This resource was originally developed as part of the work of the LearnHigher Centre of Excellence in Teaching (CETL), one of 74 CETLs funded from 2005-10 by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) to reward excellent teaching practice, and to invest in that practice for the benefit of students, teachers and institutions.
LearnHigher was the largest collaborative CETL, a partnership of 16 universities representing a broad cross-section of the university sector with expertise in different aspects of learning development. In 2010, LearnHigher became part of the Association for Learning Development in Higher Education (ALDinHE) and continues to carry out research and development of high quality peer-reviewed resources to support student learning. For more information and resources, visit their website at http://www.learnhigher.ac.uk/ (opens in a new window).
Within LearnHigher, the University of Brighton was responsible for the Visual Practices learning area (now renamed Visual Learning to reflect the fact that it includes resources to support visual approaches to teaching and learning as well as materials relevant to specific visual skills.) We have continued to develop resources and other activities – in particular to support drawing as a way of knowing, and to encourage the use of visual research methods.
A number of the projects funded through the Visual Practices learning area generated case studies and other resources which can now be found throughout this site, or click this link to view all LearnHigher project reports.