Thank you to everyone who participated in my talk & workshops on June 8th at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
Exploring the Ecology of Learning, Teaching Pedagogy & Creativity
This talk will explore the idea that teaching, learning and creativity are related ecological phenomenon. An ecological perspective on learning and teaching in higher education requires teachers to think of themselves as part of an institutional ecosystem within which teaching and learning takes place and to think of the ecologies that they are creating to facilitate students’ learning and creativity through their pedagogical thinking and practices. We will explore the idea of personal pedagogy and how we develop our pedagogical thinking and practices.
Following the presentation there will be a facilitated workshop (an ecology for collaborative learning and creativity) in which participants will combine and integrate their perceptions, imaginations and analytical thinking to explore a problem and invent an educational design to address the problem.
Core Concepts Handout
Tackling the Wicked Problem of Creativity in Higher Education
Workshop - integrating imagination and critical thinking
Jackson, N. J. and Buining F. (2010) Enriching Problem-based Learning through Design Thinking. In Barrett, T. and Moore, S. (eds) (2010) New approaches to problem-based learning: revitalising your practice in higher education London: Routledge 269-293
GMIT GOOGLE+ FORUM
I have set up a space for GMIT faculty and educational developers to share their ideas, experiences and practices. Use this link to connect.
CREATIVE ACADEMIC WEBSITE
Resources HUB for creativity in HE
#creativeHE GOOGLE+ FORUM
a community of HE practitioners interested in creativity
Resources HUB for lifewide learning and education, and learning ecologies
Personal Pedagogy Survey
I am trying to understand the factors that have influenced the formation and development of higher education teachers. I welcome all contributions to the survey
You can see the results of the survey using this link
Presentation - Exploring the ecology of learning, teaching pedagogy and creativity
Example of a professional creating and ecology to learn, act and produce creative artefacts
What can we learn about encouraging and facilitating students' creativity from Tina Seelig's creativity MOOC? Tina Seelig explains.