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LEGO ® SERIOUS PLAY ® : a Research Student Perspective

Tweet Thanks to Huraira Baba, PhD student in Architecture, for the following blog post about Alison James‘ session for DMU research students: Exploring your Doctoral Research with LEGO ® on 28th June 2017.  This was the 3rd in a series … Continue reading

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PGR Workshop Series 2016/17: Workshop 1 ‘Draw Out’ 30.11.16

Tweet   Building on the momentum from our successful Creative Connections event in summer 2016, East Midlands Writing PAD are running a series of termly workshops for PGR students at DMU, building on the themes of visual, tactile and creative … Continue reading

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Call for contributions: The Power of Play in Higher Education

Tweet Is anyone is interested in contributing to a global collection of HE practices around playful pedagogies?  Our Writing PAD colleague Dr Alison James, Head of Learning and Teaching, University of Winchester and Chrissi Nerantzi, Principal Lecturer in Academic CPD, … Continue reading

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Creative Connections 5th July at DMU (1): a postgraduate research student perspective

Tweet On the 5th July East Midlands Writing PAD held their first event for DMU postgraduate research students: Creative Connections.  Here’s the first of our blog posts about the day: more to follow, including some video clips featuring the workshops … Continue reading

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SWOT + Collage = ? A self-reflection workshop for 1st Year Medical Science students

Tweet Earlier this year, Kaye and I were asked by Zoe Redshaw to work with her 1st year Medical Science students,  helping them to prepare for a reflective essay as part of their Personal & Professional Skills module. Zoe felt … Continue reading

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Creative Connections: DMU Postgraduate Research & Writing Conference

Tweet On Tuesday 5th July East Midlands Writing PAD will be holding a Creative Connections event at DMU: a day of creative, playful workshops including collaborative writing, drawing, lego and collage. Creative Connections will offer DMU Postgraduate Research students and … Continue reading

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ARLG at DMU – Identifying your transferable skills for development: a visual odyssey

Tweet Thanks to Charlotte Heppel of Random House Archives for this blog post. On the 10th March, I was fortunate enough to attend the recent ARLG event at De Montfort University– Stepping Up, Stepping Out: Developing Your Skills and Your … Continue reading

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Reframing our approach to scientific writing

Tweet Thanks to Dr Mhairi Morris, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science at DMU for this blog post.   I was introduced to WritingPAD at a PGCertHE session in the 2014/15 academic year where Julia and Kaye worked with the group … Continue reading

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Reframing Artists: workshops with Fine Art students Nov/Dec 2015

Tweet   Following a hiatus over the Christmas period, we’re back with a new application of the Reframing technique.  Staff in Fine Art asked Writing PAD to work with their students on the development of ideas surrounding a chosen artist.  … Continue reading

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Exploring 3rd Year Essay Topics in Interior Design: another day, another Reframing Workshop…5.11.15

Tweet For the 3rd year in a row, Rebecca Graaff asked Writing PAD (Julia & Kaye) to work with her Interior Design students to develop ideas for their final year essays. Again, the Reframing technique was used, with students working … Continue reading

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