The University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow

The University of Glasgow was founded in 1451 and is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. The university is a research-intensive university and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities. The university has an annual research income of £181 million pounds. The priority areas for the university include: Accounting, Finance and Economics; Computing Science; Civil Engineering and Electronics and Electrical Engineering; Chemistry and Physics; Statistics; English, Celtic and Gaelic; History of Art and Theatre, Film and TV Studies. The university has some important Research institutes in the Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, including Cancer Sciences. The university is committed to increasing its international reputation and extending its global reach to become a genuinely international university with a multi-cultural community of students and staff.

The School of Education, University of Glasgow

The School of Education is located in the College of Social Sciences. The School of Education has developed opportunities for those who wish to study with scholars of international reputation across a diverse spectrum of educational thought and practice. The postgraduate programmes include an innovative on-line doctorate in education as well as Masters degrees, including professionally focused qualifications in Educational Practice, and a number of named pathways in Adult Education, Support for Learning, English Language Teaching and Religion and Education. The research-led School of Education is constantly re-shaping and developing the teacher education programmes.

The work of the School is organised around five Research and Teaching Groups (RTGs):

· Creativity, Culture and Faith

· Professional Learning and Leadership

· Social Justice, Place & Lifelong Education

· Curriculum, Assessment and Pedagogy

· Interdisciplinary Learning, Education, Technologies and Society

There are also a number of important research and development centres: Robert Owen Centre for Educational Change; CRADALL; Robert Clark Centre for Technological Education; the PASCAL International Observatory; STRADA; St Andrews Foundation.

The School of Education is well positioned to contribute to the ALLMEET project having expertise in:

· Adult and Lifelong Learning, with a strong commitment to Community Education and Development

· Intercultural Education

· Interdisciplinary Learning

· Higher Education Systems

· Social inclusion, global justice



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