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The role of professional bodies within engineering education

Start: Feb 21, 2017 6:00:00 PM
End: Feb 21, 2017 8:00:00 PM

What is the new role of professional bodies within engineering education? How can they adapt their professional development value proposition to members and employers in the digital world?

The role of social class in ethnic minorities’ educational and labour market outcomes

Start: Feb 22, 2017 12:00:00 PM
End: Feb 22, 2017 1:00:00 PM

The ethnic penalty, conceived as a gap between ethnic majority and minority labour market outcomes when controlling for education, has received a lot of attention in recent years. In this joint work with Carolina Zuccotti, Professor Lucinda Platt (LSE) revisits the ethnic penalty on outcomes in England and Wales.

Being capable

Start: Feb 22, 2017 12:30:00 PM
End: Feb 22, 2017 1:30:00 PM

How are we to understand capability? How should we think about capability along with, and through, the technologies we build and the settings in which we train and educate?

How vagueness makes educational assessments lie

Start: Feb 22, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Feb 22, 2017 7:15:00 PM

Dr Richard Marshall explores some of philosopher Roy Sorensen’s arguments around vagueness and lying, in relation to educational assessment.

Higher education: changing global relations

Start: Mar 1, 2017 9:00:00 AM
End: Mar 1, 2017 5:00:00 PM

The Centre for Global Higher Education’s second annual conference will explore the drivers and effects of changing global relations in higher education.

“#FactsMustFall”? – Education in a post-truth world

Start: Mar 1, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 1, 2017 7:15:00 PM

Taking inspiration from the name of the recent ‘#FeesMustFall’ movement on South African university campuses, Professor Kai Horsthemke (KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt) takes stock of the disrepute into which truth, facts and also rationality have fallen in recent times.

A celebration of Critical Realism at UCL

Start: Mar 9, 2017 5:30:00 PM
End: Mar 9, 2017 8:00:00 PM

All are welcome to this special celebration of Critical Realism (CR) and the works of its originator Professor Roy Bhaskar. Hilary Wainwright, the sociologist, political activist and socialist feminist, and perhaps best known as the editor of Red Pepper magazine, will be chairing the proceedings.

Nazi concentration camps: teacher workshop

Start: Mar 20, 2017 1:00:00 PM
End: Mar 20, 2017 4:30:00 PM

This free workshop is designed to give teachers an opportunity to explore an important new internet-based teaching and learning resource in Holocaust Studies, as well as UCL research into student learning in this area.

Tangible Memories: community in care through storytelling

Start: Apr 5, 2017 12:30:00 PM
End: Apr 5, 2017 1:30:00 PM

The digital transformations of the last few decades are leaving behind many older adults who, for reasons ranging from accessibility issues to work biographies to personal preference, are less likely to engage with digital technologies.