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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 18 December 2009

Date posted: 18/12/2009

in this bulletin:

ADM-HEA ANNOUNCEMENTS
SECTOR ANNOUNCEMENTS
SECTOR EVENTS
COURSES
CALLS FOR PAPERS / PARTICIPATION



ADM-HEA ANNOUNCEMENTS


Everyone at ADM-HEA wishes you Season’s Greetings and best wishes for a successful and creative 2010

To view our Seasonal Greeting please go to our home page: http://www.adm.heacademy.ac.uk
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Please note that there will be no weekly bulletins until Friday, 8 January 2010.
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SECTOR ANNOUNCEMENTS


Review of the LTSN Generic Centre Guides and Briefings on Assessment

The Higher Education Academy Assessment team is reviewing the LTSN Generic Centre Guides and Briefings on Assessment with the possibility of revision and updating.

For more information and a link to all the papers: http://www.adm.heacademy.ac.uk/news/sector-news/review-of-the-ltsn-generic-centre-guides-and-briefings-on-assessment

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SECTOR EVENTS


Creative Graduates Creative Futures Report Launch
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London
Wednesday, 20 January 2010,  12.15pm -5.00pm
 
Creative Graduates Creative Futures is the largest ever UK study of the career development patterns of creative arts graduates.
 
The success of the Cultural and Creative Industries is widely recognised and reflected both in its international reputation and its value to the UK economy. This important new study examines the opportunities and experiences of graduates seeking to establish careers in Art, Design and Media.
 
Keynote Address:  
Will Hutton, Executive Vice-Chair, The Work Foundation
 
Please note: A registration fee of £35.00 (+VAT) per delegate applies; this includes a full copy of the report findings.
Early booking is advised as places are strictly limited.
 
For more information:  http://www.employment-studies.co.uk/events/cgcf
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Centre for Promoting Learner Autonomy (CPLA) Conference
Sheffield Hallam University
15-16 June 2010

This conference is dedicated to improving the student learning experience. Entitled 'Enquiry, Autonomy and Graduateness: achieving an outstanding student learning experience' it will provide a forum for sharing and discussing practices and theories around the development of the autonomous learner, the role of Enquiry Based Learning in HE and the changing conceptions of the nature of graduateness.

Full details can be found on the conference website at: http://extra.shu.ac.uk/cetl/cpla/conference2010.html

See also call for contributions below
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SCEPTrE Annual Conference: Encouraging, Recognising and Valuing Life-Wide Learning in Higher Education
University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey
13 and 14 April 2010

Many Universities and colleges are recognizing that a more complete higher education pays attention to students’ development gained through informal learning in the many aspects of their lives outside their programme of study. The organisers are calling this life-wide learning to symbolize the many parallel experiences that exist in a learner's life at any point in time. Their research shows that over 40 universities in the UK have developed or are developing award schemes to give formal recognition to these forms of and contexts for learning.

This life-wide learning conference will provide an opportunity for educational practitioners to share ideas, practice and experience in order to gain deeper understandings of the ways in which higher education is enabling learners to make their own educational experience more complete.

http://lifewidelearningconference.pbworks.com/
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COURSES


SEDA Workshop: Beyond the Peer Observation of Teaching
Woburn House, London
Wednesday, 10 February 2010

In this workshop David Gosling and Kristine Mason O’Connor will explore new forms of peer-supported review of teaching based on the case studies described in the recent SEDA Paper 124. SEDA Paper 124 (Gosling and Mason-O’Connor, 2009) discusses a variety of ways to encourage staff to move ‘beyond’ standard observation of teaching techniques which are not easily applicable to blended and on-line environments.

For more information: http://www.seda.ac.uk/?p=14_2&e=405
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SEDA Professional Development Framework - Mentoring and Recognising: an intial and continuing development day
Woburn House, London
Monday, 19 April 2010

Are you:    
A Programme Leader of a SEDA-recognised programme     
Interested in becoming a SEDA recogniser or mentor·     
Interested in learning more about SEDA recognition of programmes·      
Already involved in PDF recognising or mentoring for SEDA but have not been active in the last 2 years?

If so, this workshop is for you.

For more information: http://www.seda.ac.uk/?p=14_2&e=406
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SCEPTrE workshop: Digital Story Academy: Learn how to make and evaluate a digital story
University of Surry, Guildford
Wednesday, 20 January 11.00-16.00

This professional development Academy is intended to provide a basic introduction to the concept and techniques of digital story telling and to examine some of the ways that this technique could be used to support reflective learning and meaning making in higher education.

http://learningtobeprofessional.pbworks.com/Digital-Story-Academy
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CALLS FOR PAPERS / PARTICIPATION


Panel on Research in Animation at Arts Research: Publics and Purposes Conference
Dublin, Ireland
15-19 February 2010 (Animation Research Panel: Monday 15 February 2009)

Deadline for proposals: 21 December 2009

The increasing use of animation within broadcast design, motion graphics, advertising, video games, visual effects, visual arts practices means that animation “appears” within a range of social and cultural discourses and to a variety of commercial and specialist audiences. What does this integration of animation into cultural practices mean for the future study, theory and research of animation as a discipline? What is the place of animation within contemporary practice in experimental film, visual arts, or graphic design for example? What are the current research topics within the study of animation and who is it for?

