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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

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

Our research on ‘Knowledge into Action in Education’ for Education Scotland

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In 2014, Education Scotland commissioned researchers from the Robert Owen Centre at the University of Glasgow, led by Professor Christopher Chapman, to work on a research and development project focusing on ‘Knowledge into Action’. The project explored the processes by which knowledge from research and other sources can influence action across the education system in… 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

Who Distributes Distributed Leadership?

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By Elspeth McCartney, University of Strathclyde, Scotland, UK, and Joan Forbes, University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK This brief comment is prompted by discussion at a recent seminar on Distributed Leadership: Theory, Principle, and Practice by Professor Jim Spillane, Northwestern University Chicago, hosted by the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change, University of Glasgow, and the… 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

The importance of higher education for developmental leadership: why context matters

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Post by Michele Schweisfurth. Over the past year a team of researchers has been investigating the relationship between education (especially higher education) and the formation of developmental leadership in the Philippines. Since the Education for All agreements of the 1990s and the Millennium Development Goals, the emphasis for investment in education in low-income countries has been… 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

Our recent work at the Robert Owen Centre

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Our latest E Bulletin can be accessed by clicking on the link below – this has details on our latest research, recent awards and appointments, recent publications and some of our knowledge exchange activities: Ebulletin-issue-2 As you can gather it’s been another highly productive and rewarding year for the Robert Owen Centre. You will find the previous bulletin… Continue reading