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ADM-HEA BULLETIN - week ending 29 January 2010

Date posted: 31/01/2010

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Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability Network

ADM-HEA is very pleased to support the Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association’s (MeCCSA) Climate Change, Environment and Sustainability Network.  The aim of the network is to ‘strengthen the ability of MeCCSA and its members to respond to and lead the worldwide academic contribution to understanding media, communication and cultural studies where they meet issues of climate change, environment and sustainable development’.  One of the Network’s key themes will be ‘finding ways to further integrate theses of sustainable development into UK-HEI curricula, and promote consideration for all aspects of the environment when innovating with teaching and learning strategies.’
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City Reflection / Street Text: using mobile networking technologies to facilitate reflective workshop practice on location

New Case study by Adam Brown, Senior Lecturer in Photography and Media Arts at University for the Creative Arts, Maidstone.

This case study sets out to reflectively explore student and staff experiments with writing and image-making in unfamiliar locations, exploring the place of writing in the drifting space of the street, and the online world of user-generated content. Over the past two years, Adam and his colleagues at University College for the Creative Arts, Maidstone, have been developing strategies for teaching photographic and moving image practice using such hybrid combinations of text and image in the context of the street workshop and the studio.

To see the full study:



Diploma in Creative and Media – new regional networks

New networks have been established in each of the nine government regions to support practitioners and managers involved in delivering the Diploma in Creative and Media. The networks are keen also to include HE representatives. To join a network, find out further information or contact the network lead in your area go to:

HE is represented on the national steering group for the regional networks by Mark Crawley, Director of NALN and Director of Widening Participation and Progression at University of the Arts London.



Create Sustain Ability ADM-HEA Annual Forum 2010
RIBA, 66 Portland Place, London
Friday, 14 May 2010
ADM-HEA is very pleased to announce that registration is now open for this year’s Annual Forum on the theme of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).
Arran Stibbe, University of Gloucestershire will give the keynote, to be followed by a number of facilitated discussion groups.

We are expecting this to be an interesting and thought provoking event and we are currently asking colleagues to submit abstracts if they are interested in presenting their work as part of a facilitated discussion group.
For more information and to register your place please go to:

(The call for abstracts went out last week, for more information: )



Learning to Work
The Caledonian Academy, Glasgow Caledonian University
25 March 2010

The second meeting of Supporting Sustainable e-learning Forum (SSeLF) Special Interest Group led by The Caledonian Academy, Glasgow Caledonian University with the support of the UK Higher Education Academy.
Understanding the ways individuals operate as independent or self-regulated learners in educational settings and in the workplace is an important component of enhancing transition from education to the workplace.

Keynote speaker:

Dr. Peter B. Sloep is a professor of Technology Enhanced Learning at the Centre for Learning Sciences and Technologies of the Open University of the Netherlands.

For more information about the meeting and other SSeLF activities:


Generative Learning Objects (GLOs) Seminar

CEEBL, C24 Sackville Street Building

24 February 2010, 13.00 - 16.30

The seminar, organised Centre for Excellence in Enquiry-Based Learning, intends to demonstrate and investigate the flexibility and pedagogical richness of GLOs and some of the ways in which they may be used within Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) to support personalised learning.

  • GLOs, the Pedagogical Underpinning, Eleanor Okell (University of Leeds)
  • Values and Worth GLOs, Janet Tatlock (University of Manchester)
  • Using GLO in an MA Module – Kate Cooper and Jamie Wood (University of Manchester)
  • GLOs in Combined Studies, PhD student(s) (University of Manchester)
  • Recent & Future Developments, Carl Smith (London Metropolitan University)

For more information about this and other events organised by CEEBL:


Enabling a more complete education: Encouraging, recognising and valuing life-wide learning in higher education

University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey
13-14 April 2010

The conference is designed to bring together teachers and other educational practitioners, institutional leaders, students, employer representatives and interested agencies and networks to share their perspectives and practices and consider the opportunities and challenges afforded by co-curricular and extra-curricular Awards that recognise and value informal learning.

They have identified nearly 50 universities who are offering some form of award for learning gained outside the academic curriculum and would be interested to know of any other institutions that have or are developing a scheme. One of the purposes of the conference is to document and celebrate this emergent learning-led phenomenon.

Further information, how to register and draft programme can be found at:



Learning at the interface: Museum and University Collaborations

Sackler Centre for Arts Education, V&A
1-2 July 2010

Deadline for abstracts: 7 February 2010

How can museums and universities work together purposefully to enhance the learning of higher education students? Research conducted by the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design (CETLD) has highlighted the significant potential and importance of museum-university collaborations and the need to identify successful practices and also barriers that prevent institutions from working together more effectively.

The conference aims to provide a forum for debate surrounding the policy implications of this work and a platform for discussion of issues and ideas that are relevant to the museum and higher education sectors. Please see the conference programme at the following link:

Call for Papers

Those interested in presenting papers at the conference are requested to submit an abstract of their proposed paper or presentation by 7 February 2010 to Sol Sneltvedt

The abstract should not exceed 500 words . Authors will be notified of the acceptance of their proposals by 8 March 2010.


‘Widening Participation in the 21st Century: A Decade of Learning’

Milton Keynes
24 and 25 June 2010

Call for Posters for The Open University’s biennial Widening Participation Conference. Deadline for submissions is 26 March 2010.

The conference will focus on three main themes: Evidence Gaps, Learning Design, and Knowing the Learner and submissions of posters are requested addressing these themes.

They had an overwhelming response to the initial call for papers and have secured an interesting and varied programme of paper presentations. A second key element of the conference is poster presentations, which will feature across both days.

If you would like to discuss potential submissions or would like further information about the conference including a template for poster submissions, please contact John Rose-Adams at


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