Drawing upon our Ruskin Modules Open Studios, we are now taking the next step and opening the Studios to the wider community at Anglia Ruskin University.
Creativity is at the heart of everything we do and central to the purpose of ARU's transformative, inclusive, entrepreneurial, and innovative education. But what is Creative Education? Who can be called creative? Where does it happen and how can we activate our own creative talents to engage with students, research, and well-being?
The Open Studios (OS) are playful spaces for “us” to share creative methods and practices, in a safe, playful, and compassionate environment. We will be sharing methods and practices (and anxieties), in a safe, playful, and compassionate environment.
This series of Studios follows the characteristics of creative pedagogies from the literature, as the framework for an interactive and practical session. However, we would like to make the Open Studios as relevant as possible hence we invite participants to co-create this journey, with their own ideas, questions, and experiences about creativity.
There will be three sessions:
3 October 2023, 4-5.20pm: Generation and Exploring
This session invites participants to bring their own questions and experience about Creative Education, and deciding on the route of the Open Studios to explore the characteristics of creative pedagogies as presented in the literature.
31 October 2023, 4-5.20pm: Who, why and where (Andrew Middleton)
How to create supportive environments for creativity where freedom and structure can co-exist.
5 December 2023, 4-5.20pm: Playfulness (Alex Moseley)
What is playful learning, and how exploration, adventurousness, inquiry-based and fun can be part of the learning process.
The Open Studios are coordinated by Beatriz Acevedo, Associate Professor in Creative Education, aka Creative Oracle – Artist and Educator, National Teaching Fellow, and passionate about re-kindling our natural creativity in learning, teaching and life.
If you are curious, please register on Business World events or contact [email protected]