ESCalate Newsletter Articles

Articles written specially for our termly Newsletters and presented as separate resources for easy accessibility.
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Enterprising Partnerships, Creative Courses; the key to graduates with impact Enterprising Partnerships, Creative Courses; the key to graduates with impact
Joe Gazdula writes the editorial for our themed newsletter
Joe Gazdula ESCalate News Spring 2011 21 March 2011
Learning to work and working to learn Learning to work and working to learn
A case study featured in our Spring newsletter
Angela House and Claire Taylor ESCalate News Spring 2011 21 March 2011
Wanted! Agents of Change Wanted! Agents of Change
A case study featured in our Spring newsletter
Duncan Reavey ESCalate News Spring 2011 21 March 2011
Volunteerism, a pathway to creative experiences
A case study featured in our Spring newsletter
Alison Patterson and John Patterson ESCalate News Spring 2011 21 March 2011
Theory into practice for Early Years professionals at Anglia Ruskin University Theory into practice for Early Years professionals at Anglia Ruskin University
A case study featured in our Spring newsletter
Geraldine Davis ESCalate News Spring 2011 21 March 2011
Working in partnership to make a difference in special schools Working in partnership to make a difference in special schools
A case study featured in our Spring newsletter
Lynne Coleman ESCalate News Spring 2011 21 March 2011
Putting the ‘Professional’ Into Practice: Using student action research projects to enhance employer engagement Putting the ‘Professional’ Into Practice: Using student action research projects to enhance employer engagement
A case study featured in our Spring newsletter
Lynn McCann ESCalate News Spring 2011 21 March 2011
Letters to Africa Letters to Africa
A case study featured in our Spring newsletter
Debbie Williams ESCalate News Spring 2011 21 March 2011
In Conversation with...Paul Redmond In Conversation with...Paul Redmond
The next in our series of In Conversation articles for our Spring 2011 newsletter
ESCalate ESCalate News Spring 2011 21 March 2011
Finding a graduate voice: A story of students who have been involved as mentors in their HE courses and the wider workplace Finding a graduate voice: A story of students who have been involved as mentors in their HE courses and the wider workplace
A case study featured in our Spring 2011 newsletter
Mary Wild ESCalate News Spring 2011 21 March 2011
Keeping you informed... Keeping you informed...
Editorial of our termly newsletter
Fiona Hyland ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
Understanding and supporting the e-learning experiences of students with disabilities Understanding and supporting the e-learning experiences of students with disabilities
This article introduces the reader to LEXDIS a two year project supporting disabled students
Jane Seale ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
Students as change agents at Exeter University Students as change agents at Exeter University
Harriet tells us about her experience of working with students at Exeter
Harriet Whewell ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
Exploring the psychological wellbeing of students in Higher Education Exploring the psychological wellbeing of students in Higher Education
Daphne writes about an ongoing project she is undertaking with ESCalate
Daphne Evans ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
Offering support from the beginning Offering support from the beginning
A personal account of going to an academic conference
Emma Jackson ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
Interactive use of video conferencing in Initial Teacher Training Interactive use of video conferencing in Initial Teacher Training
Jan tells us about her work with ITT students in school.
Jan Machalski ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
Seeing is believing Seeing is believing
How the use of video can support the development of student teachers’ reflective thinking
John McCullagh ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
Making room for scholarly activity and research within HE in FE Making room for scholarly activity and research within HE in FE
This article asks us some examples of good scholarly practice in FE Colleges.
Steve Rose ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
Trainee teachers' physical and mental wellbeing Trainee teachers' physical and mental wellbeing
An interim update of an ESCalate funded project
Jan Huyton/Lalage Sanders ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
Troublesome Encounters Troublesome Encounters
An interim update of an ESCalate funded project
Gina Wisker and Charlotte Morris ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
Face-zine the Future Face-zine the Future
An interim update of an ESCalate funded project
Pamela Cowan ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
Promoting cohesion, challenging expectations. Promoting cohesion, challenging expectations.
