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Collaborative Action Research in Argyll and Bute

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by Stuart Hall Senior Researcher ROC On a sunny afternoon in June I attended a presentation of Collaborative Action Research (CAR)[1] projects from four Argyll and Bute schools in Colgrain Primary School in Helensburgh. An invited audience of councillors, local authority staff from Argyll and Bute, Highland and Moray councils as well as teaching staff… Continue reading

PhD Studentships available in the Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhood Hub

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We are looking for three PhD students to join the GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (SHLC) at University of Glasgow. Candidates are required to provide an outline proposal of no more than 1000 words. We are particularly interested in proposals that encompass any of the following topics: The development and… Continue reading

The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change provides expert evidence to the Education and Skills Committee’s Poverty and Attainment Inquiry

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The Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change draws on its own research and the wider evidence to provide written evidence to the Poverty and Attainment Inquiry. Please see the Education and Skills Committee response ROC for ROC’s written evidence. Please see   http://www.parliament.scot/S5_Education/Meeting%20Papers/20180418ES_Meeting_Papers.pdf for the agenda and full set of papers.    

In Nigeria for the evaluation of Connecting Classrooms

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By O. Odena. This photo shows Jonathan France (Ecorys), Oscar Odena (Robert Owen Centre) and students and staff at Community High School, Alapere Ketu, Lagos, Nigeria, after a repeat school visit for the impact evaluation of Connecting Classrooms. Oscar and Jonathan were in Nigeria between the 25th of February and the 6th of March 2018.… 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

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

School of Education Professors part of New GCRF Centre for Sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (CSHLC) at the University of Glasgow

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The University of Glasgow has been awarded a grant worth £7.1 million to set up a GCRF Centre for sustainable, Healthy and Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods (CSHLC). The award is part of a £225m international research funding announcement made today by Higher Education Minister Jo Johnson. Altogether 37 interdisciplinary projects will receive investment over the… Continue reading

Scottish Children’s Neighbourhood Research Scholarships: Place-based approaches and improving educational outcomes (2 PhD Studentships)

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The Scottish Children’s Neighbourhood (SCN) is an innovative collaborative approach between the Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change and What Works Scotland within the University of Glasgow. The approach is supported by key partners including Glasgow City Council, Clyde Gateway, Children in Scotland, Save the Children and NHS Greater Glasgow… Continue reading