Exploring Student Experiences in Classics and Mathematics through Mindfulness and LEGO Serious Play

Houry Melkonian (Mathematics, CEMPS) and Irene Salvo (Classics & Ancient History, HUMS) As Education Incubator Fellows in 2020/21, we met at the Education Incubator Online Cafè in July 2021. Irene was presenting her project Mindful Classics. Embedding Contemplative Pedagogy into the Study of Antiquity, and Houry her Learning How to Teach Mathematics through the Use…

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Get started using design thinking in Higher Education with these 10 steps

In the Incubator’s recent Innovation Lab, academics and students used the principles of design thinking to innovate and improve aspects of education and student experience at Exeter. Each project team worked with a Design Coach to support them with this new way of working. One of our Design Coaches, Dr Bo Kelestyn (The University of…

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Encompass: Decolonising STEM – what is this all about? 

Our STEM topics are built in a culture of collecting and representing scientific knowledge based on clear facts that have emerged from (often) centuries of scientific endeavour. For those designing and delivering University content to students it has become clear that some more focussed discussion around what decolonising is, is required. A question often asked is: How is decolonising relevant to STEM?  To help address this question, a team at the University of Exeter…

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