Category Archives: Art & Design Education

BME students’ experiences of UCA teaching and learning

A Learning and Teaching project, which engaged student co-researchers in capturing student experience for BME students across campuses, has recently produced its findings and recommendations. These are to be considered over the coming months with a view to developing inclusive … Continue reading

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Some UCA experiences of HEA recognition

 I was surprised at how much achievement I felt on gaining my qualification! It was a challenging journey which opened my eyes to a more reflective practice and allowed me to meet staff from different campuses and roles. I gained … Continue reading

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How to create a culture for valuable learning

Educational visionary Sir Ken Robinson continues his quest to put creativity back at the heart of systems of education. At the recent Big Picture Learning conference called Big Bang, Sir Ken criticised the use of conformity and compliance in education … Continue reading

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How listening and sharing shape collaborative learning experiences

Great article from Mindshift on the importance of helping students learn how to listen and share. The author notes that ‘simply putting students into small groups, however, does not guarantee desirable outcomes. Success depends on listening and sharing.’

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What are the pedagogical benefits of video blogging?

    Video is everywhere The use of video as an instructional tool in Higher Education is on the increase. The widespread availability of affordable technology has dramatically increased consumer access to digital cameras, smartphones and tablets. Alongside this, the … Continue reading

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Innovative teaching and supporting learning

6 things I learnt at the HEA Arts and Humanities Conference, Brighton, 3-4 March 2016 There is a shortage of National Teaching Fellows in art and design – see HEA link for more details on this New models for … Continue reading

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What are the Creative Arts Education courses?

UCA offers a suite of Creative Arts Education courses, but who are they for? And what do they cover? In this short webinar, CAE Course Leader Dr. Gill Nah explains the purpose and scope of the courses. watch the recording

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