If April was about not giving up, May is about throwing in the towel. I’m done. Now let’s be clear, I’m not done with writing a book in a year, ...
It’s just happened again. Someone asks me what I’m working on and I explain that I’m writing a book about regenerative design. The inevitable next two questions come: First, what ...
In secondary schools in England at the moment, students are preparing for public examinations which may represent the final assessment adaptations to Covid-19.   Undergraduates who have studied in the UK ...
As a secondary school teacher, and now also working as part of the University of Bristol’s BILT team, I’ve spent a fair amount of time reflecting on different experiences of ...
Three years ago, veterinary anatomy lecturer Julie Dickson applied for a Discretionary Seedcorn Funding to kick off a student-run Anatomy Club in the Vet School. A student committee was set ...
So, you want to write a book. And so, it’s time to put pen to paper and get writing. Right? Wrong! Before you write the book you need to find ...
The 2019 Bristol Teaching Awards was a fantastic night of celebration of the excellent teaching and learning that takes place at the University. The person deemed ‘best of the best’, ...
Crowdsourcing ideas from large groups of people is a proven technique for encountering new perspectives and generating innovation. Informally, this happens frequently through popular social media accounts. In early October ...
There's no one-size-fits-all approach to running your hybrid sessions due to the vast difference in student numbers, room capabilities and disciplinary differences. However, there are some activities you can do ...
Last July, I had the pleasure of presenting at the BILT conference ‘Tales from the digital classroom’1. It was a great event with some fantastic presentations and a broad range ...
Dr Jonathan Floyd’s recent presentation to Education Committee impressed the University’s education enthusiasts so much that a request was passed to me to get in touch and share what he ...
Details the Creative Futures open unit which explores futures studies from radically different perspectives: how designers and leaders create visions for the future and how these visions help shape more ...
We recently published a blog by Imogen Andrews, Chair of the Disability Network, on her reflections on the learning experience of students with disabilities. We wanted to follow this up ...
When reading through the Bristol Teaching Award nominations, I was struck by the number of students that mentioned how helpful their lecturers’ use of props had been. Bringing props into ...
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Francesco Fornetti, a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, has been shortlisted for the Inspiring and Innovative Teaching Award for the Faculty of Engineering, with multiple ...
Alison shares her experience of helping set up a journal club with her students during lockdown, which led to her being nominated for a Bristol Teaching Award. ...
I'll admit it's not the most exciting blog title in the world, but this post contains information guaranteed to spice up your seminars, get tongues wagging in tutorials and send ...
When you look back at your time in university, what is it you remember most? You have probably merged a lot of the lectures and seminars into a blurry montage ...
James Norman, Associate Professor in Sustainable Design, Department of Civil Engineering. It is 14:16 on Friday afternoon of week 24. The large pile of marking has moved off the horizon ...
Isabel Hopwood is Research Associate with BILT, working on the TESTA (Transforming the Experience of Students Through Assessment) and Curriculum Enhancement Programmes. She is particularly interested in formative assessment and ...
This case study looks at the experience of 50 second year Physical Geographers on the Research Methods unit who went out in teams to work with local park groups looking ...
The creation of a free online course on Future Learn ‘Migration, Mobilities and Citizenship’ that will be part of the Bristol Futures portfolio. ...
Discussing the redesign of the third-year optional psychology unit on ‘Drug Use and Addiction’ online, where they take the opportunity to completely overhaul the course and update pedagogy. ...
A few months ago, I wrote a blogpost on urban spaces and the concept of the civic university. This topic is now reconsidered in the context a pandemic-affected world and ...