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Two models of reforming education systems – sequential and simultaneous: Vietnam principals’ and teachers’ reactions to the simultaneous model

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Clive Dimmock, Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, School of Education For decades, we have grown accustomed to the notion of major system reform, typically involving changes to the national curriculum, followed by changes to assessment, school leadership and governance, teacher professional development and other areas – all or some of which follow in sequential… 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

Connecting Classrooms evaluation to Robert Owen Centre

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A grant from the British Council has been awarded to Michele Schweisfurth and Oscar Odena at the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, to carry out the global Impact Evaluation of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms Programme (2016-2018). As part of a team led by Ecorys, Michele and Oscar will support the design of data… 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

Owen, music and inclusion

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By Oscar Odena. Robert Owen’s vision of education for all outlined the importance of arts education for personal development as well as for community cohesion. His vision of education comprised not just reading and writing but aesthetic appreciation, music and dancing, in order to achieve everybody’s holistic development and a sense of inclusion. His New… Continue reading

Knowledge is the route to emancipation: Lawrence Stenhouse on teacher work

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[image (c) Todd Berman] By Clive Dimmock Since joining the Robert Owen Centre I am experiencing constant resonances with the work of a man I have admired for most of my 30-year university career. If you espouse these – teachers researching their own practice, action research, use of data to inform improved practice, the centrality… Continue reading

Learner-centred education, democracy, and the problem of educational change

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front Image (c) Mark Brannan By Michele Schweisfurth I was in New York last week, which was a very fine place to be in the autumn, or just about anytime for that matter.  I was there to attend an Open Society Foundations-sponsored meeting of some of us who have been researching learner-centred education as an… Continue reading