“Hi My Name is James And for 12 years I designed buildings.” This is how I normally start my lectures, almost regardless of topic. However when I started one of ...
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 ...
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 ...
James details ways of giving feedback in an authentic context - I have been dwelling on the idea of Authentic Learning for a very long time now, probably as far ...
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A few weeks ago I was asked to give a 5 minute presentation on ‘The Office’. I have re-recorded here. Whether you are new to The Office or have followed ...
'And that's a wrap...' “I'm just sitting here, I ain't saying much I just think And my eyes don't move left or right they just blink” I thought I’d start ...
Work-Life Balance So this is the penultimate episode of The Office! As we draw towards the seasons finale I want to examine a hot topic – work/life balance. And I ...
Emerging Engineers So before we go any further, a serious health warning, if you are the sort of person who feels the need to reach for the sick bucket whenever ...
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'A reading week special’ Depending on when you are reading this it is either reading week, or it is the Friday before reading week. Either way happy reading week*. Now ...
'Funding' This week in my blog I would like to talk about funding. How have I funded my office project? Now, before we go any further, I would like to ...
'All kinds of feedback' A few months ago, I was sat in a conference when I got an email from one of the heads of department asking me if I ...
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Authentic Learning So, this week I want to talk about Authentic Learning. Hopefully you had a chance to look at the paper I mentioned by Marilyn M. Lombardi on ‘Authentic ...
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'Space... ' At some point in Spring 2018 I went for an interview to be a BILT Fellow in Assessment and Feedback. All went well and I was offered a ...
What the flip is flipped teaching? I love lecturing. It’s awesome. I get that nervous excitement beforehand, like an actor or musician about to perform – it fires up my ...
The Office opens for business (learning) Last Thursday evening as I sat on the train heading home I reflected on my day. It had been a variety of things, exhausting, ...
For the last year I have been on a BILT fellowship looking into learning space. I have travelled far and wide to see different teaching spaces, I have read numerous ...
The following post was written by James Norman, a BILT Fellow and Programme Director for Civil Engineering. About a year or so ago I was invited to give a very ...
James Norman is a Lecturer in Civil Engineering and an Academic Fellow for BILT. I caught up with James on the 10th of May to talk about his path into ...
The following post was written by James Norman, a BILT Fellow and Programme Director for Civil Engineering. Every year I give a lecture on the Civil Engineering unit ‘Engineering For ...
The following post was written by James Norman, a BILT Fellow and programme director for Civil Engineering. Today I continue my physical journey into the research of space as I ...
Dr James Norman is a BILT Fellow and Programme Director for Civil Engineering. Take a break Many, many years ago I gave a three hour lecture on concrete with out ...
The following post was written by James Norman, a BILT Fellow and Senior Teaching Fellow in Civil Engineering.  It’s strange how a number of unconnected events can form an idea ...