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Blog : Visit to MediaLab UGR

19th July 2017
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This June I had the pleasure to spend one week at the MediaLab of the University of Granada (Spain), so I could get to know in more detail the impressive catalogue of initiatives they have developed in their still short – but already very intense – history.   The ultimate goal of MediaLab UGR is “to..

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Event : European Literacy Network Training Event

September 4 @ 9:30 am — 13:00pm

The DMLL will be hosting a Training School (TS) of the European Literacy Network (ELN) in September (4th-6th), with a special focus on approaches to assessing literacy skills in a digital world. The three-day TS will include a variety of presentations, round-table discussions, poster exhibitions and workshops aiming to both share expertise and envision new..

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Blog : Training Sixth Forms to Use LEGO

12th July 2017
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Thanks to the excellent work of the Office of Teaching and Learning (OTL), I recently had the opportunity to train staff from two local sixth form colleges in the use of LEGO as a teaching delivery tool. Twelve staff members from Cadburys Sixth Form College and King Edward VI College visited the DMLL to explore..

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Blog : LEGO Lands at CU London

12th July 2017
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Last week, Alan and myself took a day trip down to the CU London Campus, near Liverpool Street Station. With a suitcase full of LEGO in tow, and a heap of enthusiasm we arrived bright and early at Coventry Railway Station to be faced with a one hour delay – on the plus side, a..

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Blog : Celebrating the end of term with the Arts Gymnasium participants!

5th July 2017

Katherine Wimpenny, Lead Researcher Arts Gymnasium,  On 4th July participants from across all the Arts Gymnasium weekly workshops taking place in Coventry, came to the DMLL for an end of term sharing event.   This was the first occasion in which the project participants shared aspects of their creative work in front of peers, family..

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Blog : ELT Training School: assessing literacy skills in a digital world

4th July 2017
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DMLL will be hosting a Training School (TS) of the European Literacy Network (ELN) in September (4th-6th), with a special focus on approaches to assessing literacy skills in a digital world. The three-day TS will include a variety of presentations, round-table discussions, poster exhibitions and workshops aiming to both share expertise and envision new ways..

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Blog : Shaping the Future of the Arts and Humanities

3rd July 2017
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Last Monday, Alan Richards and myself took part in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (FAH) away day. Hosted at the Ricoh Arena, the day bought academics, professional services, and the deanery together in one room to explore what the future faculty might look like, and the implications on teaching and learning. Alan and myself..

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Blog : Belgrade Arts Gymnasium Reflections by Sammy Wan

27th June 2017
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To listen to Sammy’s audio please click here It has been a wonderful journey to be part of the Arts Gymnasium Shine On group and my placement has extended to a rich experience that has greatly influenced me as a musician and aspiring arts practitioner. I was given the freedom to explore and bring my..

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Blog : Arts Gymnasium – Dancing the Data

27th June 2017

Katherine Winpenny, Research Lead, Arts Gymnasium In Bristol, 19–23 Jun 2017, Sarah Merry, DMLL, Eline Kieft, C-DaRE , Koula Charitonos, Open University, and myself, presented a research paper about our work on the Arts Gymnasium, as a performance piece at the Culture, Health and Wellbeing International Conference and Exchange, We presented our research process as a..

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Blog : Arts Gymnasium – Students from FAH share Documentary Exhibition on ‘Playfulness and Connectedness’

27th June 2017

Katherine Wimpenny, Research Lead, Arts Gymnasium, DMLL Over the past few weeks we have been sharing our evaluation research on the Arts Gymnasium project, a collaboration between the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry University, and Age UK Coventry, funded by the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation. The Arts Gymnasium project is investigating the value of arts and drama workshops..

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