An interim update of an ESCalate funded project
Peter Hick ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
The Work of Teacher Education The Work of Teacher Education
An interim update of an ESCalate funded project
Viv Ellis ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
Assessing professional standards Assessing professional standards
An article from a long term study being undertaken by University of Lancaster for ESCalate
Ruth Pilkington ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
eep - the educational evidence portal eep - the educational evidence portal
An article telling us about this online tool for getting hold of research evidence for those working in education
Andrew Morris ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
New developments to enhance community engagement through EvidenceNet New developments to enhance community engagement through EvidenceNet
Alex writes about new innovations available through EvidenceNet
Alex Buckley ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
Learning dialogues Learning dialogues
A report from the 2010 University of Northampton's L&T event
John Butcher ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
E-Learning in professional contexts E-Learning in professional contexts
This "Sharing Ideas" project for ESCalate looked at how e-learning is being used across a number of institutions
Aileen McGuigan ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
In Conversation with...Jocelyn Wishart In Conversation with...Jocelyn Wishart
The next in our series of In Conversation articles for our newsletter
ESCalate ESCalate News Autumn 2010 25 November 2010
Our First Ten Years - Editorial Summer Newsletter June 2010 Our First Ten Years - Editorial Summer Newsletter June 2010
Editorial for ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
David Sadler ESCalate News Summer 2010
In the Beginning ... In the Beginning ...
Roger Murphy writes for the ESCalate Summer Newsletter 2010
Roger Murphy ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
Memories of the early years of ESCalate... Memories of the early years of ESCalate...
Arlene Gilpin writes for ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Arlene Gilpin ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
Touching hearts and minds Touching hearts and minds
Bart McGettrick writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Bart McGettrick ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
Developing learning opportunities for teacher educators Developing learning opportunities for teacher educators
Jean Murray writes for the ESCalate Newletter June 2010
Jean Murray ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
ESCalate and the changing world of HE ESCalate and the changing world of HE
Tony Brown writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Tony Brown ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
Responding to the needs of the teaching community Responding to the needs of the teaching community
Alison Jackson writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Alison Jackson ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
The power of the written word The power of the written word
Jenny Moon writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Jenny Moon ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
Let’s hear it for the Student Voice! Let’s hear it for the Student Voice!
Fiona Campbell writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Fiona Campbell ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
The origins of the CETTnet practitioner network The origins of the CETTnet practitioner network
Diane Thurston writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Diane Thurston ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
Shooting Stars research with ESCalate Shooting Stars research with ESCalate
Joe Gadzula writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Joe Gadzula ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
Schooltoons - animation and creativity in education Schooltoons - animation and creativity in education
Britta Pollmuller writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Britta Pollmuller ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
Student Employability - what are the issues? Student Employability - what are the issues?
Helena Mitchell writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Helena Mitchell ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
The value of using Video Narratives for research The value of using Video Narratives for research
Gordon Joyes writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Gordon Joyes ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
ESCalate - an important community of practice ESCalate - an important community of practice
Sheena Banks writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Sheena Banks ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
Videopapers and Teacher Education Videopapers and Teacher Education
Elisabeth Lazarus writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Elisabeth Lazarus ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
Pitching it right Pitching it right
Angela Jaap writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Angela Jaap ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
New Horizons: ESCalate and the Mental Health in Higher Education project New Horizons: ESCalate and the Mental Health in Higher Education project
Jill Anderson writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Jill Anderson ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
The Freedom to Write The Freedom to Write
Rebecca Turner writes for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Rebecca Turner ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
in Conversation with ... Rosemary Deem and Julie Anderson in Conversation with ... Rosemary Deem and Julie Anderson
Rosemary Deem and Julie Anderson write for the ESCalate Newsletter June 2010
Rosemary Deem and Julie Anderson ESCalate News Summer 2010 Summer 2010
PDP and employability: leaving the academic agenda behind? PDP and employability: leaving the academic agenda behind?
This article looks at the place of PDP in how we teach students about employability
Tracy Johnson/ESCalate ESCalate News Spring 2010 25 March 2010
Regionalising the national or nationalising the regional: Widening Participation as a case in point Regionalising the national or nationalising the regional: Widening Participation as a case in point
This article discusses how WP operates at both a national and regional level
John Storan/ESCalate ESCalate News Spring 2010 25 March 2010
Nothing ventured, nothing gained Nothing ventured, nothing gained
An article written from first hand experience about giving a paper at the national FACE event
Charlotte Young/ESCalate ESCalate News Spring 2010 25 March 2010
UCET and the influencing of policy UCET and the influencing of policy
This articles provides us with an insightful overview for those of us wanting to know more about the work of the Universities Council for the...
