2018 Scottish Union Learning Everyday Skills Event

Scottish Youth Theatre, 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow G1 1TF.
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February 22, 2018, 09.30 – 15.00

Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

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2018 Scottish Union Learning Everyday Skills Event – ‘Innovative Approaches to Learning in the Workplace’

The 10th Annual Scottish Union Learning Everyday Skills Event 'Innovative Approaches to Learning in the Workplace’ will take place on Thursday, 22 February 2018, from 9.30am to 3pm at the Scottish Youth Theatre, The Old Sheriff Court, 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow G1 1TF.

The Event enables trade unions to raise awareness of Everyday Skills issues in the workplace, and to share best practice in supporting those with Everyday Skills needs. It is aimed at Union Learning Representatives, Learning Organisers and Tutors.

The 2018 Everyday Skills Event will focus on innovative approaches to learning which include using creative technologies and creative writing skills to support learners in the workplace. There will also be opportunities to explore online resources to support workers with additional learning needs and hints and tips about protecting personal data.

Guest Speakers will include Dave Moxham, STUC Deputy General Secretary, and Jamie-Max Caldwell, Unite Community Organiser. Participants will be able to attend two of the following three breakout sessions, depending on availability:

Workshop 1: Workshop 1: Union Rebels – share your personal stories from the trade union movement and experience how to encourage learners to find their Rebel story. Led by Alison Irvine (Author)

Everyone has a story to tell and building the courage to tell your story can be a powerful learning experience. Each year Scottish Book Trust runs a campaign to gather stories from the Scottish public around a theme. This year’s theme is ‘Rebel’, which provides a great opportunity to share some of your personal stories from the trade union movement. Led by well-known author Alison Irvine, this interactive storytelling session is set in a union context and provides information on techniques you can use to engage learners in the workplace..

Workshop 2: Technology and Autism - how can technology be used as a tool in the workplace to help learners on the autistic spectrum? Led by Irene Warner-Mackintosh (Mhor Collective)

This interactive session will introduce participants to some of the digital tools and knowledge available to support and help those with autism. In particular, it will explore what it means to be on the autistic spectrum and how to choose the most appropriate technology to support learners in the workplace. Participants will be provided with the opportunity to access online resources to engage workers with additional learning and developmental needs.

Workshop 3: Protecting Your Personal Data - how can we keep our personal data safe and develop personal data protection skills. Led by Craig Steele (Digital Skills Education Ltd)

We are providing companies with more details about us than ever before. Sometimes we give out contact details, sometimes much more sensitive information such as financial details, or medical information. This interactive session covers the basics of data protection and provides tips and advice on what you can do to support learners, and prevent their personal information being inappropriately disclosed.

Please note: There are limited places for each session and if one of your two choices is oversubscribed, you will be automatically given a place on one of the remaining sessions.

To attend the Event, please register by: 9 February 2018 on Eventbrite.

Please contact your own trade union to make arrangements to attend this event. Organisation of attendance and release is by your trade union and is not the responsibility of Scottish Union Learning.

If you have any queries about the event or registration please contact Karina Liptrot at kliptrot@stuc.org.uk

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