Curriculum design

Innovating Pedagogy 2019 – OU Report

The Open University has released its Innovating Pedagogy 2019 report which covers the following themes. Playful learning Learning with robots Decolonising learning Drone-based learning Learning through wonder Action learning Virtual studios Place-based learning Making thinking visible Roots of Empathy Themes from previous reports Read and download the report here. http://www.open.ac.uk/blogs/innovating/

Open online seminar series: new for 2019

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Apologies for cross posting, but teams thinking about curriculum development may find these of interest. These are faciliatated by top TEL researchers and digital ‘do-ers!’ ====== Link to original blog post: http://teachcom.myblog.arts.ac.uk Information: This open online seminar series from UAL …The series is exploring open and creative approaches to teaching and learning. It’s an ultra-low… Read more »

JLDHE Special Edition – ALDinHE Conference 2018

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Special Edition: ALDinHE Conference 2018 A selection of papers presented at the 2018 ALDinHE Conference, held at the University of Leicester March 26-28 2018 Table of Contents Papers Facilitating learning about academic phraseology: teaching activities for student writers<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fjournal.aldinhe.ac.uk%2Findex.php%2Fjldhe%2Farticle%2Fview%2F468&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cc576c352d2b2466c793708d63f7d3c59%7Cede29655d09742e4bbb5f38d427fbfb8%7C0%7C0%7C636766204448096728&amp;sdata=saf32jrQJRb2X57lgq%2B22ymJHhmBKoaQMgHUdraVLd0%3D&amp;reserved=0> Mary Davis, John Morley PDF<https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fjournal.aldinhe.ac.uk%2Findex.php%2Fjldhe%2Farticle%2Fview%2F468%2Fpdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7C%7Cc576c352d2b2466c793708d63f7d3c59%7Cede29655d09742e4bbb5f38d427fbfb8%7C0%7C0%7C636766204448096728&amp;sdata=CRbiWMo9TrK52D4ExqR4CfJKqMaiubbJcqgQHoas5yY%3D&amp;reserved=0> Making the second year count: embedding learning development in a progressive student… Read more »

Short courses for credit

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The Centre for Excellence in Learning (CEL) is offering a range of short courses on key drivers for educational enhancement and innovation. There is a fee for this course, however all BU accredited programmes of study are covered by the Staff Discount scheme. There are four different accredited units and these are available for 20… Read more »

“Worth taking a LEAP of faith on the process”

We held a LEAP session with our colleagues from Paramedic Science (Alison, Pete, Iain, Adam and Chris) this morning.  The goal was to design a new unit, Emergency Care Fundamentals, which is to be delivered in November 2019.    Using the current unit structure as the base, the conversations ranged over  all elements of curriculum… Read more »

Come and learn about TEL with CEL

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In two months’ time, the PG Dip unit in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL): Creativity in Design for 2018-19 commences.  It is a great opportunity to develop your digital skills, learn more about technology in education and to hear the experiences of other colleagues at BU. The unit covers learning theories and TEL theories, social media, virtual… Read more »

What staff are saying about the curriculum design process – LEAP

The last week has been a busy time for BU’s Learning Excellence Acceleration Programme, LEAP with a drop-in session and workshops for the History Department and Wiltshire College. One member of staff used the drop-in session to work on a unit for which she is the unit lead.  This involved setting out the structure of… Read more »

Focus on Education for Sustainable Development

If you are beginning to think about the strategic vision of BU2025 you will be aware that within it is embedded the topic of sustainability. The fusion vison is to find ways to enrich society and for all to have responsibility for our actions that will impact the local and global environment. It is expected… Read more »

Invitation to contribute to a ‘Real World Learning’ book

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Colleagues, if student employablity is something you offer within the existing curriculum, this may be of interest. I have started to edit a new collection of chapters on real world learning with my colleague, Jamil. Real world learning for these purposes is any explicit pedagogy or curriculum development that enhances students’ employability skills. We have… Read more »

Come and find out more about LEAP on 4 July, 9-11:30 in F112

What is LEAP?  LEAP is BU’s process for unit development.  It consists of a 2-3 hour workshop, typically undertaken with staff from the same department, during which visualisations of units are created.  Each visualisation shows how the learning activities are arranged in the unit, how they link to the ILOs, how many different learning types… Read more »