Research

Next week: Origami workshop and Lego workshop

CEL have worked with interested staff to create a number of workshops using creative approaches in research, education and professional practice. Our final ones are coming up – come and join us! book your place with Organisational Development These workshops are hands-on making events to gain skills for you to use these techniques yourself, please… Read more »

CQR seminar: ‘In conversation: Building confidence through creative crafting’

On Wednesday Dr Jen Leamon from FHSS and Dr Jenny Hall from CEL facilitated the final seminar of the ‘in conversation’ season for the Centre for Qualitative Research.   Their topic was ‘Building confidence through creative crafting’ where they discussed the use of craft activities within research and teaching and learning. They described how they… Read more »

Keynote presentation at European Conference on Religion, Spirituality and health

On May 17th Dr Jenny Hall from CEL and the Centre for Qualitative Research presented a keynote at the joint 6th European Conference on Religion, Spirituality and health and 5th International Conference of the British Association for the Study of Spirituality. The conference brought together clinicians, theologians, researchers and healthcare chaplains together from as far… Read more »

Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE) issue 13 is now live online

Latest edition of the ALDinHE journal ==== Dear Colleagues Apologies for cross-posting We’re excited to report that the Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education (JLDHE) issue 13 is now live online – go to: http://journal.aldinhe.ac.uk/index.php/jldhe/issue/view/26 The contents of this edition are as follows: Papers Coaching placements and incidental learning – how reflection and experiential… Read more »

Biographic Narrative Interpretative Method (BNIM) From Italy

Todays seminar for the Italian masters and doctoral students in the Department of History, Society and Human Studies at the University of Salento, introduced a robust and rigourous research method which expert Professor Debbie Holley uses in her own research. Pictured below (centre) with the students and their Professor, Enrico Ciavolino (foreground) this seminar was… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 11th May 2018

Fees and funding Loans and parental contributions – The implication of the means-tested maintenance loan is that parents will make up the difference for those not receiving the full loan (ie if parental income is over £25,000)– parents are not always expecting or planning for this and sometimes parents are unable in practice to make up… Read more »

Millennials Vs Baby Boomers – Connecting the divide

A much needed Education Reform Act (1988) was implemented within all schools in England and Wales making ICT a compulsory subject. Millennials have had a much wider range of opportunities presented to them through the advancements of technology and have grown up incorporating it into their lives. However, a whole generation of baby boomers were… Read more »

HE policy update for the w/e 27th April 2018

HE review deadline approaches – the latest on fees and funding Thank you to the staff and students who responded to the HE review survey that we ran before and after Easter, we are preparing our response and will use the data from the survey to inform it. We asked respondents for their top 3… Read more »

Registration open for 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education (7OSME)

  I’m the organising committee for the 7th International Meeting on Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education (7OSME). Yes, isn’t amazing that this is even a ‘thing’. This two day event is on 5-7 September 2018 in Oxford. This is a rigorous academic meeting and welcomes educators and researchers across disciplines such as design, maths,… Read more »