CELebrate Conference 2015 – Day 3 – Thursday 28 May

Here is the agenda for the last full day of the CELebrate conference

Launch of Succeed at BU
10am – noon, PG30a

Presenters: Bethan Collins, Anita Diaz and Jane de Vekey

Succeed at BU is a practical strategy and toolkit within CEL which consists of a combination of policy, practical student/staff support and underpinning pedagogic research focusing on student retention and attainment. It integrates this range of resources to enable student success by promoting four key measures of success: student inclusion, engagement, retention and achievement. This session will introduce the Succeed at BU strategy and an example toolkit we are developing with HEA funding to foster student engagement in personal development through co-curricular learning opportunities. We will welcome discussion of how Succeed at BU can be most effectively used by BU staff and students.

Show and Tell Stands
12.15 – 12.45, Poole House Reception:

  • Student Centred Learning using Peerwise – David Biggins
  • CEL and Mapping Peer Lead academic learning UK – Chris Keenan
  • Internationalising the curriculum and Internationally Informed Internationalisation – Chris Shiel
  • Global Student – Mo Haffar
  • Innovative pedagogy- Interactive web-based slides and the flipped classroom – Demetra Andreou, Paul Albinson
  • What Service Excellence can do for you – Susanne Clarke

Appreciating Appreciative Inquiry
1pm – 2pm, PG30a

Presenters: Lois Farquharson and Susanne Clarke

Appreciative Inquiry is now a widely recognised process for engaging people in all areas of work and society in development and change. Based around conversational practice, positive questioning and developing relationships, it can radically increase individual and group capacity for collaboration and change. This workshop is practical in nature and will therefore contain activities which offer experience of working with the AI technique and reflecting on how, where and when you might use it in future. This workshop will include an overview of the use of AI at BU to gain a deeper understanding of the factors which go towards creating a positive student experience.

An exploration of the potential of learning development to demystify student learning
2pm – 4pm, PG30a

Presenters: Marian Mayer and John Hilsdon

This session will explore the practice of learning development with an overview by John Hilsdon of the professionalization of learning development as a field of practice, followed by a discussion of subject specific approaches as practiced in the BU Faculty of Media and Communication. There will also be a workshop session applying learning development approaches to the topic of critical thinking. Find out more about John at www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/john-hilsdon.

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