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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 20 February 2009

Date posted: 22/02/2009

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Reminder: ADM-HEA have launched the second year of the Art, Design and Media Teaching Fellowship Scheme (ADMTFS)

The scheme is part of ADM-HEA’s aim to support the professional development and recognition of art, design and media staff in HE and to ensure that teaching is valued and rewarded.

The deadline for applications is Monday, 30 March, 2009.

Please visit for more information about making an application.



EUNIS is again running the Dorup Award for e-Learning in conjunction with its annual conference.

Do you want to expose and share your latest innovative e-learning project with colleagues from Higher Education around Europe? Have you developed the ultimate e-learning application and received great feedback from your students? Would you like to win an E-learning Award? Here is your chance…

The deadline for applications has been extended to 1st March 2009 so there is still time to apply.  The UK is currently under-represented in applications so why not take up this opportunity to showcase your good work?

Find out more at:



‘Pause’ the third 10by10 workshop
Oxford Brookes 1.30-4.30pm
2 March 2009

‘Pause’ is designed to enable teacher-practitioners to explore the processes within their creative practice, through working with different drawing strategies. Reflecting on the process of learning through practice, participants will be encouraged to explore how this can support their teaching practice.

To view the processes and products of the 10by10Series visit the galleries and go to for further information and to book a place.

Antonia Walker
ARTSWORK Educational Researcher & Developer
01225 876342 | Mobile 07929 363337 | Fax 01225 876340
Bath Spa University
Newton Park, Newton St Loe, Bath BA2 9BN


Bath Spa University's Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning in the creative industries


4th International Inquiring Pedagogies Conference
iPED 2009: 'Researching Beyond Boundaries', Academic Communities without Borders
14 - 15 September 2009, Coventry, UK
iPED 2009, hosted by the iPED Research Network, offers delegates the opportunity to explore the myriad of ways in which they, their colleagues, institutions and students negotiate boundaries and  borders of the learning environment.  One response which is of particular interest is through the creation of collaborative virtual and/or physical communities to support research, practice, learning and academic exchange.

Further information is available on the conference website:

The Early-Bird Rate for delegate bookings ends on 30 June 2009
The programme will include:

Monday 14 September 2009
Dr Etienne Wenger, USA  - Scene-Setting Plenary: ‘Learning in a landscape of practice: communities and boundaries’.
Dr Etienne Wenger, USA  - Large Group Workshop:  ‘Communities of practice: a social discipline of learning’

Tuesday 15 September 2009
Student Panel  - Breaking Boundaries and Borders in Higher Education
Prof Maggi Savin-Baden, UK - Keynote: 'Researching on the edge: working at the borders of ‘real’ and ‘immersive’ spaces
Prof David Young, UK: Closing Plenary
They welcome your queries, contact them on should you need further information.

See below for Call for papers


Academics are invited to collaborate with BBC production staff to consider the future of interactive media.
BBC Television Centre, Wood Lane, London, W12 7RJ
Thursday 5 March between 3pm - 6.00 pm
BBC Manchester in The Courtyard, Oldham Road, Manchester, M60, 1SJ.
Friday 6 March between 9.30-12.30pm

As part of an AHRC and BBC co-funded knowledge exchange project the organisers have pleasure in inviting you to one of two creative workshops for two groups of 20-30 academics and BBC staff which aim to 'invent and imagine' public service virtual environments. This is a unique opportunity to meet – and work alongside – senior production staff at the BBC who are interested in virtual environments, 3D media and gaming. It is not often such groups meet; this will be one of the first workshops to place production staff and academics together in a creative situation.

Over three hours several 'kits of parts' will be produced through drawing, model-making and discussion. Each of the resulting virtual environments - it is hoped - might appeal to a wide range of BBC audiences and fulfil the BBC's public service purposes in new and interesting ways. The day will also introduce 'Beebac', a new online network for academics and BBC staff which will foster future collaborative endeavours.

The work produced at the workshop will be organised, designed, and subsequently presented to developers in Future Media and Technology in April with the hope that one or two of the ideas will be taken forward for prototyping.

Please RSVP:  or phone if you have any questions - mobile: 0780 872514.

(AHRC/BBC Collaborative Knowledge Infusion Funding: Audience and Producer Engagement with Immersive Worlds - Principal Investigator, David Gauntlett).


SEDA’s PG Cert in Higher Education Programme Leaders’ and Tutors’ Network
Refreshing PG Certificates in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education: a pre-conference event

University of Sussex, Brighton
Wednesday 6 May 2009
Midday until 5.00pm (lunch provided)
An event for staff involved in designing postgraduate certificates in teaching and learning (academic practice/higher education). This follows the pattern of other pre-conference workshops at previous SEDA conferences. Participants at past events supported the idea of continuing with similar sessions.

This event will concentrate on three case study presentations and will include opportunities for discussion and the sharing of good practice:
1      Working with professional bodies: mapping the PG cert
2     Moving from the School of Education to the central EDU
3     Growing the numbers: encouraging more staff to take up the PG cert

By setting up this event, SEDA hopes to strengthen the already-existing networks of coordinators and tutors, with a combination of formal and informal opportunities for sharing experience.
If you will be attending the SEDA Spring Teaching, Learning and Assessment Conference 2009 at the Thistle Hotel in Brighton, then you can book overnight accommodation for the night of Wednesday 6th May via the conference registration form available at


4th International Inquiring Pedagogies Conference
iPED 2009: 'Researching Beyond Boundaries', Academic Communities without Borders
14 - 15 September 2009, Coventry, UK
The deadline for submission of Extended Abstracts and Full Papers is 5 April 2009
Proposals are welcomed in a range of formats – the website provides further details:
·            interactive poster
·            30 minute paper (i.e. 15-20 minute presentation plus questions)
·            PhD  Work-in-Progress Report to form part of a Critical Friend Forum
·            60 minute interactive session (e.g. workshop, panel, dialogue or debate)
·            90 minute symposium (comprising at least four registered participants managing a series of 15 minute related presentations plus at least 15 minutes of audience interaction)
·            virtual participation.
They welcome your queries. Contact them on should you need further information.

Further information is available on the conference website:

See also Sector Events above

Issue 1 of the Journal of Screenwriting

Submission deadline: 16th March at the latest (earlier is appreciated!).

Information about submission:

The Journal of Screenwriting, a new peer-reviewed journal set up to focus on this important aspect of moving image pre-production and conceptualisation.
Contributions are sought on the history, theory and practice of screenwriting and related topics, covering a wide range of practices from film and television
to animation, new media and computer games.

The Journal of Screenwriting brings together research and reflection on pedagogy, professionalism and practice in an area which has until now been rather overlooked in academic discourse. New work has conventionally been scattered throughout journals devoted to specific aspects of media theory or practice, and this is the first UK academic journal to bring together serious screenwriting-related work under one title. The Journal is international in scope, and seeks wide-ranging work which is critical, rigorous and original in its contribution to this developing area of study. We expect to include work which employs a diverse range of methodological approaches, including textualanalysis, production analysis, practice as research and historical investigation.

Articles should be between 4000 and 7000 words in length.
Articles should be sent as soon as possible or by 16th March 2009 to the Principal Editor Jill Nelmes (, and to the Co-Editor Ian Macdonald (, to either of whom any queries about suitability of subject or other requirements should be sent.

Hard copies can be sent to Ian Macdonald at:
Louis Le Prince Centre
Institute of Communication Studies
Houldsworth Building
University of Leeds
Leeds LS2 9JT

Phone queries to Ian on +44 (0) 113 343 5816


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