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Colin Beard

Prof Colin Beard PhD

Summary

Professor Colin Beard is recognised as a leading global thinker, writer and skilled practitioner in Experiential Learning. He has worked with many organisations advising on learning and development, including the Foreign Service Department of the US Government working on the development of diplomats and ambassadors. He has also advised the Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Youth and Culture in Singapore on educational issues. He has worked with many corporate clients, public bodies, universities and charities. Colin was invited as a member of the European Innovation Team of Interface. Flor, the world's largest floor textile manufacturer.

His work includes over 60 global keynotes, 19 book chapters, 44 refereed articles, and several books, including an audio book on sensory intelligence, and a 4th edition book on experiential learning. He has held three visiting professorships, including two in leading Chinese universities. He is on the editorial board and reviewing panels of many leading journals. He is a National Teaching Fellow, Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, and Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

  • About

    Qualifications

    • 2012: MA Education, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    • 2008: PhD Experiential Learning: The Development of a Pedagogic Framework for Effective Practice., Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 1975: BSc Zoology, University of London, United Kingdom

  • Teaching

    Sheffield Business School

    Events Management

  • Publications

    Journal article: Hickman, M. Stokes, P. Gammon, S. BEARD, C. Inkster, A. (2017), 'Moments like diamonds in space: savoring the ageing process through positive engagement with adventure sports', Annals of Leisure Research, pp. 1-19

    Journal article: BEARD, C. Russ, W. (2017), 'Event Evaluation and Design: Human Experience Mapping', Event Management, vol 21, no 3, pp. 365-374

    Journal article: BEARD, C. Humberstone, B. Clayton, B. (2014), 'Positive emotions: passionate scholarship and student transformation', Teaching in Higher Education, vol 19, no 6, pp. 630-643

    Journal article: Humberstone, B. BEARD, C. Clayton, B. (2013), 'Performativity and enjoyable learning', Journal of Further and Higher Education, vol 37, no 2, pp. 280-295

    Journal article: PRICE, I. BEARD, C. (2013), 'Room for Improvement', Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, vol 159, no 5553, pp. 38-41

    Journal article: BEARD, C. PRICE, I. (2011), 'Mobility, physical space and learning', Management Learning

    Journal article: PRICE, I. BEARD, C. (2010), 'Space, Conversations and Place: Lessons and Questions from Organisational Development', International Journal of Facility Management, vol 1, no 2, pp. unpaginated

    Book: BEARD, C. Wilson, J. (2013), Experiential Learning: A Handbook for Training, Educating, and Coaching, 3rd edn, Kogan Page, London

    Book: BEARD, C. (2010), The experimental learning toolkit: Blending practice with concepts., 1st edn, Kogan Page, London

    Book chapter: BEARD, C. (2014), 'Mapping the Experience Journey' Strategic Event Creation, Liz Sharples, Philip Crowther, Daryl May & Chiara Orefice eds, Goodfellow Publishers Ltd, Oxford

    Book chapter: BEARD, C. (2014), 'Experiential Learning: Trans/intra/interdisciplinary approaches' The International Handbook of Outdoor Studies, Barbara Humberstone, Heather Prince & Karla A. Henderson eds, Routledge, pp. 425-434

    Book chapter: BEARD, C. GOODE, M. (2014), 'Contributing to a more sustainable world? Business Product Innovation and the Development of an Industrial Ecology' Enhancing Education for Sustainable Development in Business and Management, Hospitality, Leisure, Marketing, Tourism, Atfield, R. & Kemp, P. eds, Higher Education Academy, York

    Book chapter: BEARD, C. Malkki, K. (2013), 'Student transformation and the Interaction between the Epistemological and Oncological Tracks: The Wider Project of Higher Education' Interaction in Educational Domains, Kirsi Tirri & Elina Kuusisto eds, Sense Publishing, pp. 25-36

    Book chapter: BEARD, C. PRICE, I. (2012), 'Learning spaces that change people and organisations' International human resources development: Learning, education and training for individuals and organizations, John P. Wilson eds, Kogan Page, London, pp. 465-479

    Book chapter: BEARD, C. (2012), 'Spatial ecology: Learning and working environments that change people and organizations' Managing Organizational Ecologies: Space, management, and organizations, Alexander, K. & Price, I. eds, Routledge, pp. 69-81

    Book chapter: PRICE, I. BEARD, C. (2012), 'Learning spaces that change people and organisations.' International human resource development : learning, education and training for individuals and organizations, John P Wilson eds, Kogan Page, London

    Book chapter: BEARD, C. Jackson, N. (2011), 'A holistic model for lifewide learning' Learning for a complex world: a lifewide concept of learning, curriculum, education and personal development, Norman J. Jackson eds, AuthorHouse

    Conference Paper: BEARD, C. PRICE, I. ELLISON, I. MATZDORF, F. (2014), 'Shifting the patterns of business school space?'. Paper presented at British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference 2014

