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Digital, Learning and Skills Advocacy Group

Digital, Learning and Skills Advocacy Group

In 2018, the “Inclusion and Learning Advocacy Group’ was re-founded as the ‘Digital, Learning and Skills Advocacy Group’.

The new group aims to bring together the expertise of Alliance members to influence education, volunteering and engagement policy, promote the role of the NGO heritage sector as a provider of world-leading educational programmes and opportunities for skills development, and act as a means of information exchange and best-practice sharing amongst members. They hope to collate best practice for advocacy and inspiration and act as a hub for collaboration amongst Alliance members.

The group largely faces the Department of Education and BEIS, and has defined its areas of interest as international engagement, digital engagement, digital literacy, diversity, learning, skills, partnerships and collaboration, Health and Heritage, Cultural diplomacy, Gamification, Internship and Placements, traditional skills and construction.

The group hopes to organise a Brokerage, Partnerships and Collaboration Day and a Learning Day in the coming year.

Co-Chair: Oliver Cox, Oxford University and Jaime Davies, Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage

Members represented: The National Trust, National Historic Ships, Royal Holloway University, West Dean College, Historic Royal Palaces, AIM, The National Heritage Training Group, Association for Industrial Heritage, BAFM, Canal and Rivers Trust, CIfA, Council for British Archaeology, Churches Conservation Trust, ICON, Maritime Heritage, The Weald and Downland Museum, The Prince’s Regeneration Trust, RTPI, The World Monument Fund, Venice in Peril, SPAB, Historic Houses, Church of England, The Confucius Institute, The British Library, Oxford University, Past Present, English Heritage, Ecclesiastical Insurance, University of Suffolk and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Relevant Documents and Publications

  • The Alliance’s response to theĀ  Department for Education consultation on changes to the National Curriculum.
  • Engaging Places: Heritage education projects to inspire you flyer is available for download here
  • Engaging Places: What teachers want presentation [Powerpoint] available here