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 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 recognition. 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 recognitions (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 Technology Enhanced Learning team run a series of events throughout the year designed to raise awareness and help you think about how you might use technology to enhance your teaching and the student experience. These include opportunities to find out more about the Transformative Learning Spaces project or explore how the use of technology is part of the Student Experience Plan. There are also workshops including using technology for assessment and feedback, using Lecture Capture and to reflect on how you might enhance your students’ digital literacy skills in the curriculum.
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.