The presentations from the ESRC Festival of Social Science Seminar, The Future of Higher Education, can now be found on the Events page.
Ewart Keep has been working with the Welsh Government and with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to explore how best to take forward policy developments on improving skills utilisation in the economy and the workplace. The Welsh Government is testing out new approaches via two sectoral pilot projects (in Construction and the Creative industries). In Scotland, […]
Ewart Keep has been working with the Association of Colleges (the body that represents further education and VI form colleges in England) to explore the implications of current and impending reductions in funding, both for 14-19 students, and those aged 19+. Having written a ‘think piece’ for AoC, Keep has presented it to a session […]
A paper submitted by Susan James, Chris Warhurst, Gerbrand Tholen and Johanna Commander, What we know and what we need to know about graduate skills, 27.6: 952, has been nominated for the Work, employment and society SAGE Prize for Innovation and/or Excellence 2014.
Ken Mayhew will shortly be stepping down as Director of SKOPE, on his retirement from his posts at Pembroke College and the Department of Education. He will be succeeded as Director by Ewart Keep and from 1 October SKOPE’s management team will comprise Ewart, Susan James (who will become Deputy Director) and Ken (as Emeritus […]
Dr. Maia Chankseliani presented a paper (co-authored by Dr. Susan James) at the European Conference on Educational Research The Past, Present and Future of Educational Research in Europe in Porto, Portugal. ECER Annual Conference is the largest event in the field of educational research in Europe and attracts international group of over 2000 academics, researchers, and practitioners […]
SKOPE held a final session of their latest Practitioner Research course for members of the Institute for Learning. A selection of participants in the course presented their research findings to their colleagues and SKOPE staff. Feedback indicated there remained a strong demand from those working in the FE sector to be given time and resource […]
A new Working paper by Dr Andrea Laczik is now available in the Publications page.
He is Professor and Associate Dean for Graduate Professional and International programmes at the College of Education and Human Development, University of Minnesota. A New Zealander by birth, he graduated from Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand and then went to the USA to do his graduate work obtaining his doctorate from the University of Illinois, […]
Ken Mayhew and Ewart Keep have produced a publication, on industrial strategy and the future of skills policy, for the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. The report was launched at an event in London on 25 February.