Pedagogy

Accelerated degrees and switching courses – responses to government consultation

The Department for Education published findings from the Call for Evidence on Accelerated Courses and Switching Degrees on 20th December. This consultation closed in July 2016 – read BU’s response here. The high number of responses had been noted earlier, the report gives evidence of an interesting campaign: “we received responses from 44 higher education… Read more »

New CEL Learning and Teaching Fellows 2016/17

We were delighted to receive so many high quality bids, congratulations to successful proposals: Laura Bunt MacRury Jonny Branney Ann Luce Jacqui Taylor The bids were assessed by an internal panel. Unsuccessful applicants have received feedback on their applications, and staff interested in developing ideas for the next Learning and Teaching Fellows cycle are encouraged… Read more »

BU is hosting the National PASS/PAL Leader Conference 2016 this weekend (4th-6th November)

BU is hosting the 7th annual UK, Ireland and European PAL Leader Conference between 4th to 6th November. The conference will be attended by PAL (Peer Assisted Learning) Leaders from 34 universities around the UK, Ireland and Europe in order to share best practice and celebrate the success of the scheme. 40 staff members will be… Read more »

Presentation by Dr Sandra Goldsworthy, (Associate) Research Professor in Simulation Education, University of Calgary

12-1pm, Wednesday 19th October in EB702 Sandra Goldsworthy has kindly agreed to visit BU when she is visiting England next month. Sandra is a nurse academic from the University of Calgary, and her specialism is simulation education which I know is an area of great interest to many of us in BU. She has kindly agreed to… Read more »

Interactive Employability Workshop – 5th October in PG30a 13:00 – 14:30 Placement Experience and Learning Motivations in HE

Dr James Gavin from the Department of Sport and Physical Activity will be delivering an interactive CEL workshop on Wednesday 5th October in PG30a at 13:00. Dr Gavin’s research suggests motivation is critical for academic learning and achievement, and particularly student engagement in the first year at university. Based upon his recent paper, this workshop… Read more »

Assessing Undergraduate Research Assistants’ Learning through Participatory Methods

This blog post reports on the progress of the CEL-Fusion Funded project Assessing Undergraduate Research Assistants’ Learning through Participatory Methods (AURAL). The Undergraduate Research Assistantship (URA) is an institutional programme run by BU’s Research and Knowledge Exchange Office (RKEO), which furnishes academics with the financial means to hire a part-time (spring cohort) or full-time (summer… Read more »

CELebrate workshop – From comfort zone to scary zone – enhancing employability skills through business simulation

Dr Roger Atkinson and myself delivered a workshop during the CELebrate event to share some of the innovative approaches we use in our teaching and learning to help prepare Level 6 Business Studies students for the world of work. The growing importance of graduate employability provided the basis of the presentation and was supported by… Read more »

Pedagogy: Flipped classroom

This post supports and is aligned to the TEL Toolkit pedagogy. Its purpose is to be a focus point for comments, suggestions, case studies, research and ultimately a community of practice for staff who have an interest in this area. We welcome your feedback and comments on this pedagogy in teaching and learning.

CEL Fusion Investment Funding Bids – the results!

We were delighted to receive so many high quality bids, congratulations to successful individuals/teams: Milena Bobeva (FoM) International students guide to assessment and feedback methods, procedures and practice Erika Borkoles (FoM) The development of a co-creational vodcast toolkit to explain psychological theories and their application to real life problems Philip Mathews (FMC) Peer Assisted Scriptwriting… Read more »