James Noble-Rogers/ESCalate ESCalate News Spring 2010 25 March 2010
The Videonarratives project The Videonarratives project
An article from a previous ESCalate grant holder, about her research and how it has benefitted her students
Carol Taylor/ESCalate ESCalate News Spring 2010 25 March 2010
Designing and evaluating impact for postgraduate CPD fieldwork Designing and evaluating impact for postgraduate CPD fieldwork
A report of the work undertaken by one of our grant holders into one area of Continuing Professional Development for teachers
Steve Coombs/ESCalate ESCalate News Spring 2010 25 March 2010
The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme: ten years on and going strong The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme: ten years on and going strong
This article celebrates the work of the NTF scheme and tells us how it hopes to continue to offer support for professional development in the future
Lesley-Jane Eales-Reynolds/ ESCalate ESCalate News Spring 2010 25 March 2010
On being awarded a National Teaching Felowship On being awarded a National Teaching Felowship
The first of two articles talking about the NTF scheme and the impact on practitioners work
Julie Hughes/ ESCalate ESCalate News Spring 2010 25 March 2010
What a National Teaching Fellowship means to me What a National Teaching Fellowship means to me
The second of two articles about the impact of the NTF scheme
Richard Hall/ ESCalate ESCalate News Spring 2010 25 March 2010
Reflective Teaching: the past, present and future of a textbook Reflective Teaching: the past, present and future of a textbook
This article is about the ongoing writing of a well established textbook for practitioners
Andrew Pollard/ ESCalate ESCalate News Spring 2010 25 March 2010
Joined up thinking needed between social work and education practitioners Joined up thinking needed between social work and education practitioners
With the publication of a recent report this article highlights how the two diciplines of education and social work need to work together
Jackie Rafferty/ ESCalate ESCalate News Spring 2010 25 March 2010
In Conversation with...Danny Saunders In Conversation with...Danny Saunders
The next in our series of In Conversation with... pieces
Danny Saunders/ ESCalate ESCalate News Spring 2010 25 March 2010
Developing a UK Teacher Education Network in Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship Developing a UK Teacher Education Network in Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship
An article suporting the rise of ESD and Global Citizenship in Education
Sally Inman, Maggie Rogers and Ros Wade/ESCalate ESCalate News Issue 16 18 March 2010
Our heads in a tag cloud Our heads in a tag cloud
Henry Liebling and Genna West discuss how advances in technology can enhance our teaching and learning about sustainability
Henry Liebling and Genna West/ESCalate ESCalate News Spring 2010 18 March 2010
Higher Education Academy First Year Experience Action Set
This article gives an insight into HEA Wales's engagement with students in their first year.
Karen Fitzgibbon ESCalateNews Autumn 2009 Autumn 2009
Capturing and nurturing student confidence Capturing and nurturing student confidence
An article about engaging learners interests and anxieties about learning in their chosen discipline
Sara Wasson ESCalate News Autumn 2009 24 November 2009
The Development of Professional Staff: Lessons from the Scottish Teacher Induction Scheme The Development of Professional Staff: Lessons from the Scottish Teacher Induction Scheme
This article looks at some of the regulatory requirements needed to enter the Scottish Teacher Education system
Tom Hamilton ESCalate News Issue No. 15 11 November 2009
Welsh Language use: from Primary to Higher Education Welsh Language use: from Primary to Higher Education
This article gives an overview of policy and practice with regard to Welsh language use in education.
Catrin Rednap ESCalate News Issue No.15 11 November 2009
Teacher Education across the four nations Teacher Education across the four nations
Ian Menter looks at the way in which the TEG bibliography, not only offers an Ian Menter looks at the way in which the TEG bibliography offers an...
Ian Menter ESCalate News Issue No. 15 11 November 2009
Education in Northern Ireland: a view form the sidelines Education in Northern Ireland: a view form the sidelines
This article recounts the complexities of the Education system in N.I.
Les Caul ESCalate News Issue No. 15 11 November 2009
The Advantages of Bilingualism The Advantages of Bilingualism
An article discusses the benefits of bilingualism in Welsh Schools
Stephan Hurford ESCalate News Issue No.15 11 November 2009
Teaching in Higher Education: the Welsh Post-Graduate Certificate Teaching in Higher Education: the Welsh Post-Graduate Certificate
This article looks at how collaboration across five institutions in Wales aims to nuture a range of networks that supports pedagogoic research
Collen Connor ESCalate News No.15 11 November 2009
In Conversation with...Alastair Robertson and Gabriel Jezierski In Conversation with...Alastair Robertson and Gabriel Jezierski
ESCalate asks a series of questions about Alastair's and Gabriel's role within the HEA focussing on their key roles in Scotland, N.I. and Wales
Alastair Robertson/ Gabriel Jezierski and Susanna Dammann ESCalate News Issue No.15 11 November 2009
Professional recognition for departments, schools and teams: a HE Academy pilot project Professional recognition for departments, schools and teams: a HE Academy pilot project
Rob Norris outlines an Academy pilot project for a quality recognition scheme.
