Category Archives: Art & Design Education

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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Silver success for UCA in the TEF

In June, UCA was awarded a prestigious Silver award for teaching excellence, demonstrating consistent improvement across all measures year on year. Evidence for the award constituted three year average data between 13/14 and 15/16 on teaching, assessment, retention and graduate … Continue reading

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HEA successes for UCA staff

  As some of you may be aware, UCA has its own HEA-accredited Professional Recognition scheme.  This enables UCA staff to achieve professional recognition either through an academic route of study via the PGCert or MA Creative Arts Education courses, … Continue reading

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