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March 2017
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Lego-A-Go-Go Training Workshop

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March 1 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
DMLL,
Lanchester Library, Coventry University, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5DD United Kingdom
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The next staff training session for using Lego in Higher Education will be taking place soon!

 

When: Wednesday 1st March 2017
Where: DMLL Teaching Room

To sign up for the event please email alan.richards@coventry.ac.uk. Please note that places are limited and will be provided on a first come first serve basis. You can find out more about Lego-A-Go-Go at flipped.coventry.ac.uk/lego.

You will explore the theory of Lego Serious Play and how this can be distilled into a Higher Education environment before developing your own Lego session for use with students. All you need to bring is an Intended Learning Outcome!

Schedule:

09:00 Breakfast

getting to know one another

09:30 Introduction

what is LSP and how can it be delivered through LAGG?

09:45 Overview

the power of 3D modelling

10:00 Ideal graduate modelling

what should compose a successful graduate?

10:30 Ideal graduate narrative

detailed explanation of model and underlying metaphors

11:30 LSP theory

fundamentals of the methodology and its application within Business context

12:00 Lunch

informal chat as to individuals’ LAGG deployment expectations

13:00 MID: ILO modelling

individualised module based on discipline-specific ILO

13:30 MID: ILO narrative

detailed explanation of model and underlying metaphors for discipline-specific ILO

14:30 MID: ILO model compilation

model placement and locale based upon common themes and metaphors

15:00 MID: ILO connections

link models together to produce a continuum of learning

15:30 MID: ILO narrative

open discussion as to the supermodel and its implications for learning

16:00 End

Lunch and refreshments are provided. If you have any dietary requirements then please make these clear when emailing Dr. Alan Richards.

 

A Somatic Dance App: Can we really represent sensation digitally?

somaticapp
March 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DMLL,
Lanchester Library, Coventry University, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5DD United Kingdom
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The Grass, DMLL

8 March 2017 12-2pm

Talk by Lisa Dowler

This talk shares dance artist and researcher Lisa Dowler’s experience in the creation of a somatic dance app by Small Things Dance Collective and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, UK.  The app concept evolved out of a decade of research and practice development of somatic dance and improvisation practices in the clinical setting. From the perspective that digital media cannot substitute the living presence of a dance artist, the process of creating the app investigates aspects of practice, which can be successfully communicated digitally.  The overall aim is to produce an educational tool that parents, clinical and play specialists can use to support infants, children and young people in hospital with pain management, movement education/re-education, creative expression and communication.

This talk will be followed by a brainstorming session with Emma Meehan (Centre for Dance Research) on how dance can be translated into an app format which could be used by third level students to gain the benefits of somatic practices in relation to health and wellbeing.

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Dance, Digital Software Design and Inclusive Practice

somaticapp
March 15 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
DMLL,
Lanchester Library, Coventry University, Coventry, West Midlands CV1 5DD United Kingdom

The Grass, DMLL

15 March 2017 12-2pm

Talk by Tamara Ashley

In this talk, Ashley will offer perspectives on the design of a choreographic software application for the iPad.  The project sought to develop an approach to software design that engaged with principles of inclusion and accessibility for both disabled and non-disabled users.  First person perspectives, integral to somatic movement practice, became very important to the process of developing the app and in testing it with client populations. Ashley will discuss how the team worked through arising questions and issues to arrive at some principles and imperatives for inclusive software design in dance activities.  She will also discuss the context of the collaboration between software partner, Moviestorm, arts organisation, dancedigital, and research partner, the University of Bedfordshire.

This talk will be followed by a brainstorming session with Emma Meehan (Centre for Dance Research) on how dance can be translated into an app format which could be used by third level students to gain the benefits of somatic practices in relation to health and wellbeing.

Details & Register Attendance
Read more about the Somaticapp project

 

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