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UK Data Service Data Skills Modules: free to use

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Apologies for cross posting – great resources for staff and students here: Our online, easy-to-use, and interactive Data Skills Modules introduce three forms of data to non-experts. These will give those new to research a solid grounding in the key skills they need to make full use of our rich data resources. They are aimed at anyone who… Read more »

Mapping Learning Excellence with colleagues from Events and Leisure

We held a Learning Excellence (LEAP) session with twelve colleagues from the programme team in the current Department of Events and Leisure last week. The goal was to work on new undergraduate and postgraduate programmes starting in Sept 2019. Unit teaching teams worked with new Intended Learning Outcomes and their knowledge from current units to… Read more »

National Numeracy Day 15th May

HOWEVER MATHS MAKES YOU FEEL… YOU’RE NOT ALONE Welcome to the National Numeracy Challenge. Get started to check your number skills and learn the maths adults need in daily life and at work. GET STARTED 210,373 learners so far 898 resources to help you 1,084+ ways to use numeracy ABOUT THE CHALLENGE INFORMATION FOR EMPLOYERS… Read more »

7.3.19 Book now for “Building the University of the Future – Lego Event”

Event Date: 14:00 – 15:30, Thurs 7th March 2019 Room: PG30a, Talbot campus Book now on eventbrite         Higher education is experiencing an unprecedented period of change in which the future face, shape, identity and purpose of the university are all being challenged. With an uncertain political, social and technological future on… Read more »

Learning Development Unboxed? a free webinar Tuesday 22 January 12.00-13.00 GMT

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Learning Development Unboxed? Posted on January 16, 2019 by Steven Williams   John HilsdonIndependent counsellor and academic, formerly Associate Professor and Head of Learning Support and Wellbeing at the University of Plymouth. When: Tuesday 22nd January 2019 12:00-13:00 (UK Time) About this conversation: In studying for my doctorate about Learning Development, I was enthused when I came across John… Read more »

The use of Lego for an Assessment Centres Workshop

Manne Garon-Buffery, Placement Coordinator to Level 5 Design & Engineering students, shares her experience of using Lego for the first time. CEL has boxes of Lego for short term loan for teaching and training, please contact Curie Scott  Level 5 Design & Engineering includes four cohorts totalling 190 students studying Product Design, Industrial Design, Design… Read more »

UK Data Service launches a new online teaching resource ‘data for non-experts’

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Colleagues, apologies for cross posting – may be of interest ===== Explore key aspects of survey, aggregate and longitudinal data The UK Data Service recently launched a new online teaching resource which introduces data to non-experts via easy-to-use interactive Data Skills Modules. These will give those new to research a solid grounding in the key… Read more »

Reflecting on research using creative methods

We invited a lecture hall of postgraduate research (PGR) students to reflect on their hopes for their research studies using a collage methodology. Image-making enables cognitive disruption (in a good way). Collage can be mediated in various ways. In this situation, magazines and cut-out magazine images were spread across the lecture theatre. PGR students were… Read more »

Next week: Origami workshop and Lego workshop

CEL have worked with interested staff to create a number of workshops using creative approaches in research, education and professional practice. Our final ones are coming up – come and join us! book your place with Organisational Development These workshops are hands-on making events to gain skills for you to use these techniques yourself, please… Read more »

Reflections on a Creative Writing Workshop for Academics at BU, led by Kip Jones

By Susanne Clarke (with Trevor Hearing, Caroline Jackson, Mark Readman, Carly Stewart & Peter Wolfensberger) I am sitting here on a Saturday morning, daunted by the task ahead of me.  I am in charge of writing a blog on behalf of a wonderful group of people who I spent a couple of days with at… Read more »