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PBPL closes its doors


29th Jul 2010

After five eventful and highly productive years PBPL's funding has come to an end

PBPL's Director, Professor Mark Fenton-O'Creevy said, "It is with very mixed feelings as Director that I bring down the curtain on a venture that has profoundly affected all of us who have been involved. On the one hand, there is a great deal of sadness seeing a centre which has engaged the enthusiasm of so many people come to an end , and some anxiety about the future of learning and teaching innovation in difficult financial times. On the other hand, the seeds planted by the PBPL CETL are flourishing across the Open University and beyond. We leave behind a much deeper engagement with a practitioner scholarship of teaching and learning, stronger relationships across faculties and across institutions, a much higher regard for the role of practice-based learning in Higher Education and a more widely shared conviction that it is possible to be both intellectually rigorous and passionately engaged in integrating the learning that happens in the workplace and the academy".