The University of Stirling is delighted to be hosting RWL 2013. The over-arching theme for the conference will be 'The visible and invisible in work and learning.' What knowledge, which actors, and what parts of the environment are most visible? What and who remains invisible? When do actors become aware of invisible infrastructures? And what research methods and analytical approaches can make the invisible visible?
Shortly after RWL 2013 the Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning and the Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults will be hosting a joint international conference. The theme for the conference will be Mobilities and Transitions: Learning, Institutions, Global and Social Movements and it will run from 25-27 June 2013 at Glasgow Caledonian University. More details will be published soon.
The conference seeks to promote leading edge study in work and learning, provide opportunities for multi-professional and interdisciplinary dialogue, and foster international networking among researchers. It will also include distinguished keynote speakers.
We will welcome proposals for individual papers, symposiums and poster presentations. All abstracts and proposals will be reviewed. In addition, we will offer you the opportunity of having your final paper refereed. Selected papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Workplace Learning.
Stirling is a campus university. Delegates will be able to choose from a range of accommodation options, both on campus and in nearby hotels (with shuttle transport from hotels to the conference. We plan to offer an optional programme of visits to important heritage sites.
For booking enquiries and more information, contact:
The city and University are easily accessible by public transport, and are situated roughly 50km/35miles from the international airports outside Glasgow and Edinburgh.
|Single day attendence rates||Wednesday 19th June||£160|
|Thursday 20th June||£160|
|Friday 21st June||£160|
|Early Booking Rate (payment before Friday 1st February 2013)|
|Single day attendence rates||Wednesday 19th June||£140|
|Thursday 20th June||£140|
|Friday 21st June||£140|
Accommodation is at Stirling Management Centre, Doubletree Dunblane Hydro or the halls of residence at the University of Stirling. A free shuttle bus service is provided to transport delegates staying at Doubletree Dunblane Hydro between their accommodation and the conference.
Additional discounts to the above rates are available for students; please see the registration form for full details.
For more information, contact:
“The visible and invisible in work and learning”
We are delighted to invite proposals for RWL8 2013.
This international conference is concerned with such questions as: What knowledge, which actors, and what parts of the environment are most visible? What and who remains invisible? When do actors become aware of invisible infrastructures? And what research methods and analytical approaches can make the invisible visible? We are inviting proposals for:
All abstracts and proposals will be reviewed. In addition, we offer the opportunity of having your final paper refereed.
With power and gender as cross-cutting themes, the conference will cover the following:
The deadline for submission of abstracts was 1 October 2012. Please note submission of abstracts has now closed.
The deadline for submission of papers for review is 11 February 2013, and final papers must be submitted by 25 March 2013.
For paper submission and presentation guidelines please see RWL Submission Guidelines
If you have any queries, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage blogging and live tweeting from the conference as a way of continuing the discussions, and extending the dialogue to others, using the hashtag #RWL8.
For those interested in tweeting and blogging, we commend the following advice:
Some interesting events are taking place in and around the campus during your stay at the RWL8 Conference.
Whisky Tasting taking place on Wednesday 19th June at 5.30pm – 6.30pm, Stirling Management Centre:
The whisky tasting will be a tasting of six single malts showcasing the regional variations of Scottish whisky. We will be tasting a whisky from each of the recognised production areas to see how and why they differ. The whiskies will be from some of the most highly regarded distilleries and in some cases will be unique single cask bottling’s that will never be repeated. This is a great opportunity for complete beginners to gain an understanding of Scottish single malts and enjoy some unique flavours; and for whisky connoisseurs to taste some utterly unique single cask whiskies.
Art Collection Tour taking place on Thursday 20th June at 5.05pm – 6.05pm, Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling:
The first Principal, Tom Cottrell was a scientist who championed the establishment of an art collection as he believed that art should be "part of the everyday experience at the University". Thanks to Tom Cottrell’s stewardship, the University of Stirling is privileged to be custodians of a unique art collection that includes fourteen works by J D Fergusson, gifted to us by his widow Margaret Morris. Over 40 years later, the Art Collection now includes art works covering the spectrum of modern Scottish painting and sculpture, including works by John Bellany, Elizabeth Blackadder, Alan Davie, Joan Eardley, Eduardo Paolozzi and Anne Redpath.
New Lanark Visitor Centre taking place on Saturday 22nd June 10.00am – 4.00pm, New Lanark, South Lanarkshire:
The New Lanark Visitor Centre is a beautifully restored 18th century cotton mill village in Southern Scotland, close to the Falls of Clyde. Founded by David Dale in 1785, the village became famous as a model industrial community under the enlightened management of Dale’s son-in-law, Robert Owen, from 1800-1825. It offers an exciting range of exhibitions and visitor facilities. A full guided visit will take place, which includes a guided tour of the village, the Annie McLeod Experience, working textile machinery, the Roof Garden and the Millworkers’ visit. The visit will last at least two hours. There are also beautiful walks to be enjoyed in the Falls of Clyde Wildlife Reserve, for which sensible shoes are recommended.
For more details on these events please see the Additional Social Events form. Bookings must be made by Friday 24th May to secure your place. Payment will be taken on Monday 27th May. All events are subject to demand.