ESCalate Bulletin No. 56 (5 October 2010)

Contents

  1. Last call for submissions to our themed funding for 2010/11
  2. New ESCalate Pedagogy and Practice round of funding
  3. TEAN conference supported by ESCalate - May 20th 2011
  4. OSIER - Open Sustainability in Education Resource - new funding for ESCalate
  5. Working with diverse groups of learners in the digital age - call for case studies
  6. National Union of Students (NUS) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) Conference
  7. New resources on our website for ESD and GC

Last call for submissions to our themed funding for 2010/11

October 14th is the deadline for submissions to both of our themed funding awards.

So if you or a colleague are thinking of putting in a bid please consider this, if you have any questions regarding the bidding process please contact teresa.nurser@bristol.ac.uk before the deadline.

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New ESCalate Pedagogy and Practice round of funding

We are pleased to announce our new pedagogy and practice round of funding for 2010/11. There are three awards available for up to £5K each and the deadline for submissions is January 31st 2011. To find out more and how you might apply please see http://escalate.ac.uk/911

Projects should directly benefit students through developments in pedagogy and practice. Applications must demonstrate a scholarly approach to raising the status of teaching and learning. Applications must include plans for dissemination of outcomes both within the award holder’s institution and beyond, and include strategies for evaluation.

If you have any questions regarding these awards please contact teresa.nurser@bristol.ac.uk in the first instance.

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TEAN conference supported by ESCalate - May 20th 2011

‘TEAN and ESCalate working together for the future of teacher education’

The TEAN conference (Teacher Education Advancement Network) supported by ESCalate will be held at the Manchester Conference Centre on May 20th. The title of the conference is "The Important Role of Teacher Education in Higher Education".

There is currently a call for papers open for submission by January 21st 2011

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OSIER - Open Sustainability in Education Resource - new funding for ESCalate

ESCalate has been successful in obtaining funding from JISC to develop an open education resource repository for Education for Sustainable Development. This is intended to support the Education community in responding to  changes in initial teacher education programmes and/or school curricula in all four nations of the UK.

The repository will be created and initially hosted by EPrints at Southampton University who are responsible for a considerable number of successful OER repositories. It will be resourced by ESCalate working with six lead partners whose higher education institutions are at the forefront of developments in this sector and who have each committed themselves to sharing and facilitating the sharing from colleagues of teaching resources equivalent to at least 60 undergraduate credits. The team from ESCalate are looking forward to working together with their partners to disseminate the new repository across the UK. We would be very interested to hear of other colleagues interested in sharing their resources.

We are currently seeking a project manager to manage the project and we are having difficulty placing the advert on http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/all-jobs/academic-jobs/, hopefully it will be there in the next few days. In the meantime if you would like a copy of the job description please email dee.miles@bristol.ac.uk with your contact details.

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Working with diverse groups of learners in the digital age - call for case studies

ESCalate are planning a series of events and a publication to showcase
and explore how practitioners are supporting and enhancing learning in
the digital age. We are keen to include examples from across our
membership including Education Studies, Family and Childhood Studies,
ITE and Continuing Education and to include the student
experience/voice.

So if you are engaged in some interesting and innovative
work with your learners which exploits the opportunities of the digital
domain we'd like to hear from you. Please contact Julie Hughes
j.hughes2@wlv.ac.uk and Steve Rose s.rose@exeter.ac.uk with an overview of the activities, a description of the students and context and a brief
commentary on the success/pitfalls of the initiative including reference
to student feedback.

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National Union of Students (NUS) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) Conference

Engagement: Evidence and Practice - Tools for developing partnerships between students and academics

Many institutions and students’ unions are developing partnerships in order to improve the design, content and delivery of academic programmes.  The conference will present evidence-based tools to help students and academics improve the ways that they initiate and sustain these partnerships.

15 November 2010: London, America Square, EC3N 2LB
18 November 2010: Manchester, Park Inn, M4 4EW

For more details and to register please visit:

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2010/jointevents/15_Nov_10_NUS_Student_Engagement_Event

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New resources on our website for ESD and GC

Resources from UK ITE Network for Education Sustainable Development/ Global Citizenship Third Annual Conference, held on 15th July 2010 are now available for viewing on our website. The page contains the conference presentations and papers from the day as well as the Keynote speech from David Hicks (Bath Spa).

All these resources are valuable reading for students and staff interested in this area of teaching and learning

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