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A discussion list for Adult Numeracy specialists in the UK.

The list seeks to serve educators, science communicators and those working in the fields of education and public outreach in astronomy related fields, to exchange ideas, best practises and resources.

The Astronomy Teaching in Schools mailing list is to be used for the discussion of the practice and theory of astronomy education in UK schools.

This list focuses on the professional development of adult literacy, language and numeracy teachers. It welcomes members working in UK and non-UK contexts concerned with initial and continuing teacher education of adult literacy, language and numeracy teachers.

This list has been retained 22/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list Designed to promote braille literacy within the UK as well as providing the opportunity to discuss issues related to teaching braille to the visually impaired.

A discussion list to support the circulation of relevant information concerning archaeology and education (at all levels) in the UK.

The BSA Teaching Group is a voluntary group of teachers who have joined together to further the interests of sociology teaching in secondary schools, sixth form colleges and universities. You can connect to others with whom you can share good practice, ideas for lesson plans, resources, events and information about job vacancies.

This list has been retained 17/02/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact for all enquiries regarding this list The cetis pedagogy forum mailing list was used to support the Cetis Pedagogy Forum. The list was active from 2003 to 2012.

This list is designed to share news and information about the Cambridge Mathematics Education Project, a new project led by the Faculty of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge which aims to support and enhance post-16 mathematics education.

List intended for the use of HE administrators to discuss issues relating to the Disclosure and Barring Service, staffing and student procedural issues.

This list has been retained 30/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list This mail list is for project members from the JISC DEL projects in Southern England to support the planning for a major dissemination event in London 2006.

The Discourse, Power, Resistance (DPR) mailing list is used for the exchange of information, ideas and opinions on DPR, particularly in Education in the UK, and with specific reference to Post-Compulsory Education and Training.

This list has been retained 24/09/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list– contact for all enquiries regarding this list DT2, The Centre for Design & Technology Education at Sheffield Hallam University is the Regional Support Centre for the South Yorkshire area. Our key aims are to; Identify the needs of local teachers, Offer training opportunities for beginners and experienced teachers of electronics, Enable teachers to gain ECT accreditation and Provide support to teachers and schools offering electronics in the design & technology curriculum.

This list has been set up to promote and disseminate research into early years language learning and its implementation in policy and practice; to create opportunities for informed and constructive discussion and debate; and to support the development of cross-national collaboration and interaction.

A discussion group for those engaged in teaching, researching and teacher training in History post-16. It focuses on sharing good practice and information. Keys: History Teaching A level Undergraduate History

For the discussion,sharing and development of EPBC teaching materials which will help academics and students to learn more about European literature, languages and culture

The list links lecturers working in the field of Primary music across Scottish Universities which offer Initial Teacher Education courses.

Supporting research into the history of second/foreign language learning, teaching and assessment.

This list is used by students, tutors and graduates of the Hornsby International Dyslexia Centre Diploma and Certificate to exchange ideas and information relevant to teachers of dyslexic people.

This list is used by members of the regional Hubs organised by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service to support the rollout of the Teaching and Learning Coach (Advanced Certificate) programme

To describe, swap knowledge about, and develop teaching and training strategies and practice in the area of (digital) curation, preservation, archival practice and records management.

A list to provide peer and expert ICT suppport for student teachers.

INQUIRE is a EU funded project with the aim of helping to reinvigorate inquiry-based science education throughout Europe. Coordinated by Innsbruck University and Botanic Gardens Conservation International, 14 botanic gardens in 11 countries have developed 60 hour teacher training courses to inspire students in science and help address biodiversity and climate change.

This list has been retained 04/11/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list The purpose of the list is to allow group communication between the co-ordinators responsible for ITT in post-16 educational organisations in Wales.

RSC for London Disabilities Steering Group

This discussion list is for tutors and assessors in the post-16 sector in Wales who will be delivering the Essential Skills Wales digital literacy qualification. It will provide a platform for discussion, peer-support and dissemination of information by users of the Jisc Digital Literacy online Community of Practice.

This list is to encourage discussion among teachers, researchers and policy-makers about the benefits of language learning for all EU citizens, particularly those from disadvantaged or marginalised groups.

