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

What is the purpose of education in Scotland? A Call for Evidence

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Building on the momentum of their recent conference, Character Scotland  and partners are working on a Pathway Project designed to explore the holistic purposes of education in Scotland. The project includes a Call for Evidence to those involved in work with children and young people including early years practitioners, teachers, youth and community workers, parents… Continue reading

Who Distributes Distributed Leadership?

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By Elspeth McCartney, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK, and Joan Forbes, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK This brief comment is prompted by discussion at a recent seminar on Distributed Leadership: Theory, Principle, and Practice by Professor Jim Spillane, Northwestern University Chicago, hosted by the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, University of Glasgow, and the… Continue reading

Post-ICSEI seminar: Robert Owen: Past, present and future, January 9-10th 2016

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An optional post ICSEI conference seminar on the work of Robert Owen, will take place on 9th and 10th January at New Lanark, the model village create by Robert Owen. More information on this event can be found by clicking the following link: Robert Owen Past Present and Future 9-10 January 2016 (this link also allows… Continue reading