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Teaching for Creativity: Two-day Workshop

At a Glance
Date: Wednesday 14 to Thursday 15 September 2011
Time: 9:30am to 5:30pm
Location: CAPITAL Studio,
G.55, Millburn House
Open To: Academics, postgraduate students and anyone else who currently teaches at the University
Cost: Free
Summary: Two-day workshop enabling participants to develop creative learning environments for their students

"What are the challenges to engaging learners in formal and diverse/multi-disciplinary educational contexts, and how can we use our innate creativity to address them?”

IATL and the LDC are pleased to offer a two day workshop from Cardboard Citizens designed to help you develop learning environments for your students that allow them to draw on their creativity, and allow you to develop your own. The sessions will be directly connected to both small and large group teaching. The workshop is open to academics, postgraduate students, and anyone else who currently teaches at the University.

Cardboard Citizens will share expertise in the theory and practice of Forum Theatre, a creative and democratic learning process that puts the participant in role as the expert. The process allows for shared issues of concern to be identified by the participants, and for dramatic images and scenes to be created, which are then used interactively, as the participants themselves try out and debate creative ways of overcoming the issues and obstacles. In this context, the focus will be on developing creative and interactive techniques for engaging groups in learning, within formal teaching contexts. There will be a rich variety of subjects represented at the training, along with a breadth of teaching experience, all exploring a question relevant to all.

The workshop will be lead by Tony McBride, Director of Projects, Cardboard Citizens.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Participants must sign up for both days.

Please note, you must register in advance for this event. To book a place, please email

Visit the Teaching for Creativity event webpage.