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Teaching Writing for the Web to Students

Monday, 18 March, 2019 - 16:01

Over the Festival of Creative Learning, I ran a workshop to teach Writing for the Web to students and had them demonstrate their newfound skills through a collaborative writing exercise. Why Writing for the Web We read online differently than we do in print, and because of this, we need to structure our content differently …

Walking with James Hutton through Time

Thursday, 7 March, 2019 - 18:25

2019 Festival of Creative Learning Event James Hutton (1726-1797) is one of Edinburgh’s great thinkers, and his insights have changed forever how we think about the world. Our walks in the 2019 Festival of Creative Learning followed in Hutton’s footsteps, through the streets that he called home, and allowed us to reflect on the passing …

Listening with Your Eyes Interactive Drama Workshop

Thursday, 28 February, 2019 - 16:14

Being playful and experiencing joy are part of being human, but often not what comes to mind when living with dementia. ‘Listening with Your Eyes’, a workshop delivered by Nik Howden from Vamos Theatre Company, which ran as part of the Festival of Creative Learning 2019, challenged this mindset. Through a series of exercises, carried …

Should we stay or should we go? A Tale of Five Referendums

Monday, 25 February, 2019 - 15:30

Dr Coree Brown Swan  Teaching Fellow, Centre for Open Learning  Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre on Constitutional Change  The past four decades of UK and Scottish politics can be analysed with reference to five referendums – two determining the UK’s place in Europe, with three more determining Scotland’s (and in 1979 and 1997 Wales’) place within …