‘Imagining Spaces: Creativity and Collaboration in Teaching & Education’ workshop, 31st May

Friday 31st May, from 1.30 – 6pm in Scrymgeour 3.08

How can we energize our young people and students to feel committed to and excited by the prospect of writing essays – either as part of their curriculum , or as part of their own learning and development? What might this look like for classes of mixed abilities?
This half day professional development roundtable and workshop, hosted by Kirsty Gunn, Gail Low & Tracy Mackenna at the University of Dundee, will begin a conversation between English and Creative Writing at higher education and at school level to creatively imagine different ways of writing: creative essays, fragments, research outlines and book reviews. The day will explore alternative writing and learning pathways that seek to complement traditional modes and formats. We’ll be asking questions about creative learning and thinking, having fun producing essayistic writing quickly and easily in a relaxed and informal environment which can be expanded, developed or adapted. We’ll be sharing our thoughts and hearing yours, addressing the larger context and ‘travel’ of English and Creative writing teaching, exploring working creatively and collaboratively in a learning environment that can sometimes feel overwhelmed by league tables and outcome charts.
Booking via Eventbrite here: Imagining Spaces
For further information about the programme schedule please email: g.low@dundee.ac.uk