designing curricula from scratch. Details of keynote speakers and contributors to the expert panel can be accessed via the link above.

Using simulations in Business and Marketing education, 14 May 2014, MacDonald Burlington, Birmingham

With support from trainers from Simventure and Markstrat participants will engage with these two well-known simulations in order to explore for themselves the key benefits of using simulations to teach business knowledge and skills. They will also gain insights into how to select simulations, implement them, assess student learning and manage potential challenges.



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