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Friday, 7 October 2016 from 10:00 to 17:00

Scrymgeour Hall in the Scrymgeour Building, Park Place  

Taking social innovation as its focus, this event will break the usual symposium format – it will be interactive, dynamic and open – and will look at the successes and challenges of social innovation in the 21st century. With speakers from both academia and the wider professional network, expect to be inspired and astonished!

This free symposium is open to all staff and students with an interest in finding out more about this exciting area, and includes all refreshments, lunch and a wine reception.

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This Symposium is hosted  by CASTLE in partnership with the RSA Scotland and the SiE

Abertay Learning & Teaching Conference 19 October

Abertay UNi

Abertay University is holding its biennial Teaching and Learning Conference on the 19th October 2016 with the theme “Seeing Learning Differently”.  Kerr Gardiner will be the keynote speaker talking about “Moving centuries – the challenges and opportunities of creating a truly blended learning landscape” and the rest of the day comprises of a number of short talks, interactive workshop and a “Powered by PechaKucha” session.  Early bird rates apply until the 31 August so get your ticket now!  Tickets and more details are available at:

What is Authentic Learning?

Sandcastles by Neil Turner CC BY-SA
Sandcastles by Neil Turner CC BY-SA

Find out what exactly is meant by  ‘Authentic Learning’, including his list of the twelve elements needed to deliver successful authentic learning events, on Steve Revington’s website. Steve is a multiple award-winning  Canadian academic who has been teaching for over thirty years. Although he works mainly with children, the theories can be applied at any level.

University of Sussex Technology Enhanced Learning Blog

US TEL blog

This blog is definitely worth following if you have an interest in TEL. It has been recognised by the community as being one of the top ten e-learning blogs, and is produced by the TEL team, led by Dr David Walker, previously Senior Learning Technologist here at the University of Dundee. The latest post is Developing accessible web content, which has been written in collaboration with another former Dundee Staff member Dr David Sloan.

Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner – social learning theorists

Etienne and Beverly Wenger-Trayner

This dynamic duo were keynote speakers at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University’s International Colloquium in April 2016. The organisers have now collated a collection of bite-sized videos of their visit which include the keynote, interviews and a CPS/CPD workshop.

This can be accessed here

For more information on the work of these globally-renowned theorists and consultants visit their website

Online seminar – Building Student Learning Communities

Student working at home CC Public DomainThursday 16th June 10:00 – 11:00

This is part of a series of webinars delivered as part of the Focus On: Collaborative Provision QAA project.

Thursday’s session includes the University’s own Lynn Boyle, Programme Convenor BA Childhood Practice, School of Education and Social Work, discussing support of students, regardless of distance.

For more information and registration click here

Dundee HEA Fellowship workshop invitation

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Reflection, recognition and connection – exploring HEA Senior and Principal Fellowship workshop

Wedesday 23rd June, 10.30-3.15pm

Dalhousie Building Room 2F14

Staff from the University of Dundee and beyond are invited to this HEA fellowship workshop and networking event. Participants will be able to consider their teaching practice, current or future fellowship, and how best to access support available from the Higher Education Academy. There will be the opportunity to share practice and learning, to develop ideas, and relate this to professional development and recognition.

 Click here for further information and to book a place.