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LEARNING CURVE
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The Learning Curve
Mon 20:30 - 21:00
Sun 23:00 - 23:30 (rpt)
 
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Monday 7 May 2007
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Libby Purves presents this week's edition of the Learning Curve.
THE BOLOGNA PROCESS

The Bologna Process aims to create a European higher education area by making academic degree standards and quality assurance standards more comparable and compatible throughout Europe. 

To discuss the Bologna Process, Libby Purves is joined by Sally Hunt, joint general secretary of the University and College Union, and Professor Sir Roderick Floud, Emeritus President of London Metropolitan University and currently Vice-President of the European Universities Association


OOGLY BOOGLY

Oogly Boogly is an event, a performance, and a game. It is made with up to eight toddlers of 12–18 months & four performers, and takes place in a soft inflatable tent. It invites the very young and their parents/carers into a neutral space, free from toys or distractions, where performers follow and amplify the children’s spontaneous activity while the adults observe. Each session lasts around 45 minutes. Parents and carers stay in the space throughout, as the children get to grips with the fact that they are in the driving seat. In directing their own movement the babies interact with the performers, and an unpredictable but playful free-flow of conversational body language begins.

Angela Robson reports from a performance of Oogly Boogly at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival.

And joining Libby Purves live is Susan Carey, Manager for Early Childhood Pedagogy for Peterborough City Council 


EXTENDED PROJECTS

University-style research projects by sixth form students? That’s what’s been happening at Farnborough Sixth Form College - one of the country’s largest and most successful sixth form colleges. In October last year 70 students completed extended projects of 5000 words, and the following month they were presented with handsomely bound dissertations by no less a person than Sir Mike Tomlinson, former chief inspector of schools, who recommended strongly in his 14-19 report that students undertake an extended project.

Joining Libby in the studio to discuss these Extended Projects is Dr John Guy, principal of Farnborough Sixth Form College 
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

General links to information about the Bologna Process:

The Europe Unit
European Commission, Education and Training, Bologna Process
Council of Europe, Higher Education and Research 

University and College Union
London Metropolitan University

Oogly Boogly
Children’s Strategic Patnership 
The Norfolk and Norwich Festival

Farnborough 6th Form College
Assessment and Qualifications Alliance 
QCA  (QCA maintains and develops the national curriculum and associated assessments, tests and examinations; and accredits and monitors qualifications in colleges and at work.)
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