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Call for Papers on Intellectual Capital & Education

28 March 2014

Be part of the largest international gathering on intellectual capital and education in central-eastern Europe in 2014 by submitting your abstract for the Intellectual Capital and Education international conference at Vistula University.

Vistula University is calling for abstracts covering research and activities across all fields related to Intellectual Capital, Education, Intangible Assets and Creativity

 

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

 

  • Productivity related to intellectual capital management
  • Intellectual capital and investor relations
  • Intellectual capital as a resource-based business strategy
  • Educating skilled labour for the energy sector
  • Linking education and business
  • Human capital management    
  • Disclosing intangibles
  • Intellectual capital in higher education institutions (HEIs)
  • The effect of creativity of employees on intellectual capital
  • ICT as an enabler for quality in education
  • Creative class and cultural capital           
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Intellectual capital and service design
  • School marketing
  • Measurement of intellectual capital
  • Best practice in managing intellectual capital
  • Intellectual capital and knowledge sharing
  • Investments in education systems and intellectual capital
  • Catching up in emerging markets and intellectual capital
  • Education for creativity in primary, secondary and tertiary education
  • Linking intellectual capital management and corporate social responsibility

 

The deadline to submit an abstract is 15 October 2014. An International Scientific Committee, will review all submissions, and accepted authors will be asked to submit a full paper. Final selection will be made on the basis of the full paper. For more information on how to submit an abstract, see the full call for papers. 

 

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Projects

eLene2Learn - Web4maths

20 March 2014

WEB4MATHS  is an experimentation, which took place in Italian high schools, with the objective of supporting students in passing Mathematic barrier to access scientific universities thanks to the integration of open content video in traditional didactic.

The experimentation starts from direct involvement of some teachers and university teachers that are going to look for on line resources on Mathematics.

 

They are going to enrich them with their own personal evaluation very focused on students point of view: what they really need? Which kink of information they schould have in order to select the more useful content?

 

All these resources will be integrated in Politecnico di Milano platform in order to be available and usable also by university students.

 

HE teachers will integrate them in face-to-face didactics, experimenting 2 ways of integration:

- using videos for presenting new contents to students

- asking students to propare a short lesson for the whole class using evaluated videos

 

 

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London International Conference on Education

19 March 2014

The London International Conference on Education (LICE) is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. 

The LICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. It encompasses a broad range of themes in an effort to promote cross-disciplinary research and significant advances in pedagogy. 

 

The conference organisers invite contributions either in the form of research presentations (virtual or in person) or participation in a panel discussion. The conference topics cover a large field, but some highlights include:

 

  • Digital rights management
  • Security and data protection
  • Immersive learning
  • Digital divide
  • Ubiquitous learning
  • Virtual and augmented reality
  • Open content and intellectual property rights

 

Please visit the conference website for the full list of topics and instructions for contributors. 

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European network for science teachers launches new website

11 February 2014

Interactive, connective, informative: The new website of Science on Stage Europe has been relaunched at www.science-on-stage.eu.

The European platform for science teachers now unites all of the association’s activities in 24 member countries under one umbrella. A virtual map lets teachers and interested parties easily browse all participating Science on Stage countries from Finland to Portugal and Slovakia to Ireland. With only a few clicks, users can find current activities of Science on Stage in their country or find out how to apply for the Science on Stage festival, Europe’s biggest science teaching event.

 

As an umbrella organisation, Science on Stage Europe coordinates and connects the member countries’ activities for the promotion of STEM education in the European network. It also allows science teachers to network and exchange ideas and share innovative concepts between countries.

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Science on Stage festival 2015

11 February 2014

From 17-20 June 2015, 350 primary and secondary school science teachers from all over Europe and Canada will come together over four days in London. The Science on Stage festival is Europe's biggest science teaching event, held every two years.

 

 

The participating science teachers will enthuse each other and share their best-practice experiments and teaching ideas for science, technology and mathematics education at stands, in workshop and on stage.

 

Science on Stage UK is proud to host the festival at the People's Palace at Queen Mary, University of London right in the heart of London's vibrant East End.

 

The participating science teachers will be selected in 2014 through competitive national events in 25 countries. National Steering Committees (NSCs) are responsible for the calls for proposals.

 

For more information, visit the Science on Stage website or see the video below. 

 

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inGenious - European Coordinating Body on STEM Education

15 January 2014

inGenious is the European Coordinating Body in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education, one of the largest projects in science education undertaken in Europe. It brings teachers and industry together to ensure STEM education is both up-to-date and relevant to the job skills young people need, and to increase young pupils interest in science education and career options by exposing them to real-life applications of science subjects they study in class.

About the project

 

inGenious is the European Coordinating Body in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Education. It is a joint initiative launched by European Schoolnet and the European Roundtable of Industrialists (ERT), with the support of the European Commission, Research Framework Programme – Science in Society, aiming to reinforce young European's interest in science education and careers and thus address anticipated future skills gaps within the European Union.

