ESCalate Bulletin No. 48 (29 April 2010)

Contents

  1. Student award scheme extended to May 27th
  2. Hot Topics - £50 worth of book tokens up for grabs
  3. Help from staff and students needed for a survey on Student Wellbeing
  4. 'Using dialogue as an assessment tool' an invitation to take part in a research workshop on June 4th
  5. University of Kent: e-PDP & Employability event on May 10th
  6. 1st TEAN Annual Conference: 'The Importance of Education' on May 21st
  7. Using e-portfolios in Teacher Education (LLS) Workshop on May 28th

Student award scheme extended to May 27th

This year's student award scheme deadline for proposal submissions has been extended until May 27th. There are 5 awards of £1K to help students promote or undertake a piece of research work they are involved with.

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Hot Topics - £50 worth of book tokens up for grabs

Hot Topics are short pieces, usually an electronic offering by teachers and students. They are a eureka! moment that makes a short, pithy contribution to solving a problem or a challenge, and invites dialogue on a current topic. A Hot Topic discussion enhances teaching or learning in some simple, imaginative and creative way: something that is essentially 'of the moment', something that works for you. Suggested topics might be...

  • New Technology
  • Education for Sustainable Development
  • Accreditation
  • New ways of looking at assessment and feedback
  • Student engagement

We will pay £50 in book tokens for successful applications.

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Help from staff and students needed for a survey on Student Wellbeing

An ESCalate funded project team from UWIC are looking at Trainee teachers' physical and mental wellbeing: a study of university and school experience provision.

Your input, whether you are a member of staff or a student, into this survey would be very much appreciated please click on the link to join up. http://studentwellbeing.pbworks.com.

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'Using dialogue as an assessment tool' an invitation to take part in a research workshop on June 4th

This is part of an ESCalate funded project headed up by Ruth Pilkington at University of Central Lancashire. The project team would like to invite colleagues to a workshop on 4th June 2010 to establish with the team how dialogue can be used:

•    To assess knowledge
•    To assess practice
•    To evidence reflection on practice

Colleagues are invited to bring along models and materials, posters and fliers of their current practice in using of dialogue. Please email Ruth with details.

For bookings please email RMHPilkington@uclan.ac.uk and add the subject 'Workshop Booking’. For more information please visit: http://escalate.ac.uk/6876

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University of Kent: e-PDP & Employability event on May 10th

A one day event at University of Kent to promote the work of the project team linking e-portfolios, Personal Development Planning (e-PDP) and employability. For more information and to register on line go to http://escalate.ac.uk/6865

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1st TEAN Annual Conference: 'The Importance of Education' on May 21st

Supported by ESCalate this TEAN (Teacher Education Advancement Network) event at Glasgow Caledonian University will build on the success of the five previous ESCalate ITE conferences.

There is an ongoing need for a dedicated forum for Teacher Education research and scholarly activity and this conference will showcase contributions from colleagues across the UK.

For further information and to register for this conference please visit:

http://www.cumbria.ac.uk/TEAN/DiaryofEvents/2010/AnnualConference21May10.aspx

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Using e-portfolios in Teacher Education (LLS) Workshop on May 28th

This workshop to be held at Learning South West in Taunton and is a collaboration between ESCalate, SWitch CETT and the JISC RSC. It will offer the opportunity to explore pedagogic and practical implications for learning and teaching in a digital age.  For more details and to register please visit: http://escalate.ac.uk/6736

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