Rob Norris ESCalate News No.15 11 November 2009
Editorial for ESCalate News No.15 Editorial for ESCalate News No.15
An editorial piece written by Escalate's Director Tony Brown
Tony Brown ESCalate News No.15 11 November 2009
The First Year Experience: support for HEIs The First Year Experience: support for HEIs
This article tells us about how collaboration has been put to good use in supporting the First Year Experience for students in Wales
Karen Fitzgibbon ESCalate News No.15 11 November 2009
Measuring Sustainability: the Welsh Curriculum Audit Measuring Sustainability: the Welsh Curriculum Audit
This article looks at how Welsh HEIs are using ESD as an auditing tool
Howard Colley ESCalate News Issue No 15 11 November 2009
Science Shops Wales Science Shops Wales
Kim Treasure outlines an exciting approach to research in the HE sector in Wales
Kim Treasure ESCalte News Issue No.15 11 November 2009
Capturing and nurturing student confidence Capturing and nurturing student confidence
Capturing and nurturing student confidence
Sara Wasson ESCalate News Issue No.15 11 November 2009
Work-related Learning: a matter of principle/s? Work-related Learning: a matter of principle/s?
An article about how employability issues are embedded into pedagogic theory
Sabine McKinnon ESCalate News Issue No.15 11 November 2009
Reflections of a personal research journey Reflections of a personal research journey
The authors tell us about finding each other! and the benefits of sharing a philosophy of educational research
Alison Hramiak and helen Boulton/ESCalate ESCalatenews Issue 14 Summer 2009
Getting your assessment, learning and teaching research published Getting your assessment, learning and teaching research published
The author tells us about how to get your research published
Professor Sally Brown/ESCalate ESCalatenews issue 14 Summer 2009
Developing students as researchers Developing students as researchers
This article describes the importance of research within the undergraduate curriculum
Mick Healey and Alan Jenkins/ESCalate ESCalatenews issue 14 Summer 2009
Students as researchers: Novice to expert
A report on the first Escalate Student Conference held in April 2009
ESCalate ESCalatenews issue 14 Summer 2009
Investigating student writing with help from ESCalate Investigating student writing with help from ESCalate
The author writes about her experiences of successfully applying for student funding for research
Joelle Adams/ESCalate ESCalatenews issue 14 Summer 2009
Narrowing the gap: engaging employers with learning, teaching and research Narrowing the gap: engaging employers with learning, teaching and research
The author writes about her ESCalate funded research project
Claire Taylor/ESCalate ESCalatenews issue 14 Summer 2009
Scholarly activity undertaken in HE in FE Scholarly activity undertaken in HE in FE
The authors look at the issues involved in delivering a HE programme in an FE setting
Madeline King and John Widdowson/ESCalate ESCalatenews issue 14 Summer 2009
The Higher Education Academy: EvidenceNet The Higher Education Academy: EvidenceNet
This article talks about the launch of EvidenceNet: a Higher Education Academy initiative
Heather Fotheringham and Rachel Segal/ESCalate ESCalatenews issue 14 Summer 2009
A beginner's guide to using video in a research context A beginner's guide to using video in a research context
This article outlines the uses, techniques and equipment needed to use video to capture research data
Fiona Hyland and Anne Anderson/ESCalate ESCalatenews issue 14 summer 2009
In Conversation with...Andrew Pollard In Conversation with...Andrew Pollard
An interview with Andrew Pollard the outgoing Director of the TLRP
ESCalate ESCalatenews issue 14 Summer 2009
ESCalate seeks to focus its work on maintaining useful links between teaching, research and learning
Editorial piece for the Autumn 2008 newsletter
Dr Tony Brown Autumn 2008 Newsletter 24 November 2008
What has Inquiry Based Learning got to do with Learning and Teaching in a Business School and beyond?
Margaret Page form the University of the West of England writes about how IBL is becoming embedded in students learning
Margaret Page Autumn 2008 newsletter 24 November 2008
Work-Based Learning within an Extended Learning Environment (ELE) – promoting Higher Education opportunity with communications technologies
Steve Rose writes about how mobile computing devices are supporting learning on a new work-based Foundation Degree programme.
