Creativity

Reflecting on your Education Practice

Last week saw the start of the next cohort of the Postgraduate certificate in Education practice, often referred to as the PGCert in the University. As many who have participated in it know this course leads to a recognised teacher certificate as well as to Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA now in AdvanceHE)…. Read more »

From Highlands headteacher to Lego’s global director of play

The head who transformed a small Scottish school has a new job description: to counter rote learning with play Ollie Bray: ‘Learning through play is widely accepted in the early years and my job will be to find ways of incorporating it into the curriculum for older children.’ When Ollie Bray arrived as headteacher of… Read more »

Origami for Science Maths and Education International Meeting

The Origami in Science, Mathematics and Education (7OSME) 7th International Meeting occurred recently in Oxford. The conference started with a visit to The Satellite Applications Catapult at Harwell. They work with organisations to make use of, and benefit from, satellite technologies. Michael Loweth from ‘Oxford Space systems’ are one of the companies there. They develop… Read more »

Shrek, Saunders and the Onion Myth: Using Myths, Metaphors and Storytelling.

Title of our paper Presented at the: – European Conference of Research Methods (ECRM) – Rome 2018. Susanne Clarke has recently returned from the ECRM Conference in Rome after submitting a conference paper in partnership with Dr Lois Farquharson. The wider team also included our brilliant Student Research Assistant, Nancy Sheppard and a colleague from… Read more »

Curie Scott joins the advisory board of The International Health Humanities Network

Curie Scott has been invited to join the advisory board of The International Health Humanities Network. You can book now for the annual conference in Southampton (2-4 Aug). The International Health Humanities Network, supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, works to develop ways that arts and humanities knowledge and practice can enhance health… Read more »

The screen colour “Cyan” is the hidden ingredient in sleep

University of Manchester researchers say higher levels of cyan keep people awake, while reducing cyan is associated with helping sleep. The impact was felt even if colour changes were not visible to the eye. The researchers want to produce devices for computer screens and phones that could increase or decrease cyan levels. Sleep researchers have… Read more »

CELebrate2018 – Creative approaches in large groups: workshop on photos and collage

This year, CEL have facilitated workshops focused on the knowledge-making potential of creative processes. Students, even if they are hesitant at first, appreciate the time to think, process and create something. These approaches can be adapted from short five minute bursts of activity to longer pieces of collaborative work. Examples include the use of collage,… Read more »

Next week: Origami workshop and Lego workshop

CEL have worked with interested staff to create a number of workshops using creative approaches in research, education and professional practice. Our final ones are coming up – come and join us! book your place with Organisational Development These workshops are hands-on making events to gain skills for you to use these techniques yourself, please… Read more »

CQR seminar: ‘In conversation: Building confidence through creative crafting’

On Wednesday Dr Jen Leamon from FHSS and Dr Jenny Hall from CEL facilitated the final seminar of the ‘in conversation’ season for the Centre for Qualitative Research.   Their topic was ‘Building confidence through creative crafting’ where they discussed the use of craft activities within research and teaching and learning. They described how they… Read more »

Creative Classroom Events

Start your summer by unleashing your creativity.  Join us for two ‘creative classroom’ events with an award winning author and a multi-award winning singer/song writer. Leadership, Strategy and Organisations may not be the obvious department to promote creativity, but we recognise the role of creativity in a modern workplace.  There is a growing belief that… Read more »