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Creative Pedagogy

Why creative pedagogy?

Led by Rachel Dickinson, Assistant Dean Creative Pedagogy, Entrepreneurship & Innovation Group, WBS

An increasingly volatile and uncertain world will require all our students to be; entrepreneurial and agile; comfortable with diversity; critical and questioning. Creative pedagogy stresses skillful interaction, disruptive imagination, invention and criticality in learning. In this learning circle, we will consider a range of ideas, principles, and strategies for encouraging students to become active and engaged in shaping how and what they learn so as to develop their future work/life identities.

Circle aims (to be negotiated with circle participants):
  • To (re) imagine the place, purpose and value of creative pedagogy in Higher Education.
Circle outcomes:
  • To develop a rationale for creative pedagogy in Higher Education
  • To develop a set of interactive case studies identifying creative pedagogy from across the University
Circle ambition:
  • To encourage critical questions, learning autonomy, disruptive imaginings and socially responsible actions amongst those we teach with.
Cross-cutting themes:
  • Inclusivity & respect
  • Student experience
  • Interdisciplinary & experiential learning
Circle programme:

Our first meeting of the new academic year will take place on:

Session 1: Open Space Learning

Date: Tuesday 18th September 2018

Time: 1-3pm

Venue: WBS Create Space (3.003) - Please note this is a shoe-free zone!

It is intended that each of meetings will be active and exploratory, positioning experiential and embodied learning at the heart of our discussion. Each session will be in informed by a broad theme, the first beginning with ‘The Open Space’. Details regarding dates / times / venues will be posted nearer the time

Session 2: Objects & Artifacts

Date: Wednesday 14th November 2018

Time: 3.15-5.15pm

Venue: WBS Create Space (3.003) - Please note this is a shoe-free zone!

  • January 19 - 'The Embodied Learner'
  • March 19 - 'Creative Practice'
  • May 19 - Workshop (details to follow in the Autumn term)
  • July 19 - Creative Reflections & Outcomes
  • September 19 - WIHEA dissemination event
Please note:

This learning circle is open to all WIHEA fellows. It is hoped that participants will join in as many sessions as possible planned across the year in order to deepen and strengthen the dialogue between us. In the opening session we will negotiate the circle aims, outcomes and ambitions using the text above as prompts. Themes will be adjusted to meet the needs and interests of the circle participants. The workshop in May will be open to colleagues from across the University, but with priority given to WIHEA fellows. To join the learning circle please complete the REGISTRATION FORM.

If you have any questions or require additional information, please contact rachel dot dickinson at warwick dot ac dot uk or the WIHEA at warwick dot ac dot uk.