This list is for HE linguists and school teachers who want to introduce linguistics into the UK school curriculum.

Monthly e-bulletin to all those signed up to the Links into Languages mailing list.

The Forum is for institutions using Blackboard as their Virtual Learning Environment to 'bring high quality expertise from different disciplines to share good practice, develop ideas and address staff training and implementation strategies'.

This list is for use by teachers of Chinese in HE and FE institutions and schools. It exists as a forum for discussion and research into teaching methods for Mandarin Chinese and development of best practice.

This list is a forum for those invloved in the Initial Teacher Training of mathematics teachers in UK HEIs including all PGCE and B.Ed courses, whether primary or secondary. Initially issues will include current and future policy and practice, QTS and HEI-school partnerships issues.

This group provides a forum for those interested in researching mentoring and coaching in order to improve practice and understanding of relevant theory

This list has been retained 07/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list The MIDAS-list is used for discussions between members of the MIDAS network on issues related to the form and content of practice-based doctoral studies in music.

This list is to be used by members of the North East Regional Teaching Group in order to network, organise meetings, update and question/answer queries relating to TDA activities and current information/changes in the current Teacher Training system.

This list is to provide NLP ideas and working practices in learning, teaching and management

This is the mailing list set up by NRICH (, part of the Millennium Mathematics Project at the University of Cambridge, to support primary mathematics teachers who are studying for or have completed the Primary Mathematics Specialist Teaching (MaST) qualification. Please subscribe to the mailing list to receive information and announcements about free online primary mathematics education resources published on the NRICH website and professional development courses and events.

This list is used by the NRICH project ( at the University of Cambridge as a discussion and information-sharing forum for HE tutors and LA staff delivering the Primary Mathematics Specialist Teacher (MaST) programme.


This list is used to make announcements related to the North-west Network for English and Linguistics Pedagogy (NWNELP). The interdisciplinary network aims to spread good practice in the teaching of English language, linguistics, English literature and creative writing. Anyone involved in teaching these subjects is welcome to join.

A mailing list for the discussion of Problem Based Learning within HE/FE establishments.

This list is for all providers (teachers, lecturers, developers, managers, researchers, consultants) of initial teacher training (e.g. PGCE and Cert. Ed. for FE and HE)and subsequent professional development of teachers in the post-compulsory (16+) sector of UK education.

This list has been set up by the Academy in response to interest from personal tutors who attended the first conference on Personal Tutoring at the University of Westminster, in May 2005. The list aims to facilitate discussion about the role of personal tutoring and to identify examples of good practice, research and resources.

The list concerns all issues relating to Postgraduate Certificate in Education preservice courses at Higher Education Institutions in the UK, and similar courses elsewhere. Open to academics for discussion on practicalities, policies, and to announce academic events.

This list has been retained 22/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list This list is used to disseminate information about the activities of the Postgraduate Network of the European Educational Research Association (EERA), to announce conferences, events, courses etc.

An academic, interdisciplinary and multilingual discussion list for all aspects of research related to picturebooks from around the world.

This list has been retained 22/07/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list Post 16 Teacher Ed Tutors Lancashire - part of Lifelong Learning Partnership. Phase 4

This list is used by the programme leaders and course teams involved in delivering Higher Education Academy accredited programmes in teaching and supporting learning in UK higher education.

This list has been retained 08/08/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list The Refugees into Teaching list will allow partner agencies and refugee teachers to discuss issues about getting refugee teachers into teaching and providing support through the qualification process. More information is provided on the project website:

This list has been retained 09/12/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list SATEFL is the Scottish Association promoting the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language through training events and networking.

List of institutional, individual and honorary members of SCUTREA (Standing Conference on University Teaching and Research in the Education of Adults)

The SSI-network will focus on socio-scientific issues as a challenge for science education for all. More specifically the common area of interest will be recent and current thinking on the epistemology of science and recent developments in science. Through discussion, a theoretical perspective on how this thinking impacts on society and environment will be elaborated and, thus, how it should impact on learning and teaching of science at all levels.

