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Wright - Creating a song and a dance: creative induction for a creative faculty

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Wright - Creating a song and a dance: creative induction for a creative faculty

  1. 1. Creating a song and a dance: creative induction for a creative facultyJohn Wright, University of Glamorgan, jwright2@glam.ac.ukThe University of Glamorgan’s ‘Cardiff School of Cultural & Creative Industries’ islocated in a bespoke modern facility ‘The ATRiuM’ in the centre of Cardiff. Thededicated library at the ATRiuM provides a fully integrated library, media and ITservice including the provision of a wide range of portable media equipment. We havedeveloped (and continue to develop) an hour-long induction session which we deliveron 8 occasions during Fresher’s Week in a theatre setting to groups of 80-100 students.Each session is subject specific in terms of content according to the specific 1st yeargroup. We provide an overview of the Library, ICT and Media Services within theFaculty under the broad heading ‘Supporting you at ATRiuM’. In order to try andbetter engage with students who are following degree programmes which are creativein nature, we have used a range of creative elements in delivering our key messages.This includes the use of film, role-play, ‘prezi’ presentations, and the performance ofa ‘library song’ on the guitar. We have made a conscious effort with these sessionsnot to ‘overload’ on information and to adopt a light approach. This TeachMeetpresentation provides a snapshot of the creative delivery methods included withinthese sessions, including an abridged version of the ‘library song’.

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