Category Archives: Curriculum Design

Writing aims, learning outcomes, and assessment criteria

Curriculum design expert Nicholas Houghton explains how to approach writing these core aspects of a curriculum. Writing aims, learning outcome and assessment criteria can seem onerous. However, it’s well worth spending time to get them as you want them. Once … 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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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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The impact of internationalisation on the UCA curriculum – Tomasz John and John Sutter

Webinar recording: The impact of internationalisation on the UCA curriculum Dr. Tomasz John (EAP Coordinator and researcher in the internationalisation of HE) John Sutter (Learning Enhancement Manager) Dr. Tony Reeves (Subject Leader, Creative Education) UCA’s increased focus on internationalisation presents … Continue reading

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Internationalising the curriculum

Guest blog post by Dr. Tomasz John, Coordinator and Lecturer for UCA’s Pre-sessional English for Art and Design courses. Over the next few years, UCA “will become a leading force for innovation in international creative education. This will be achieved … Continue reading

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Universal Design for Learning – Heidy Waywell

Inclusive education through Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Despite the growing emphasis on the need to improve inclusivity in higher education, it can sometimes be difficult to understand what this looks like in practice. In this webinar, Heidy Waywell and … 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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