Wednesday, November 14, 2007

creative >>inqbate >>celtd

today I was looking around in search of inspiration to kick start my tired teaching mind and was pleased to find inqbate.

*+to inspire and support staff and students in those subject areas which require students to understand and display “creativity”
+ to inspire and support staff and students to be more creative in their approaches to teaching and learning, across all disciplines and subject areas.

some of the thinking behind inqbate is listed below

*+ Freeing teachers and learners from the constraints of the traditional classroom. New spaces allow new behaviours and dynamics, and support the move away from classic, didatic 'chalk'n'talk-style' teaching to a more facilitative approach.
+ Providing teachers with effective tools to engage modern learners. The availability of a comprehensive range of cutting-edge technologies within a flexible space empowers teachers to construct compelling learning experiences and tailor these appropriately to changing needs.
+ Enabling teachers to enrich learning opportunities. Teachers will be able to extend the learning experience flexibly according to need through the effective use of layered learning resources where learning items are hyperlinked to deeper levels of information, further rich media resources and relevant individuals and online communities.

further to the inqbate site I was led on to cetltd, 'the centre for excellence in teaching and learning through design'

The Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design is a HEFCE-funded partnership between the University of Brighton, the Royal College of Art, the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Victoria & Albert Museum.

*all copy in italics is taken directly from the relevant websites.


davidthedesigner said...

It's just such a pity that the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning through Design didn't think to apply their thinking to the name of their organisation and design of their logo (or masthead, or whatever that thing is). Don't you think?

Bunk said...

I have not heard of this but am interested in looking into it. It seems very impressive.

surf98/dgeorge said...
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surf98/dgeorge said...

I have to say david you are right, it is pretty horrid.

I am reliably informed that there work in other design disciplines it a little more considered.