ESCalate Bulletin No. 51 (15 June 2010)

Contents

  1. The ESCalate blog
  2. New resources for users of Web 2.0 technology, Blogs and Wordpress
  3. New resources for students with identified disabilities
  4. New resources for teacher educators and employers interested in lifelong learning
  5. EvidenceNet - a wealth of resources for staff and students
  6. CREaTION Project - business and enterprise resources for Teachers
  7. 2010 FACE Annual Conference - information about attending the conference
  8. UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/ Global Citizenship Third Annual Conference

The ESCalate blog

There is now a link to our blog on the ESCalate homepage. We are using this as a way of keeping you in touch with where we have been and what we have been doing. With this in mind check out the blog to read about ESCalate's recent presence at the TEAN conference.

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New resources for users of Web 2.0 technology, Blogs and Wordpress

Dr Aileen McGuigan of the University of Dundee held a very successful event supported by our Sharing Ideas award funding. The resources from this event are available to download at

http://escalate.ac.uk/6931 .

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New resources for students with identified disabilities

For resources from a research project lead by Dr Suanne Gibson at the University of Plymouth into Exploring transitions to Higher Education for students with identified disabilities it is aimed at getting HE institutions to adopt a more integrated approach to understanding disabled students experiences as learners.  Please visit:

http://escalate.ac.uk/7144

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New resources for teacher educators and employers interested in lifelong learning

For resources from one of our research projects lead by Kevin Orr at University of Huddersfield entitled "Dual identities: enhancing the in-service teacher trainee experience in the lifelong learning sector" please visit:

http://escalate.ac.uk/7187

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EvidenceNet - a wealth of resources for staff and students

Just to remind you that the HEA's EvidenceNet website provides resources for both staff and students in HEA, there are a huge number of resources available to download and use and many of our resources are there for people to peruse.

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CREaTION Project - business and enterprise resources for Teachers

Project CREaTION was a pilot training project co-financed by the European Commission – DG Employment and Social Affairs. CREaTION was a transnational project realised in three European Countries: Italy, Romania and United Kingdom. The project aimed to raise awareness of the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) amongst 15-17 year old students.

At the end of the training and testing phases, teachers evaluated the program with encouraging results. The games and tools were considered to be innovative, interactive and well received by students while allowing teachers to select materials to complement their own. The materials can also support British teachers in meeting their Ofsted requirements with regards to enterprise week.

CREaTION are now hoping to disseminate the finalised classroom materials for free to all interested teachers. For any information or free copies of the training CDs please see the website www.progresscreation.eu or contact Thomas.Milburn@bitc.org.uk

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2010 FACE Annual Conference - information about attending the conference

'Which way now to widen participation? Lifelong learning, Economy & Society'

At Southampton Solent University from 30 June to 2 July 2010.

Please see attached downloads for the conference programme and flyer, or visit:

http://escalate.ac.uk/7078

To register:

http://face2010.solent.ac.uk/page0/page0.asp

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UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/ Global Citizenship Third Annual Conference

At London South Bank University on 15 July 2010 the conference theme "Education of Hope: the impact of ESD/GC on the well being of teachers and young people"

For more details please visit:

http://escalate.ac.uk/7070

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