The Creative Toolbox: Applying creative tools to teaching and learning

Title:The Creative Toolbox: Applying creative tools to teaching and learning

Duration:1 day
Training Units2.0
Central Short Courses

 Who should attend?

Anyone working in HE who is interested in developing their creativity to improve their teaching. This includes new and experienced colleagues.

Course Description:

By using the narrative structure and developing springboard stories, participants will see how they can improve their professional performance, and problem solving skills. They will be given a range of creative tools that they can apply to the workplace and use to improve teaching and learning. This session is hands on, practical, and fun.

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this workshop you will be able to:

  • Apply creative tools to teaching and learning;
  • Develop springboard tales for problem solving;
  • Improve your personal and professional confidence.

 Course Tutor:

Alison Davies is an experienced trainer and creative practitioner. An author of thirteen books on a range of subjects and a professional storyteller. Alison delivers workshops for both the public and private sector throughout the UK. She has been involved in a number of ground-breaking projects using narratives, in particular working with the law school at Leicester University and delivering seminars using storytelling and presentation techniques as part of legal ethics seminars. She also writes for a selection of magazines, newspapers and educational journals. Her goal is to encourage a creative approach in all aspects of teaching and learning.

 Other Learning and Teaching Courses by Alison Davies:

Engage, Excite, Enhance: Top tips for Teaching and Learning! 

Taking a Stand: How to Command an Audience and Deliver Effective Presentations

Story Telling as a Tool to Enhance Learning and Teaching 

Making the Most of Language: Written and Verbal Communications

Memory Building Techniques (in the 'Wellbeing' category)

UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF)

This workshop is particularly relevant to these dimensions of the framework:

  • Areas of Activity: A2

  • Core Knowledge: K2; K3

  • Professional Values: V1; V2 

 Find out more about the Framework here.

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