Discussion at the ipda annual conference

This page contains information regarding the 2011 IPDA International Conference entitled ‘Learning: A public good or a private commodity?’. The conference was held at Aston University Conference Centre, Birmingham, UK on 25-26 November, 2011. Below is a list of keynotes and presentations that took place at the event. For more detail you can download the abstracts for all 2011 presentations.

Conference Keynotes

  • Higher Education in Crisis of Capital and Labour, Glenn Rikowski, University of Northampton.
  • Learning: a Public Good or a Private Commodity? A Teaching Council’s Perspective, Tony Finn, Chief Executive, The General Teaching Council for Scotland.
  • Learning: a Public Good or a Private Commodity? The Perspective from a Public-Private Partnership, Jackie Main, and Dr Victoria Crane, Kaplan International Colleges.

Presentations and workshops

  • Student attainment: an issue to merge vocational training with academia. Lena Geijer, University of Stockholm, Department of Education.
  • Autobiographical reflections for personal and professional development in teacher education, Dr Tat Heung Choi, Department of Education Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong.
  • Developing a shared knowledge base for the pedagogy of initial teacher education, Sue Field and Anja Swennen, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK; VU University Amsterdam.
  • Exploring the professional development needs of new teacher educators situated solely in school: pedagogical knowledge and professional identity, Dr Elizabeth White, School of Education, University of Hertfordshire.
  • Salting the salt. The function of Mimesis in CPD, André Koffeman, University of Amsterdam, Holland.
  • The future role and purpose of university and training industry partnerships to deliver progressive and meaningful accredited professional learning for the 21st Century workplace, Dr Steven Coombs, School of Education, Bath Spa University, Maureen Lee, Best Practice Network, Bristol, England.
  • Life After 14-19 – Reinventing Professional Identities beyond the Consortium, Emma Brown, 14-19 Consultant Buckinghamshire County Council and Institute of Education, University of London.
  • CPD Impact and Career Trajectory: chicken or egg? Dr Bob Burstow, Kings College, University of London, England.
  • Autonomy and development: How teachers’ professional autonomy has impact on teachers’ continuing professional development, Wieland Wermke, Stockholm University, Dept. of Education, Sweden.
  • The ripple effect: reflections on the evolving CPD leadership practice in one UK region, Dr Linda Devlin, CeDare Research Centre, School for Education Futures, University of Wolverhampton, England.
  • Budget cuts put the Scottish CPD Framework at risk? Implications for Higher Education and teacher professional learning, Prof Jim O’ Brien, University of Edinburgh, Scotland.
  • Coaching and MA Dissertation Supervision – A Comparative Exploration, Julia Tanner Independent Education Consultant, England.
  • Changing Mindsets: The Benefits of Implementing a Professional Development Model in Early Childhood Settings in Ireland’, Dorothy J McMillan, Glenda Walsh, Colette Gray, Karen Hanna, Sheelagh Carville and Owen McCracken, Stranmillis University College, a College of Queen’s University, Belfast, N Ireland.
  • DIY CPD: how to use the outdoors as a learning resource and improve writing outcomes, Isobel Hopwood-Stephens and Dr Steven Coombs, Bath Spa University, England.
  • Autonomy and development: How teachers’ autonomy has impact on teachers’ CPD, Wieland Werke and Gabriella Höstfält,  University of Stockholm, Sweden.
  • “An Attack on Professionalism”: A study of the effects the sheep dip approach versus the professionals choice of CPD activities, Lynn Senior, University of Derby, England.
  • Untying the Gordian knot: unravelling the neo-liberalist educational context, Dr Ewan Ingleby, School of Social Sciences and Law, Teesside University, England.
  • Education as a public good, Keshinro, O.Tola, Department of Technical Education, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Oto/Ijankin, Lagos, Nigeria & Tola Olujuwon, Department of Educational Foundations & Administration, Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Oto/Ijanikin, Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Methodology, research design and ideological constructs, Helen Mitchell, University of East London, England.
  • Working as an independent academic / CPD consultant, Dr Tony Rea Freelance academic, England.