Welcome to Issue 2

Welcome to the second edition of JUICE, the Journal of Useful Investigations in Creative Education. It is always a pleasure to write an editorial for a journal, because it involves drawing attention to the hard work of all the contributors. Preparing and submitting an article for any journal requires considerable time and effort, and contributors …

Discussions in online collaborative work, cohesion and learning in higher education (and cake)

Abstract Online collaboration is becoming an ever more prevalent and feasible option in education. As technological options and distance teaching methods improve, the value of using online platforms to teach, learn and collaborate is becoming increasingly recognised. This paper examines and reflects on its place and use in creative education. Using video-conferencing software Zoom, these …

An investigation into best practices in internationalising curricula

Abstract The number of international students at UCA has doubled since last academic year.  With the targets for international recruitments moving ever higher, additional opportunities for international students to study at UCA have been created through short courses, exchange and transfer opportunities along with the development of UCA course franchises with partnership universities. As a …

Reflective teaching in the creative arts

Abstract This paper explores the conceptualisation of reflective teaching on creative educational development programmes and the extent to which enabling a reflective disposition may be influenced by the forms, interpretations and underpinning values of reflective practices in the creative arts.  The author reflects on her own role as a senior educational developer working in a …

Work shock: expectation vs reality

Abstract The number of international students at UCA has doubled since last academic year.  With the targets for international recruitments moving ever higher, additional opportunities for international students to study at UCA have been created through short courses, exchange and transfer opportunities along with the development of UCA course franchises with partnership universities. As a …