Tag Archive: Policy

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in June 2014

June-2014-Calendar

To download the PDF please click here 2014/6 Main talking points 16 headlines, 23 Reports, 7 leading speeches, it’s been that sort of month. Key headlines from the month •    Primary. Government and IoE announce new leadership schemes •    Free schools. 38 more approved, total rises to 331 •    Progress 8. Schools invited to opt…

Pocket Watch – Post-16 faces a blitz of developments

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To download the PDF please click here 2014/36 Introduction Life is rarely dull in FE and the last week or so has proved the point with a blast of fresh announcements covering in order; online learning; specialist or National Colleges; Technical Awards and Qualifications; and fee loans and Traineeship funding. It’s not that they hadn’t…

Pocket Watch – Commissioning election policy ideas

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To download the PDF please click here 2014/35 Introduction   This week Nick Clegg made two significant Lib Dem election pledges for the world of education. First he promised that his Party would ensure that the education budget was protected not just for 5-16 year olds as currently but for all age groups up to…

HE policy blog: developing ‘graduate attributes’ and ‘employability’

FE College

Current narratives in HE are moving beyond a narrow focus on securing employment for students to include them developing a wider and more holistic set of employability ‘attributes’. This brief presentation summarises this trend and explore some of the challenges and future trends that may result. Tweet

Event summary – #WeTweetEd #6 (at EICE) How can we use social media to debate and influence policy?

1960902_431736030262359_1031560478_o

Thanks to all those that joined us at the EICE conference (@EICEmanchester), or online via Twitter, last month for the sixth of these networking events. They were greeted by food, drink, fellow souls and a lively debate about how we can use social media to debate and influence policy. It was the usual informal format,…

HE policy blog: trends in part-time and online provision

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I was recently asked to present to both Linking London and the Association of Heads of University Administration about trends in higher education provision. In particular I focused on the issues of part-time learners and online delivery (I argue that MOOCs should just be called ‘courses’). After painting a (pretty bleak) picture of the current context…

HE policy blog: higher education in Asia-Pacific

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Its common knowledge that overall this region is seeing high economic growth, driven by large populations of young people and rapidly developing economies. But it is not always clear what’s happening ‘under the bonnet’ when it come to higher education. In this final post based on reflections from visiting the region for the Asia-Pacific edition…

HE policy blog: presenting some ideas about employability

I recently had the pleasure of presenting at a conference about employability in higher education. I was the first speaker of the day, setting the scene and highlighting issues for consideration. Below is the presentation I delivered, with some info about the context we’re in, different approaches to employability, related approaches and key questions to…

HE Policy Blog: higher education in the Kingdom of Thailand

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This next blog in the Blue Skies SEAsia series looks at Thailand. Ruled since 1946 by King Rama IX, the world’s longest-serving head of state, it has been a constitutional monarchy since 1932. It is the only South East Asian nation never to be colonised by the West although it did lose some territories to…

HE Policy Blog: higher education in Indonesia

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Indonesia is the second country I visited while promoting the Asia Pacific edition of Blue Skies, with stops in Bali and Jakarta. It is an incredibly big, ambitious and diverse place, comprising an archipelago of over 17,500 islands. It is the fourth most populous country in the world with nearly 250m people, 87% of whom…

Tag Archive: Policy

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in June 2014

June-2014-Calendar

To download the PDF please click here 2014/6 Main talking points 16 headlines, 23 Reports, 7 leading speeches, it’s been that sort of month. Key headlines from the month •    Primary. Government and IoE announce new leadership schemes •    Free schools. 38 more approved, total rises to 331 •    Progress 8. Schools invited to opt…

Pocket Watch – Post-16 faces a blitz of developments

girl-writing-with-pen

To download the PDF please click here 2014/36 Introduction Life is rarely dull in FE and the last week or so has proved the point with a blast of fresh announcements covering in order; online learning; specialist or National Colleges; Technical Awards and Qualifications; and fee loans and Traineeship funding. It’s not that they hadn’t…

Pocket Watch – Commissioning election policy ideas

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To download the PDF please click here 2014/35 Introduction   This week Nick Clegg made two significant Lib Dem election pledges for the world of education. First he promised that his Party would ensure that the education budget was protected not just for 5-16 year olds as currently but for all age groups up to…

HE policy blog: developing ‘graduate attributes’ and ‘employability’

FE College

Current narratives in HE are moving beyond a narrow focus on securing employment for students to include them developing a wider and more holistic set of employability ‘attributes’. This brief presentation summarises this trend and explore some of the challenges and future trends that may result. Tweet

Event summary – #WeTweetEd #6 (at EICE) How can we use social media to debate and influence policy?

