There is an uprise in storytelling. To tell a story is a human act, it is universal and it can be transformative. But we are now living unique times, there is a never-ending variety of medium to tell stories. I started this blog in 2012 to tell stories about science communication. In 2016 I wrote … Continue reading The medium is the message
Last week I had the pleasure to give a keynote at the South Wales Symposium: Embedding Academic Study Skills in Higher Education – Swansea University, UK 16th of May, 2018. The title of my talk: Before coming to class, you will need to … techniques to engage your students even before you meet them and You can … Continue reading Before coming to class, you will need to … techniques to engage your students even before you meet them!
I just got my fellowship. I decided to present two case studies to evidence my teaching practice. Below is the PDF version, I got 91%. I hope you will find it useful. In case you are wondering the Higher Education Academy is a British professional institution promoting excellence in higher education. The academy certifies professionals based on The UK … Continue reading The presentation route to the Higher Education Academy Fellowship
Last week I had the privilege to meet a dedicated group of colleagues at the Faculty of Education of Utrecht University of Applied Sciences (short HU). I will share the story of how I met Hans Ven Bergen, Dr Nicole Reith and Stephanie Edwards soon. Meanwhile, you can watch the short documentary about the blended learning program. Continue reading How to do that blend: teaching the teachers in Kakuma refugee camp, Kenya
The new ScienceTell logo is based on an old story, can you guess which? Too cold outside, so I have been updating the sciencetell logo and designing my next business cards. Sara Barrento © 2018 Continue reading Playing logo
We were there, and it was awesome. This past weekend (08-10/09/17) was busy, very busy at the Swansea Science Festival. I met incredible people from Circus Eruption, saw amazing shows and met incredibly families. We had a stall full of water creatures from tiny shrimps to gigantic seaweeds. Kids and parents got their hands wet … Continue reading Swansea Science Festival 2017
In 2013 I thought it was time to update my CV, not only content wise but also from a design and communication perspective. I started by doing it my way, using the infamous powerpoint. Then I decided to explore the use of an online tool – visualize.me. This spring, Prof. Paulo Vaz-Pires, my PhD supervisor, challenged … Continue reading My infographic CV 2017