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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 22 October 2010

Date posted: 24/10/2010

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Networks magazine issue 11 now available online

This 11th issue of Networks magazine has an Education for Sustainability theme and includes:

  • Art Design and Media Teaching Fellowship awards
  • Reports from ADM-HEA's Annual Forum: Create Sustain Ability
  • This year's winning student essay entry 'Learning to Live Sustainably' by Elle Tweedy at Sussex University
  • ADM-HEA's new 'Open Educational Practices' project

Feature articles in this issue are:

  • Working at the Edges, Mark Bailey, Northumbria University

  • Department 21: a student-led interdisciplinary learning, by a group of students from the Royal College of Art

  • Olivia Sagan, University of the Arts London, Looking into Outreach

  • A-Z of Sustainable Materials: using a hands-on workshop to engage stuents, Education for Sustainability and beyond: contemplating collapse. Arran Stibbe, University of Gloucestershire

  • Clare Qualmann, London Metropolitan University and Rosie Hornbuckle, Kingston University


Call for Contributions to Networks to be published in January 2011

Most of the content of Networks magazine is contributed by people like you: those involved in higher education teaching in the art, design and media related subjects.

Have you written or would you be interested in writing a paper that would be of interest to others working in the sector? Choose a topic that relates to your own experience/research. Some very general ideas are provided below:

  • The impact of regional or national policy agendas and initiatives in art, design and media teaching and learning.

  • Institutional strategies and their impact on art, design and media teaching and learning.

  • The outcomes of pedagogic research and implications for art, design and media higher education.

  • The impact of new technological developments on art, design and media, teaching and learning.

We are interested in receiving Feature Articles (see:  for details) of between 2,000-2,500 words for which a fee of £300 is payable to those accepted for publication. Project reports up to 2,000 words are also welcomed, as are 300 word evaluative reports of events. Further information on submission guidelines may be found at:

The deadline for contributions for the next issue is: Monday, 22 November, 2010



RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms

RSA have recently published another inspiring RSA Animate. The latest Animate is taken from a speech given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education expert and recipient of the RSA Benjamin Franklin award.



The Creativity and Work Conference

RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD
12 November 2010

Last few days to book a place, registration closes on 29 October.

For the last two years the HEA-funded Creative Interventions Project has been investigating the relationship between creative arts education and work-related learning, particularly in the not-for-profit sectors. As a culmination to the project, a conference has been organised in collaboration with the ADM-HEA.


Creative Learning and Teaching Seminar
National Glass Centre, Liberty Way, Sunderland, SR6 0GL
25 November - 26 November 2010

This seminar, hosted by the University of Sunderland, aims to provide a forum for all those interested in creative art design and media education to come together and explore the issues and challenges faced by students, practitioners and educators.

Steve Besley, Head of Policy at Pearson (formerly Edexcel) will give a Keynote speech. We have some very interesting speakers confirmed so far and the programme will be available next week.

The University of Sunderland is a centre of excellence in glass, architectural glass and ceramics and this two-day symposium will be held at the renowned National Glass Centre. There will be a unique opportunity to explore the glass studios, watch demonstrations in the techniques used in glass making. Additionally the Glass Centre hope to offer taster workshops in glass blowing and etching on the evening of 25 November.



Shared Thinking Academy : Facilitating Group Learning
Surrey Centre for Excellence in Professional Training and Education University of Surrey, Guildford
4 November 2010

This Academy utilises the Shared Thinking techniques developed at the University of Glasgow  to explore in a collaborative way, how teachers and tutors facilitate group learning

What works? Exploring personal tutoring for student success
University of Reading
16 November 2010

This seminar, part of the HEA’S Research Seminar Series 2010: Access and Success for All will provide the forum for an exploration of the role of personal tutoring in student success.

Innovating e-Learning 2010 Online Conference
Bringing Innovation to Life: from adversity comes opportunity
The fifth JISC international online conference
23 November 2010 08:30 - 27 November 2010 08:30

More information available about this online conference which is for practitioners, e-learning co-ordinators and managers in further and higher education, researchers, staff developers and learning technologist.


Evidence for institutional policy and practice: why, what, how?
Hamish Wood Building, Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
23 November 2010

Event organised by the HEIR Network (the UK and Ireland Institutional Research Network) and Scottish Forum on Lifelong Learning (organised by the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning).

The role of Personal Tutors and Student Advisers in Student Retention and Success
Hughes Hall, Cambridge University
2 December 2010

This seminar, part of the HEA’S Research Seminar Series 2010: Access and Success for All aims to explore ways to promote retention and success in Higher Education.



Using Student Experience Data to Support Academic Development and the Enhancement of Learning & Teaching

The Higher Education Academy, Innovation Way, York Science Park, Heslington, York
28 January 2011

This interactive workshop, run jointly by the Higher Education Academy and SEDA will explore the educational developers’ role in supporting the use of survey data and in using such data constructively to support professional and curriculum development.


2011 Surveys for Enhancement conference

National College for School Leadership, Nottingham
19 May  2011

Call for contributions, deadline: 10 December 2010

The Higher Education Academy is convening this conference that will bring together research and practice in using student experience surveys to enhance learning and teaching.


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