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Towards Learning Creatively (TLC)

Date posted: 26/06/2007

A collaborative FDTL5 project: Southampton Solent University, Oxford Brookes University and Bournemouth University.


As the student population diversifies more varied approaches to learning, teaching and assessment are required. The TLC project aims to empower lecturers to develop a more diverse range of innovative assessments to allow students to work in creative, non-written or partly written formats.

Could you write a reflective case study for the TLC website?

More examples of non-written or partly written assessments that can be shared with other lecturers through the TLC website are currently being sought. The project is based in the subject areas of hospitality, sport, leisure and tourism, but welcomes contributions from lecturers working in different subject disciplines.

Payments are available to lecturers who would like to contribute by writing a reflective case study based on their assessment, using a template developed by the project team. Submissions of photographs, video and audio recordings of students involved in the assessments are also invited.

The TLC website links the case studies to relevant assessment theory.  Currently assessments are grouped under three modes:

  • oral (interviews, role-play, oral examinations)
  • visual (annotated albums, academic posters)
  • practical (running live events). 

For more information visit the website today and make contact with the project team to discuss your ideas.


Jenny Anderson: TLC Project Director  02380 319709

Alison Palmer: TLC Project Manager  02380 319609