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 conference 2008
 
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  Tuesday 25th November
 

 

Plenary presenters | Programme at a glance | Breakout sessions 1 | Breakout sessions 2 | Breakout sessions 3 | Breakout sessions 4 | Research Cafe |Book celebrations | Exhibitors | Download Programme

The Higher & adult education, workplace & lifelong learning day provided opportunities to contribute to the major issues currently being considered for post-compulsory learning. What next for policy and practice? 24th image

The day was a mixture of plenary sessions, exhibitions, a research café and interactive zone and workshops run by the partner organisations. The day was co-organised by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee)

Plenary presenters:

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Programme (at a glance)

9.30 Coffee (Mountbatten Lounge)
10:15 - 11.10 Plenary (Mountbatten Room, TV overflow feed in Mountbatten lounge
11:20 -12:10 Breakout sessions 1
12:20 -13:10 Breakout sessions 2
13:10 - 13.50 Lunch (Mountbatten Lounge)
14:00 - 14:50 Breakout sessions 3
15:00 - 15:50 Breakout sessions 4
16:00 Closing Keynotes (Mountbatten Room)
16:45 Close

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Breakout sessions 1: 11:20-12:10

Technology and learning partnerships Richard Noss, Eileen Scanlon & Richard Cox (TLRP) (Mountbatten Room)
New interdisciplinary teams in TLRP TEL are creating innovative technologies for the future of teaching and learning, focused on personalisation, flexibility, inclusion and productivity.  

Participation and policy in further and higher education Geoff Hayward & Gareth Parry (TLRP) (Henry Moore Room)
Participation and policy regimes for post compulsory further and higher education produce major differences for both student access and teaching and learning experiences. But it is a common enterprise.

Diversity and HE practices Christine Hockings & Julian Williams (TLRP) (Rutherford Room)
Students’ wide-ranging circumstances, expectations and identities require inclusive and flexible provision, particularly for the disabled and disadvantaged, to ensure fairness for all.

Subject Teaching and Learning in HE John Brennan & Dai Hounsell (TLRP) (Abbey Room)
The quality of learning and teaching in HE has been predominantly shaped by subjects, but new strategies must  also take account of a wider range of student orientations and types of academic or personal engagement.

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Research observatory Rachel Segal & Martin Oliver (HEA) (Robert Burns Room)
A discussion session exploring participants' use of evidence, either as producers or users, and the way in which this might change practice. The Academy's research observatory - communities whose activities are supported through tools and spaces (real and virtual) - is currently being piloted. The session will be an opportunity to inform the ongoing development of observatory work.

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Disciplinary and cross-disciplinary innovations in teaching and
learning:
Julie Anderson, Joyce Canaan & Hilary Burgess (ESCalate/SWAP/CSAP) (Wesley Room)
Showcase of a number of innovative projects linked to the HEA subject centres for education: Escalate,SWAP and C-SAP.

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Listening to Learners: The JISC Learner Experiences with e-Learning Programme Sarah Knight and Helen Beetham (Shelley room)
This session will discuss the emerging themes and outcomes from the second phase of the JISC Learner Experience of e-Learning (LEX) Programme which is drawing to completion.

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Breakout sessions 2: 12:10 -13:10

Workplace Learning in the Global Economy Phil Brown & Lorna Unwin (TLRP) (Mountbatten Room)
In developing its education and training system, the UK needs to confront the serious challenges emanating from the wider global context of economic change.  This session explores these challenges and the ways in which more innovative ways of organizing work can increase learning opportunities for employees at all levels.

Adult Learning, Policy and Accreditation Ann Hodgson & Alison Wolf  (TLRP) (Henry Moore Room)
Perceptions of adult learners’ needs in a global economy are questioned by TLRP research evidence. This session reports on employer and adult learner aspirations and experiences with government programmes and argues that the current role given to formal accreditation is too great.

Professional and Workplace Learning Anne Edwards & Alan Felstead (TLRP) (Rutherford Room)
The learning of young professionals, new forms of inter-professional collaboration and the experiences of less skilled workers in the service sector illustrates the importance of learning-aware workplaces.

Learning through the Life Course Alison Fuller & Gert Biesta (TLRP) (Abbey Room)
Learning cannot easily be divorced from its personal and cultural context, as individuals’ experiences and perceptions of learning through the life-course reveal.

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Values approach to HE Ben Knights, Sean Walton, Clare Saunders & David Mossley (HEA) (Robert Burns Room)
An interactive session on how teaching and learning strategies are inevitably values-based.

Art Design and Media studies subject centre Caroline Bew (HEA)  (Wesley Room)        
Presentations by ADM fellows of practice and practical examples of teaching and learning in ADM.

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Teachers' Learning Resources Andrew McGregor, Yvonne Howard, Richard Goddard, Sarah Malone (Shelley room)
Examples of JISC projects that are exploring different solutions for sharing the learning materials that teachers produce.

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Breakout sessions 3: 14:00 - 14:50

Technology and learning partnerships Richard Noss, Eileen Scanlon & Richard Cox (TLRP) (Mountbatten Room)
New interdisciplinary teams in TLRP TEL are creating innovative technologies for the future of teaching and learning, focused on personalisation, flexibility, inclusion and productivity.  

