CDN Emporium 2017: Inspiring Ideas in Learning and Teaching

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This year’s Emporium took place in early June 2017, offering thought-provoking and practical workshops, seminars and activities at our offices in Stirling and in external venues across Scotland.

Building on last year’s Emporium of Inspiring Ideas, this year the focus is learning and teaching, which was explored through practical and ‘hands-on’ sessions with the aim of:

  • engaging and driving purposeful learning and teaching
  • learning by doing through sessions on online learning, cooperative learning, inspiring learning and teaching, and technologies for learning.

The programme:

Education ‘ate’ my learning! 

Monday 5 June and Tuesday 6 June 2017

There are too many ‘ates’ in education – motivate, innovate, create, collaborate, participate, accelerate, differentiate, cooperate, certificate, credit rate – to name but a few. Just how can lecturers, teachers and support staff deliver all the ‘ates’? There are few learning approaches and strategies that have not been tried in vocational and theory classrooms. There is no ‘silver bullet’ but over the last few years there have been some well researched approaches that do deliver many of the ‘ates’.

How good are we at developing employability in our learners?

Friday 23 June 2017 hosted by West Lothian College


CDN’s employability conference took place on 23 June and attracted more than 200 participants, who enjoyed a day of learning and networking. The conference took place in a marquee at West Lothian College, where delegates had the chance to engage with a variety of initiatives and organisations.

To accompany the event, the CDN website highlights many of the policies and frameworks that impact on developing employability and essential skills, view resources and key documents here.

Photographs from the conference can be viewed on CDN’s Facebook page here.


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