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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Room 107, 3 Endsleigh Place,
Devon PL4 8AA
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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