12 Oct 2015

Learner Transitions Events - November 2015

sparqs and the Higher Education Academy Scotland are delighted to host a series of subject-specific workshops exploring successful learner transitions.

The events aim to facilitate dialogue and new links between educators and students from local universities, colleges and schools. Developed in partnership with local organisations and widening participation networks, the events will provide a unique supportive environment to share practice and ideas, form new networks and engage with current and prospective students. Learners will be supported in exploring their experiences and share what they hope and expect this next stage of their education to look like.

The subject-focus and dates/locations of the four workshops are as follows, click on each event for further details.

The hashtag for all four events, for use on Twitter, is #LearnerTransitions

Target audience: School pupils and college and university students; academic and teaching staff involved in relevant subject areas.

The workshops are part of a project being delivered by sparqs and HEA to bring together learners and education professionals from schools, colleges and universities, in support of the ‘Student Transitions’ Enhancement Theme and Curriculum for Excellence. The events are subject specific, and will aim to encourage dialogue on pedagogy, practice and learner experiences and expectations between all those attending.

As part of the project, sparqs will produce a toolkit incorporating the session plans to allow other organisations to replicate the workshops. This will subsequently be available via the sparqs resource library along with an evaluation of the project and the research completed around the pedagogy of engaging diverse groups of learners and practitioners.

For further information on any of the events, please contact Phil McGuinness, sparqs Development Consultant – phil.mcguinness@sparqs.ac.uk – 07469 354 245

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