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Serious Play Uni Salford Final2 W Notes


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Serious Play:enhanced teaching and learning presentation for Uiversity of Salford, UK on 21 February 2012.
Play offers a more empowered life = innovation and creative development, enhanced learning = Lifelong Learning!

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Serious Play Uni Salford Final2 W Notes

  1. 1. <ul><li>Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Module </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Development </li></ul><ul><li> , Twitter: @pgcap </li></ul>
  2. 2. adapted from Nancy White, Change 11 presentation
  3. 3. Serious Play <ul><li>for enhanced Teaching and Learning </li></ul>Carol Yeager SUNY/Empire State College 21 February 2012
  4. 4. Ancient Wisdom <ul><li>You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation ... Plato </li></ul><ul><li>We are most nearly ourselves when we achieve the seriousness of a child at play ... Heraclitus </li></ul>
  5. 5. Play is serious stuff
  6. 6. Visual Play and Neural Research <ul><li>3 D play increases brain development in adults (National Institute for Play) </li></ul>
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  8. 10. Text Lumosity:
  9. 11. Openness to new thinking, new learning depends upon Climate ...
  10. 12. What can you draw with one line without lifting your pencil?
  11. 13. Continuation of one liners
  12. 14. E.P. Torrance <ul><li>Torrance Incubation Model </li></ul><ul><li>Heighten Anticipation </li></ul><ul><li>Digging Deeper Expectations </li></ul><ul><li>Extending the Learning </li></ul>
  13. 15. Education, Work and Psychology <ul><li>Embrace Ambiguity ... flow Mihaly Csikszentmihaly ... </li></ul><ul><li> 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Sir Ken Robinson: do schools kill creativity? </li></ul><ul><li> Y </li></ul>TED TED
  14. 16. <ul><li>A. Maslow ... “Almost all Creativity involves purposeful play” </li></ul><ul><li>Play is important to survival: from play to innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Social play as a learning medium </li></ul><ul><li>Vygotsky ... “Imagination begins to develop through play ... before play, there is no imagination” </li></ul><ul><li>When learning is fun, it becomes more intrinsic to lifelong learning. </li></ul>
  15. 17. How serious is play? <ul><li>Most people think the opposite of play is work ... not so, the opposite is boredom or depression </li></ul><ul><li>Life without play is depression </li></ul><ul><li>Imaginative play: storytelling </li></ul><ul><li>Play offers a more empowered life = innovation and creative development, enhanced learning = Lifelong Learning! </li></ul>
  16. 18. Serious Play in Corporations <ul><li>IDEO </li></ul><ul><li>Google </li></ul><ul><li>Apple </li></ul>
  17. 19. ?????? <ul><li>How are you coming with your play? </li></ul>
  18. 24. Resources for Serious Play <ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Csikzentmihaly, M. 1996. Flow: the psychology of discovery and invention. New York, New York. Harper Collins. </li></ul><ul><li>Gardner. H. 2006. Five minds for the future. Boston. Harvard Business School Press. </li></ul><ul><li>Pink, D.H. 2005,2006. A whole new mind: why right brained will rule the futureLondon: Penguin Group (USA). </li></ul><ul><li>Robinson, Ken. 2009. The Element. London, England. Penguin Books Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Tharp, Twyla. 2006. The Creative Habit. Life.Simon&Schuster. New York. </li></ul><ul><li>Torrance, E.P., Murdock, M & Fletcher, D. 1996. Creative Problem Solving through role play. Benedic Books. Pretoria, South Africa. </li></ul>
  19. 25. Get Your Serious Play Started ...