Category Archives: Art & Design Education

PGCert Online Exhibition

Ever wondered what happens on the PGCert in Creative Education? Well, now you have a chance to find out! We’re very proud to announce the launch of our first ever PGCert online exhibition, in which PGCert participants have curated some … Continue reading

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Inclusive fashion curriculum

We are delighted to have our first guest post from Professor Victoria Kelley, UCA’s Director of Research and Education.  Here, Victoria reflects on a recent seminar she attended on decolonising the fashion curriculum.  The speaker, Dr Elizabeth Kutesko discussed decolonising … Continue reading

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Creative Arts Technicians in Academia – Tim Savage

Webinar recording: Creative arts technicians in academic: to transition or not to transition? . How do technicians feel after moving into an academic role? UCA’s Tim Savage conducted research into the experiences of UCA technicians who have become academic staff, … 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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Nicholas’ teaching tips #4 and #5

A double helping of teaching tips this week from Dr. H – here they are: If a learner has an unfamiliar ‘non-UK’ name, it is important to pronounce it as well as possible (rather than mess it up, or avoid … Continue reading

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Learning is a stage

What is learning? Strangely enough, after hundreds of years of research by some of the world’s greatest minds we still have no clear agreement on what learning is, or how it happens. In a recent article, Michael Luntley (2017) makes … Continue reading

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What is excellent teaching in your discipline?

There is a tendency for the Arts to under-value its distinctive disciplinary practices around learning and teaching, but we should be more confident in sharing our practical and creative practices. The arrival of the Teaching Excellence Framework is bringing a … Continue reading

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