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Presentation at HEA-funded workshop 'Work-based learning in Politics and International Studies: from theory to practice'. ...

Presentation at HEA-funded workshop 'Work-based learning in Politics and International Studies: from theory to practice'.

The workshop brought together key stakeholders in the delivery of work-based learning and employability skills in the Politics and International Relations (IR) disciplines including academics, employers and careers advisors. Through presentations and discussion delegates had the opportunity to share best practice on existing work-based learning schemes and developing employability skills.

This presentation is part of a related blog post that provides an overview of the event: http://bit.ly/1x0KPae

For further details of the HEA's work on Employability and Global Citizenship in the Social Sciences see: http://bit.ly/17n8Knj

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Making sense of global change in the 21st century - Lyudmila Nurse Making sense of global change in the 21st century - Lyudmila Nurse Presentation Transcript

  • Making sense of global change in the 21st century The Higher Education Academy workshop: Work-based learning in Politics and International Relations, Oxford Brookes University, 7 April 2014
  • What is ?  UK-based NGO for innovative research, with a global network  Collaboration of leading social scientists, academics, and industry experts  Mission: to make sense of global change in the 21st century  Focus on Social, Political, Cultural & Economic factors The Higher Education Academy workshop: Work-based learning in Politics and International Relations, Oxford Brookes University, 7 April 2014
  • The profile of  Strategic think-tank, capable of innovative multi-disciplinary research  International network of social scientists  Research support to international development projects The Higher Education Academy workshop: Work-based learning in Politics and International Relations, Oxford Brookes University, 7 April 2014 View slide
  • Oxford XXI is a member of Hart Group: An International Development Consultancy specialising in policy development and Chartered Accountants with international expertise in transparency, focussed on the natural resources sector The Higher Education Academy workshop: Work-based learning in Politics and International Relations, Oxford Brookes University, 7 April 2014 View slide
  • Innovative Multidisciplinary Projects: Cultural Identities and Music (component of the EC FP7 ENRI-EAST project) Partner organisation: Music Mind Spirit Trust, UK International partner organisations: TARKI (Hungary) and Lithuanian Social Research Centre (Lithuania)  Unique design and data-collection events involving music and different generations in multiple regions  Provided deeper understanding of the ways in which modern European identities and cultures are formed and inter-communicated in the Eastern part of the European continent.  Analysed factors that determine the relationship between music and cultural identity using combined methods of sociology and ethnomusicology. The Higher Education Academy workshop: Work-based learning in Politics and International Relations, Oxford Brookes University, 7 April 2014
  • United States of Europe project (www.go-use.eu) Leading organisations: Goethe Institute Paris; Innovation Culture Europe; artists and sociologists from 10 EU countries Travelling exhibition about European identity and everyday life in Europe The Higher Education Academy workshop: Work-based learning in Politics and International Relations, Oxford Brookes University, 7 April 2014 Innovative Multidisciplinary Projects:
  • Partner organisation in the consortium from ten countries  Qualitative biographical research of identities of European ethnic minorities  Policy recommendations to European, national and local education, culture authorities & NGO’s  Results to European Cultural Parliament, European Commission, Council of Europe, and mass media.  Cooperation with governmental and non- governmental organisations in EU and non-EU countries and local researchers The Higher Education Academy workshop: Work-based learning in Politics and International Relations, Oxford Brookes University, 7 April 2014 Innovative Multidisciplinary Projects: EC FP7 project ENRI-EAST : Interplay of European, national, and regional identities www.enri-east.net In geographical terms the project was focused on the following regions: The Baltic Region: Lithuania, Latvia, Kaliningradskaya obl. Russian Federation Eastern Europe: Poland, Belarus, Ukraine Central Europe: Germany The Carpathian Basin: Western Ukraine, Slovakia, Hungary
  • Kazakhstan EITI(research support to Hart group)  Design of the system of data collection on the civil society organisation’s participation in the EITI process  Procession of data from the civil society organisations and conducting consultations  Reporting results to the national stakeholders and the International secretariat in Oslo The Higher Education Academy workshop: Work-based learning in Politics and International Relations, Oxford Brookes University, 7 April 2014 International Development Support:
  • Range of Required Skills  Researching documents and reports  Field work: interviewing (face-to-face and online)  Moderating focus groups  Data analysis  Software: SPSS, NVivo, MAXQDA, or similar for quantitative and qualitative data  Foreign languages  Communication skills to work with governmental and non-governmental organisations  Writing reports  Presentation skills The Higher Education Academy workshop: Work-based learning in Politics and International Relations, Oxford Brookes University, 7 April 2014
  • Lessons Learned Numerous challenges of partnering between academia and consulting, including:  Consulting projects require conclusions and recommendations  Required speed of working  Fixed price contract work  Administration  Diary management Some success factors:  Flexibility  Communication  Reconciliation of mutual aims The Higher Education Academy workshop: Work-based learning in Politics and International Relations, Oxford Brookes University, 7 April 2014
  • Thank you For more information, please contact: Dr. Lyudmila Nurse, Director Tel: +44 (0)1844 218836 Email: info@oxford-xxi.org Web: www.oxford-xxi.org The Higher Education Academy workshop: Work-based learning in Politics and International Relations, Oxford Brookes University, 7 April 2014