Posts By: Curie Scott

Apply now for two short courses: Work based learning AND Assessment and feedback

We are still open for applications for two courses starting in February 2019. For new applicants, please click the relevant link below for more information and to apply. If you have completed the course(s) in previous years for professional development and now want to complete the assessment to gain credits please contact Claudia Vanzeloti Employability/Work-based Learning:… Read more »

The use of Lego for an Assessment Centres Workshop

Manne Garon-Buffery, Placement Coordinator to Level 5 Design & Engineering students, shares her experience of using Lego for the first time. CEL has boxes of Lego for short term loan for teaching and training, please contact Curie Scott  Level 5 Design & Engineering includes four cohorts totalling 190 students studying Product Design, Industrial Design, Design… Read more »

Creative Writing for Academics Workshop with Kip Jones 11 and 12 Jan 2019

When we are open to experiment in new ways, marvellous things are possible. The Centre for Excellence in Learning and the Centre for Qualitative Research work closely on creative practices in Education, Research and Professional Practice. Read all about a previous Creative Writing for Academics workshop here: https://goo.gl/3fz2Yu …then get ready for the next one… Read more »

CQR and CEL: Creativity, the key to connectivity

The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) and the Centre for Qualitative Research (CQR) are natural allies for creative endeavours–in research and dissemination for CQR, and education or CEL. Members from both centres will be working together to share ideas, skills and resources across the fusion areas of Education, Research and Professional Practice. CEL are developing… Read more »

Short courses for credit

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The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) is offering a range of short courses on key drivers for educational enhancement and innovation. There is a fee for this course, however all BU accredited programmes of study are covered by the Staff Discount scheme. There are four different accredited units and these are available for 20… Read more »

MA Corporate Communication students experience LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

Tauheed Ramjaun, Lecturer In Corporate Communications, FMC attended a Lego workshop run by the Centre of Excellence. CEL has boxes of lego to loan out if you are interested in using it for education. Here is his report of using Lego. During this first week of teaching, I had the opportunity to apply the LEGO®… Read more »

Reflecting on research using creative methods

We invited a lecture hall of postgraduate research (PGR) students to reflect on their hopes for their research studies using a collage methodology. Image-making enables cognitive disruption (in a good way). Collage can be mediated in various ways. In this situation, magazines and cut-out magazine images were spread across the lecture theatre. PGR students were… Read more »

Origami for Science Maths and Education International Meeting

The Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education (7OSME) 7th International Meeting occurred recently in Oxford. The conference started with a visit to The Satellite Applications Catapult at Harwell. They work with organisations to make use of, and benefit from, satellite technologies. Michael Loweth from ‘Oxford Space systems’ are one of the companies there. They develop… Read more »

Short courses – MA Education Practice provision

The new year is full of options! Here are four of them – Come and join us! These 20-credit bearing units are linked to the MA Education Practice Successful completion of three assessments contributes credits to the second year of the Masters if you already have a PGCert (which is year 1 of the MA)…. Read more »

Report of the Annual International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference (IGNCC)

This year CEL has promoted active making and creative origami and lego workshops to connect with the Fusion strands of Education, Research and Professional practice. We were delighted to hear about the Annual International Graphic Novel and Comics Conference at BU. Dr Julia Round  reports here with additional photos of ‘sketchnotes’ ( a superb visual note-taking… Read more »