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Using creative industry skills to teach business, management, economics and accounting

The use of skills from the creative industries such as art, poetry, drama and music to teach business and management skills has been an interest of mine for a number of years and is the focus of my Brookes Teaching

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Diversity in a student cohort’s academic background, A reflective commentary through the critical incident perspective

Introduction This incident relates to my teaching experience as a PhD student at Oxford Brookes Business School. I was assigned to lead applied Microeconomics seminars for first year undergraduate students. The seminar sessions comprised of 20 students from different academic

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Transformative learning and visiting The Gambia: ongoing project

Introduction This ongoing project involves collaboration between staff from Oxford Brookes University (OBU) and the University of Worcester; OBU students, and Gambia-Extra Ltd. (small travel company formed by two English academics in 2012.). The students who took part in the

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Exploring shared knowledge in a design-build project A story from Hangberg, Hout Bay

Introduction This case study tells the story of a design-build project in Hangberg, Hout Bay, South Africa during the first week of November 2014. The project was initiated through the Design Build Research Studio (DBRS) of the Cape Peninsula University

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The Buksh Museum of Hobby-Craft

Introduction This article describes the last of three architecture projects carried out over two years’ PhD research in the Indian city of Agra, completed in 2014. The projects aimed to expose ways that residents in the city’s historical Tajganj neighbourhoods

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Streetscape Territories: on site workshop about participation in Coney Island, New York

Streetscape Territories is the name given to an international research and design project that deals with the way buildings and properties are related to streets and how their inhabitants can give meaning to them. This project deals with models of

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A Live Project to Improve Energy Performance of Retail Organisations

Introduction Live projects have long been used to facilitate learning in the built environment disciplines, particularly architecture. This in-depth case study is drawn from another built environment discipline: project management and evaluates the process of developing an energy assessment model

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Showcasing best practice in Events Management Education: The ‘Going Live’ project – University College Birmingham

Introduction In 2013-14, the Social Science cluster of the Higher Education Academy (HEA, 2013) prioritised work in three areas, one of which was ‘active and experiential learning in the Social Sciences’ (HEA, 2013). In response to this, University College Birmingham

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Prototype Zero Energy Studio: A research-led, student-centred live build project

Background In 2011 the Department of Architecture and Planning at the University of Dundee embarked on a highly innovative interdisciplinary project to design and build a renewable powered, energy self-sufficient Passivhaus prototype at Dundee University Botanical Gardens. The remit was

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Pass me the mixing bucket: The Ribbed Catalan studio as a design/research case study

The ‘Ribbed Catalan’, a large scale, ribbed tile vault, was the result of a collaborative design/build/research elective studio involving students enrolled in the M.Arch. program at the University of Technology Sydney, guided by masterclass instructors Prof. Dr Philippe Block of

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