Steve Rose Autumn 2008 newsletter 24 November 2008
How do students feel about studying in a culturally diverse Higher Education environment?
Fiona Hyland writes about internationalisation, the integration of an international dimension into all activities of a university, focusing on the...
Dr Fiona Hyland Autumn 2008 newsletter 24 November 2008
Taking the credit for professional development in HE
Nicola Reimann invites us to participate in a colloquium that explores ways in which universities can look beyond initial induction courses for new...
Nicola Reimann Autumn 2008 newsletter 24 November 2008
Education and training for the integrated children’s workforce:
Implications for HE: a summary of a significant resource hosted by ESCalate at http://icshe.escalate.ac.uk.
Dr Julie Anderson Autumn 2008 newsletter 24 November 2008
Students as Researchers: novice to expert
News of the first Annual ESCalate conference for students
Liz Hankinson Autumn 2008 newsletter 24 November 2008
Hold on tight we're in for a bumpy ride..
Sarah weatherhead form the University of Wolverhampton looks at technology-enabled models of ITE that support action learning
Sarah Weatherhead Autumn 2008 newsletter 24 November 2008
In Conversation with... Fiona Hyland
One in the occasional series of "In Conversation with ..." pieces written for our newsletter
Dr Fiona Hyland Autumn 2008 newsletter 24 November 2008
Teacher Education in the UK: the peculiarities of the English - and of the Welsh, Northern Irish and Scottish!
This is an edited version of the keynote speech given by Professor Ian Menter at the ESCalate ITE Conference in May 2008
Professor Ian Menter Summer Newsletter 2008 21 July 2008
Making the most of PDFs
This is the fourth in a series of articles written for ESCalate, giving practical advice abouut how to improve aspects of practice that benefits all...
Dr Simon Ball - Tech Dis Summer Newsletter 2008 21 July 2008
Learner-centredness and the class of 130
Dr Jenny Moon writes about how her Teaching Fellow award helped her to travel to Tanzania and take part in an Oxfam project (EQUIP).
Dr Jenny Moon Summer newsletter 2008 21 July 2008
Developing and enhancing learning and teaching through an internal knowledge exchange network
Professor Ron Ritchie discusses the introduction of self-driven internal knowledge exchange networks at the University of the West of England
Professor Ron Ritchie Summer Newsletter 2008 21 July 2008
Meeting the ECM agenda in HE: some issues for CPD
This ESCalate-funded project helped research issues faced by HE and CPD managers arising from the Every Child Matters agenda
Dr Mike Calvert and Dr Steve Coombs Summmer Newsletter 2008 21 July 2008
Towards a psychodynamic model of the student experience
Dr Tony Brown wriites about how using a psychodynamic model of student learning may change our thoughts about poorly performing students
Dr Tony Brown Summer Newsletter 2008 21 July 2008
The hidden carers in today's society
Laura Brown writes about her work with young carers in Plymouth. How a short DVD they have made aims to increase understanding of the lives of young...
Laura Brown Summer Newsletter 2008 21 July 2008
In Conversation with....Julie Hughes
One in the occasional series of "In Conversation with ..." pieces written for our newsletter
ESCalate/ Dr Julie Hughes Summer Newsletter 2008 21 July 2008
National Teaching Fellows Individual awards 2008
The 2008 NTF have been announced and this article outlines the aims of the scheme and the winners for this year.
ESCalate Sumer Newsletter 2008 21 July 2008
Editorial: Towards a new psychology of student learning
This is the editorial piece by Dr Tony Brown introducing the Summer 2008 Newsletter
Dr Tony Brown Newsletter No 11 Summer 2008 Summer 2008
Bringing life to the material
Doug Parkin writes about the pitfalls and joys of being a programme assessor and the real pleasure of seeing a skilled teacher at work
Doug Parkin Newsletter No 11 Summer 2008 Summer 2008
Developing academic skills with a diverse student body
Tracy Johnson of the University of Bristol explains how the university supports the development of academic skills in diverse groups of students and...
