Smart Learning and Smart Justice

Smart Learning and Smart Justice

College Development Network, Airthrey Castle, University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Event Begins Friday, November 15, 2019 9:30 am and finishes at 3:30 pm in Stirling

This event is free to attend however please note that as per our Terms and Conditions below failure to attend on the day will result in a £10 administration charge unless otherwise agreed.

What to Expect from the Smart Learning and Smart Justice


College is for all, including people who have been affected by the criminal justice system. A number of students may also go on to work within justice-related sectors. The Smart Justice agenda is a growing movement that is creating a more compassionate, proportionate and future-focussed justice system.

This workshop will be facilitated by Simon Ashpool and Peter Smith, Learning, Development and Innovation Leads at Community Justice Scotland. 

Community Justice Scotland, the national body for community justice deliver free workshops to colleges that focus on raising awareness of community justice early on in people’s careers. These interactive sessions look at the national agenda for justice, focus on real stories of those affected by the justice system and finish with an exploration of career pathways for students. Second Chancers is Community Justice Scotland’s current national campaign.

Who should attend

This workshop will be of particular interest to:
  • Directors of Student Experience/Student Services
  • Student Services Managers/Advisors
  • Careers and Guidance Advisors
  • Admissions and Inclusive Learning Managers
  • Curriculum Heads (Social Sciences, Health and Social Care)
  • Students.
  • To raise awareness of the criminal justice system
  • To better prepare the next generation of justice professionals to work within the context of Smart Justice
  • To explore developing professional development activities related to inclusive practices
  • To explore ways in which the college sector can develop resources within guidance and support
  • To embed smart justice into your own work

Meet the Facilitators

Simon Ashpool, Learning Development and Innovation Lead, Community Justice Scotland
Simon is a qualified lecturer with specialisms in both adult literacies and ESOL. He joined Crisis as its first Learning Manager in its Newcastle service. In this role, Simon was responsible for overseeing an innovative, creative and balanced curriculum that addressed the needs of vulnerable and marginalised adults in the city. In 2008, Simon set up Crisis Scotland’s education service from scratch. Leading on all aspects of the charity’s education service involved being responsible for implementing and developing quality frameworks and standards across the service. As a member of Crisis Scotland’s management team, Simon was responsible for initiating and overseeing a wide range of initiatives designed to prevent and end homelessness in areas such as housing, health and wellbeing, employability, service user involvement and financial inclusion. He co-chaired Education Scotland’s ESOL Widening Access and Participation Group and is on the Board of Governors for West Lothian College. He is Chair of Learning Link Scotland, helping to ensure that Third Sector adult learning organisations work together to create a successful, dynamic and forward thinking Scotland.
   Peter Smith, Learning Development and Innovation Lead, Community Justice Scotland
Peter joined Criminal Justice Scotland from a dual role in lecturing and quality improvement in learning. He was responsible for developing outstanding teaching and learning across Tyne Coast College and its national partners. His areas of specialism include research methods in criminal justice, debates and controversies in criminal justice and the memorialisation of trauma in literature.
Peter retains his involvement in practitioner led research through the Outstanding Teaching and Learning group sponsored by the Society for Education and Training. He is an examiner for the Assessment and Qualifications Alliance in English Language and Literature.
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