Participation and policy in further and higher education Geoff Hayward & Gareth Parry (TLRP) (Henry Moore Room)
Participation and policy regimes for post compulsory further and higher education produce major differences for both student access and teaching and learning experiences. But it is a common enterprise.

Diversity and HE practices Christine Hockings & Julian Williams (TLRP) (Rutherford Room)
Students’ wide-ranging circumstances, expectations and identities require inclusive and flexible provision, particularly for the disabled and disadvantaged, to ensure fairness for all.

Subject Teaching and Learning in HE John Brennan & Dai Hounsell (TLRP) (Abbey Room)
The quality of learning and teaching in HE has been predominantly shaped by subjects, but new strategies must  also take account of a wider range of student orientations and types of academic or personal engagement.

More details

Research Observatory  Rachel Segal & Martin Oliver (HEA) (Robert Burns Room)
A discussion session exploring participants' use of evidence, either as producers or users, and the way in which this might change practice. The Academy's research observatory - communities whose activities are supported through tools and spaces (real and virtual) - is currently being piloted. The session will be an opportunity to inform the ongoing development of observatory work.

More details

Disciplinary and cross-disciplinary innovations in teaching and
learning:
Julie Anderson, Joyce Canaan & Hilary Burgess (ESCalate/SWAP/CSAP) (Wesley Room)
Showcase of a number of innovative projects linked to the HEA subject centres for education: Escalate,SWAP and C-SAP.

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Tangible benefits of e-Learning Gill Ferrell, Simon Wilkinson,  Chris Hall and Stuart Hirst (Shelley Room). A project exploring the tangible and real benefits of e-learning, through a discipline and academic department focus by using the CAMEL model.

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The Importance of Being Earnest David White, Lawrie Phipps (JISC) (Wordsworth)
Exploring the implications of virtual worlds' capacity to foreground students' identity, role and attitude. 

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Breakout sessions 4: (15:00 -15:50)

Workplace Learning in the Global Economy Phil Brown & Lorna Unwin (TLRP) (Mountbatten Room)
In developing its education and training system, the UK needs to confront the serious challenges emanating from the wider global context of economic change.  This session explores these challenges and the ways in which more innovative ways of organizing work can increase learning opportunities for employees at all levels.

Adult Learning, Policy and Accreditation Ann Hodgson & Alison Wolf  (TLRP) (Henry Moore Room)
Perceptions of adult learners’ needs in a global economy are questioned by TLRP research evidence. This session reports on employer and adult learner aspirations and experiences with government programmes and argues that the current role given to formal accreditation is too great.

Professional and Workplace Learning Anne Edwards & Alan Felstead (TLRP) (Rutherford Room)
The learning of young professionals, new forms of inter-professional collaboration and the experiences of less skilled workers in the service sector illustrates the importance of learning-aware workplaces.

Learning through the Life Course Alison Fuller & Gert Biesta (TLRP) (Abbey Room)
Learning cannot easily be divorced from its personal and cultural context, as individuals’ experiences and perceptions of learning through the life-course reveal.

More details

Values approach to HE Ben Knights & Sean Walton (HEA) (Robert Burns Room)
An interactive session on how teaching and learning strategies are inevitably values-based.

Art Design and Media studies subject centre Caroline Bew (HEA)  (Wesley Room)        
Presentations by ADM fellows of practice and practical examples of teaching and learning in ADM.

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Learning from the JISC Users and Innovation Programme Lawrie Phipps (JISC), Peter Hartley & Will Stewart (University of Bradford) (Wordsworth Room)
The U&I Programme adopted a new developmental approach. The first stage created a community of academics interested in advanced IT applications in learning and teaching. This session will identify the major trends which emerged and then use one of the funded projects - ASEL - as a case study to show how IT can both transform learning and raise fundamental questions about learning processes. ASEL is looking at the use of audio and web 2.0 in learning and teaching and is demonstrating that audio is a very powerful tool for student feedback and reflection.

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Online resources for quality improvement and support towards CPD Barry Kruger & Punam Khosla (LSIS)
This workshop will provide a demonstration on what online resources are available to support practitioners and managers with quality improvement and development across their organisations.  It will give you a guided tour of LSIS’ Excellence Gateway and Online Leadership toolkits.  There will be information available on how such resources can provide evidence for CPD. You will have the opportunity to inform the plans for the new Learning and Skills Improvement Service’s online support package for the further education sector. After the workshop participants will be given trial access to LSIS’ leadership toolkits and information on how to access QIA’s online resources.

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Research Café

An informal area centred around table activities and discussions.

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Book celebrations

TLRP’s publishing partner Routledge hosted a special exhibition area to showcase the books produced since the start of TLRP.

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Exhibitors (confirmed)

ALT ESRC
ATL DIUS
Becta HEA
BERA HEFCE
CfBT JISC
CHES (IOE) LLAKES (ESRC centre)
City and Guilds Centre for Skills Development Routledge
ESCalate SKOPE (ESRC centre)
  TLRP

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