 

inGenious focuses on the contribution that the private sector can offer to science education at primary and secondary school level. Contacts between school and business are increasingly common practice as they can prove key to addressing STEM challenges in Europe (decreasing numbers of STEM graduates, skills shortage in the labour market).

inGenious supplements current efforts, providing a European-wide framework for collaboration between schools and companies.

 

Through a strategic partnership between major industries and Ministries of Education, inGenious has the objective of increasing the links between science education and careers, by involving up to 1,000 classrooms throughout Europe.

With a grant of €8 million from the European Commission's 7th Framework Programme over a 3-year period, and the support of 42 partners from 20 countries, including seven major industries, inGenious is one of the largest and most strategic projects in science education undertaken in Europe.

 

Activities

 

Fostering school – industry collaboration on the ground:

  • Pilot exercise with about 180 teachers selected each year across Europe to test and evaluate new collaborations with private actors (more than 12,000 pupils directly engaged so far)
  • Over 1200 teachers in the pilot online Community, and over 24,000 pupils reached (based on estimate of at least 1 class/20 pupils per teacher)
  • Regular training events, face-to-face (summer schools and workshops) and online (webinars and forums)
  • Database of industry science education activities and policy measures across EU publicly available online
  • Publication of the inGenious code: first European level ready to use toolkit to facilitate school - industry collaboration, with guidelines and checklists based on the experience of leading organisations and schools worldwide 
  • Launch of the video Ignite your future, acocmpanied by a set of lesson plans (here attached) to inspire pupils and stimulate debate in class

 

Policy debate and partnerships building:

  • National events (i.e. Needs analysis workshops) with main stakeholders in each country
  • European events to present and debate consolidated results and policy recommendations
  • Platform for partners to share experiences/resources, scale up initiatives in place and launch new initiatives
  • Transfer of experience and establishment of collaboration platforms (ie replication of STEM national platforms, regional cluster events), to favour mainstreaming and support integration of school-industry activities in the curriculum.
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Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2014)

02 January 2014

The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The IICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education.

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Openness at the school level is surprisingly high

22 November 2013

Amid the hype about open education disrupting the status quo of higher education, school-level teachers and learners have been assiduously creating, using, and sharing open educational resources for years. 

Michael Shaw, Director of TES Pro from the Times Educational Supplement (TES), wrote a chapter in the recent ELIG/UNU book Openness and Education. He spoke with Open Education Europa about the need to recognize and include primary and secondary education in the open education movement.

 

“When I started writing the chapter for ELIG, I had no idea how angry I would get!” Shaw said. He pointed out that a lot of the discussion on open education is all about higher education, which does not do justice to the importance of school-level materials and educators. “Some of the school-level websites like TES Connect and the Khan Academy have as good engagement, if not better, than the university level platforms.”

 

TES Connect has almost 3 million registered users and over 700,000 free resources. In comparison, popular MOOC platform Coursera has just over 2 million members and iTunesU has over 500,000 resources. TES partners with Khan Academy, another pioneer in open education at the school level that records higher user figures than many of the major university-level open education websites.

 

TES Connect originated as a discussion forum for teachers on the TES magazine’s website. Many teachers used the forum to share materials, so a file-sharing platform was added to the website. The “Resource Bank” proved to be so popular that it was relaunched in 2008 as TES Connect with additional functionality for teachers to rate and comment on resources, along with social networking tools.

 

Shaw emphasized that open education is more than offering conventional closed education for free. “Wiley talked about the four elements of openness, two of them being remixing and reusing, and that’s what teachers on TES are doing.” Teachers using the platform can comment on content created by other teachers and suggest improvements. Even better, they can download the content, change it themselves, and then upload it again.

 

“Material is being shared by the teachers,” said Shaw. This type of collective knowledge creation and sharing is at the heart of open education, and it is a valuable approach to teachers and learners at any level.  

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Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2014)

21 October 2013

The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. It promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from the education field.

The aim of IICE 2013 is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The conference organizers invite authors to submit research papers that encompass conceptual analysis, design implementation and performance evaluation. All the accepted papers will appear in the proceedings and modified version of selected papers will be published in special issues of peer reviewed journals.

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OpenHigh provides OERs for secondary school students

02 October 2013

To date MOOCs have generally been focused on providing university level education, but there is no reason why secondary school students shouldn't benefit from the same methods. OpenHigh aims to provide an alternative or supplement to the traditional high school learning experience. 

The philosophy of OpenHigh is that secondary school students need more variation and choice in their learning environments. It offers new ways for students to engage with material that interests them and in a way that suits their individual needs. OpenHigh currently offers two open educational resources for self-study. 

 

First Man on the Moon: a free online lesson on the Apollo 11 spaceflight mission, the first mission to put humans on the moon's surface. The resource includes lecture notes, video clips, photos, discussion questions, a quiz, and additional readings. 

 

Budgeting: a three-part lesson on personal finance. It includes lecture notes, video clips, and a budget template. 

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