Next #tlcwebinar 31 Jan 17: Exploring the Ecology of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education with Prof. Norman Jackson

A teaching and learning conversation with:

 4286355 Prof. Norman Jackson 

Founder of Lifewide Education and

Creative Academic

About this conversation:

This contribution to TLC provides an opportunity to explore a bunch of ideas that try to develop an ecological perspective on higher education teaching and learning practices, particularly those pedagogic practices that encourage learners to use and develop their creativity. The session is formed around a series of concepts and propositions interspersed with activities and opportunities for discussion to enable ideas to be considered and evaluated.

Activity 1: Prior to the TLC event it would be really helpful if participants could create a short (eg about 200 words) narrative or annotated sketch of an approach they have used in their own pedagogic practice to encourage students to use their creativity. This will provide a resource that can be analysed and reflected upon during and after the conversation.

It would be great if these could be shared on the #creativeHE Google+platform which we are using to explore the idea of pedagogies for creativity.

About Norman:

Norman Jackson is Emeritus Professor of the University of Surrey and Founder of the Lifewide Education and Creative Academic social enterprises. The two most important features of his educational work reflect a concern for the lifewide (whole of life) dimension of learning and personal development, and the need to nurture learners’ creative development as well as their academic development. Both of these concerns are addressed in his current work to develop and apply the idea of learning ecologies to teaching and learning practices through the ‘Exploring Creative Pedagogies for Creative Learning Ecologies’ open learning project   You can find out more about his work at:  and

When: Tuesday 31st January 2017 12:00-13:00 (UK Time)

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