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ESRC-SDS funding to Robert Owen Centre

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A grant from the ESRC-funded Scottish Doctoral Training Centre in partnership with Skills Development Scotland has been awarded for a PhD Studentship at Robert Owen Centre. Applications are invited for a period of either three years (+3) for those with an ESRC recognised training qualification or four years (1+3) for those without. The successful candidate… Continue reading

Brittle Britain: the hidden impacts of Brexit on our education system?

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Professor Anthony Finn, School of Education, University of Glasgow The United Kingdom’s narrow [1] vote to leave the European Union (Brexit) has led to consternation within the UK and across Europe, as different states have attempted to evaluate its impact and consider its implications. Although the triggering of Article 50 will initiate negotiations about the… Continue reading

Examining Gender in Higher Education (EGHE): exploring gendered patterns of participation and success in STEM and beyond. A UK-African Countries Network.

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Congratulations to Dr Barbara Read and Professor Michele Schweisfurth of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change in the School of Education of the University of Glasgow, Professor Elizabeth Tanner of the School of Education, University of Glasgow and Dr Jolly Mornie Rubagiza of the University of Rwanda on their successful application to the ESRG:GCRF… Continue reading

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

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

Supervisors to mentor ESL students

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By Oscar Odena. The trend of English as Second Language (ESL) students to come to established English-speaking universities is on the increase, particularly to enrol on research degree programmes. With their new research skills many will aim to bring about educational change in their countries after completion. Developing academic writing is a crucial skill for… Continue reading

Music building better societies

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Oscar Odena explores the use of music education as a tool for social inclusion. The power of music to affect human beings is well documented in the literature. Marketing and psychotherapy scholars have shown how music is used to alter the consumer’s mood (Brown & Volgsten, 2006) and to develop communication skills with children on… Continue reading

Advancing ‘race’ and ethnicity in educational research

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By Oscar Odena and Richard Race. There is a prevailing sense that the term ‘race’, used in the past to highlight difference based on perceived ability and temperament, is no longer acceptable. ‘Race’ issues appear to be currently off the policy agenda, subsumed into ‘social justice’, ‘inclusion’ and ‘ethnicity’ topics. However ‘race’ is still a… Continue reading