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Leonardo Project: Partnership Around Continuous Training of Teachers. Institution. Birmingham City University headlines A large, multicultural and vibrant university with around 25,000 students situated in Britain’s second city.

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Institution

Leonardo Project: Partnership Around Continuous Training of Teachers

Institution

Birmingham City University headlines

  • A large, multicultural and vibrant university with around 25,000 students situated in Britain’s second city.

  • Over 8,000 part-time students and 2,000 international students from over 80 different countries outside the EU.

  • The university with the highest rise in UCAS applications in 2008.

  • A ‘rising star’ for research – we aim to double our research in the next five years. Fourth highest post-1992 university in the Times Higher Education research league table.

  • A pioneer in learning and teaching recognised for our excellence in new technologies

  • An exemplar in employer engagement boasting links with the likes of Microsoft, Cisco and NHS West Midlands.

  • Fourth highest new university in the Times Good University Guide 2010. Five subjects ranked in the top 30 in the country– Architecture (27), Art and Design (28), Education (25), Communication and Media Studies (21) and Music (27).

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Description of organisation

Leonardo Project: Partnership Around Continuous Training of Teachers

Description of Organisation

  • Our six academic faculties on eight campuses across Birmingham offer over 350 courses, from foundation level, through undergraduate degree programmes, to taught Master’s courses and research doctorates.

    • Birmingham City Business school

    • Birmingham Institute of Art & Design

    • Faculty of Health

    • Faculty of Education Law & Social Sciences

    • Faculty of Performance, Media & English

    • Faculty of Technology Engineering & the Environment

  • About a third of our students study part-time, combining employment with our professionally relevant courses

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Context

Leonardo Project: Partnership Around Continuous Training of Teachers

Context

Birmingham:

  • ‘Brum’ UKs second largest City with the Largest student population outside London with over 40% from minority ethnic groups

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Leonardo Project: Partnership Around Continuous Training of Teachers

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Birmingham:

  • Home of the industrial revolution in the UK

  • More miles of canals than Venice

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Leonardo Project: Partnership Around Continuous Training of Teachers

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Birmingham:

  • A major centre for business, commerce and industry

  • Associated with Joseph Priestly, James Watt, UB40, Black Sabbath, Conan Doyle & J.R.R. Tolkein.

  • Home of Cadbury’s chocolate, the Mini & the Spitfire

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Leonardo Project: Partnership Around Continuous Training of Teachers

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Birmingham:

  • Many different restaurants, art galleries, museums & theatres

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Relationships with teacher development

Leonardo Project: Partnership Around Continuous Training of Teachers

Relationships with teacher development

School of Education:

  • One of the country’s leading providers of education and teacher training

  • Full range of phases from early years to post-compulsory education & from undergraduate to PhD.

  • MA Education programme with 797 students enrolled in 2009/10, including an MA International Education

  • Practice-based Master’s in Teaching & Learning

  • Partnerships with schools & other organisations involved in Education & research

  • Overseas collaborations eg China, Egypt & Malaysia

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Introduction to representatives

Leonardo Project: Partnership Around Continuous Training of Teachers

Introduction to representatives

  • Alex Kendall

    Associate Dean – Research & Business Development

  • Phil Taylor

    course director for the Masters in Teaching and Learning (MTL) and co-ordinator for the Education, Pedagogy and Professional Studies (EPPS) programme within the Secondary PGCE.

  • Anthony Coles

    Director of Education Master’s Programmes & CPD

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