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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 19 June 2009

Date posted: 19/06/2009

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Discipline-focused Learning Technology Enhancement Academy 2009

Reminder: Proposals are due in by Friday 3 July 2009.

ADM-HEA is pleased to invite proposals from art / design / media departments to participate in the Higher Education Academy's new Discipline-focused Learning Technology Enhancement Academy Programme


The Journal of Writing  in Creative Practice
Issue 3 of Volume 1 is now available

This journal is produced by Writing-PAD. Now in it's 7th year, Writing-PAD - ‘Writing Purposefully in Art and Design’ - offers art and design institutions an arena in which to explore and develop the notion of ‘thinking through writing’ as a parallel to visual discourse in art and design practice. Writing PAD has not only brought together tutors from across the disciplines, but also from across roles: i.e. studio staff, theory staff, learning support, and learning and teaching (L&T) coordinators.,id=1687/



Art Design and Media Learning and Teaching Creative Practice - reminder
The 3rd ADM-HEA Learning and Teaching Day
Southampton Solent University
Thursday, 9 July 2009

Places are filling up fast and there are less than 3 weeks to go before the event

The keynote presentation for ADM-HEA's third learning and teaching day this summer will feature film director Ken Russell in discussion with Briggy Smale.  Russell's long career in TV and film has involved both acclaim and controversy, his discussion with TV and Radio entertainment presenter Briggy Smale, will cover various aspects of his work and film in general.

The formal framework of the event will include presentations, workshops and networking opportunities, covering a broad spectrum of issues and concerns across the art, design and media sector with innovation and creativity as the overarching theme.

In addition, we will cover issues such as the ADM fellowships, visual plagiarism, creative practice, working across disciplines, the changing landscape of the art, design and media curriculum - and so much more!

For more information and to book a place:



Appreciative Inquiry - a practical way to achieve excellence in inclusive learning and teaching
University of Worcester, Henwick Grove, Worcester, WR2  6AJ
6 July 2009
The Higher Education Academy and University of Worcester would like to invite you to the above research seminar, which is part of Research Seminar Series 2009: Access and Success for All.  Details of the Series are available at:
Details of the above seminar including abstract, speakers and bookings are available at:
50 free places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book a place, please email Andrew Cowan at directly. 
Structured personal tutoring to engage undergraduate students on professional programmes
Swansea University
8 July 2009
The Higher Education Academy and Swansea University would like to invite you to the above research seminar, which is part of Research Seminar Series 2009: Access and Success for All.  Details of the Series are available at:
Details of the above seminar including abstract, speakers and bookings are available at:
30 free places are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To book a place, please email Jean Phillips directly.
EBL in Action: CEEBL 4th Annual Symposium
Manchester Museum
Thursday, 25 June 2009
9.30 am - 4.00 pm

This symposium highlights the work from the past academic year of CEEBL’s Project Holders, Student Interns and PhD Research Group.  You will get to see the latest demonstrations of innovative work and exciting developments in Enquiry-Based Learning (EBL) from across the University.  You will also have the opportunity to discuss that work with fellow EBL enthusiasts and to share your own experiences and insights.   

Please visit the website for online registration:  

Experiential Academy 2009
Surrey Centre for Excellence in Professional Training and Education SCEPTrE, University of Surrey
Wednesday 22 July & Thursday 23 July 2009

Immersive experiences provide excellent learning environments for seasoned professional educators to develop new ways of thinking about education and new practices informed by new ways of thinking. Experiential Academy comprises a 30 hour immersive experience for higher education teachers and educational developers.

It aims to:
1)  create a community to share understandings and practices of experience-based learning
2)  explore a number of dimensions of the student experience of learning
3)  develop practical techniques to make classroom activities more experiential
4)  facilitate new curriculum designs to promote experiential learning in your own teaching context
5)  create new resources for professional learning based on your own experiences. These resources will be hosted on a wiki
6) inspire you to go away and create new experiences for your students or colleagues
London Metropolitan University’s Learning & Teaching Conference
7 July 2009

The theme for this year's event is:
 "Revitalising the HE experience through Blended Learning:discovering, sharing, connecting in our Knowledge Society".

In view of the wide interest generally in e-learning and blended learning, they are offering 20 external places for this event. The conference fee (including lunch and reception) for external delegates is £120.

The conference will feature a keynote address by an international figure in the field of blended learning (Professor Gilly Salmon), a choice of hands-on workshops and presentations sessions, a "Digital Resources Fair", and opportunities for networking during lunchtime and the reception.
In addition, on the day before there will be an online pre-conference workshop on "What is Blended Learning?".
For more information see:



JISC Digital Media are running a number of training courses over the next couple of months.

The full calendar and booking form are available here


All Ireland Symposium on Built Environment Education

University of Ulster
22 January 2010

Abstract Submission: 25 September 2009

This symposium is designed primarily to promote dialogue amongst the educational community of practice in the Built Environment discipline across the island of Ireland and encompassing Further Education and Higher Education. Whilst the symposium is entitled the All Ireland Symposium on Built Environment Education, they are very much encouraging participation from interested educators from anywhere in the world and indeed from any discipline. In search of ideas, they would particularly like to have input from colleagues in the Art, Design and Media disciplines.
The details of the symposium may be accessed at the website:
“Learning Live”

The Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) would like to invite your participation in the development of a series of student conference events entitled Learning Live, the first of which will take place in 2011/12. The focus will be on providing a live forum for student experiences of HE, using the format of conferences for and by undergraduate students, which will take place simultaneously in participating universities, and will be linked online.

They would be very grateful if you would pass this information on to academic programme leaders, or others whom you think may be particularly interested, and encourage them to contact ALDinHE over the next few months.  They are at an early stage in developing this project, and would be happy to discuss collaboration with institutions and organisations such as those publishing student journals, or others who may wish to make awards. In the autumn of 2009 they will organise a steering group for the project drawn from those who have shown interest, to begin planning for the first event, which they anticipate will be held in the academic year 2010/11.
Contact John Hilsdon
Chair of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE)

01752 587750
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