Events

2017

Creative Cultures goes to Malaysia

4th – 18th August 2017

Timings TBA

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.