Author Archives: amckie

Engaging students with the reading by re-thinking the reading list

In her recent article for UCA’s journal JUICE entitled ‘Rethinking the reading list’, Ray Martin offers the provocation that the reading list might be dead. Ray observes that there are lots of things we should be doing  in our teaching … Continue reading

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Become a mentor in creative education?

Have you achieved HEA Fellowship in the last 5 years? Are you familiar with the UKPSF and see its value as a pedagogical tool to reflect on creative education? Are you interested in non-formal, practice based learning opportunities at your … Continue reading

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Online social learning spaces for building campus communities?

UCASU provide a number of groups, societies and activities for students at UCA to join at each campus.  Many students at UCA take up this offer, but providing campus experiences is a key challenge for our four campus communities.  Some … Continue reading

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Addressing the attainment gap at UCA

Over the last few decades, the widening participation policies of successive UK governments have led to higher participation rates among 18 to 21 year old black and minority ethnic (BME) students (Sanders and Rose-Adams, 2014).  At the same time, the … Continue reading

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Co-creation as a tool for course enhancement?

I have been hearing a lot about the benefits of co-creation as a collaborative approach to including students as partners in pedagogical planning processes. But just how do we go about shifting perspectives of students as stakeholders to students as … Continue reading

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NSS Student Success stories

The Creative Education team have been talking to UCA courses with 90% or above in the National Student Survey.  The idea of the conversations has been to explore some of the creative pedagogies used to keep students satisfied with their … Continue reading

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Creative Education professional development opportunities at UCA 2019

To support the university ambitions to develop excellent teaching, the Creative Education team have worked with key stakeholders across the university re-accredit our provision with the Higher Education Academy (part of Advance HE).  We have now developed an overarching framework … Continue reading

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