Category: Conference

Moving towards meta: ’employability’, scholarship and the learner journey

3 minute read Should we move away from badging core, key or ‘soft’ skills as ‘employability’ skills or think of them instead as a move towards meta-awareness? This was a recurring question as I listened to guest speakers and ‘home-grown’ researchers at our annual HE symposium today. Writing about meta-awareness might seem as if I’m simply fancy with vocabulary. However,… Read more →

Defining research at Mid-Cheshire Consortium

  It was lovely to be invited to present at the annual Mid-Cheshire Consortium’s conference last week, and to meet such an inspiring group of dedicated educators. The day began with an inspiring keynote by Lou Mycroft of @teachnorthern who looked for our revolutionary writers in the reframing of the practitioner as ‘philosopher of praxis’. Her revolutionary call to arms… Read more →

Creativity and collaboration at the AoC HE Research Conference

It’s lovely when a conference feels like an ‘ideas exchange’ and this was certainly the case with this year’s annual AoC HE Research Conference. From my perspective (and I couldn’t watch the whole conference) some shared themes emerged but, as always for College based Higher Education events it is the enthusiasm and passion for learning shared by all delegates that… Read more →