The unit Creativity for Learning part of the PgCert in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education/Higher Education and the MA in Higher Education (also available as a stand-alone CPD unit) will be offered for the third time time starting on the 21st of January 2016 and over two terms.
This is an excellent opportunity to explore and experiment with novel pedagogical approaches, theories and practices, fully tailored to your professional needs and aspirations. You will be able to discuss creativity for higher education learning and teaching with colleagues from across the university but also further afield, reflect on your current practice and identify opportunities to become more creative and adventurous in your teaching to create stimulating learning experiences for and with your students.
A review of the first iteration can be accessed below where you will also see some of the achievements of our colleagues. We have rich evidence that the unit has made a real difference to practitioners and their practice. Many have used the unit to experiment with innovative teaching approaches and as a stepping stone into pedagogical research. Their work has been disseminated internally and externally through conference contributions and publications and we are very proud of their development and achievements and we are really proud with what they all have achieved.
Here is what Carol Maynard, the external examiner said about this unit: “This is an innovative module that encourages participants to work innovatively (and creatively!) with rigorous attention to scholarship too. Feedback to participants is exemplary with a separate section identified for areas for further/future development. This includes feed forward guidance and also recommendations for publication/further research. This must be motivating for the participants.”
another opportunity to get involved!
The Creativity for Learning unit is also available as an open course. This time round, we will be offering #creativeHE as a block during the Open Education Week, 7-11 March 2016, in collaboration with colleagues from other institutions and countries. More information regarding this will be added here nearer to the time.
You are also very welcome to join this course, face-to-face and/or online as informal CPD without working for credits or use all or part of it for FLEX.
Warning! A wide open mind is needed as well as generous commitment to get the maximum out of it.
To find out more, access and register early at http://www.celt.mmu.ac.uk/cpd/accredited/unit_details.php?unit_id=93
If you have any questions linked to this unit or the open course, please get in touch with Chrissi at c.nerantzi @ mmu.ac.uk without the spaces.