The aims of any partnership are to benefit the parties concerned and also, most importantly, our students. The Faculty has a large number of strategic partnerships at various levels and the following pages give details on some of these.
Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL)
The Open CETL is a collaboration between four of the Open University’s Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. It is not a formal organisation but a way of describing how we are working together to inspire each other, to achieve greater impact and to increase efficiency.
The contact and collaboration is aided by sharing the same Open CETL Suite of offices, meeting rooms, and video conferencing suites and is visible in joint activities, events and publications.
Each of the constituent centres has its own aims and objectives but they also have shared interests and activities.
The OU has three single-institution Centres, these are:
Centre for Open Learning in Mathematics, Science, Computing and Technology (COLMSCT)
Personalised Integrated Learning Support (PILS)
Practice-based Professional Learning (PBPL)
The Open University also leads the collaborative centre, the Physics Innovations Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (piCETL). The partners in the CETL are
Please explore our website to find out more about the Faculty of Science’s involvement in the Open CETL and our other partnerships.