New ESRC IAA funding for the Robert Owen Centre

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We are happy to announce that the Oscar Valiente and Queralt Capsada-Munsech have been successful in securing a Follow On Fund ESRC-IAA grant entitled “Engaging local and regional LLL policy makers in Glasgow City Region and Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire Region”, linked to the impact strategy of the H2020 YOUNG-ADULLLT. As the title implies, this funding… Continue reading

The Young-ADULLLT Project hold their first National Advisory Board Meeting.

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The first meeting of the Scottish National Advisory Board (NAB) was held in the School of Education of the University of Glasgow on the 16th November 2016. The purposes of the meeting were: Introducing the research team and the members of the NAB Presenting the Young-ADULLLT project to the NAB members Presenting and discussing the… Continue reading

Connecting Classrooms evaluation to Robert Owen Centre

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A grant from the British Council has been awarded to Michele Schweisfurth and Oscar Odena at the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, to carry out the global Impact Evaluation of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms Programme (2016-2018). As part of a team led by Ecorys, Michele and Oscar will support the design of data… Continue reading

Hidden Success in New York City and the problems of standardised testing

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Post by Hannah R. Chestnutt. While visiting a New York School in a disadvantaged neighbourhood a few weeks ago, I came across a small boy in the school hallway fighting back tears. I had just met with a motivated team of teachers from the school involved in the Learning Partners Program who commit time to… Continue reading

ESRC IAA funding for Robert Owen Centre

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Post by Oscar Odena. A grant from the Economic Social Research Council Impact Acceleration Account (ESRC IAA) has been awarded to ‘Music Education for Integration’ (Odena PI, 2016-2017). The funds will support a programme of activities aimed at enhancing practitioners’ and education stakeholders’ understanding of music as a tool for integration locally, nationally and internationally.… Continue reading

ESRC and Horizon 2020 Success for the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change in the School of Education

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ESRC and Horizon 2020 Success for the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change in the School of Education We are delighted to announce that the Robert Owen Centre within the School of Education has won two new major research projects, both led by Oscar Valiente. The first, Policies Supporting Young Adults in their Life Course. A… Continue reading

Delegation from Beihang University in Beijing visited ROC and School of Education

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By Barbara Kehm From 28 to 31 October an eight people strong delegation from the Beihang University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (BUAA) in Beijing (China) visited the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change and the School of Education. The delegation consisted of the Director and six academic staff of BUAA’s Institute for Higher Education and… Continue reading

Our research on ‘Knowledge into Action in Education’ for Education Scotland

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In 2014, Education Scotland commissioned researchers from the Robert Owen Centre at the University of Glasgow, led by Professor Christopher Chapman, to work on a research and development project focusing on ‘Knowledge into Action’. The project explored the processes by which knowledge from research and other sources can influence action across the education system in… Continue reading

Our recent work at the Robert Owen Centre

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Our latest E Bulletin can be accessed by clicking on the link below – this has details on our latest research, recent awards and appointments, recent publications and some of our knowledge exchange activities: Ebulletin-issue-3 November 2015 As you can gather it’s been another highly productive and rewarding six months for the Robert Owen Centre. You will find the… Continue reading

International Men’s Day and its relevance for education

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The 19th of November is the International Men’s Day. This day is used worldwide to highlight issues that especially affect men, such as men’s shorter life expectancy, the high male suicide rate, and the growing educational gap between boys and girls. In my role as a core member of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational… Continue reading