GCVS Community Learning and Development Team Round-Up

Coming Up!  Contact Karen to book a place

North West Learning Partnership Launch Date; 24 June (9.30-12.30)
Venue: The Albany

Partnerships already exist in the south and north east of Glasgow, so for all those involved in the delivery and/or planning of community based adult learning in the NW of the city– come along and join the conversation. I currently chair this grouping.  After the launch, the NWLP wants to map provision and referral routes in the NW.

Visual Stress  Date; 26 June 2015 (2-4)  Venue; The Albany
We are delighted to welcome Dr Nadia Northway (Programme leader /Lecturer at Glasgow Caledonian University) who will discuss the topic of Visual Stress and the relevance of this to adult learners.  This may also be relevant to support workers in many settings where an understanding of service users’ needs would be helpful.

What have we been up to?

Numeracy Training Session
A long awaited opportunity, we found an expert to speak about dyscalculia – Donna Inglis (East Dunbartonshire Council Learning Support Team).  Seen as something like 20 years behind dyslexia research, 12 participants benefited from hearing about dyscalculia research, practice and resource sharing.

Meeting with Glasgow Dyslexia Support Service (GDSS)
Continuing our productive partnership with Glasgow Dyslexia Support Service, we are sharing ideas and approaches across age ranges from nursery to adult.  We are making support workers and others (not just tutors) aware of Working Memory and Dyslexia Friendly Practice and all teachers undertaking GDSS courses get details of Glasgow’s Learning support relevant for parents and staff in schools.

RaPAL Colloquium
A first for the CLD Team – our group of 13 in Glasgow interacted using various technologies with practitioners in London, Merseyside and Cardiff.  Jim Crowther, senior lecturer in Community Education at the University of Edinburgh opened our colloquium, reflecting on the learning journey within the wider context of lifelong life-wide learning.  We also heard about a Reflect ESOL visual and interactive approach that can be adapted for working with many groups.  www.reflect-action.org

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