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Experience Design Your Teaching - An Academic Afternoon Tea

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LEAF on Portland Street

113–115 Portland Street

Manchester

M1 6DW

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A mash-up of a traditional afternoon tea and academic CPD workshop, we will look at Learning and Teaching through the lens of experience design in three stages:

  • considering our ‘audience/participants’ while digging into some savoury treats,
  • reflecting on the structure of a session/module/course in terms of the ‘hero’s journey’ while munching scones (possibly with a side discussion of what comes first – the cream or the jam),
  • and thinking about the 'take-away' while having some sweet treats.

...drinking a lot of tea along the way.


What's the background of all this?

Over the last few years I have been working with Dr Fiona English and the Writing-PAD network to consider the potential of genre and regenring (specifically using non-traditional academic genres as assessments) within Higher Education through a number of events, culminating in two special issues of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice.

Part of this process was the realisation that regenring seems to be most often considered in the context of assessment – what are we asking students to produce? This workshop considers whether (and how) we could regenre our teaching by considering it through the lens of principles of experience design (the overarching design of experiences such as plays or escape rooms, street parades or Virtual Reality game, to name but a few). Specifically we will think of our students as heroes on a heroes’ journey (an idea borrowed from storytelling used in both scriptwriting and experience design) by discussing their (and our) role and agency, process and progress as well as take-away.

We will do this by also regenring the traditional workshop format by utilising the conventions of a traditional afternoon tea, splitting our time together into three with the help of delicious food courses – savouries, scones, and sweets – to build the opportunity for informal exchange of opinion and practice.


What can I expect on the day?

  • A delicious afternoon tea catered by LEAF (gluten free or vegan options on request).
  • Some short talks and creative activities to guide reflection on designing learning opportunities within a Higher Education environment.
  • Ample opportunity to chat to the other participants, hear about what they are doing and share your practice with them.
  • In the spirit of co-creation – one of the guiding principles of experience design – there will be an (optional) preparatory task that ticket holders will be emailed nearer to the date.


Draft Programme

Arrive from 2 for a 2:30 start.

2:30 Who is on the hero's journey - students and audience agency.

3:00 Savouries.

3:30 Mapping the Heroe's journey onto individual session, term and course.

4:00 Scones.

4:30 The Elixir to bring home.

5:00 Sweets.

5:30 approximate end of workshop, but further opportunity to chat - and celebrate the launch of the two special issues on Genre and Regenring of the Journal of Writing in Creative Practice. (The venue is open until 8pm, with food and drink available to purchase.)



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LEAF on Portland Street

113–115 Portland Street

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