How Can Education Create Social Progress? Reflections from inside the International Panel on Social Progress.

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Professor Michele Schweisfurth: Director of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change reflects on  ‘How can education create social progress?’ This is the question posed in the Education Chapter of the report of the International Panel on Social Progress (IPSP).  When you bring together a dozen educationists from universities around the world to attempt to answer… Continue reading

Welcome Dr. Avis Glaze as an International Associate of the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change.

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At the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, we are delighted Dr Glaze has accepted our invitation to join us as an International Associate. Dr Glaze is one of Canada’s outstanding educators and a recognized international leader in education. Roderick Benns’ new publication ‘The Children Cannot Wait – A biography of Avis Glaze’ provides a… Continue reading

Who is to blame for overeducation: graduates, employers or policy makers?

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Dr Queralt Capsada-Munsech, Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, School of Education, University of Glasgow It is not exceptional to read or hear from time to time in the media statements and comments about the current excess of graduates and how it is going to negatively affect the economy. The main claims are that if… 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

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

Hidden Success in New York City and the problems of standardised testing

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Post by Hannah R. Chestnutt. While visiting a New York School in a disadvantaged neighbourhood a few weeks ago, I came across a small boy in the school hallway fighting back tears. I had just met with a motivated team of teachers from the school involved in the Learning Partners Program who commit time to… 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