This list will be used by the partner unions in the National Union of Students/ Higher Education Academy Student-Led Teaching Awards project to exchange advice guidance and examples of good practice.

This list is used by the Standing Conference on Teacher Education North South to facilitate dialogue around Education for Citizenship

This list has been retained 09/05/2014 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list This list is used by leaders and managers in the learning & skills sector in Surrey to share issues around CPD needs and effective practice.

This list has been retained 23/04/2015 no one can subscribe to this list and no one can post to this list - contact for all enquiries regarding this list This list is for tutors and trainers on the Surrey CPD programme for Skills for Life practitioners in the Learning & Skills sector in Surrey to enable them to share good practice

This list belongs to the Transitions in Adult Education Research Network and provides a forum to discuss, share and build knowledge about adult education, and consider the implications of research in this field for policy and practice.

A superlist covering open and closed teacher education sublists, for mailings of general information, notification of events, conferences and publications of professional interest.

Description: This list is used by teacher researchers and practitioner researchers interested in teacher research, to share ideas, create new knowledge and celebrate systematic and rigorous enquiry.

This mail list has been created to provide an opportunity for all education providers and professionals involved in the admissions and recruitment process for ITT, PGCE and Schools Direct programmes to discuss changes and developments in the area.

Teacherworld invites PGCE students to engage in discussion to promote their professional development and share expertise on selected issues.

Discussions on Teacherworld will focus on current issues in the field of race, ethniciry and diversity and inclusion and how these impact upon education. It welcomes contributions from teachers, trainees and others interested in sharing good practice in this area and promoting diversity.

The Learning Consortium (& 128;˜the consortium& 128;™) is a collaboration between providers who are committed to improving the quality of teaching and learning in the sector through peer led workforce development. This national consortium is led by South Essex College and consists of a wide range of providers coving a broad spectrum of Further Education provider types, including general FE Colleges, work based learning and independent training organisations, adult learning, offender learning, and community provision. The consortium also represents a range of provision that supports a local community with a high level of target groups that are identified as essential for widening participation in FE. # The consortium members have a range of provision which includes general FE, work based learning and adult and community learning settings: The Learning Consortium- core partners South Essex College Walsall College Wirral Met College The Learning Curve Franklin VI form College East Durham College This group is already working in partnership on the development of higher level teaching skills for the FE workforce. There have been numerous collaborations between our partners to implement a whole organisational approach to improving teaching and learning based on The Learning Framework€™- a systematic and whole organisational approach to peer led coaching based on a multi-stage learning cycle. The Learning Framework has been implemented very successfully and resulted in significant improvements in success rates and value added in a number of organisations. Working across a range of providers types is a priority for the consortium, and we have developed the Learning Framework approach in response to the needs of different organisations, as well as individual staff needs. The consortium has developed a strategic partnership with its members to build sector capacity for improvement through peer led development of teaching skills. Based on these existing successes, the consortium would now like to grow this approach and roll out a national programme of support to create a national system for the development of expert practitioners. We intend to achieve system wide improvements though the creation of sector led regional hubs and sustainable expert networks which will disseminate and capture good practice. Our model is already tried and tested, but will be further developed so that it can be rolled out on behalf of the Education and Training Foundation to achieve sector wide impact. We aim to trigger the creation of a sustainable national infrastructure to build sector capacity for self-improvement with autonomy. We aim to do this through our flexible and innovative model(s) of CPD â& 128;“ delivering the appropriate higher level skills and professional knowledge to a large number of a range of further education sector staff. The purpose of this list is to initially share project updates and information with consortium members and the wider FE and Skills community.

This list is used by the Higher Education Academy to make announcements to projects currently undertaking work as part of the OER Phase 3 Commissioned Embedding Projects #Strand.

WminCETT has been formed to develop excellent practice from existing good practice in Initial Teacher Training. The list will aid communication between partners and provide a space which others can be invited to join as appropriate with access to common documents/discussion threads.

Forum for Work Based Learning Providers across London regarding the new LLUK requirements for Initial Teacher Training. The Forum is jointly managed by The Westminster Partnership Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (CETT) (University of Westminster) and LONCETT (Institute of Education)