Dr Tracy Johnson Newsletter No 11 Summer 2008 Summer 2008
ESCalate's new funding opportunities ESCalate's new funding opportunities
An article outlining the funding opportunites available from ESCalate
Alexis Taylor/ESCalate ESCalatenews Summer 2009
Learning 2.0 harnessing technology to enhance education
Editorial piece for Spring 2008 newsletter
Eddie Gulc, HEA Senior Advisor Newsletter No 10 28 February 2008
Interactive collaborative online learning for undergraduates
The University of Exeter received research project funding from ESCalate to investigate ways of using new technologies in the context of collaborative...
Mike Jeffries-Harris Newsletter No10 spring 2008 28 February 2008
Creativity in technology rich, flexible learning spaces
InQbate is one of the 19 joint CETLs and is a joint initiative between the Universities of Sussex and Brighton. At each university there has been a...
Diane Brewster and Tom Hamilton, University of Sussex Newsletter No 10, Spring 2008 28 February 2008
Web 2.0 and its potential impact and influence on education
The web's shift from a tool of reference, or space for telling, to a space for talking, where the emphasis is upon participation and collaboration,...
Julie Hughes and Kevin Brace newsletter No 10, Spring 2008 28 February 2008
No cost technologies to support teaching and learning
The third in a series of articles written for ESCalate giving practical advice on how to improve aspects of your practice to benefit all learners
Simon Ball Newsletter No 10, Spring 2008 28 February 2008
Switch that phone on! Extending higher education opportunities for the iPod generation
The ESCalate-funded research project I undertook in 2006–2007 explored the possibilities for learning using increasingly ubiquitous mobile computing...
Steve Rose newsletter No 10, Spring 2008 28 February 2008
Assessment as a driver for transformational change in HE
An Article outlining how re-engineering assessemnt practices can help overcome three major challenges in Higher Education today
Prof David Nicol Newsletter No 10, Spring 2008 28 February 2008
A capacity study into ICT classrooms in secondary schools
The university of Bedford are undertaking a pilot study for Becta
Dr Pat Jefferies Newsletter No 10, Spring 2008 28 February 2008
Virtual worlds in education
The use of virtual worlds within education for simulation, research, performance, design, collaboration and communication has been increasing...
Fiona Littleton and Sian Bayne Newsletter No 10, Spring 2008 28 February 2008
Education 2020
An article exploring where technology is taking us in the next decade and beyond
Stephen Heppell Newsletter No 10, Spring 2008 28 February 2008
Maintaining standards: promoting equality
An overview of the DRC's recently published report on barriers that disabled people face when entering the caring professions
Tony Brown/ESCalate Autumn 2007 newsletter 23 October 2007
What's new in accessible teaching for 2007-08?
The second in a series of articles written for ESCalate, giving practical advice on how to improve aspects of teaching practice to benefit learners
Simon Ball Senior (Advisor TechDis) / ESCalate ESCalate news 23 October 2007
FACE Conference 2007
Bill Rammell's speech written for the FACE conference 2007
Bill Rammell / ESCalate ESCalate news (Autumn 2007) 23 October 2007
Distant Learning: A study tour in New South Wales
Earlier this year Keith Webb a Development Grant holder undertook a study tour of new south Wales, this is his report.
Keith Webb / ESCalate ESCalate news (Autumn 2007) 23 October 2007
Early Career Academics and their Experiences of linking Research and Teaching: a collaborative UK/Canadian project
A project report from one of our October 2005 Development Grant partners
Dr Lisa Lucas and Nancy Turner / ESCalate ESCalate news (Autumn 2007) 23 October 2007
Education for Sustainable Development
An Article outlining what needs to be done to engagae effectively with ESD and how ESCalate will respond to growing interest across the sector
Henry Liebling / ESCalate ESCalate news (Autumn 2007) 23 October 2007
The Green Village Project: a university-community partnership
The University of Plymouth made a successful bid to HEFCE for a Centre for Excellence in Sustainability. This report follows one significant project.
