Creativity

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 »

CEL ‘assessment fiestas’ go national!

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The Association of Learning Developer in Higher Education (ALDinHE) hold their national conference at the University of Leicester 26/28th March. Our own CEL theme leaders will be showcasing the Bournemouth University work taking place during our year of ‘Assessment and Feedback’. Please do follow/ support us on #aldcon Assessment and Feedback Fiesta Anne Quinney, Ann Luce… Read more »

National Teaching Fellows (National briefing and writing workshop)

The NTF Regional writing workshop ‘Fantastic’ ‘superb’ and ‘inspiring’ were words used to decribe the NTF writing workshop, hosted by BU, and run by National Teaching Fellows Professor Debbie Holley and Professor Stephen Tee (BU) with fellow NTFs Dr Kirsten Hardie (AuB) and Dr Jenny Hill (UWE) volunteering their services to support this regional event…. Read more »

Origami workshops

CEL are extending our creativity strand to consider how the creative making process is connected with teaching and learning Origami is an ancient practice of folding paper and the Japanese form arises from ‘ori’ meaning ‘to fold’ and ‘kami’ meaning ‘paper’. Origami is practiced worldwide and you may be familiar with folded ‘fortune tellers’ and… Read more »

Did you have a ‘try January’?

Many of us use January as the start of the year to get ourselves off to productive start and try introducing new habits. We start exercising, go on that diet we’ve been putting off or cut out alcohol.  BU’s Carnival University spent January 2018 trying new things. We first tried a new project management tool… Read more »

Using Virtual Worlds for Meetings and Discussions

    This Friday evening Liz Falconer and myself joined in with a virtual reality chat using the Engage platform (it is freely downloadable using Steam, though not available on Mac at present).  We were able to listen to an expert panel (one being the Vive-president of HTC vive) and join an audience of people from… Read more »

Applying for HEA Fellowship – Writing Retreat

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Professor Rick Stafford (Faculty of Science & Technology) will be hosting a TeachBU Writing Retreat on Wednesday, 6th December, between 13.30 – 16.30 on Talbot Campus. This session provides the perfect opportunity for some dedicated time to focus on your HEA Fellowship application – whether you need to start writing it, it’s a work in… Read more »