Teaching and Learning

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 »

HE Policy Update for the w/e 23rd March 2018

HE Review The major review of HE was announced in late February (see policy update 23 Feb 2018 for our analysis). It’s a Department for Education review supported by an independent panel with an advisory role. The independent panel, led by Philip Augar, have opened a consultation and evidence gathering exercise inviting responses from the… Read more »

CEL Education for Sustainable Development Teaching Award 2018- Now Open for Applications!

CEL Education for Sustainable Development Teaching Award 2018 – Now open for applications! Images of plastics in the environment are dominating the headlines.   What do you see in this photograph that you could use, or are already using, to educate your students about the UN Sustainable Development Goals?  Depending on your viewpoint:   What are… Read more »

Sulitest: Tool to assess Sustainability Literacy now at BU!

BU is signed up to Sulitest, the first sustainability literacy tool to measure, improve and develop sustainability literacy on a global scale and to help create and inspire global citizens. The sustainable literacy test which is known as Sulitest is a global platform for developing sustainable awareness. Used in 58 countries, it is helping organisations… Read more »

Lessons from DigiFest18

In 2002, my friends staged an intervention. A technology intervention. “It was time”, they said, time for me to give up my cherished VHS and embrace DVD–it was here to stay, they said. And it was. In 2013, my friend, colleague and fellow theme leader, Dr. Shelley Thompson staged an intervention. A technology intervention. “It… Read more »

BU Employability Conference for Staff – Wednesday, 14th March 2018

We are delighted to invite you to the first BU Employability Conference for Staff on Wednesday 14 March 2018. This is a chance for BU staff to learn more about the fabulous work being undertaken by Academics and Professional and Support staff (beyond placements) to enhance our students’ graduate employability skills, attributes and attitudes. It… Read more »

VR Education- Research Update

I am Heidi Singleton, a BU PGR with CEL.  I joined in September 2017 and am at the Initial Review stage of my PhD.  My supervisors are Debbie Holley, Jaqueline Priego and Liz Falconer.  Here is a summary of my research so far…   My PhD is researching… -how to design and operationalise a flipped… Read more »

THE to launch inaugural Teaching Excellence Summit in Glasgow

Register for the THE Teaching Excellence Summit in 2018. There is an exclusive early-bird discount for university delegates who book by 31 January 2018. Times Higher Education will run its first global event dedicated to teaching excellence next year. THE to launch European Teaching Excellence Rankings Read more The THE Teaching Excellence Summit, which will… Read more »