Case Studies: In BU

Innovative practices happening in BU where research is used to underpin the learning

Report and resources: Southern Region Aspiring National Teaching Fellows Networking event

35 staff from across the Southern Region gathered at Bournemouth University on 7th June to network and learn about the National Teaching Fellow scheme, run by the HEA . A joint event run by National Teaching Fellows Dr Kirsten Hardie, former Chair of the Association of NTFs (Arts University Bournemouth) and Professors Debbie Holley and Stephen Tee, (BU)…. Read more »

Developing Staff Further: The additional benefits of a TEL Toolkit

Colleagues, delighted to report that our abstract for the prestigious Association of Learning Technologists has been accepted – there has been significant interest in the BU work in this area, led by David Biggins, previously a CEL theme leader and now one of our Academic Learning Advisors working on Brightspace, our new VLE ==== Developing… Read more »

Student centred approach to developing a Psychology Literacy Toolkit

By Dr Sarah Muir We have been continuing with our student-centred approach to develop a novel intervention to improve psychological literacy/employability for Psychology Undergraduate students. Our student RAs have conducted a questionnaire study with students from Levels 4-6 (n=42). Less than half of participants (43%) reported being able to define psychological literacy. Participants recognised the… Read more »

Educational game development: ‘Duty calls’

By Peter Phillips CEL Innovation Awards, Project Update We were awarded money through the CEL innovation award to develop a prototype board game for student paramedics called Duty Calls. This game is a fun way for student paramedics to learn about the issues of professionalism and their responsibilities as aspiring healthcare professionals. Duty Calls has… Read more »

Using a student-centred approach to develop innovative employability tools for psychology undergraduates

By Sarah Muir CEL Innovation Awards, Project Update During a psychology degree, students gain psychological knowledge that can be used in everyday situations e.g. in relationships, the workplace or in the community. Psychology courses also equip students with skills (e.g. through assignments) that are beneficial in the workplace. Some of these include: problem-solving, team work,… Read more »

CEL research dialogue session on Fair Access

On 23 February, CEL held a research dialogue session about Fair Access and Widening Participation. Maggie Hutchings, HSS, presented findings and the overall methodology being followed by the BU Fair Access Research Project. Jacqueline Priego, CEL, presented the findings of her project ‘Students who bounce back’ and recommendations for practice. We will follow up on… Read more »

Patient and Public Involvement Project

By James Gavin CEL Innovation Awards, Project Update Since being granted funding for my Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) project, I have focused on organizing Phase I: The PPI Seminar Series. Initial meetings with my co-investigators, Dr Mel Hughes and Tom Wainwright, involved proposing a seminar schedule, to include four separate workshops aimed at students…. Read more »

The co-creation of unit assessments based on the principles of ‘backward design’

By Richard Wallis & Ashley Woodfall (joint-PIs) CEL Innovation Awards, Project Update This CEL Innovation Award was originally predicated on the idea that our project would span two faculties working together. The most significant and exciting development to have occurred since work has begun, is its extension to three faculties. The Faculty of Media and… Read more »

Understanding the importance of social networks for student wellbeing at BU

This seminar highlights the results of George Ellis’ recent research project in which he investigated the importance of social networks on anxiety and depression levels within the BU MSc student cohorts of 2014-2016. We are keen to share this information so that people may be able to use it for planning MSc student inductions and… Read more »

Volume 10(2) of the Journal of Information Literacy is now available at jil.lboro.ac.uk

Apologies for cross posting Dear Colleagues, I’m delighted to announce that volume 10(2) of the Journal of Information Literacy is now available at jil.lboro.ac.uk. Please find the table of contents below: a selection box of information literacy goodies for your festive enjoyment!   With every good wish, Emma. Articles   School libraries, political information and… Read more »