Digital Pedagogies event report
Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:31:41 +0000
Report from Rachel Kasbohm: UCL Centre for Digital Humanities, in partnership with the Higher Education Academy, hosted a FREE ‘unconference’* focusing on bringing together the e-learning and digital humanities communities to discuss the development of ‘Digital Pedagogies’ in University teaching last Thursday. With nearly 20 proposed sessions, about 8 proposals had to be put on [...]Read more...
Social Media and the Museum
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 11:01:00 +0000
As part of the Social Media Knowledge Exchange programme UCLDH hosted a one day workshop on our theme, Social Media and the museum. We had a great turn out (despite the sunshine) with much thought provoking discussion. There was a good range of social media practitioners, museum professionals, students and ECRs. [...]Read more...
Publication date: Apr 26, 2011 12:37:57 AM
May 24, 2011 5:30:00 PM
End: May 24, 2011 9:30:00 PM
Location: House of St Barnabas, Soho
As part of a public event marking the publication of The Failure Files, an edited volume on failure and how it relates to a various aspects of today's society, Susan Greenberg will discuss her chapter on the importance of failure to learning and the creative process.
All writing that aims for originality and beauty has failure at its core. In true stories as well as fictional ones, creativity is about acting as a shaping consciousness. There is beauty in the story’s shape alone, but even more beauty and pleasure if the story leaves spaces for the imagination, and asks questions about what the writer does and does not know. Perhaps we should abandon the language of policymaking, social constructivism and ‘best practice’, and look instead to the language of poetics, which derives from the Greek root poiein, ‘to make’, giving us permission to attend to the process rather than the finished object. Thus a single word holds within itself a whole world of incompleteness, and hence imagination.
Susan Greenberg teaches creative writing at Roehampton University and works on her PhD thesis at UCL's Department of Information Studies. She also maintains a blog named Oddfish and tweets as @sgediting.
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