James Gray-Donald, Olya Maiboroda and Colin Trier / ESCalate ESCalate news (Autumn 2007) 23 October 2007
Looking back, looking forward
A message from ESCalate to the Initial Teacher Education community
Dr Alison Jackson / ESCalate ESCalate news (Autumn 2007) 23 October 2007
Meeting of Minds: TLRP Fellowship Scheme
The Teaching and Learning Reserach Programme (TLRP) is pleased to announce the fourth round of its Fellowship Scheme
James O'Toole / ESCalate ESCalate news (Autumn 2007) 23 October 2007
ESCalate Activity with Key Partners in the FE Sector
An overview of the work ESCalate has undertaken in the FE sector
Phil Price Bulletin 33 Autumn 2007
Learning in the 21st Century
A report by the Vice President, Education Strategy, Blackboard
Gordon Freedman - Blackboard Bulletin 33 10 October 2007
Inclusive Presenting using Microsoft PowerPoint Inclusive Presenting using Microsoft PowerPoint
By TechDis
ESCalate Issue 8 Summer 2007 Some ways forward Summer 2007
Critical thinking requires academic assertiveness Critical thinking requires academic assertiveness
By Dr Jenny Moon
ESCalate Issue 8 Summer 2007 Some ways forward Summer 2007
Understanding Education: back to basics Understanding Education: back to basics
By Dr Poppy Turner
ESCalate Issue 8 Summer 2007 Some ways forward Summer 2007
Becoming a Teacher Educator Becoming a Teacher Educator
By Dr Peter Boyd, Kim Harris and Jean Murray
ESCalate Issue 8 Summer 2007 Some ways forward Summer 2007
The Trebullom Farm Project The Trebullom Farm Project
By John Burnett
ESCalate Issue 8 Summer 2007 Some ways forward Summer 2007
‘…it really feels like I have finished my studies now.’  An online exploration of learning biographies. ‘…it really feels like I have finished my studies now.’ An online exploration of learning biographies.
By Alan Bainbridge
ESCalate Issue 8 Summer 2007 Some ways forward Summer 2007
Betwixt and Between? Betwixt and Between?
By Phil Price
ESCalate Issue 8 Summer 2007 Some ways forward Summer 2007
It's good to share It's good to share
By Ken Jones - Event Report on CPD in Education
ESCalate Issue 8 Summer 2007 Some ways forward Summer 2007
Centres For Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs)
By Bob Hunter, Project Officer from The Higher Education Academy
ESCalate Issue 7 Spring 2007: Strengthening links within & outside the Education Community Spring 2007
Higher Education and People with Learning Difficulties.
By Craig Blyth, University of Manchester
ESCalate Issue 7 Spring 2007: Strengthening links within & outside the Education Community Spring 2007
Communities of practice and routes into teacher education: research findings from the University of Huddersfield Consortium for PCET
By Penny Noel, University of Huddersfield Consortium for Post-Compulsory Education and Training
ESCalate Issue 7 Spring 2007: Strengthening links within & outside the Education Community Spring 2007
Stressed at Work – Not Me?
Due to the nature of this piece, we have agreed with the author that they shall remain nameless
ESCalate Issue 7 Spring 2007: Strengthening links within & outside the Education Community Spring 2007
Don’t be scared: JISC TechDis - Making documents more accessible! Don’t be scared: JISC TechDis - Making documents more accessible!
By Simon Ball, JISC TechDis
ESCalate Issue 7 Spring 2007: Strengthening links within & outside the Education Community Spring 2007
The use of “videopapers” in professional learning and assessment
By Elisabeth Lazarus, University of Bristol
ESCalate Issue 7 Spring 2007: Strengthening links within & outside the Education Community Spring 2007
Social Justice in Workspaces
By Margaret Simms, Freelance
ESCalate Issue 7 Spring 2007: Strengthening links within & outside the Education Community Spring 2007
Journeys of Personal Discovery: The Higher Education Academy Subject Centre Network Student Award
By Dr Barbara Pavey. Review of ESCalate Student Award Essays 2006
ESCalate Issue 6 Autumn 2006: Taking Education Foward - ESCalate 2006/7 Autumn 2006
‘Now She Is Singing!’ Emergency Education in Theory and Practice
By Fumiyo Kagawa and Prof David Selby, Centre for Sustainable Futures, University of Plymouth
ESCalate Issue 6 Autumn 2006: Taking Education Foward - ESCalate 2006/7 Autumn 2006
PebblePad Eportfolio from the Student perspective
Written by Andrew Jepson and Gary Wright, students from University of Wolverhampton under the guidance of Julie Hughes, National Teaching Fellow.
