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Naomi Eisenstadt Lecture – Review of the Life Chances of Young People

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Sir Charles Wilson Building, 1 University Avenue, Glasgow G12 8NN Monday 3rd July 2017 (Refreshments will be available before the event start time of 18:00. All guests should be seated by 17:55 in time for an introduction by Christopher Chapman.) Description of Event A lecture to mark the launch of Naomi Eisenstadt’s second report to… Continue reading

The role of contextual challenges and constraints on the relationship between principal leadership and student achievement

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Presenter: Dr Cheng Yong Tan (Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education, The University of Hong Kong)   Summary of Seminar: Many scholars have underscored the importance of examining leadership effects with regards to the context in which it is enacted. However, few studies have systematically examined what contextual variables moderate leadership effects and how the leadership-achievement… Continue reading

Who is teaching the teachers? – Teacher educators as the forgotten stakeholders of education and international development

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Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change Seminar, 12.00-13.00 7th June 2017, School of Education, St. Andrew’s Building, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G3 6NH  Matthew A. M. Thomas, Lecturer in Comparative Education and Sociology of Education at the University of Sydney.  International development discourses frequently position teachers as the means to advancing systemic social change. Yet scant attention is… Continue reading

Glasgow Q-Step Centre Celebration

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Wednesday 17th May, 5.30pm   Yudowitz Seminar Room Wolfson Medical School Building   “Refusing to deal with numbers rarely helps the poorest: Insights from quantitative approaches in social science research” Professor Steve McKay University of Lincoln   It gives us great pleasure to invite you to attend the University of Glasgow’s Q-Step Centre Celebration Event,… Continue reading

Seminar: Education, mental health and wellbeing: are the kids alright? Professor Neil Humphrey

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Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change Seminar Series 23rd May 2017 5.00 pm – 5.50 pm Reception in the Wolfson Medical School Building, Seminar 6.00pm – 7.30 pm in the Kelvin Building  As places at the seminar are no longer available please note the presentation will be streamed live via the following link: https://lectures.gla.ac.uk/ess/echo/presentation/3a5f461c-4411-4c6e-8388-63a8d606d651 We… 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

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

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

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