The EGHE Network in Seville, Spain : 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation

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Report by Dr Josephine Munthali I arrived in Seville on 15th of November and settled at a Barceló Renacimiento Hotel. Registration took place on the 16th November after which the participants had very good presentations from two main speakers at a Plenary Session. I was impressed with Jo Bergmann’s presentation on “Flipped Learning”. Bergmann from… Continue reading

ESRC-SDS project begins

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By Oscar Odena. Applications for the ESRC-SDS PhD Studentship at Robert Owen Centre were invited internationally through jobs.ac.uk and the recruitment process completed earlier in 2017 – see post from March 29 for grant details. The successful candidate, Petri Simonen, started a four-year program of research in October 2017 (one-year MRes followed by a three-year… Continue reading

Research Opportunities: Five Research Fellow Posts at University of Glasgow

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Five Research Fellow posts are available at the GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC). SHLC is one of the 37 major projects funded for 4 years by the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) Research Councils UK Collective Fund, which aims to build upon research knowledge in the UK, and strengthen… Continue reading

Seminar: An uncertain future: some implications of Brexit for Teaching and Teacher Professionalism in Europe.

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Prof Tony Finn (University of Glasgow) is the former CEO of the General Teaching Council for Scotland. The UK’s vote for Brexit has led to confusion across Europe, as different states have attempted to evaluate its impact and consider its implications. Within the UK, Brexit has placed a strain on relations between communities which supported… Continue reading

Moss Madden Memorial Medal research prize awarded to lecturer in the Robert Owen Centre of the School of Education

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Dr Kristinn Hermannsson of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change in the School of Education was recently awarded the Moss Madden Memorial Medal by the British and Irish section of the Regional Science Association International, for a paper estimating regional economic accounts for the Glasgow City Region. In particular, the paper deals with the… Continue reading

The orthodox and the critical approaches to TVET in international development: competing policy agendas in Chile.

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Seminar: Dr Oscar Valiente, Senior Lecturer (School of Education: Robert Owen Centre), University of Glasgow Drawing on development theories and critical policy studies, the paper aims to understand the competing orientations and objectives of TVET policy agendas in Chile from 2009 to 2016 with a specific focus on the changing educational, economic and social goals… Continue reading

The Regional Governance of Skills Supply and Demand in Scotland: Glasgow City, Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire

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Seminar by: Dr Queralt Capsada-Munsech, Postdoctoral Researcher (School of Education: Robert Owen Centre), University of Glasgow The skills agenda has been growing in the UK, strengthening the focus on youth skills given the raise of youth unemployment. So far, most of the analyses on the governance of skills system and the skills (mis)matches have been… Continue reading

The EGHE Network in Lusaka, Zambia : FAWE Conference on Girls Education in Africa

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Attended by: Barbara Read, Michele Schweisfurth and Karen Harron.   On the 21st August, the EGHE network headed to Lusaka, Zambia for the FAWE Conference for Girls Education in Africa, which also marked the 25th anniversary of the FAWE organisation. The conference attracted 500 delegates from 33 countries and was officially opened by the guest… Continue reading

International Council of Education Advisors call for cultural change

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A report from the recent meeting of the First Minister’s International Council of Educational Advisors (ICEA) has highlighted the need to focus on cultural change and capacity building as well as structural reform. ICEA also recommended that further investment to enhance the quality of teaching and learning in the classroom and unleashing untapped leadership potential… Continue reading