Below is an index of our blogs on this site in chronological order, from newest to oldest. Please do explore them and leave a like or comments.
How my Education Incubator project developed into something much bigger.
Written by Dr Alison Hill I was an inaugural Exeter Education Incubator fellow in 2017/18 looking at ways to address the mathematics gap in my classes. I developed bespoke resources for my medicinal chemistry module, and a Smart Worksheet (in conjunction with LearnSci) for one of the second year biochemistry classes. In both cases I… Read more
The Education Incubator Expands: Meet Our Communication Interns.
The Education Incubator at the University of Exeter is dedicated to providing academics with a space for developing pedagogical innovations. It is designed for academics to explore their teaching and learning practice, and enable project collaborations with students. Innovation is fundamental to making education accessible, enjoyable, and flexible in the face of global change. The… Read more
A face in the crowd: how can better understanding your audience drive sustainability for your project?
In a recent Incubator workshop, project leaders were asked to bring an object that represented their project. Why did we do this? Hazel Beevers, who led the workshops for us, sets out our thinking. Well, try it yourself. Think about the object that would represent your project; whether it’s a book, a vase or a piece… Read more
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… Read more
Incubator Projects: A Work In Progress
Our Work In Progress (WIP) meetings are an opportunity to hear about projects run by our fellows this year. They represent a chance to meet like-minded colleagues and engage with them on exciting and innovative projects. The meetings are crucial to the ongoing development and refinement of ideas, so do come along to one of… Read more
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… Read more