1960902_431736030262359_1031560478_o

Thanks to all those that joined us at the EICE conference (@EICEmanchester), or online via Twitter, last month for the sixth of these networking events. They were greeted by food, drink, fellow souls and a lively debate about how we can use social media to debate and influence policy. It was the usual informal format,…

HE policy blog: trends in part-time and online provision

rsz__mg_1159

I was recently asked to present to both Linking London and the Association of Heads of University Administration about trends in higher education provision. In particular I focused on the issues of part-time learners and online delivery (I argue that MOOCs should just be called ‘courses’). After painting a (pretty bleak) picture of the current context…

HE policy blog: higher education in Asia-Pacific

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Its common knowledge that overall this region is seeing high economic growth, driven by large populations of young people and rapidly developing economies. But it is not always clear what’s happening ‘under the bonnet’ when it come to higher education. In this final post based on reflections from visiting the region for the Asia-Pacific edition…

HE policy blog: presenting some ideas about employability

I recently had the pleasure of presenting at a conference about employability in higher education. I was the first speaker of the day, setting the scene and highlighting issues for consideration. Below is the presentation I delivered, with some info about the context we’re in, different approaches to employability, related approaches and key questions to…

HE Policy Blog: higher education in the Kingdom of Thailand

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This next blog in the Blue Skies SEAsia series looks at Thailand. Ruled since 1946 by King Rama IX, the world’s longest-serving head of state, it has been a constitutional monarchy since 1932. It is the only South East Asian nation never to be colonised by the West although it did lose some territories to…

HE Policy Blog: higher education in Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia copy

Indonesia is the second country I visited while promoting the Asia Pacific edition of Blue Skies, with stops in Bali and Jakarta. It is an incredibly big, ambitious and diverse place, comprising an archipelago of over 17,500 islands. It is the fourth most populous country in the world with nearly 250m people, 87% of whom…

Tag Archive: Policy

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in June 2014

June-2014-Calendar

To download the PDF please click here 2014/6 Main talking points 16 headlines, 23 Reports, 7 leading speeches, it’s been that sort of month. Key headlines from the month •    Primary. Government and IoE announce new leadership schemes •    Free schools. 38 more approved, total rises to 331 •    Progress 8. Schools invited to opt…

Pocket Watch – Post-16 faces a blitz of developments

girl-writing-with-pen

To download the PDF please click here 2014/36 Introduction Life is rarely dull in FE and the last week or so has proved the point with a blast of fresh announcements covering in order; online learning; specialist or National Colleges; Technical Awards and Qualifications; and fee loans and Traineeship funding. It’s not that they hadn’t…

Pocket Watch – Commissioning election policy ideas

person_holding_clipboard

To download the PDF please click here 2014/35 Introduction   This week Nick Clegg made two significant Lib Dem election pledges for the world of education. First he promised that his Party would ensure that the education budget was protected not just for 5-16 year olds as currently but for all age groups up to…

HE policy blog: developing ‘graduate attributes’ and ‘employability’

FE College

Current narratives in HE are moving beyond a narrow focus on securing employment for students to include them developing a wider and more holistic set of employability ‘attributes’. This brief presentation summarises this trend and explore some of the challenges and future trends that may result. Tweet

Event summary – #WeTweetEd #6 (at EICE) How can we use social media to debate and influence policy?

1960902_431736030262359_1031560478_o

Thanks to all those that joined us at the EICE conference (@EICEmanchester), or online via Twitter, last month for the sixth of these networking events. They were greeted by food, drink, fellow souls and a lively debate about how we can use social media to debate and influence policy. It was the usual informal format,…

HE policy blog: trends in part-time and online provision

rsz__mg_1159

I was recently asked to present to both Linking London and the Association of Heads of University Administration about trends in higher education provision. In particular I focused on the issues of part-time learners and online delivery (I argue that MOOCs should just be called ‘courses’). After painting a (pretty bleak) picture of the current context…

HE policy blog: higher education in Asia-Pacific

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Its common knowledge that overall this region is seeing high economic growth, driven by large populations of young people and rapidly developing economies. But it is not always clear what’s happening ‘under the bonnet’ when it come to higher education. In this final post based on reflections from visiting the region for the Asia-Pacific edition…

