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Welcome to the official website and blog of Professor Colin Beard

EXPERIENCE – the Difference

colin-beard-business-soluti2working with and advising global organisations and governments on learning and development.

Professor Colin Beard can be contacted on c.m.beard@shu.ac.uk. He is an experienced practitioner in advising, designing and facilitating powerful experiential learning for a range of national and international clients. His expertise is recognised by many leading organisations and many of his clients apply his experiential methods for more effective learning and development. Testimonials demonstrate how he has transformed many organisations. He specialises in holistic approaches to human learning focussing on several core human capacities. He has researched and developed experiential programme design approaches, including Human Experience Mapping tools with proven impact. Click on ‘consultancy’ (above right) for more information.

Professor Colin Beard is a specialist in human learning and his consultancy work is much sought after. He is a Professor of Experiential Learning at Sheffield Hallam University, and he holds a PhD in experiential learning.

Watch some of his videos on learning:

Higher Levels of Thinking in HE: https://youtu.be/mkKGhDcYOvc

Spatial Cognition and Learning: https://vimeo.com/357345701/858ab0bd72

Doing Spontaneous Video Summaries of the first few weeks of lectures and seminars https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM9Doaj9v5c#action=share

and read his recent paper on Learning Experience Design: https://doi.org/10.1080/14623943.2018.1538962

His publications and PhD summary are available from Sheffield Hallam University Research Archive (SHURA) at: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/13095/  His contact e-mail: c.m.beard@shu.ac.uk

He continues to be invited to deliver Master Classes in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Mainland China and India.  He also works across Europe, Chile, Peru, Taiwan, and the US. He has given over 65 keynotes speeches across the globe. He has been recognised in the award of a National Teaching Fellowship from the UK Higher Education Academy. At this website you may read about Colin’s practice, and his academic research.

Professor Colin Beard is an exciting keynote and after dinner speaker. He explored the Amazon rainforests for three months in 1975, leading a zoological expedition when he was only 22 years old. He has had many amazing jobs, and many adventures in his life: managing nature reserves, giving evidence to public enquiries, RSPB warden in mountain and sea areas, director of a major charity, and global outdoor adventures. Colin has co-written the world’s first book on Adventure Tourism.

THE 4th EDITION of the new Experiential Learning Handbook was out in August 2018. It is published by Kogan Page. Go to koganpage.com/experientiallearning and enter the code AHREL20 and get 20% off the new book. In this 4th edition there are many new ideas about the theory and practice of experiential learning and experiential education.

 

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