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Preliminary Programme and first Call for Papers now available...


Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland receives £2m in Scottish Government’s Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan

Written by Mike Osborne on Apr 06, 2018 05:18 pm

The Scottish Government has awarded £2m funding through Every Child, Every Chance, its Tackling Child Poverty Delivery Plan 2018-22, to Children’s Neighbourhoods Scotland (CNS), an innovative collaboration involving staff from the Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change (ROC) in the School of Education working with colleagues in Policy Scotland, What Works and Glasgow Centre for Population Health at the Social Research Hub at Olympia in the East End of Glasgow.  

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Faith / Spirituality-based Learning Cities Development Network Highlights for 2016 - 2018

Written by Maria Liu Wong on Apr 04, 2018 11:35 pm

The Faith / Spirituality-based Learning City Development Network has been growing since our beginnings in 2016. After the PASCAL International Observatory Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Rob Mark (PASCAL LCN Director), Dr. Connie Watson (LearnLong Institute of Education and Learning Research), and Dr. Maria Liu Wong (LearnLong / City Seminary of New York) convened the first meeting for interested parties in July 2016 at City Seminary of New York (New York City).

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Overstretched Cities

Written by Gail Wilson on Apr 03, 2018 09:00 pm

PASCAL subscribers may be interested in a recent series on 'Overstretched Cities' published by the Guardian newspaper in the UK. The series looks at cities across every continent. One of the blogs includes a short profile on Kigali one of the case study cities within the GCRF Centre for Sustainable Healthy Learning Cities and Neighbourhoods of which I'm Senior Business Manager.

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Random Reflections 161 on April Fool's Day

Written by Rajesh Tandon on Apr 01, 2018 06:02 pm

Since random reflections began fifteen years ago, we once again arrive on April first, in some quarters known as April Fool’s Day. Here again:

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PASCAL Briefing Paper 13 Learning Later: responding to the evolving educational needs of older people - Mark,Talmage and Knopf

Written by Mike Osborne on Mar 30, 2018 11:23 am

Please find attached in English, Mandarin and Korean, PASCAL Briefing Paper 13 entitled, Learning Later: responding to the evolving educational needs of older people. It has been written by Rob Mark, PASCAL Learning Cities Project Coordinator and Honorary Senior Research Fellow,  Glasgow University, UK & Dublin City University, Ireland, Craig A. Talmage, Visiting Assistant Professor, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, USA, Richard C. Knopf, Professor, Arizona State University, USA.

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Glen Postle carries the Baton

Written by Mike Osborne on Mar 29, 2018 06:28 pm

I'm very pleased to report that our longstanding PASCAL Associate had the honour of carrying the baton as part of the Commonwealth Games Baton Relay in his home town of Toowoomba.

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Photo Exhibition and Research Results from major GCRF project on lives of Syrian Refugees - 5-8 April, Glasgow

Written by Lesley Doyle on Mar 29, 2018 05:22 pm

Please find featured below and attached details of a photo exhibition and linked research findings from a major project concerned with the analysis of the realities, opportunities, and challenges forcibly displaced people from Syria face as they attempt to rebuild their lives in the UK, Greece and Lebanon.

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2018 International Healthy Cities Conference - Belfast, 1- 4 October 2018

Written by Mike Osborne on Mar 28, 2018 06:19 pm
Start: Oct 1 2018
End: Oct 4 2018
Timezone: Europe/Belfast
Belfast Waterfront
2 Lanyon Place
Belfast
United Kingdom

The 2018 International Healthy Cities Conference takes place in Belfast from 1- 4 October 2018, and also marks thirty years of the Network and the global Healthy Cities movement. The Conference presents the opportunity to learn from the work of healthy cities globally. It attracts politicians and key decision-makers from within cities, as well as technical experts.

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An update on the Knowledge for Change Consortium training

Written by Budd Hall on Mar 28, 2018 06:13 pm

As many colleagues will know, we launched the first cohort in the Mentor Training Programme for our Knowledge for Change Consortium (K4C) consortium in January with the on-line component.  I am just back from India where we held the first f2f residency with 19 mentors from seven countries. 

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ICSU/NASAC/ISSC call for pre-proposals: Pathways towards Sustainable African Urban Development - Deadline 14 May

Written by Katsia Paulavets on Mar 26, 2018 06:18 pm

With this email, I would like to inform you that as part of the 5-year “Leading Integrated Research for Agenda 2030 in Africa” (LIRA 2030 Africa) programme, the International Council for Science (ICSU), in partnership with the Network of African Science Academies (NASAC) and the International Social Science Council (ISSC) will support up to 11 collaborative research projects across Africa (to the value of up to 90,000 Euro each over two years) that will that explore integrated approaches for sustainable urban development in Africa.

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Seminars at Shanghai Municipal Institute for Lifelong Learning - 17 March 2018

Written by Mike Osborne on Mar 25, 2018 04:04 pm

PASCAL Director for Europe, Mike Osborne, and PASCAL Associate Director for Europe, Roberta Piazza, were delighted to be hosted by the Shanghai Municipal Institute for Lifelong Learning (SMILE) and its director Professor Jian Huang from 15-18 March 2018. During that time, they discussed a number of areas of potential collaboration including assessment of the regional engagement role of Technical and Vocational Education Colleges in Shanghai.

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Promoting Community Engagement for Vocational and Professional Education and Training - Hong Kong, 15 March 2018

Written by John Tibbitt on Mar 25, 2018 12:48 pm

This symposium on 15 March 2018 at the Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) discussed findings of two research studies. One was benchmarking research conducted in Hong Kong and European cities and the second, a General Research Fund (GRF) study[1] concerned the importance of partnerships and community engagement for Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET).

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PASCAL Briefing Paper 12 - The coming revolution in Public Services: What it means for Cities and Universities - Josef Konvitz

Written by Mike Osborne on Mar 24, 2018 03:52 pm

We are pleased to publish the lastest of our Briefing Paper. This paper bt Chaor of the PASCAL Board, Professor Josef Konvitz, is entitled, The coming revolution in Public Services: What it means for Cities and Universities. Below is an Executive Summary.

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Vison Sofia

Written by Miglena Gerasima on Mar 24, 2018 02:45 pm

The long term development strategy for Sofia and the region is an initiative of the Sofia Municipality, which started at the end of 2016 with the objective of creating a system of interaction, and analysis of the current condition of Sofia.

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Reinventing the Public Mission of Higher Education: Policies and Practice - HER Workshop- Baltimore, 24-26 September 2018

Written by Hans Schuetze on Mar 22, 2018 03:11 pm
Start: Sep 24 2018
End: Sep 26 2018
Timezone: US/Eastern
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore
United States

The Institute for Education Policy, the Division of Public Safety Leadership and the School of Education at Johns Hopkins University are pleased to host the 15th International Workshop/Conference on Higher Education Reform (HER). This will be the latest in a series of international workshops, inaugurated by the University of British Columbia (Canada) in 2003, with a focus on research investigating various aspects of policy reforms and other major changes in higher education. 

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Workshop for VTC staff members on Promoting Community Engagement for VPET

Written by Roberta Piazza on Mar 22, 2018 03:05 pm

We were very pleased to be able to offer a PASCAL Workshop at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Chai Wan) (a member of Vocational Training Council (VTC)) to some 40 staff members on Promoting Community Engagement for Vocational and Professional Education and Training (VPET) on 13 March 2018.

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