HE policy blog: presenting some ideas about employability

I recently had the pleasure of presenting at a conference about employability in higher education. I was the first speaker of the day, setting the scene and highlighting issues for consideration. Below is the presentation I delivered, with some info about the context we’re in, different approaches to employability, related approaches and key questions to…

HE Policy Blog: higher education in the Kingdom of Thailand

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This next blog in the Blue Skies SEAsia series looks at Thailand. Ruled since 1946 by King Rama IX, the world’s longest-serving head of state, it has been a constitutional monarchy since 1932. It is the only South East Asian nation never to be colonised by the West although it did lose some territories to…

HE Policy Blog: higher education in Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia copy

Indonesia is the second country I visited while promoting the Asia Pacific edition of Blue Skies, with stops in Bali and Jakarta. It is an incredibly big, ambitious and diverse place, comprising an archipelago of over 17,500 islands. It is the fourth most populous country in the world with nearly 250m people, 87% of whom…

Tag Archive: Policy

Policy Tracker – Keeping track of what happened in the world of education in June 2014

June-2014-Calendar

To download the PDF please click here 2014/6 Main talking points 16 headlines, 23 Reports, 7 leading speeches, it’s been that sort of month. Key headlines from the month •    Primary. Government and IoE announce new leadership schemes •    Free schools. 38 more approved, total rises to 331 •    Progress 8. Schools invited to opt…

Pocket Watch – Post-16 faces a blitz of developments

girl-writing-with-pen

To download the PDF please click here 2014/36 Introduction Life is rarely dull in FE and the last week or so has proved the point with a blast of fresh announcements covering in order; online learning; specialist or National Colleges; Technical Awards and Qualifications; and fee loans and Traineeship funding. It’s not that they hadn’t…

Pocket Watch – Commissioning election policy ideas

person_holding_clipboard

To download the PDF please click here 2014/35 Introduction   This week Nick Clegg made two significant Lib Dem election pledges for the world of education. First he promised that his Party would ensure that the education budget was protected not just for 5-16 year olds as currently but for all age groups up to…

HE policy blog: developing ‘graduate attributes’ and ‘employability’

FE College

Current narratives in HE are moving beyond a narrow focus on securing employment for students to include them developing a wider and more holistic set of employability ‘attributes’. This brief presentation summarises this trend and explore some of the challenges and future trends that may result. Tweet

Event summary – #WeTweetEd #6 (at EICE) How can we use social media to debate and influence policy?

1960902_431736030262359_1031560478_o

Thanks to all those that joined us at the EICE conference (@EICEmanchester), or online via Twitter, last month for the sixth of these networking events. They were greeted by food, drink, fellow souls and a lively debate about how we can use social media to debate and influence policy. It was the usual informal format,…

HE policy blog: trends in part-time and online provision

rsz__mg_1159

I was recently asked to present to both Linking London and the Association of Heads of University Administration about trends in higher education provision. In particular I focused on the issues of part-time learners and online delivery (I argue that MOOCs should just be called ‘courses’). After painting a (pretty bleak) picture of the current context…

HE policy blog: higher education in Asia-Pacific

rsz_img_9181

Its common knowledge that overall this region is seeing high economic growth, driven by large populations of young people and rapidly developing economies. But it is not always clear what’s happening ‘under the bonnet’ when it come to higher education. In this final post based on reflections from visiting the region for the Asia-Pacific edition…

HE policy blog: presenting some ideas about employability

I recently had the pleasure of presenting at a conference about employability in higher education. I was the first speaker of the day, setting the scene and highlighting issues for consideration. Below is the presentation I delivered, with some info about the context we’re in, different approaches to employability, related approaches and key questions to…

HE Policy Blog: higher education in the Kingdom of Thailand

rsz_tumblr_meq998lxjs1rt3ejfo1_1280

This next blog in the Blue Skies SEAsia series looks at Thailand. Ruled since 1946 by King Rama IX, the world’s longest-serving head of state, it has been a constitutional monarchy since 1932. It is the only South East Asian nation never to be colonised by the West although it did lose some territories to…

HE Policy Blog: higher education in Indonesia

Bali, Indonesia copy

Indonesia is the second country I visited while promoting the Asia Pacific edition of Blue Skies, with stops in Bali and Jakarta. It is an incredibly big, ambitious and diverse place, comprising an archipelago of over 17,500 islands. It is the fourth most populous country in the world with nearly 250m people, 87% of whom…