Proposals to participate in a panel of Animation researchers should be emailed in the form of an abstract of not more than 250 words to Dr. Elaine Sisson at elaine.sisson@iadt.ie

Convened by the Graduate School of Creative Arts and Media, Ireland

The Animation panel is part of a broader week-long conference addressing the state of development of contemporary research in and through cultural practice.

See http://www.gradcam.ie/art_research_public.php for a full descriptor of the week's events.

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Higher Education Close-Up 5: Questioning Theory-Method Relations in Higher Education Research
Lancaster University
20 – 22 July 2010

The closing date for proposals is 31 January 2010.

Higher Education Close-Up is a peer reviewed biennial international conference, focused on discussing issues relating to in-depth research into higher education.

The theme for HECU5 is ‘Questioning Theory-Method Relations in Higher Education Research’. This theme is intended to highlight issues concerning researchers’ reflexive engagement with the processes and outcomes of research into higher education. Each of the keynote speakers has provided a ‘think piece’, which is available from the conference website and raises questions about different aspects of this theme.

The keynote speakers are:
Martyn Hammersley: Unreflective Practice? Case Study and the Problem of Theoretical Inference.
Louise Morley: Researching Absences and Silences in Higher Education.
Suellen Shay: Higher Education Studies as a field: are we there yet?
Paul Trowler: Wicked Issues in Situating Theory in Close Up Research.

They invite proposals for contributions that critically explore questions relating to theory-method relations in higher education research. They ask that conference participants submit proposals for papers that in some way respond to the keynote speakers’ ‘think pieces’ so that an interactive conversation can develop before, during and after the conference.

Further details can be found on the conference website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/fss/events/hecu5/index.htm

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PESTLHE (Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning)
April 2010

The deadline for papers to be considered for the 9th issue of PESTLHE is 15 January 2010.

They look forward to receiving papers on a range of learning and teaching issues and aim to publish accounts of scholarly practice that report
on small-scale practitioner research and case studies of practice that involve reflection, critique, implications for future practice and are informed by relevant literature, with a focus on enhancing student learning.

http://www.pestlhe.org.uk
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Centre for Promoting Learner Autonomy (CPLA) Conference
Sheffield Hallam University
15-16 June 2010

Call for abstracts deadline: 29 January 2010

This conference is dedicated to improving the student learning experience. Entitled 'Enquiry, Autonomy and Graduateness: achieving an outstanding student learning experience' it will provide a forum for sharing and discussing practices and theories around the development of the autonomous learner, the role of Enquiry Based Learning in HE and the changing conceptions of the nature of graduateness.

For more information: http://extra.shu.ac.uk/cetl/cpla/conference2010/papersubmissioninfo.html
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Celebrating Partnerships in Learning
Nottingham Trent University
29, 30 and 31 March 2010
 
Deadline for proposals: please send by 4pm on Monday 11 January 2010.

The LearnHigher CETL and the Learning Development in Higher Education Network (LDHEN) are organising this joint conference. The Keynote speakers are Glynis Cousin, Director of Institute for Learning Enhancement and of Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and 
Marcia Baxter Magolda, Distinguished Professor, Educational Leadership, Miami University.
 
They already have an exciting range of proposals for presentations, workshops, panel discussions and posters – but there is room for more! Contributions should address the conference theme and focus on partnerships in learning, such as:
 Partnerships within institutions e.g. cross-disciplinary projects, student-staff partnerships, centralised support services working with departments, student-student collaborative ventures
 Partnerships between institutions e.g. collaborative projects involving more than one university, joint CETLS
Partnerships with professional bodies e.g. joint professional qualifications / conferences, training, staff development
International partnerships e.g. international networks, using IT to enable collaborative international working
Use of technology to facilitate collaborative working
 
Abstracts of 250 words should be submitted to Chris Keenan ckeenan@bournemouth.ac.uk
 
Proposals for posters should be submitted to Pauline Ridley p.ridley@brighton.ac.uk
 
The proposal forms for workshops, presentations and posters is at http://www.aldinhe.ac.uk
 
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Call for Articles for Cyfrwng: Media Wales Journal
 
Contributions are invited for the next issues of Cyfrwng: Media Wales Journal.
 
The annual submission date for articles is 1 May with the journal published a year later. Issue 7 will be published in May 2010; see the website for a list of this issue’s articles.
 
The key aim of Cyfrwng, a peer-reviewed journal, is to provide a forum for the presentation of research and scholarly discussion concerning the media in Wales, namely film, television, new media, radio, journalism, theatre and performance studies. The journal also accepts articles with a focus on cultural studies and articles that draw comparisons between Wales and other nations.
 
Articles should not exceed 8,000 words including notes and references.
 
Please submit a printed copy of the article along with a copy via email attachment. Articles should be accompanied by an abstract of 100 to 150 words, five or six keywords and the author's contact details. Articles can be submitted in English or Welsh and should follow the guidelines found on the Cyfrwng website: www.cyfrwng.com
 
If you require further information, please contact the editors Dr Gwenno Ffrancon, Dr John Jewell and Dr Lisa Lewis at info@cyfrwng.com

http://www.cyfrwng.com
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