Welcome to this double bill of creative teaching goodness!
You can book one or both of these sessions (morning or afternoon), please pay close attention to the details below so that you select the correct one! If you book the full day (morning & afternoon workshops), lunch is included.
In the morning will be:
Picture This! Using the ‘Writing Essays by Pictures’ approach to teaching academic practice
Writing Essays by Pictures is a workbook for students who need help with researching and writing their first evidence based research essay for university. It explains academic practice that often remains hidden to students through everyday analogies and offers activities that allow students to explore the research and writing process in the step-by-step way of painting by numbers.
While the book was originally conceived as a workbook for students, it can also act as a resource for teachers, which will be further explored in this workshop with Dr Alke Groppel-Wegener, the author. Using a new activity, the Board Game Blueprint, designed to help students visualise the syllabus of a module, we will explore how to use the 'Writing Essays by Pictures' approach in day-to-day teaching, whether as a dedicated module or stand-alone support sessions.
All attendees will receive a copy of 'Writing Essays by Pictures' (list price £15).
In the afternoon we have:
Making (non-digital) educational games
In this afternoon workshop, we will follow a carefully scaffolded process to prototype educational games. Working in small groups, you will create a prototype game and share it with your fellow participants in just 3 hours.This process can then be followed after the event to quickly and easily create educational games and playful learning experiences for your learners in future.
All prototyping materials will be provided. You can find protypes from some of the previous 'making games' workshops on the associated blog.
“I found the day exceptionally useful and well done. I was really impressed by how well Andrew Walsh incorporated theory and background into a primarily hands-on training. I got quite a few tips for teaching and engaging students through play that were totally new for me and I believe that certain aspects of what he taught will stick with me, particularly the caveats and pitfalls for developing games in university contexts.”
Quote from attendee at a previous games making workshop.
In booking for this event, you agree by default to have your contact details shared with other attendees, plus your prototype games shared with others via the blog (or any other methods, print or online) and photos, videos and other outputs from the day shared publicly in various ways. If you wish to opt-out, just let me know either before the event (or at the very start of the day!) and I'll make sure you're excluded in whatever way you want to be...