Category Archives: Creative Education

PGCert online exhibition 2020

Welcome to the 2nd online exhibition of UCA’s PGCert in Creative Education!       It is always difficult to give people a sense of what it is like to study on UCA’s PGCert. Our annual online exhibition is an attempt … Continue reading

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Inclusive assessment example 1: varying effort

Ray Martin shows how to interpret an assessment issue from an inclusive perspective. Marek Wirksa has established a pattern. When he achieves a good mark, the next time he slacks right off and produces weak work and when he achieves … Continue reading

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Why you should care about Gert Biesta

Inclusive education specialist Ray Martin introduces the educational philosophy of Gert Biesta. ‘Education is about arousing the desire in another human being for wanting to exist in the world in a grown-up way’ (2017: 38) ‘I think it is important … Continue reading

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4 tips for teaching online

There are some key principles that will help you teach effectively online. In this short video, Tony Reeves suggests four key tips to help you keep your students engaged in an online session: make it seamless make it discursive make … Continue reading

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Quick wins in your teaching to better support international students?

As our international student community begins to grow at UCA, we may find ourselves reflecting on our teaching approaches to better support learners with English as an additional language. UCA’s Learning Development Tutors have spoken to a number of teaching … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Nicholas’ teaching tip #1

I’m fortunate to work with a colleague who has extensive experience of teaching and supporting learning in creative contexts, Dr. Nicholas Houghton. Over the past few weeks, Nicholas has been sharing his teaching tips with participants on our PGCert – … Continue reading

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