Creative Cultures goes to Malaysia
4th – 18th August 2017
CreativeCulture (NEWTON) aims to expand the programme to address educational challenges within the context of inclusive learning for learners from the rural parts of Malaysia Borneo. It will involve collaborations with Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), where we will explore, exploit and experiment the impact of arts, design and culture in enhancing creative thinking and development in education (primary and secondary K12) through game design and computational thinking as an approach and instrument for fostering creative problem solving and transcultural practices in Malaysia.
Workshop: Learning Through Play with ‘What Is Your Story?’
23rd June 2017
13:45 to 14:25 GMT
The ‘Learning Through Play with ‘What Is Your Story?’ workshop will explore ways to use the ‘What Is Your Story?’ (WIYS) play cards to design interactive, playful learning experiences in Higher Education. Presented by Lauren Heywood, co-designer of the cards, and Oliver Wood, the event will be an opportunity for academics to develop playful experiences to deploy with students
Game Changers Showcase
14th June 2017
12:30 to 16:00 GMT
The Game Changers showcase is an opportunity to share game based practice around the University. A number of sessions will be available to promote best practice around game based and playful learning. The day is an excellent opportunity for those interested in using games in Higher Education to network with likeminded individuals, develop ideas, and share their experiences.
Remix Play Summit
15th February 2017
09:00 to 16:00 GMT
The Remix Play Summit aims to celebrate play in Higher Education. Hosted by the Disruptive Media Learning Lab, the event will move beyond “gamification”, “serious games” and “game based learning”, and will examine the playful roots and meanings of these approaches and provide an interdisciplinary discussion space to explore the opportunities that play and playfulness can provide for both students and staff.