Curriculum Development: curriculumdev@bath.ac.uk

The Curriculum Development team is a group brimming with diverse expertise in teaching and learning across the HE sector and beyond. Collectively, we support and deliver the University's Education Strategy through development, implementation, and day to day management of the Curriculum Transformation project and other University priorities. We work collaboratively with colleagues campus-wide, research, prepare and disseminate a variety of resources, and offer specialist advice aligned with best practice in pedagogy and the guiding themes and principles of the institution.

I am passionate about the creation of a vibrant and innovative curriculum to inspire and excite students and graduates of the future. The opportunities for the University are endless if we remain steadfast to delivering higher education for the next generation. 

Dr Dawn Albertson - Curriculum Development Manager

Meet the Team

Dr Dawn Albertson

d.n.albertson@bath.ac.uk

Curriculum Development Manager

Dawn leads the university-wide Curriculum Transformation project and manages the Curriculum Development Team within the Centre for Learning & Teaching.

Dr Karen Angus-Cole

k.l.angus-cole@bath.ac.uk

Curriculum Development Officer

Karen acts as the Faculty of Science Liaison and Citizenship and Sustainability Specialist for Curriculum Transformation.

Dr Robert Eaton

r.w.eaton@bath.ac.uk

Curriculum Development Officer

Robert is part of the Curriculum Development team addressing a wide range of teaching and learning issues across the institution.

Dr Briony Frost

b.s.frost@bath.ac.uk

Curriculum Development Officer

Briony acts as the Humanities and Social Sciences Liaison and Student Engagement with Research Specialist for Curriculum Transformation.

Jo Hatt

j.s.hatt@bath.ac.uk

Curriculum Development Officer

Jo acts as the Faculty of Engineering and Design Liaison and Employability Specialist for Curriculum Transformation.

Abby Osborne

a.r.osborne@bath.ac.uk

Curriculum Development Officer

Abby acts as the School of Management Liaison and Inclusivity Specialist for Curriculum Transformation.

Dr Eleanor Parker

e.parker@bath.ac.uk

Curriculum Development Officer (Inclusion)

Eleanor is part of the Curriculum Development team addressing a wide range of teaching and learning issues across the institution, with a focus on supporting the diverse needs of all learners.

Scholarship and Activity

Find out more about the team's contribution to research and practice in teaching and learning matters.

SEApower: Navigating Student Engagement in Curriculum Transformation
CLT Student Engagement Ambassadors, Curriculum Development Team, and Student Engagement Team

Poster presentation at RAISE Special Interest Group meeting, University of Westminster, January 2019

The University of Bath’s Student Engagement Ambassadors represent an innovative attempt to engage students as active partners in their education. The Ambassadors are current students employed and co-managed by the Students’ Union and Centre for Learning & Teaching. The poster charts the opportunities and challenges experienced by the SEAs as they have attempted to establish partnerships with key communities through meaningful interactions that build upon and extend existing understandings of student engagement activity.

Diversity for Everybody, Achievement for All, Patterns Not Labels
Ivan Newman, Christina Healey, Abby Osborne & Vivien Newman

NADP Journal of Inclusive Practice Issue 10, Winter 2018. (pp.80-105)

The paper builds on the authors’ experiences of supporting disabled students to suggest specific teaching adaptations which might benefit the whole cohort’s diverse learning needs. The authors offer ideas for mainstreaming what have up to now been specialist teaching techniques by identifying and responding to patterns of difficulties common across student cohorts and moving away from delivering largely individualised support, defined by somewhat arbitrary labels - linguistic, cultural, social or disability.

Patterns beyond labels: reframing inclusive teaching and learning in the context of inclusive feedback design
Abby Osborne and Dr Robert Eaton

Workshop delivered at the Inclusive Practice Network conference, University of Bath, June 2019

The SEAs of Curriculum Transformation: Student Partners Building Student Partnerships
Dr Briony Frost, Dr Karen Angus-Cole, Jo Hatt, Abby Osborne, Dr Robert Eaton, Matthew Dawes, Alice Palmer-Ross, Luke Parr, Tamara Reid

Workshop delivered at the SEDA conference, Belfast, May 2019

Developing intercultural understanding in HE
Dr Eleanor Parker

Co-led masterclass at EduFest Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Bath, May 14th 2019

Seeing the curriculum through a sustainable lens: developing student understanding of the scope of sustainability
Matthew Dawes, Dr Karen Angus-Cole and Dr Robert Eaton

Workshop delivered at PEDRIO conference, University of Plymouth, 12 April 2019

Demonstrating Institutional and Educational Excellence through Curriculum Transformation
Dr Briony Frost and Jo Hatt

Presentation at PEDRIO conference, University of Plymouth, November 2019

A Strategic Approach to Transforming the Curriculum
Dr Dawn Albertson

Invited International Address at the National Science Foundation’s STEM Education 2026: Workshop on Assessment, Evaluation, & Accreditation. Minneapolis, MN, USA, 2018.

It's everywhere! Shifting students' perceptions of the scope of sustainability
Matthew Dawes, Dr Karen Angus-Cole and Dr Robert Eaton

Workshop delivered at the EUAC Influence Conference, University of Manchester, June 2019

Going beyond the label: reframing the narrative of disability support and inclusive practice
Abby Osborne and Dr Robert Eaton

Workshop delivered at the SAILS conference, Swansea University, May 2019

Helping students ‘settle in’ – managing the transition from applicant to student
Dr Eleanor Parker

Co-led workshop delivered at UCAS Annual Admissions Conference, Celtic Manor Hotel, Newport, April 9th 2019

SEApower: Navigating Student Engagement in Curriculum Transformation
CLT Student Engagement Ambassadors, Curriculum Development Team, and Student Engagement Team

Poster presentation at RAISE Special Interest Group meeting, University of Westminster, January 2019

 Diversity for Everybody, Achievement for All, Patterns Not Labels
Ivan Newman, Christina Healey, Abby Osborne & Vivien Newman

NADP Journal of Inclusive Practice Issue 10, Winter 2018. (pp.80-105)

Towards Equity in the Curriculum
Dr Andrew Pitchford & Dr Robert Eaton, Bath and Dr Anne Foley, UWE

Workshop delivered at 'Equity through curriculum transformation: the future of widening participation?', Western Widening Participation Research Cluster Annual Symposium, 5th June 2018, University of Bath

Curriculum Development resources and activity

Curriculum Development

Curriculum Development Resources

Guidance, tools, and resources to support curriculum review, development, and delivery activity across the University.

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Curriculum Transformation

Curriculum Transformation

The University of Bath is asking big questions to deliver Higher Education for the next generation. What should students learn, and the University teach, to be successful? How do we shape the engineers, policy makers, social scientists, researchers, and leaders of

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