The School of Education's key news items published in 2010.
Deaf people are being asked to share their experiences of education and the workplace in a bid to improve the opportunities available to them.
Professor Cara Aitchison, Head of Moray House School of Education has been appointed as Chair of Sub-Panel 26: Sports Related Studies for the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).
The Sports-Related Studies field is diverse and spans sport and exercise science, physical education, physical activity and health, sports studies, sport and recreation policy and management and leisure and tourism studies. Professor Aitchison was a member of the Sub-Panel for Sports-Related Studies for the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, the predecessor to the REF.
Professor Aitchison stated 'I'm both delighted and honoured by the appointment and look forward to leading and delivering a successful exercise that commands the confidence of the sports-related studies community. It's a particular priviledge to lead the REF Sub-Panel through the period when the Olympic Games will be held in London in 2012 and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014.'
Both the RAE and the REF are designed to judge the quality of research in UK universities with judgements informing research funding from the Higher Education Funding Councils in the four nations.
Congratulations to Dr Gari Donn and her co-author Dr Yahya Al Manthri on the launch of their new book.
The book is entitled Globalisation and Higher Education in the Arab Gulf States and is published by Symposium Books.
1 June 2010, Moray House School of Education hosts the launch of the 'Assessing Dyslexia' toolkit.
The 'Assessing Dyslexia' toolkit (funded by the Scottish Government and developed in partnership with Dyslexia Scotland) has been designed by academic staff and educational technologists at the University's Moray House School of Education and is a significant contribution towards ensuring all children with literacy difficulties and dyslexia are identified early, to ensure the optimum support can be provided throughout their education.
This is a fantastic opportunity to encourage teachers to work together and to support the needs of children throughout Scotland.
Sir Jackie Stewart OBE
President of Dyslexia Scotland
Dr Margaret Crombie, chair of the working group that developed the toolkit, commented that "we now have a resource that all teachers can use to help them work through the process of assessment and literacy difficulties".
The working group consisted of representatives from HMIE, Scottish Teacher Education Committee, the Universities of Edinburgh and Strathclyde, Association of Scottish Principal Educational Psychologists, as well as educational psychologists, primary and secondary teachers.
Public lecture by Norman Drummond FRSE Visiting Professor of Leadership in Education, University of Edinburgh.
Norman Drummond has been described as 'one of the most interesting and talented Scots of his generation' on account of his unparalleled breadth of interest, knowledge and experience. From the gangland areas of Glasgow and Edinburgh as a young Minister, to The Parachute Regiment and The Black Watch and to Fettes College as Chaplain and thence, at the early age of 32, becoming Headmaster of Loretto, Norman's life has represented a personal commitment to leadership and to developing talent in others.
The University of Edinburgh was pleased to host this public lecture in its George Square Theatre on 26 May 2010 and also via a live webcast. This allowed as many people as possible from across the globe to 'attend and participate' in Professor Drummond's lecture. Participants were also able to engage with the lecture and submit questions via twitter.
IVACS 2010: The Fifth IVACS International Conference - Connecting Corpus Linguistics - will take place, here at the University of Edinburgh's Moray House School of Education, on 18-19 June 2010.
Professor Cara Aitchison has been appointed as Head of School for The Moray House School of Education and will take up her post on 1 June 2010.
Professor Candace Currie OBE, based here at the University of Edinburgh's Moray House School of Education, has been named among the ten most influential women in Scotland.
Professor Currie was given the accolade at the Action for Children Scotland Woman of Influence Awards 2010, which celebrate women who have had a major impact on Scottish society.
The award is in recognition of her work in the area of child health and well-being and signifies that the research carried out by Candace and her team at the Child and Adolescent Health Research Unit (CAHRU) has reached and had impact among those working directly to improve the lives of young people in Scotland.
Dr Bróna Murphy, a lecturer here at the School of Education, has recently published her book 'Corpus and Sociolinguistics - Investigating Age and Gender in Female Talk'.
To celebrate the launch of the publication, Bróna was joined by colleagues and friends at a reception in the School of Education's Godfrey Thomson Hall.
This article was published on Mar 1, 2013