Title: Managing Change as a Professional Learner: Challenges and Issues
February 27, 2006
Panel Discussion with:
- Terri Schindel, Director of Continuing Pharmacy Education;
- Helen M. Madill, Graduate Programs Coordinator, Centre for Health Promotion Studies; and
- Katy Campbell, Associate Dean, Faculty of Extension.
Whether undertaken as personal continuing education or required as part of formal accreditation and/or re-licensure, professionals are increasingly seeking formal and informal learning opportunities. Many of these learners hold full-time jobs and face unique challenges as they struggle to integrate learning with their working and home/family roles. Learning providers, including institutions, associations, professional development units and programs need to be aware of these challenges as they develop new pedagogical models. Key issues:
Title: The role of Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) and vocational learning in boosting post -16 education rates among young people.
Reflections on current policy making in Britain
September 27, 2006
Presenters: Dr. Susan Maguire and Dr. Prue Huddleston, Centre for Education and Industry, University of Warwick.
Their paper explores the role of vocational learning in boosting post-16 education participation rates among young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in Britain.
The role of Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs) and vocational learning in boosting post-16 education rates in Britain
Paying young people to stay on at school – does it work?
The Magic Roundabout: work-related learning within the 14–19 curriculum
Title: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Bank: Beginning from Disability to Explore Corporate Culture
October 24, 2006
Presenter: Dr. Kathryn Church, Associate Professor, School of Disability, Ryerson University.
Her research explores the work-learning relations that shape and are shaped by disabled employees in the financial sector.
Doing Disability at the Bank
Title: Corporate Perspectives on Workplace Learning
November 15, 2006
- Ann Wilson, Senior Manager, Workplace Learning and Communication, Energy Services EPCOR,
- David McPhail, Director Performance Culture, Learning and Development TELUS in Edmonton.
Learning is an integral part of the corporate world. This is where business and learning needs merge. Two corporate-based workplace learning leaders from TELUS and EPCOR shared insights into corporate learning and gave their thoughts on how learning contributes to the success of their organization.