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Global Higher Degree Apprenticeship Conference
The Higher Degree Apprenticeship Conference is a three-day event aimed at employers, educators, and students involved in higher and degree apprenticeships. It is organised by Kent Business School (KBS), Global and Lifelong Learning (GLL), the ESREA Working Life and Learning Network, and the Journal of Work-applied Management (JWAM). The conference theme is "Co-creating towards new solutions in work-integrated learning", emphasizing the importance of collaboration and co-creation in developing innovative solutions for workplace challenges.
The conference will feature keynote speeches, paper presentations, symposia, and round table discussions focused on various aspects of co-creation in higher and degree apprenticeships. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from experts in the field, exchange ideas, and learn about the latest developments in the industry.
Through this event, we hope to foster a culture of collaboration and co-creation in higher and degree apprenticeships, which will lead to the development of innovative solutions for the challenges faced by employers and employees alike. The conference is an excellent opportunity for those involved in the industry to network, learn from one another, and contribute to the growth and success of apprenticeships and work-based learning.
If you would like to be involved in symposiums, round tables or panel discussions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Registration and welcome drinks
Welcome from Kent Business School Deputy Director Professor Catherine Robinson
Dr Trevor Gerhardt – Reader and Director of Studies Higher Degree Apprenticeships at Kent Business School, University of Kent; Co-creation as boundary spanning, brokering and translating
Networking drinks at local venue
Refreshments and welcome
Jonathan Garnett – International Advisory panel for Journal of Work-applied Management (JWAM); Co-creation as reciprocity
Pedagogic Dialogue Symposium
Lunch (provided by University of Kent)
Employers Round Table
End-Point Assessment Showcase
Optional tour of Medway Dockside, Gin Distillery or free time to explore Medway.
Conference Meal (venue and menu tbc) (optional and at delegates own cost)
Refreshments and Welcome
Dr Pierre Faller, Columbia University and Network Convenor for the Working Life and Learning Network, ESREA.
Conference Paper Presentations
Round Table Discussion
End of Conference
Please note, a full programme will be available from 1 September 2023.
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The cost of the conference is £50 per person. The ticket cost includes refreshments throughout the conference and lunch on the Saturday afternoon.
The conference will take place at the University of Kent's Medway Campus, which is a short distance from London and offers a wide range of accommodation a short distance from the campus.
Accommodation is not included in the ticket fee but there are many hotels and bed and breakfast options close to the campus.
Medway campus is easily accessible by air, public transport and car.
Saturday afternoon is free for you to explore all Medway has to offer, including a tour of the dockside, gin tasting at the Copper Rivet Distillery and a networking dinner.
We are seeking original contributions which provide fresh and interesting perspectives for the global community, and as such, we welcome contributions.
Throughout the conference you will hear from a variety of Keynote speakers from Kent Business School, Journal of Work-applied Management (JWAM) and ESERA.
Director of Studies. Trevor will discuss co-creation as boundary spanning, brokering translating.
Emeritus Professor with Middlesex University. Jonathan will speak on co-creation as reciprocity.
Organization & Leadership Teachers College. Pierre will discuss co-creation as unified divergence.