Tag: creativity

Teaching, learning, creativity and passion in higher education: notes from a conference about scholarship of teaching and learning

International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) Conference, Quebec, Canada, 22-25 October. In October 2014, I attended the ISSOTL Conference for the first time. The theme of the conference was Nurturing Passion and Creativity in Teaching and Learning. The event was hosted by Université Laval and held at the Convention Center in…Continue Reading Teaching, learning, creativity and passion in higher education: notes from a conference about scholarship of teaching and learning

Video-making Skills at City

Video People

There is a sizable video community at City University (learning technologists, the AV department, the SU and careers to name just a few) and we recently met up in the MILL to find out: How we see our current skill levels in video-making Which areas of video-making we would like to develop Which areas could…Continue Reading Video-making Skills at City

Innovation, Creativity and Leadership Day

One of the highlights of the City calendar for me is the Innovation, Creativity and Leadership (ICL) Day run by the Centre for Creativity in Professional Practice.  As ever, this was an opportunity to be exposed to new people, including colleagues from other departments that too often we only meet at events, new conversations and…Continue Reading Innovation, Creativity and Leadership Day

Students’ creative ideas for displaying their work in learning spaces

Helping a cohort of 52 business students to design and curate their exhibition of the 11 week Reflective Practitioner module provided an interesting opportunity for students to come up with imaginative ways of displaying their work. Task   The exhibition design, artefacts and curation represented a piece of course work, and two streams of students were…Continue Reading Students’ creative ideas for displaying their work in learning spaces

Reflective Practitioner Exhibition

It was an honour to be invited to the exhibition showcasing and engaging guests with students’ work on ‘The Reflective Practitioner’ module as part of BSc Management and BSc Business.  Angela Dove, the module leader, working in conjunction with the students and other supporters put on this year’s exhibition in the newly refurbished Drysdale Lecture…Continue Reading Reflective Practitioner Exhibition

Artist helps students to visualise Learning Space design at City

 Dont Walk Away, Have Your Say! was an LDC event at the end of last term on the main walkway, aiming  to capture student views and promote three of the ongoing LDC projects. I invited artist Susie Howarth to visualise students ideas on learning space design. With major building work scheduled at City and imminent…Continue Reading Artist helps students to visualise Learning Space design at City

Learning Space Design at City, what students really want

In a very recent report from the Students Union to Senate, one of the 5 student community themes put forward concerned  Learning and Social spaces that reflect the value City places on quality education, interaction and collaboration. “Students expect facilities which are fit for purpose, welcoming, comfortable and focused on their needs. We would like…Continue Reading Learning Space Design at City, what students really want

Using Debate as a Teaching Format

Three years ago at a City University Creativity Workshop I met Kirsten Hardie who teaches Design at Arts University College of Bournemouth. She told me about a method she had invented called “On Trial.” By coincidence, in working with a group of City teachers recently, they quite unprompted suggested the use of a debate format…Continue Reading Using Debate as a Teaching Format

Educational Excellence and Creativity: the undergraduate curriculum

The new landmark Central St. Martins building at Kings Cross When City University set up the multidisciplinary centre for creativity, there was an idea that all UG degrees would include creativity in the first year curriculum. This did not really progress, and I have been reflecting on why. My thoughts on this were stimulated by…Continue Reading Educational Excellence and Creativity: the undergraduate curriculum

Innovation Creativity and Leadership – Research and Practice

Innovation Creativity and Leadership – Research and Practice                    13th June 2011 http://creativity.city.ac.uk/ Archived abstracts and slides: http://creativity.city.ac.uk/ICLcity_talks.html This event showcased a diverse range of research and activity in this field.  It very successfully met its aim “to be a forum for exchanging ideas and sharing experience of innovation, creativity and leadership in both research and…Continue Reading Innovation Creativity and Leadership – Research and Practice