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Reflections on visual and kinaesthetic staff development sessions at DMU: Introduction to LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®

Tweet Hello again, For the past 6 months I have been delivering visual, kinaesthetic staff development sessions at DMU epitomising the Writing PAD ‘thinking with the hands’ philosophy.  These are: Introduction to LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY®, Introduction to Infographics and, starting … Continue reading

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Book Review: ‘Intention: critical creativity in the classroom’

Tweet It’s been a busy time for Writing PAD East Midlands, what with some pedagogic speed-dating at DMU’s Festival of Teaching and a visit to the Playful Learning SIG meeting at the University of Leicester. We’re back with a review … Continue reading

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Using Mind Mapping Software to teach Academic Writing

Tweet Thanks to Emily Forster, Lecturer in the Centre for Learning and Study Support at DMU for this blog post: I have used mind maps and mind mapping software in my own writing since I was a student and it … Continue reading

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Meditating on LEGO®: Drop-in Mindfulness sessions for DMU Library and Learning Staff

Tweet Thanks to my DMU CLaSS colleague Tracy Slawson for her contribution to this blog post. Mindfulness might not be the first thing you think of when faced with a pile of LEGO®, but the two things are surprisingly compatible!  … Continue reading

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‘Creative approaches to science writing’ HEA STEM 2018 31.1.18 Newcastle

Tweet On a bright but freezing morning last week I found myself heading northward to meet up with Writing PAD collaborators Mhairi Morris and Alke Groppel-Wegener.  We were to deliver a workshop on ‘Creative approaches to science writing‘ (p9 of … Continue reading

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ARCLIB Workshop#2: ‘Creativity as a vehicle for learning’ London College of Communication 28.11.17

Tweet Our second blog post inspired by Kaye’s ARCLIB workshop is from Information Librarian at the University of Bath, Tamsin Reilly: Having only recently started as an Information Librarian for Engineering and Design at the University of Bath, I was … Continue reading

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ARCLIB Workshop#1: ‘Creativity as a vehicle for learning’ London College of Communication 28.11.17

Tweet Happy New Year from Writing PAD East Midlands! We kick off 2018 with a pair of guest blog posts, both based on Kaye’s recent ARCLIB Workshop. The first is from Megyn Luscott, Information Librarian at the University of Bath: … Continue reading

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Dissertation Drawing POD with Arts and Festivals Management Students

Tweet Thanks very much to Jacqui Norton, Senior Lecturer in Arts and Festivals Management, for this blog post: Jacqui attended our Creative Connections event in 2016, and was inspired by Harriet Edwards’ drawing workshop.  She has used Harriet’s techniques, including … Continue reading

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Adventures in LEGOLAND ®

Tweet Hello again! After a month dominated by a certain brand of small plastic bricks, I’m back to report on my experience of intensive training in the LEGO ® SERIOUS PLAY ® methodology, plus the recent LEGO ® SERIOUS PLAY … Continue reading

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Book review Mindfulness for Study: From Procrastination to Action by Karisa Krcmar and Tina Horsman

Tweet Our friends Karisa Krcmar and Tina Horsman from Loughborough University have written this timely and engaging book: Mindfulness for Study: From Procrastination to Action, arising from their own extensive experience in running mindfulness workshops for students.  You can buy … Continue reading

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