Exquisite Education: Creativity Play and Space in Learning and Teaching
S2E1-Digital Fluency

S2E1-Digital Fluency

November 17, 2021

Welcome to our new season, new music, new interesting topics, and the same enthusiasm for innovation in higher education. Today we will be talking about   the elements of digital fluency for education.  What flows? What are the connections with digital skills and employability? Today Andrew Middleton presents his "head" for the Exquisite Education Podcast, and start a dialogue on this interesting topic. If you want to join us in the podcasts on wednesdays 08:30-09:00 please send an email to beatriz.acevedo@aru.ac.uk or andrew.middleton@aru.ac.uk, We are looking forward to have exquisite conversations with you!

31-EE-Season Finale-What is the use of the Exquisite Education Podcast

31-EE-Season Finale-What is the use of the Exquisite Education Podcast

June 30, 2021

Andrew Middleton and Beatriz Acevedo celebrate the adventure of 30 podcasts on Exquisite Education topics.  What is the use of the podcast, why to use Exquisite Corpses for playful structured conversations and what are the next steps in this journey.  We will return on September with a list of exciting guests from all over the planet. Please let us know your impressions about the podcast. 

30-EE-Jo Morrissey bridges Academic and Practice

30-EE-Jo Morrissey bridges Academic and Practice

June 23, 2021

After a whole life career in Policing and Forensic Crime units, Jo Morrissey decides to join Uni and bridge together the practical aspects of Forensic Science with the academic frameworks.  Her PhD dissertation concerns how it is possible to integrate these fields, some ideas and examples can inspire all those PrAcademics at ARU.

Claire Pike invites employers to co-create the curriculum, how can this work?

Claire Pike invites employers to co-create the curriculum, how can this work?

June 2, 2021

Many have been said of the need of involving employers in the academic life: by life brief, apprentiships, but what if we invite them to co-create the curriculum. Dr. Claire Pike, Deputy Dean for Education in Science and Technology is pushing the boundaries, by inviting employers to co-create the curriculum.  But how can this work? What is the purpose of this collaboration? What is in it for organisations and for academics? 

28-EE-Alex Mosely plays in the classroom

28-EE-Alex Mosely plays in the classroom

May 26, 2021

When Alex Moseley picked that postcard, he never thought this would take him to a new path of playing, games and education. In this podcast, our new head of Anglia Learning and Teaching Alex Moseley, National Teaching Fellow 2013, invites us to see the classroom as a playground, and obstacles can enhance the learning journey. 

 

27-EE-JR Córdoba-Pachón on how not to teach creativity

27-EE-JR Córdoba-Pachón on how not to teach creativity

May 19, 2021

Creativity seems to be the flavour of the last few years. The World economic forum places creativity and critical thinking as key skills for the 21st century economies, and many schools and universities are adamant to become creative. However, the reality is that creativity cannot be prescribed. In this podcast Dr. Jose Rodrigo Cordoba Pachon talks about his latest book Creativity in Management Education: A systemic discovery

and his experience in taking adventures in the classroom, risking even bad evaluations and scorn from colleagues whose idea of creativity is just to follow a recipe.

26-EE-Marcia Baldry and BeYourOwnBoss

26-EE-Marcia Baldry and BeYourOwnBoss

May 12, 2021

Today we have Marcia Baldry, the Enterprise Education manager at Anglia Ruskin University and the heart and leading force of innovative ideas on Enterprise Education. Enterprise education is not only for business students, but it is a need for every single discipline to learn how to carve our own niche in the fluid and uncertain world of work and jobs.  We discuss how to make these opportunities more inclusive, how to link with the many existing initiatives and how to position enterprise and employability as part of the Learning and Teaching. 

Want to know more check https://aru.ac.uk/student-life/opportunities-at-aru/startup-at-anglia/be-your-own-boss-seminar-series

 

 

RawTag and the ANTF Sustainability Award

RawTag and the ANTF Sustainability Award

May 5, 2021

Last week in the Association of National Teaching Fellows, our project RawTag was awarded one of the 5 Sustainability Awards. RawTag is an art and education for sustainability project or methodology that aims at connecting the raw emotions and realities of consumption with the tag (ethical, sustainable, environmental, social) that we pay for our addiction to fast fashion, fast food or fast consumption. We are very proud because this is a collective effort with artist Carmen Lamberti, sustainability champion Romas Malevicius and PhD candidate Biba Fadli, supported by a number of people and organisations, including Professor Sally Everett, Sharon Waller, Royal Opera House-Bridge program, and our team at Anglia Learning and Teaching.  In this podcast we talk about what is RawTag and how this methodology that includes three parts: love, think and act, can be expanded and adapted to  innovative pedagogies and emotional engagement with learning, integrating creativity and agency as part of the process.

 

Follow us in Twitter @RawTag and if you want to know more please contact Beatriz.Acevedo@aru.ac.uk

 

 

 

Exquisite Education, why Festivals are better than Conferences

Exquisite Education, why Festivals are better than Conferences

April 28, 2021

In this podcast Isobel Gowers, Andrew Middleton and Beatriz Acevedo talk about their experience in the Global Festival of Action Learning, and how the format of tents, beach bar and campfires are preferable to streams, networking events, and keyspeakers. Can we get our wellington ready for the festival season?

23-EE-(Do not) Follow the Instructions - Dealing with ambiguity in learning teaching and life

23-EE-(Do not) Follow the Instructions - Dealing with ambiguity in learning teaching and life

April 21, 2021

Prior to Beatriz journey to the United Kingdom, her dear friend Diana gave her an unvaluable advice about the British society:  Follow the Instructions. For an European or North american person this seems normal, but for a Latina, this was completely new. Indeed,  the educational system is all about instructions, rules, boundaries, but what happens when those boundaries are uncertain, or change, or we need to step out of those "boxes". Andrew Middleton and Beatriz Acevedo discuss ambiguity and uncertainty in higher education, the importance of creating "spaces" for curiosity and meaningful conversations and the challenges of taking risks.  They will talk about the Global Festival on Action Learning and also about the interdisciplinary nature of the Ruskin Modules at Anglia Ruskin University. 

Further resources:

Ideas on creativity in higher education, fostering curiosity https://beatrizacevedoart.wordpress.com/?s=contributions+to+a+manifesto&submit=Search

 

https://tactilelearning.wordpress.com/2018/09/04/kitchen-and-studio-based-learning/

 

Article cited by Andrew Middleton: https://www.academia.edu/651140/Mind_the_gap_expectations_ambiguity_and_pedagogy_within_art_and_design_higher_education

 

 

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