    Conference Paper: BEARD, C. (2014), 'Sensory Intelligence: Learning to Live Your Life'. Paper presented at Professional Lecture, Derby University Public Lecture, Buxton

    Conference Paper: BEARD, C. (2014), 'Experiential Learning: an interdisciplinary perspective, conference paper presented, Learning Through Outdoor Activities: an holistic approaches'. Paper presented at International Mountain & Outdoor Sports Conference

    Conference Paper: BEARD, C. (2014), 'The Event Experience: seven core dimensions'. Paper presented at Guest presentation, Atlas Conference

    Conference Paper: BEARD, C. PRICE, I. (2013), 'The extended narrotype: adaptation and stasis in spatial evolution'. Paper presented at European Association of Management (EURAM) Conference, Istanbul

    Conference Paper: BEARD, C. (2013), 'Learning and Working: Convergent Phenomena'. Paper presented at Professorial Lecture, Derby University, Buxton

    Conference Paper: BEARD, C. Malkki, K. (2013), 'Student Transformation and the Interaction between the Epistemological and Ontological Tracks: The Wider Project of Higher Education'. Paper presented at Finnish Educational Research Association Conference (FERA)

    Conference Paper: BEARD, C. (2011), 'Transition and transformation: Positive emotions and passionate scholarship'. Paper presented at Keynote Faculty of ACES LTA Annual Conference, Sheffield Hallam University

    Conference Paper: NIELD, K. BEARD, C. (2003), 'Outlining the approach to PDP adopted by the Skills Unit at Sheffield Hallam University'. Paper presented at LTSN Conference, Oxford

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2014), '21 Century Competences: Co-curricular and Co-curricular Experiential Education', in Ministry of Education, Singapore International Keynote, Ministry of Education

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2014), 'Towards a Multi-disciplinary understanding of experiential learning', in Learning through Outdoor Activities: an holistic approach, Learning Through Outdoor Activities

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2014), 'Pedagogic Innovation', in Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Abertay University, Dundee, Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2014), 'The Human Experience', in Keynote AME Conference, AME Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2013), 'Innovative and Holistic Learning', in Open Minds: Engaging with Higher Education, De Montfort University, Leicester, PGCHE Learning and Development Conference, Bede Island, PGCHE Learning and Development Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2013), 'It is all in the mind? Thinking about Thinking', in The International Conference on Experiential Learning (ICEL) Peru, The International Conference on Experiential Learning (ICEL)

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2012), 'The Student Experience of Learning', in Finnish Educational Research Association (FERA) Annual Conference, Interaction in Education, Helsinki University, Finland, Finnish Educational Research Association (FERA) Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2012), 'How Humans Learn', in Keynote at the Institute of Swimming/ASA./Swim.org Annual Tutor Conference, Crown Plaza, Nottingham, Institute of Swimming/ASA/Swim.org Annual Tutor Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2012), 'Enabling Transformation through learning and teaching', in London Metropolitan University, Annual Learning & Teachiing Conference, Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2012), 'Experiential Learning and Teaching', in Experience IT Together, the Inaugural Conference of the Strategic Alliance of Global Educators (SAGE) Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, Singapore, Strategic Alliance of Global Educators (SAGE) Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2011), 'Experiential learning: The importance of place and space', in Supporting Student Learning Conference 2011: 10th Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2011), 'Experiential Learning and Collaboration', in Keynote presented to Derby University Annual Learning & Teaching Conference, Buxton Campus, Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2011), 'Collaboration: people, projects and spaces', in Keynote Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, New College Nottingham, Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2011), 'The Role of the Senses in Learning', in Keynote at The Third Experiential Education Forum, Peking University, Beijing, Experiential Education Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2011), 'The Role of the Body in Learning', in Worcester University Learning & Teaching Conference Keynote, Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2011), 'Returning our senses', in 12th International Conference on Experiential Learning. Chile, The International Conference on Experiential Learning (ICEL)

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2011), 'Space, transformation and troublesome knowledge in physical and virtual learning environments.', in Sixth Annual Learning Teaching and Assessment Conference 2011: Learning @ Derby: The Future Direction., Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2010), 'The future of space for learning: The next evolutionary step', in Association of University Directors of Estates Annual Conference.Belfast, N.Ireland, Association of University Directors of Estates Annual Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2010), 'The Role of Mind, Body and Field in Learning', in The First Neuro-Linguistic Programming in HE Symposium, Bournemouth University, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in HIgher Education Symposium Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2010), 'The role of the mind, body and field in learning', in The First Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in HIgher Education Symposium, Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) in HIgher Education Symposium Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2010), 'Enabling a more complex education; encouraging, recognising and valuing life-wide earning in higher education', in Invited Speaker, University of Surrey, University of Surrey Conference

    Conference Speaker: BEARD, C. (2010), 'A Pleasure to Learn', in University of Bolton, Annual Learning and Teaching Conference, Annual Learning and Teaching Conference

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