ESCalate Bulletin No. 58 (4 November 2010)

Contents

  1. Call for Contributions – ESCalate Spring Newsletter ‘Graduates with Impact’
  2. Graduate Junction Online Forum
  3. Working with diverse groups of learners in the digital age - call for case studies
  4. Call for Papers - Internationalisation of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Education: Exploring New Frontiers
  5. Abstract writing days at Newman and Edge Hill Universities

Call for Contributions – ESCalate Spring Newsletter ‘Graduates with Impact’

We are currently seeking interesting articles for the ESCalate spring newsletter with the theme of: Graduates with Impact.  The focus will be on employer engagement and strategies colleagues have developed to increase student’s employability skills. We are looking for examples where education graduates have made an impact (contributed successfully to society or the economy) in a working environment.  This could include school, study support settings, volunteering, or in a wider educational context such as adult education or even educational projects.

Finished articles should be 800 words long, excluding references, and submitted with a photograph of the author, and a biography of approximately 50 words. 

In the first instance we are asking for a short outline of your article to be submitted to the editor Joe Gazdula by e-mail to gazdulj@hope.ac.uk

The deadline for outline submissions is 20th November 2010 and full articles will be required by the 7th January 2011.

Joe Gazdula

Guest Editor

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Graduate Junction Online Forum

Graduate Junction, the online community for postgraduates, will be hosting a live online forum event exclusively for Education Studies postgraduates.

By joining this Escalate supported event you will be able to have your say on key topics affecting Education Studies today, as well as the chance to connect, chat and debate with other education postgraduates and top academics in the field.

The main topics of discussion will be:

  • e-learning
  • Higher Education Policy
  • Employability and Enterprise

Join the forum and find out more at http://www.graduatejunction.net/escalate

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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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Call for Papers - Internationalisation of Pedagogy and Curriculum in Higher Education: Exploring New Frontiers

A Conference hosted by the HEA/UKCISA Teaching International Students (TIS) project  in partnership with the:

Centre for Academic Practice and Research in Internationalisation (CAPRI), and the Centre for Internationalised Curriculum and Networking (CICIN)

The conference will be held at University of Warwick on 16-17 June 2011.

Call for Papers - Deadline for abstract submissions is the 17 January 2011.

Further information regarding the conference is available at:

http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/events/detail/2011/academyevents/16_17_June_TIS

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Abstract writing days at Newman and Edge Hill Universities

The Teacher Education Advancement Network (TEAN) are holding two workshops to learn specifically about the requirements for the BERA and/or TEAN 2011 conferences and to write your abstract for one or both of them. The workshop will also give an opportunity to consider your own reviewing skills and the possibility of reviewing work in the future.

For further details of the Newman University workshop please visit:

http://escalate.ac.uk/7690

Closing date for registrations: 5th December 2010

For Edge Hill University workshop please visit:

http://escalate.ac.uk/7699

Closing date for registrations: 17th December 2010

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