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Student Lifewide Development Symposium

SCEPTrEs Lifewide Learning and Personal Development Book Available July 2011


Tuesday March 1st  2011  10.00- 16.00

Lakeside Conference Centre, Aston University, Birmingham


Keynote Speakers

John Cowan 

Maret Staron  



Selected additional  filmed sessions

David Crook

Jenny Willis


The symposium focuses on the role of PDP, portfolios, facilitation techniques, technology and personal developmentrecognition schemes,  in encouraging and enabling holistic student development through their lifewide experiences


Students develop their capability for living, their resilience for surviving and the resourcefulness that enables them to prosper in the real world through their whole life experience – not just formal education. This conference will explore further the UK higher education phenomenon that views students’ engagement with their life experiences, as the fundamental resource for personal and professional development.


Draft Programme

09.30                      Registration

10.00                      Welcome -  Professor Norman Jackson and Rob Ward

10.10                      First plenary  

                Creating a Buzz –  ‘Lifewide Learning’ :  The need for a radically revised pedagogy 

                Professor John Cowan, Edinburgh Napier University

11.00                      WORKSHOPS (4 OR 5 parallel workshops on the student lifewide development theme)


12.05 -12.45         Lunch


12.50- 14.15          Show and tell – Parallel 5min x 5slide presentations - each slot is 15mins to allow for  discussion and movement between sessions. Presentations will be audio recorded so that podcasts can be created after the event.  We want to encourage as many people as possible to share their ideas and practices. There will be up to 5 parallel sessions each with up to 6 pitches (max 30). Pitches may be organised into thematic strands eg PDP, Award schemes, enabling technology, portfolios, facilitation techniques, assessment of personal development etc


14.15                      Break Refreshments


14.45                     Second plenary

  Life based learning – a strength based approach to capability development and personal development planning 

                Maret Staron - Mindful Creations, Sydney Australia                                                                                                                                                                       

15.30                    Final plenary - Student Lifewide Development - Opportunities and Challenges


16.00                     Finish




In the context of developing frameworks to support student development through their lifewide

experiences while they are at University, the ideas in this book and video clip are highly relevant


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Marcia B. Baxter Magolda, Miami University


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