Working with CETLs
What are CETLs?
The Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) initiative has two main aims:
- to reward excellent teaching practice
- to further invest in that practice so that CETLs funding delivers substantial benefits to students, teachers and institutions
There are 74 HEFCE funded CETLs in England and seven Department for Employment and Learning funded CETLs in Northern Ireland. A full list is available on the HEA website.
How is the LLAS Subject Centre working with CETLs?
Two CETLs are working almost exclusively in the area of Languages: Languages of the wider world based at SOAS/UCL and Multimedia language learning hosted by the University of Ulster. The Subject Centre is working with these CETLs to help them disseminate their work more widely. We organised the launch event for the Languages of the wider world CETL on 13th October 2005. The CETL at Ulster commissioned us to carry out a research project investigating the use of multimedia technologies in modern languages in higher education.
We have also identified a number of CETLs that have a small llas element and/or that share common themes and interests with our constituency, e.g. assessment, e-learning, employability, linking teaching and research, and outreach. We have set up a network group for these CETLs to facilitate cooperation and the sharing of ideas. This group meets in January of each year and communicates between meetings by means of a Jiscmail discussion list. If you work for a CETL and are interested in joining this group, please email S.Holdom@soton.ac.uk.
Are you engaging with CETLs?
The Subject Centre is interested in hearing from languages, linguistics and area studies colleagues working in an institution which has a CETL. Are you currently working with your CETL, and if so in what way(s)? Or, would you like to work with your CETL and if so, is there anything we could do to help facilitate this? Please send your comments to S.Holdom@soton.ac.uk.
Which CETLs are working almost exclusively in the area of Languages?
|Languages of the wider world
|Multimedia language learning
|University of Ulster||Greg Toner
Which CETLs share common themes and interests with the LLAS constituency?
The following CETLs have a small llas element and/or an interest in the areas of assessment, e-learning, employability, linking teaching and research, and/or outreach. This list is not exhaustive.
|Active learning in computing
|University of Durham||Liz Burd
|Assessment for learning
|University of Northumbria at Newcastle||Liz McDowell
|Bridges: supporting personal career and professional development through the undergraduate curriculum
|University of Luton||Mark Atlay
|University of Bristol||Paul Wyatt
|Career management skills
|University of Reading||David Stanbury
|Dynamic career building for tomorrow’s musician
|Royal Northern College of Music||Linda Merrick
|Effective learning in science
|Nottingham Trent University||Karen Moss
|Enhancing, embedding and integrating employability
|Sheffield Hallam University||David Laughton
|Experiential learning in environmental and natural sciences
|University of Plymouth||Ruth Weaver
|University of Portsmouth||Frank Lyons
|Higher education learning partnerships
|University of Plymouth||Mark Stone
|Inquiry-based learning in the arts and social sciences
|University of Sheffield||Phil Levy
|Leadership and professional learning
|Liverpool John Moores University||Sue Thompson
|Liverpool Hope University College||Jill Armstrong
|Open learning in mathematics, science, computing and technology
|Open University||Steve Swithenby
|Practice-based professional learning
|Open University||Pam Shakespeare
|Preparing for academic practice
|University of Oxford||Keith Trigwell
|Professional development through the use of relevant technologies
|University of Portsmouth||Lesley Reynolds
|Professional training and education
|University of Surrey||Norman Jackson
|Promoting learner autonomy
|Sheffield Hallam University||Anthony Rosie
|Reusable learning objects
|London Metropolitan University||Tom Boyle
|Work-based learning for education professionals
|Institute of Education, University of London||
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|Visual learning lab
|University of Nottingham||Do Coyle
Professor David Robey, University of Reading, has prepared a briefing document summarizing the main issues of the proposals to establish Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
Funding targets greater understanding of China, Japan, Eastern Europe and Arabic-speaking world.