Professor Colin Beard
Teaching fellow, BSc (Hons), M. Ed/Training and Development, PhD, PgCert
Phone 0114 225 2884
Colin is a teaching fellow in Sheffield Business School. He teaches on undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and supervises and examines PhD students. His specialist areas include critical thinking, creativity and innovation, and business and the environment.
Colin uses his education and training experiences to develop innovative pedagogic approaches using experiential forms of learning. He runs workshops for universities across the UK, has written five international texts including one single authored book, four lead co-authored books, 12 book chapters, 26 international keynote speeches, 22 refereed articles and 12 government department publications.
Colin is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning and the International Journal of Sustainable Development in Higher Education, and is a journal reviewer for the Journal of Experiential Education and the British Journal of Educational Studies.
Main research interests
- experiential learning
- sensory intelligence and the relational nature of mind body and field
- affect, pleasure and learning
- space, knowledge creation and learning
- mindsets for creativity and innovation
- visiting professor (experiential learning), Capital Normal University, Beijing, China
- adjunct visiting professor, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China
- visiting research fellow, Centre for Experiential Learning, Peking University
- adjunct visiting professor, Narlanda International Management School, Mumbai, India
- National Teaching Fellow
- Fellow Royal Society of Arts
- Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
- Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Beard, C (2010) Experiential Learning: A Toolkit for Educators and Trainers, Blending Practice with Concepts, Kogan Page (May 2010, in press).
Beard, C and Wilson, J (2006) Experiential Learning: A Best Practice Handbook for Trainers and Educators, London, Kogan Page.
Swarbrooke, J., Beard, C et al., (2003) Adventure Tourism - The New Frontier, Butterworth- Heinemann, London.
Beard, C and Wilson, J (2002) The Power of Experiential Learning, London, Kogan Page.
Beard, C., Wilson, J., and Wong, E (2002) Powerful Experiential Learning, Top Human, Zhongshan University Press, China. (as an adjusted translation).
Chapters in books
Beard, C (2008) Space to Learn: The Development and Evolution of New Learning Environments in Higher Education, in Enhancing Student-Centred Learning, Higher Education Academy, Business, Management, Accounting and Finance/Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Subject Centres, Oxford, Threshold Press.
Beard, C (2008) Transforming the Student Learning Experience: The Development of A Pedagogic Framework for Everyday Practice, in Enhancing Student-Centred Learning, Higher Education Academy Business, Management, Accounting and Finance/Hospitality, Leisure, Sport, and Tourism Subject Centres, Oxford, Threshold Press.
Beard, C and Wilson, J (2005) Ingredients for Effective Experiential Learning: The Learning Combination Lock, in Enhancing teaching in Higher Education: new approaches to improving student learning, Hartley, P., Woods, A and Pill, M (Eds), York, Higher Education Academy/London, Routledge-Falmer.
Beard, C. and Irvine, D (2005) 'Management Training and Development: problems, paradoxes and perspectives', in J.P.Wilson (ed), Human Resource Development, Second Edition, Kogan Page, London pp 380-403.
Beard, C. (2005) 'The Design of Effective Group Based Training Methods', in J.P.Wilson (ed) Human Resource Development, Second Edition, Kogan Page, London, pp 342-364.
Beard, C (2003) 'The Circle and the Square - Nature and Artificial Adventure Environments', pp 187-198, in Humberstone, B, Brown, H, and Richards, K Whose Journeys? Where and Why? The 'Outdoors and 'Adventure' as a Social and Cultural Phenomena: Critical explorations of relations between individuals, 'others' and the environment, Fingerprints, Barrow in Furness.
Ayamba, M., Beard, C., and Rotherham, I. (2002) Marketing in African and Marketing of Africa: The Challenges of Environmentalism and Sustainability. In: Dynamics of Marketing in African Nations, Greenwood Publishing.
Refereed journal articles
Beard, C and Price, I (2010) Space, conversations and place: lessons and questions from practice, International Journal of Facilities Management.
Clayton, B., Beard, C., Humberstone, B., and Wolstenholme, C. (2009) The Jouissance of Learning: Evolutionary musings on the pleasures of learning in higher education, Teaching in Higher Education, 14 (4), pp 375-386.
Beard, C., Wilson, J and McCarter, R (2007) Towards a Theory of E-learning, International Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education, Volume 6, Number 2, November.
Beard, C., Clegg, S and Smith, K (2007) 'Acknowledging the affective in higher education', British Educational Research Journal, Volume 33, No. 2, April.
Beard, C (2006) The 'Jouissance' of Learning: Researching the Affective in Higher Education, in Wickens, E., Hose, T and Humberstone, B. Critical Issues in Leisure and Tourism Education: Current Trends and Developments in Pedagogy and Research, European Institute for Outdoor Education and Experiential Learning, Buckinghamshire.
Wilson, J P, and Beard, C (2003) The Learning Combination Lock - an experiential approach to learning design, Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol 27, no 2/3/4.