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Educating Teachers to be Advocates for Widening Participation – My Thoughts

I recently attended a HEA event at Edge Hill University entitled: Educating Teachers to be Advocates for Widening Participation. The event provided an excellent opportunity to explore the barriers which prevent learners (particularly school leavers) from accessing higher education and

Posted in Conferences, Curriculum Design, Education Studies, Employability, Reflecting, Transforming

Glasgow University Student Teacher Network

Yesterday saw the launch of the Glasgow University Student Teacher Network. The network is an independent society established and maintained by students – for students. The focus of the network is to provide a platform for collaboration across degree programmes,

Posted in Education Studies, Society, Transforming

International Conference on #Education and New Developments – Call for Papers #END13

I am pleased to announce that I have been invited onto the Scientific Committee for the #END13 International Conference on Education and New Developments. For more information about the conference, please visit the official website at: http://www.end-educationconference.org/

Posted in Conferences, Curriculum Design, Education Studies, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting, STEM Education, Technology Enhanced Learning, Transforming

Common Education Standards – my thoughts within context

I have written this post as a request from a friend and colleague who lives and works in Mexico, but is currently studying in Boston. The context – personal thoughts on common standards in relation to political, social, economic and

Posted in Curriculum Design, Education Studies, Employability, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting, Transforming

Are you participating in #GlobalEd12

Can I take this opportunity to remind you that today saw the launch of this year’s Global Education Conference. The conference will run for one week and is held online in multiple time zones. Future sessions and further details can be found

Posted in Curriculum Design, Design & Technology, Education Studies, Employability, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting, Technology Enhanced Learning, Transforming

18 Graduate Programs Embracing Games

Graphic and article provided by http://www.onlineuniversities.com Thanks to an ever richer assortment of educational games, students at nearly all levels of schooling are getting the chance to learn while having fun, experimenting, and practicing essential skills through video games. While

Posted in Guest Articles, Technology Enhanced Learning, Transforming

My day at The Scottish Learning Festival #SLF12

The sun was shining and the sky was blue. As I travelled from my house to the local train station, I noticed the morning dew seated upon the grass and the crisp, cold air hung to my breath. The day

Posted in Reflecting, Transforming

3 great #education events coming up!

The Global Education Conference will begin in a matter of weeks and the latest update is hot off the press. You can download it here. If you have not already done so, I encourage you to join up (it’s free!)

Posted in Education Studies, Reflecting, STEM Education, Technology Enhanced Learning, Transforming

Virtual Conference – Learning 2.0 Rethinking learning and teaching in the age of the internet

Learning 2.0 (http://www.learning20.com) August 20 – 24, 2012 Just announced! This conference has a short lead time (right around the corner!), but this is so that it can be part of Connected Educator Month, a month-long set of terrific activities

Posted in Learning & Teaching, Transforming

#GlobalEd12 – GlobalEdCon: Connecting Educators and Organisations Worldwide

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organisations at all levels. It is designed to significantly increase opportunities for building education-related connections around the globe while supporting cultural awareness and recognition of

Posted in Curriculum Design, Education Studies, Employability, Learning & Teaching, Reflecting, Transforming

TVET in situations post-conflict and post-disaster

It is a great pleasure to share with you the synthesis report of the discussion on TVET in post-conflict and post-disaster situations. The report is the result of the recent UNEVOC e-Forum and was moderated by Karina Veal. The report illustrates that

Posted in Reflecting, Transforming, United Nations

Millennium Development Goals – The UN’s Annual Monitoring Report

“The 21st century has thus far proven to be challenging – global changes which impact on our climate, economy, security and way of life. We need to ensure that our children and young people have access to the resources that

Posted in Reflecting, Transforming, United Nations

Working Paper Series on Mobile Learning

Today there are over 5.9 billion mobile phone subscriptions worldwide, and for every one person who accesses the internet from a computer, two do so from a mobile device. Given the ubiquity and rapidly expanding functionality of mobile technologies, UNESCO

Posted in Learning & Teaching, Transforming

Presentations from The 3rd International Workshop on Curriculum Innovation and Reform

Members of the International Bureau of Education recently participated in the 3rd International Workshop on Curriculum Innovation and Reform: Changing Assessment to Improve Learning Outcomes, organised by the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (Cedefop). The International Workshop drew on

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Excellence for All – raising attainment and mentoring

It’s a real pleasure to announce that I have been appointed as Coordinator – Excellence for All. Focussing on attainment and supporting children and young people, I will be working with a range of professionals and organisations to realise the

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Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development – Revolutionising the Way We Teach and Learn

Education stands at a historic point in time where the best of what we know about effective teaching is merging with exciting potentials offered by new technologies, tools, and learning designs. The result is a revolutionary new direction for educational

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The Worldwide Education Revolution

The Worldwide  Education Revolution over the past 150 years has thoroughly transformed  human society.  The relentless inclusion  of ever more people into formal and non-formal schooling – from early childhood  education to advanced university training and beyond – is  a

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Scottish Independence Referendum – Consultation #indyref RT

    The Scottish Government consultation sets out the proposals for the question to be asked and the rules governing the campaign and the vote. A draft Referendum Bill is set out as an appendix to the document. The consultation seeks

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When is a school not a school?

I am currently writing an article asking the question – when is a school not a school? I have a bit of a ‘bee in my bonnet’ at present about Curriculum for Excellence – and whether the marriage to Scottish

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Scottish Government Consultation – review of post-16 education

We all recognise that education is key to improving the life chances of our young people.  At the end of the last parliamentary session, in the Green Paper Building a Smarter Future, The Scottish Government set out a range of options

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    The 2017 Scottish Technology Teacher’s Association Annual Conference was held in Shawlands Academy in Glasgow on Saturday 11th November 2017. I was delighted to present the keynote to open the conference, building on a theme of improvement and momentum in…Read more ›
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    Education Scotland carries out an annual survey of school staff and pupils to find out more about their use of digital technology in general and Glow in particular. This has been run most years in the last decade and it…Read more ›
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