The Centre for Learning and Teaching works with colleagues across the University of Brighton and partner colleges to improve the student learning experience. We offer informal consultancy to individuals and course teams, professional development through courses, seminars and online resources, and run a variety of events and conferences such as the Annual Learning and Teaching conference. We also undertake educational research projects, some externally funded, others internally commissioned by the University, and contribute to the development of institutional and national policy.
In collaboration with Information Services the Centre for Learning and Teaching has developed the Digital Literacies Framework which will support the university's digital transformation.
You can find more information about each of these areas of activity through the links or by using the search box. Please contact the CLT office (details at bottom of each page) if you would like to discuss any aspect of your teaching.
Supervising and examining creative doctorates
Wednesday 2 March (2.00 – 4.00 pm)
Room 115, Mayfield House, Falmer
Based on research which was conducted with doctoral students who are producing or have produced creative doctorates, whether in art or literary practice or professional contexts. Prof Gina Wisker and Dr Gill Robinson explore evidence of candidates’ experiences, dilemmas and breakthroughs related to identity, creative expression, and conformity when engaged in research which deploys a wide range of creative processes and practices. They are seen to make learning leaps, face challenges, and take risks while ensuring they do not undermine their chances of success with the doctorate, in often quite conventional university contexts. We ask questions about creativity in doctoral learning, supervisory ‘nudging’, and the tensions between creative work, university requirements and examination.
If you would like to register to attend please click here
Improving student learning through linking teaching, learning and research
Monday 14 March 2016 (1.00 – 3.00 pm)
Room B503, Checkland Building, Falmer
This session looks at ways we can enhance and inform our innovations in teaching and our problem solving with issues in learning and teaching using our own and others' pedagogical research.
We will share, consider and begin to build confidence in some of the practices and methods which we use and are used by others who undertake research to inform and enhance their teaching and student learning.
We will be looking at, for example some of the scholarship of learning and teaching (SOTL) work and some of the fellowship and scholarship work of University of Brighton colleagues and other universities internationally.
We will look at:
- What kind of questions and issues do we explore and how?
- What theories and methods do we use from our disciplines and from HE?
- How do we know if an innovation is successful?
Future sessions will consider writing about our learning and teaching research for publication
The session will be facilitated by Gina Wisker, Centre for Learning and Teaching and Carol Robinson, Education Research Centre
Please click here to register to attend the above session.