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Professional Practice in Focus: Work Related Learning in the Curriculum

Mackintosh Building, The Glasgow School of Art
13 June 2011 10:30-16:00

A one day employability event for academic and support staff

The Scottish Higher Education Employability Forum (SHEEF) is pleased to announce the second in a series of regional workshops aimed at showcasing examples of innovative and effective ways of embedding employability in the academic curriculum at subject level.
Professional Practice in Focus: Work Related Learning in the Curriculum introduces new research and showcases innovative and effective approaches to embedding employability within a programme of study. 
This event is aimed at academic and support staff across all subject disciplines with a role to play, or an interest in, the development of work related learning, enterprise activity or any other form of employability within their institution. It will also be of use to professionals and external agencies that wish to engage with Higher Education Institutions.
The event is composed of keynote presentations and parallel breakout discussion groups in which all attendees will have an opportunity to share their own examples of good practice, as well as debate approaches in this field.
There is no registration fee to attend the event and lunch will be provided.  Also, all delegates have the opportunity to sign up for a tour of the magnificent Mackintosh Building and the Glasgow School of Art annual degree show.  To register, please contact Sony Johnston for a registration form
10.30    Registration (tea and coffee)
11.00    Welcome
             Professor Seona Reid; Director, Glasgow School of Art
11.15    Bonnie Hacking, St. Andrews University:
             AUL@work: case study management of Enterprise and Creativity Workshop
12.15    Lunch with tour of Mackintosh building and 2011 Degree Show
14.00    Mairi Mackenzie, Work-related Learning Lecturer, The Glasgow School of Art:
             Delivering work-related learning in a creative environment
14.15    Student case study: Amy Marsh, Design Innovation
14.35    Discussion workshops: Sharing Practice and Stimulating Debate
             Delegates will select one group in which to participate:
             Group A: Creative WRL or professional practice case study (TBC)
             Group B:  Delivering professional placements within post-graduate study provision, a case study:
             Scottish Internship Graduate Certificate.   Sophie Calvin, University of Dundee       
             Group C: Bridging the gap between HEI and employer.  Sally Borley, Creative and Cultural Skills Council.
15.35    Plenary
             Joseph Lockwood, Glasgow School of Art
16.00    Event Close and networking

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