Tuesday, 18 November 2014

EVENT REPORT: Creativity in the Curriculum

With Special Guest Speaker, Professor Andy Penaluna



Professor Andy Penaluna
This half-day professional development event explored creativity in the curriculum, addressing in particular the following questions:
  • Can students in all disciplines be creative?
  • How can we encourage students to be creative?
  • How can we assess student creativity in Higher Education?

We were joined for this event by guest speaker Professor Andy Penaluna, who shared his experiences as a leading enterprise educator with a background in teaching creative subjects, taking us on a journey through our own brains, and encouraging participants to get up and move! Participants also had the opportunity to develop their own ideas for creativity in the curriculum through an interactive structured workshop.

Below you can see the Storify for the event:




About Andy Penaluna:
Andy Penaluna is Professor of Creative Entrepreneurship at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD); he teaches both creativity for businesses and business for creatives. He introduced enterprise into his curriculum in 1987 and has over 30 years’ experience as both an educator and as a small business owner.

Andy has helped to develop entrepreneurial teacher training programmes in Wales and is now leading a similar project for an 8-country team on behalf of the South East Europe Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning.

Andy is an enterprise education policy advisor for both the European Commission and the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development. Andy is also a former Chair of Enterprise Educators UK, the HEA’s Entrepreneurial Learning Group and the QAA’s Enterprise Guidance team.Most recently, Andy received the prestigious Enterprise Educators’ Award from The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs (IOEE) and the Small Firms Enterprise Development Initiative (SFEDI) at The House of Lords in October 2014.


Downloads/links

Workshop slides (University of Sheffield only)

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