Monthly Archives: November 2015

The Placement Experience of International Students

Dr Marcellus Mbah, a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in CEL recently presented the results of a study he carried out with Kelly Goodwin on the placement experience of international students. The workshop was organised by the Employability, Enterprise and Work-based Learning Network of the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) and drew participants from more than… Read more »

Lego Serious Play

Dr Tim Gale, Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management Head of Education and Professional Practice, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Faculty of Management,tells us below about Lego Serious Play: For some time now I have been using Lego Serious Play to facilitate discussion in class (sparingly, as you can have too much of a good thing),… Read more »

Doctoral dissertation in graphic novel form (thank you Gordon Asher for sharing)

please find links from the LearnHigher discussion  at foot of post What a wonderful challenge to the usual format.. http://mostlysignssomeportents.tumblr.com/post/130485371991/doctoral-dissertation-in-graphic-novel-form Columbia University awarded a doctorate in education to Nick Sousanis forUnflattening, a graphic novel about the relationship between words and pictures in literature. It was published by Harvard University Press and got a starred review… Read more »

Special call of the Fusion Investment Fund

A special round of the Co-Creation and Co-Production Strand of the Fusion Investment Fund (FIF) opens today. As part of the University’s Global Engagement Plan, the first ASEAN Hub of Practice was launched through the last round of the FIF. We are now looking to set up two more Hubs of Practice in India and… Read more »

Employability and problem-based learning

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”   Benjamin Franklin I recently came across an article of interest in the Academy of Management Learning & Education discussing the benefits of problem-based learning as a useful approach to equip students with the necessary skills need for successful career… Read more »

TEL-ve days of Christmas

Join this online course – a tool a day to improve your digital and teaching skills! 10 minutes a day maximum, and the chance to take part in this fun event – count down the 12 days of Christmas!

Student and staff co-creation projects

CEL is offering funding for ten student-led projects, co-created with academics. Taking part in a co-created project will help your students develop news skills and confidence, learn how to apply knowledge, inform their career decisions and increase employability. This is open to final year undergraduates and those interested will need identify a topic of relevance… Read more »

What does student engagement mean?

CEL were involved in a debate about the nature of engagement with a department in the Faculty of Management this afternoon.  Before being able to tackle the subject of how to improve engagement, we needed to define what we mean by engagement. We looked at engagement from both the lecturer and student perspective and started… Read more »