ESCalate Bulletin No. 65 (25 February 2011)

Contents

  1. ESCalate Student Conference - Deadline for registration coming up soon!
  2. 'Becoming a Teacher Educator' - Four workshops in March and April
  3. Student Awards: would you like to win £300 and have your work published?
  4. Effective Teaching and Learning in the new and extended learning environments of the Digital Age
  5. A call for case stories: your perspectives on placements for international students

ESCalate Student Conference - Deadline for registration coming up soon!

Preparations are nearing completion for our Third Student Conference with the theme of  'Employability and Enterprise in Education' which will be held on April 11th 2011 at Liverpool Hope University.

Dr Paul Redmond - Head of Careers & Employability at the University of Liverpool - has confirmed he will give the keynote speech, so it promises to be a fascinating and rewarding event.

There is one month left until registration closes and spaces are filling up fast. The registration fee is just £25, so you can't afford to miss this one!

For more information or to register online please visit: http://escalate.ac.uk/7960

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'Becoming a Teacher Educator' - Four workshops in March and April

These events run for us by TEAN the Teacher Education Advancement Network, provide a challenging perspective on the pedagogy of teacher education and the place of scholarship and research for teacher educators. They aim to provide a supportive environment for sharing experiences and for considering useful strategies and resources for building practice and identity as a teacher educator.

Four dates confirmed:

March 16th - University of East London

March 23rd - University of Cumbria

March 29th - Leeds Trinity University College

April 7th - University of Bristol

Who is it for?

The workshops are aimed at teacher educators who are educating teachers for early years, primary and secondary and phases. They may be working in university departments or in school or employer based teacher training units.

To find out more or for any queries please contact Alison Jackson at: alison.jackson@cumbria.ac.uk

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Student Awards: would you like to win £300 and have your work published?

ESCalate is inviting students to submit their thoughts in the form of a poster or a 1000 word essay on:

Tutor Assessment and Feedback: What has helped you and why? Have your (anonymous!) say.

The competition is open to students studying on Higher Education programmes  across the UK (both undergraduate and postgraduate) in the field of Education e.g. Education Studies, Continuing and Adult Education, Initial Teacher Education and Lifelong Learning etc.

The winner will receive £300 and will also be invited to attend the Higher Education Academy’s Annual Conference on the 5th & 6th July 2011, held at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham, UK travel and accommodation paid. Those attending the Conference dinner will receive a certificate on the night. There is also a £100 prize for the runner up. Winning entries will be published on the ESCalate website.

To find out more about how to enter, or for more details and advice, please visit http://escalate.ac.uk/studentawards or contact Bianca Soucek at b.soucek@bristol.ac.uk

The deadline for entries is: Friday 18th March 2011.

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Effective Teaching and Learning in the new and extended learning environments of the Digital Age

This event in May is part of a series of workshops and is designed to showcase practice-based effective teaching and learning with a range of new and emerging technologies in traditional and new learning environments.

Date: Monday 9 May 2011

Venue: Nuffield Learning Centre, University of Birmingham

This event is intended for teachers and those responsible for the effective deployment and use of learning technologies in HEIs and Further Education Colleges delivering HE programmes. The workshop provides an excellent opportunity for colleagues to meet, network and share good practice and ideas about using technology to enhance learning and teaching.

John Traxler, Professor of Mobile Learning at the University of Wolverhampton and Director of the University’s Learning Lab is confirmed as the keynote speaker.

You can register online now or find out more details by going to: http://escalate.ac.uk/8051

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A call for case stories: your perspectives on placements for international students

Are you involved with organising work placements for international students whilst they are studying on Education courses?

A number of teaching staff have written case stories of their experiences of teaching culturally diverse groups of students, for the Teaching International Students resource bank. We are now looking for some stories (about 400 words) from staff who can write about work placements for international students. What are the issues? How best can students be supported? What worked and what didn't?

If you would like to contribute your views please get in touch with Fiona on fiona.hyland@bristol.ac.uk

Many thanks.

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