Curriculum design

What staff are saying about the curriculum design process – LEAP

The last week has been a busy time for BU’s Learning Excellence Acceleration Programme, LEAP with a drop-in session and workshops for the History Department and Wiltshire College. One member of staff used the drop-in session to work on a unit for which she is the unit lead.  This involved setting out the structure of… Read more »

Focus on Education for Sustainable Development

If you are beginning to think about the strategic vision of BU2025 you will be aware that within it is embedded the topic of sustainability. The fusion vison is to find ways to enrich society and for all to have responsibility for our actions that will impact the local and global environment. It is expected… Read more »

Invitation to contribute to a ‘Real World Learning’ book

Colleagues, if student employablity is something you offer within the existing curriculum, this may be of interest. I have started to edit a new collection of chapters on real world learning with my colleague, Jamil. Real world learning for these purposes is any explicit pedagogy or curriculum development that enhances students’ employability skills. We have… Read more »

Come and find out more about LEAP on 4 July, 9-11:30 in F112

What is LEAP?  LEAP is BU’s process for unit development.  It consists of a 2-3 hour workshop, typically undertaken with staff from the same department, during which visualisations of units are created.  Each visualisation shows how the learning activities are arranged in the unit, how they link to the ILOs, how many different learning types… Read more »

LEAP at 100

BU’s unit and programme visualisation process, LEAP, passed a recent milestone with the 100th member of staff attending one of CEL’s sessions. The response from staff has been very positive.  You can read about the previous sessions and peruse the feedback here. If you would like to find out more or discuss how the LEAP… Read more »

Book now for CELebrate2018

  Book now for CELebrate2018 here  In this year’s CELebrate symposium, we are convening a range of different opportunities to work with staff in thinking about approaches to large group teaching, learning and assessment. Our Keynote is from Sarah Knight (Jisc Digital Futures directorate) speaking on “How are students’ expectations and experiences of their digital environment… Read more »

Coming up! Facilitating with Lego©, using strength based methods

Lego© has been successfully used within Learning and Teaching across BU as well as developing stronger teams. CEL are offering Lego© workshops with two of our experts, Susanne Clarke and Tim Gale on both campus sites. Come, experience the process and consider how you may use Lego in your own research, education or professional practice…. Read more »

Come along to the next LEAP workshop on Friday 8 June

LEAP is BU’s unit visualisation process which is very useful for developing existing or new units, seeking ways to blend student learning, modifying assessment and, overall, developing great  units and programmes that engage students and enhance their learning. Past blog posts have recorded the sessions held across BU.  Read these posts to see what the… Read more »

LEAPing into Midwifery

Today we held a LEAP session for the Midwifery team comprising 16 members of staff.  The session was well-timed because the team is preparing new units so we were able to map out the ‘to be’ unit structure, content and assessment.  It was so useful to have all the team in one room because there… Read more »

Book now for CELebrate2018

  Book now for CELebrate2018 here  In this year’s CELebrate symposium, we are convening a range of different opportunities to work with staff in thinking about approaches to large group teaching, learning and assessment. Our Keynote is from Sarah Knight (Jisc Digital Futures directorate) speaking on “How are students’ expectations and experiences of their digital… Read more »