CELT works to recognize the emerging and innovative edge of practice that is happening across the USW group and to then share and celebrate it with all faculties and teams. We seek to facilitate connections and interaction within and across subject teams and to create environments for collaboration. We believe that out of interaction, innovation and mutual understanding will emerge and help with the ongoing development of pedagogic principles.
CELT facilitate and organise many events and projects where innovative or new practice is shared. Where possible recordings, resources, documents and/or project materials are shared here to enable staff to learn about these practices and ideas no matter where they are based.
CELT runs an extensive series of seminars and workshops around three main themes – the student experience plan, the scholarship of teaching, and the UKPSF framework for HEA accreditation. Seminars are intended to stimulate conversation and questions, and to demonstrate how to concepts or policies into practice. There are also writing retreats and workshops for preparing for various L&T related awards and accreditations (UKPSF, NTFS, ELTA, etc).
USW holds regular Learning and Teaching conferences to celebrate and share the good practice in learning, teaching and assessment undertaken across the University group and its strategic partners. Posters, videos and other presentation materials from the different faculties and departments are available on CELT website to enable these examples of good practice to be shared after the event.
The ELTA (Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment) Awards are given out each year to recognise and reward excellence in learning and teaching across the USW Group. Academic staff of the University and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama are eligible for all of the ELTA Awards. The awards are also open to academic staff teaching on USW courses at the University’s partner colleges.
The Inspiring Teaching project aims to understand what inspiring teaching means to academic staff at University of South Wales and to highlight and celebrate the successes of staff and students.
In addition to the CELT webpages we also have a social media presence where you can keep up to date with what CELT is doing, share thoughts with us, and debate learning and teaching concepts.
The digital classroom is a month-long installation to allow staff to explore and test the possible practice changes enabled by digitally integrated learning spaces.