Creativity

Creating creative spaces – game changers and fun at work!

Susanne Clarke – Head of Service Excellence. Creating spaces and environments which bring teams together to unleash creativity and allow game changing ideas to thrive is central to embedding excellence. There is a lot of science behind many approaches to creativity & innovation and the evidence is growing all the time. It can however, be… Read more »

Excited about Brightspace

It’s not often that I get excited by training. However, the training provided by the Brightspace team has sparked all sorts of internal conversations. The training was beautifully designed: I had my own ‘sandbox’ to play in and live support from the team. This was a sophisticated lesson to an educationalist about learning by doing… 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 »

Professor Debbie Holley delivers Keynote to BU Careers and Teachers Conference

A keynote presentation to the BU Careers and Teachers conference #BUCATC This keynote suggests that with the move to models of school based teacher training, that trainee teachers and NQTs find their  Continuous Professional Development needs are not being met, and indeed, can be unsuitable to their needs.  I suggest that harnessing their desire co-create… Read more »

BU’s Vision4Learning project and the ‘magic-weaving business’

Photograph (L-R): Sir John Jones and Professor Debbie Holley (Head of CEL) Last week the fourth annual Service Excellence conference was held at BU. Attended by both professional service and academic staff, the conference offered a variety of workshops and visiting speakers to explore themes of kindness in the workplace and going the extra mile… Read more »

Drawing Slow: 20-60 minutes

In the previous post, I provided some examples of creating fast drawings during taught sessions. Here, I am going to present some ideas of slow drawing which will take 20-60 minutes. Several are examples of observational drawing where what is observed is drawn which facilitates a deeper seeing. This happened during life drawing classes incorporated… Read more »