Visual thinking

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Call to Action: Universities must focus on innovation that embeds kindness, and humanized approaches. How BU is leading the way.

Susanne Clarke and Laura Roper were delighted to be offered the opportunity to present at the AUA2018 conference. We headed off, booked into our hotel, which incidentally we found we were sharing with the Italian Football team – we have pictures if you are interested. The focus of the conference was Higher Education beyond Brexit,… Read more »

Facilitating with Lego

Join Susanne Clarke and Curie Scott for a Strengths Based Approach to using Lego © (can be used with other artefacts!) to support conversations, generate ideas and support team working. We will look at appreciative approaches to supporting conversations and activities, using a three step approach to using Lego, confidence in using Lego, developing creativity… Read more »

FAR Think Piece One: All of us put other people first

A series of short, reflective pieces about widening participation projects is being published from within the Fair Access Research (FAR) initiative, which aim to share ideas and experiences on widening participation projects from across the university, to provoke thought and to inspire. Think Piece One is written by Dr Jacqueline Priego, postdoctoral research fellow in CEL, about a co-production… Read more »