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CAI is De Montfort University's main hub for pedagogical research, and supports and disseminates teaching and learning good practice.
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Centre for Academic Innovation 15h
DMU colleagues: have you registered to attend our Teaching, Learning and Personal Tutoring Conference in September? If not, head to the DMU Hub to sign up.
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dmuleicester Aug 2
You can still apply to study at DMU this September 😁 Check our website to find out more about and give us a call on ☎️ 0116 257 7000 ☎️ to discuss your options 😊👉👈
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Centre for Academic Innovation Jul 31
Have you seen CAI's new website? Take a look and see what we're up to:
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Centre for Academic Innovation Jul 31
Replying to @DMUCAI1
“It has been an amazing opportunity to both focus on a single task & undertake a project completely selfishly. Rarely have I had such an opportunity to focus so completely on a single project & devote my energies towards something I truly believe will be valuable to my students."
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Centre for Academic Innovation Jul 31
Replying to @DMUCAI1
This will enable aspirational students to learn additional skills and improve their employability, and also support other students who can access additional exercises and digital tutorials to practice their core skills and achieve a better grade.
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Centre for Academic Innovation Jul 31
Nick Rowan spent his creating an online resource that covers the 8 major aspects of being a product designer, which will be accessible to all.
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Julia Reeve Jul 24
On the last day of my I'm trying to get into 'Flow' through drawing, switching off from the analytical mind. I'm pleased to say that a draft theoretical framework for a pedagogy of 'Soft Play' is emerging from the chaos!
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Julia Reeve Jul 23
Day 7 Favourite playful mental health finds today are this blog from & this wonderful presentation from on Curious Thursdays thanks
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Regina Frank Jul 16
Vacancy for Research Fellow (mat cover), interested in HE, for campus-wide initiative (institution, staff, student, curriculum & library). Mat cover until April 2021. £34-£38k, De Montfort Uni, , UK.
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Julia Reeve Jul 17
Day 4 Today has been about Time: to read, to learn, to innovate and of course to think. What a rare and much-needed luxury to have time for this-thank you Next week I plan to synthesise my thinking into playful outcomes
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Julia Reeve Jul 16
Day 3 Playful learning & mental health Finally finished The Power of Play & running out of post-its! Finding the Playground model very helpful Other key words: safety flourishing empathy & empowerment
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Centre for Academic Innovation Jul 15
Take a look at what Julia is up to on her 👇
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Centre for Academic Innovation Jul 14
Replying to @BernadetteAGreg
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Centre for Academic Innovation Jul 14
Replying to @DMUCAI1
What’s next? “We now have an opportunity to develop, refine and evaluate these materials, co-created with students and researchers, as part of a complete revamp of our curriculum and prior to revalidation in 2021."
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Centre for Academic Innovation Jul 14
Replying to @DMUCAI1
“It was an excellent opportunity to have some reflective time to explore the possibility of introducing a creative & innovative approach to course design & explore the pedagogical potential of using tech-facilitated scenario based approaches to teaching, learning and assessment.”
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Centre for Academic Innovation Jul 14
Bernadette Gregory completed her CAI sabbatical last month: she worked on a collaborative project developing the small collection of materials used in one 1st year module, into more effective, scenario-based materials for use across the 3-year undergraduate Midwifery BSc.
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Julia Reeve Jul 13
Tomorrow I begin a 2 week Fellowship looking at the relationship between playful learning & mental health: 2 subjects very close to my heart. I'll be posting a daily update on my progress here so watch this space!
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Centre for Academic Innovation Jul 13
DMU colleagues: have you registered to attend our teaching, learning and personal tutoring conference in September? If not, head to the DMU Hub to sign up.
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Centre for Academic Innovation Jul 10
DMU colleagues: there's only one week left to go; have you applied yet?
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Centre for Academic Innovation Jul 8
There's one week left to submit your papers to present at the virtual Teaching, Learning and Personal Tutoring Conference 2020 - get them in quick!
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