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UALL Work & Learning Network Annual Conference 2016

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START DATE 24 June 2016
START TIME 09:00am

University of the Arts, 272 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EY

END DATE 24 June 2016
END TIME 05:00pm

What are the implications of the changing nature of learning through work?

Many practitioners, scholars, and researchers work across a wide range within higher education and are aware of the cultural implications for the curriculum, the geographic differences, and how technology is now being used to communicate. This conference hopes to bring together contributions from this wide range of practice and to discuss how work and learning professionals are involved in these developments.

The conference will address the following themes:

  • Workforce development, corporate degrees, and/or apprenticeships, as approaches that attempt to enhance prosperity and well-being by valuing people and organisations
  • The changing role of higher education that embraces work and learning
  • The opportunities and challenges of facilitating and sharing practice e.g. the use of technology in learning and the upcoming teaching excellence framework.

It can be argued that most learning models have either underplayed the influence of context, or have approached this issue mechanically. It is therefore hoped that the concept of workplace 'context' and the learning which occurs within and between the dynamic frameworks of professional practice and learning will be energetically debated.

Proposals for Conference presentations/workshops (300-500 words maximum) should be sent to the co-convenors Elda Nikolou-Walker ( and Paula Nottingham ( by 15 April 2016. Proposals from new researchers are particularly welcome.

Conference presentations will be considered for development into articles for possible inclusion in a special edition of the Journal of Higher Education, Skills and Work Based Learning or in the Middlesex University e-journal Work Based Learning e-journal International

Keynote Speaker: Professor Karen Evans (Institute of Education, University College London)

Cost: £90 (including conference refreshments and lunch)

Conference Administrator Paul Stapleton

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