ESCalate Issue 6 Autumn 2006: Taking Education Foward - ESCalate 2006/7 Autumn 2006
Topping Out
By Wendy Belk, ESCalate's 2005 Student Award
ESCalate Issue 6 Autumn 2006: Taking Education Foward - ESCalate 2006/7 Autumn 2006
Emergency Education: a development for British universities
By Dr Tony Brown, ESCalate Director
ESCalate Issue 6 Autumn 2006: Taking Education Foward - ESCalate 2006/7 Autumn 2006
Report on ‘The Academic Implications of the Bologna Process’
Dr Neville Morley (University of Bristol)
ESCalate Issue 6 Autumn 2006: Taking Education Foward - ESCalate 2006/7 Autumn 2006
The Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning (FDTL)
By Steve Outram, Senior Adviser, Higher Education Academy
ESCalate Issue 6 Autumn 2006: Taking Education Foward - ESCalate 2006/7 Autumn 2006
On the Rock Face... Rule of Engagement
By Wendy Belk, ESCalate's 2005 Student Award
ESCalate Issue 5 Summer 06: New Academic Resolution - Let's get out more Summer 2006
The Growth of the ‘New Education Studies’
By Prof Steve Bartlett, University of Wolverhampton and Prof Diana Burton, Liverpool John Moores University
ESCalate Issue 5 Summer 06: New Academic Resolution - Let's get out more Summer 2006
Research to Reality: The Challenges facing Early Childhood Studies. Conference Report
By Mary Wild, Oxford Brookes University. Conference Report
ESCalate Issue 5 Summer 06: New Academic Resolution - Let's get out more Summer 2006
Learning Disabilities and Higher Education: the Duty to Promote Equality of Opportunity for Disabled People
By Dr Barbara Pavey
ESCalate Issue 5 Summer 06: New Academic Resolution - Let's get out more Summer 2006
Pebble Power!
By Julie Hughes and her students from University of Wolverhampton
ESCalate Issue 5 Summer 06: New Academic Resolution - Let's get out more Summer 2006
Getting the Ubuntu Going!
By Jenny Hughes, University of Worcester
ESCalate Issue 5 Summer 06: New Academic Resolution - Let's get out more Summer 2006
Personal Development Planning: Are We Achieving Our Goal?
By Janet Strivens, University of Liverpool
ESCalate Issue 5 Summer 06: New Academic Resolution - Let's get out more Summer 2006
Gearing Up
By Wendy Belk, ESCalate's 2005 Student Award
ESCalate Issue 4: Ethical decision-making supports teaching, learning and research Spring 2006
Teaching with Emotional intelligence
By Alan Mortiboys, University of Central England
ESCalate Issue 4: Ethical decision-making supports teaching, learning and research Spring 2006
UN Decade for Education for Sustainable Development: Higher Education on or off course?
By Kate Sankey, University of Stirling
ESCalate Issue 4: Ethical decision-making supports teaching, learning and research Spring 2006
The Nature of Teacher Education
By Prof Bart McGettrick
ESCalate Issue 4: Ethical decision-making supports teaching, learning and research Spring 2006
Personal Review of the Foundation Degree Foundation National Conference 12 & 13th July 2005, ‘Foundation Degrees: Working in Practice’
By Christine Riche, Canterbury Christ Church University College
ESCalate Issue 3 Challenges for Teacher Training November 2005
Chartered Teachers: Just another course?
By Alison Fox, a Senior Teaching Fellow at University of Stirling
ESCalate Issue 3 Challenges for Teacher Training November 2005
The Internationalisation of UK higher education?
By Sheila Trahar, University of Bristol
ESCalate Issue 3 Challenges for Teacher Training November 2005
Masters’ Courses In The Education Of Adults In The UK
By Professor John Field, University of Stirling, (This is an abridged version)
ESCalate Issue 3 Challenges for Teacher Training November 2005
Putting Writing at the Centre
By Dr Jenny Moon - University of Exeter
ESCalate Issue 2 Summer 2005: Enhancing the Student Experience July 2005
The Future for External Examining and the Higher Education Academy
By Howard Colley, Senior Advisor from the Higher Education Academy
ESCalate Issue 2 Summer 2005: Enhancing the Student Experience July 2005
Evaluation of the GTCW CPD programme
By Professor David Egan, University of Wales Institute, Cardiff.
ESCalate Issue 1 Spring 2005: Our First Edition Spring 2005
Government Announces its Reform of Initial Teacher Training for the Learning and Skills Sector.
By Liz Browne, Director of Studies. Westminster Institute of Education. Oxford Brookes University. Working with ESCalate as an Academic Consultant
ESCalate Issue 1 Spring 2005: Our First Edition Spring 2005
Letters from Americans: the perceptions of American student teachers working with children at risk in European schools.
By Dr Les Caul, Stranmillis University, Northern Ireland; Academic Consultant for Northern Ireland
ESCalate Issue 1 Spring 2005: Our First Edition Spring 2005