Posts By: Curie Scott

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

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 »

Curie Scott joins the advisory board of The International Health Humanities Network

Curie Scott has been invited to join the advisory board of The International Health Humanities Network. You can book now for the annual conference in Southampton (2-4 Aug). The International Health Humanities Network, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, works to develop ways that arts and humanities knowledge and practice can enhance health… Read more »

Coaching spaces!

BU is committed to developing a coaching and mentoring culture. My name is Curie Scott and I work in the Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL). I am part of the coaching bank at BU. I have space to coach two people now or starting in Sept 2018-19 This coaching opportunity is open to postgraduate students, academics… Read more »

CELebrate2018 – Creative approaches in large groups: workshop on photos and collage

This year, CEL have facilitated workshops focused on the knowledge-making potential of creative processes. Students, even if they are hesitant at first, appreciate the time to think, process and create something. These approaches can be adapted from short five minute bursts of activity to longer pieces of collaborative work. Examples include the use of collage,… Read more »