ESCalate Bulletin No. 75 (29 September 2011)

Contents

  1. Working with learners in this digital age
  2. TEAN workshops for Successful Conference Submission and Presentation
  3. Liverpool John Moores University is seeking External Examiner nominations
  4. Speaking of external examining . . .
  5. Find and share ideas and resources on the teaching of Global Education and Citizenship

Working with learners in this digital age

We are running our last in a series of events which looks at working with diverse groups of learners in the digital age. 

Teacher Educators working with diverse groups of learners in the digital age

Date: 17 October 2011 / Venue: University of Wolverhampton

Fee: Free to attend (but spaces are limited).

This event will draw upon cross phase examples (Primary, Secondary and Post Compulsory ITE). Practitioners and researchers from the field will offer thought provoking contexts for the workshop which is intended to be an opportunity for networking and discussion.

  • Graham Lowe, 'Computer Simulation: Bridging the theory/practice divide'
  • Moira Savage, 'Digital portraits of trainee teacher's pedagogical decision making when using learning technologies in the primary classroom'
  • Kathy Wright, 'Tech Savvy Trainees: Developing 21st Century Teachers'
  • Allen Crawford-Thomas 'Making the Most of Mobile Devices'
  • Anne Schofield, 'The role of the Institute for Learning, the professional body for teachers, tutors, trainers and student teachers in the further education and skills sector'
  • Julie Hughes, 'Creating risk-taking cultures in Post Compulsory Education ITE - staff and student stories'This event is for both the novice as well as the more experienced practitioner.

Registration is now open and spaces are limited. To register for free please visit http://escalate.ac.uk/8420



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TEAN workshops for Successful Conference Submission and Presentation

1. Abstract Writing Days

Monday, January 9th 2012, University of Cumbria, Lancaster campus OR 

Wednesday, January 11th 2012, Newman University College, Birmingham

The aim of the day is for you to learn specifically about how to write
successful abstracts for any educational conferences. It will therefore be
possible for you to work on your abstracts for any conference, for example
the BERA conference, but there will also be a particular focus on the TEAN
conference in May 2012 if you are aiming to submit for that. The day is
relaxed and supportive and gives you 'time away' to concentrate on the
creation of high quality abstracts.

2. Successful Conference Presenting

Tuesday, February 28th 2012, University of Cumbria, Lancaster campus

You have written a successful abstract and been accepted for a major
education conference and are given 15 or 20 minutes to explain all you have
been working on for the last 1, 2, 3 … 20 years in a coherent, succinct
and, above all, impressive and satisfying way.
         
This day will allow you to address any questions you might have in
supportive surroundings and amongst colleagues wondering about the same
things. You will be invited to listen to ideas, to watch and critique
presentations, to discuss effective practice, to share experiences as a
conference delegate or presenter, and, importantly, to practise presenting
in front of a (sympathetic) audience.

For Registration and further details about these events and the annual TEAN
conference (call for papers), please go to:

www.cumbria.ac.uk/diaryofevents


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Liverpool John Moores University is seeking External Examiner nominations

Liverpool John Moores University is seeking External Examiner nominations for the BA (Hons) Education Studies & Early Years programme. The 4 year appointment will commence immediately and will run retrospectively from 1st September 2011 until 31st August 2015. 

Expressions of interest should be sent to Dr Gill Forrester, Deputy Centre Leader for Education and Early Childhood Studies at G.Forrester@ljmu.ac.uk  together with a CV which includes any relevant experience no later than 21st October 2011

External Examiner for BA (Hons) Education Studies and Early Years

The External Examiner for Education Studies and Early Years will be joining a team of five other External Examiners who each have responsibilities for other undergraduate programmes in the Centre for Education and Early Childhood Studies. The role of the external examiner is to ensure that the standards of the award are monitored and maintained and that assessments are conducted within the approved regulations. To this end they:

• approve proposed assessments from modules/units within their remit;

• moderate a sample of assessed material from a selection of modules. (10% of scripts (or 10 pieces, whichever is the greater) and for all assessments for modules of less than 10 students);

• attend assessment boards;

• report annually to the University on the effectiveness of assessments. A fee of £425 will be payable upon receipt of the Report.



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Speaking of external examining . . .

Did you miss the publication earlier this year of  Universities UK (UUK)'s Review of external examining arrangements in universities and colleges in the UK.  You can download it from http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/Publications/Pages/Reviewofexternalexamining.aspx?

It contains a number of recommendations centered on three principles that focus on the big picture, accountability and transparency. Recommendations highlight increasing the degree of consistency across institutions and improving levels of transparency.  The QAA are already working on the recommended national set of minimum expectations for the role of external examiners. The report also contains a handy checklist for anyone taking on the role of external.

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Find and share ideas and resources on the teaching of Global Education and Citizenship

The OSIER project (Open Sustainability in Education Resource) is an online repository containing a large body of teaching and support resources to help with the sustainability and citizenship curricula in all four nations of the UK. The repository is open for all users, both to access materials and for submission of new resources. All materials will be fully accessible and re-usable, we would love to hear from you with any feedback on resource re-use.

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