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Creative Sparks: creative approaches to learning and teaching - Innovation in Teaching Practice Workshop

Advance HE, London
County / Region
United Kingdom
Position on the Pathway
Grow your skills
Fellowship Category
All Fellowship Categories
Event Type
Sector priorities
Start Date
End Date
7 hours
Institution Type
Higher Education and Further Education
Price From


With teaching excellence still a major focus of the HE sector, and increasing pressures across institutions to respond to policies such as the subject level TEF in England and challenges such as the mental wellbeing of both staff teams and students our workshops provide practical guidance on improving your teaching practices working alongside peers from a range of institutions and disciplines. These workshops have been created to provide practical support in an interactive way to assist you with implementing policy and new innovative teaching practice developments at module, programme, departmental or faculty level. They will assist you in leading change and monitoring impact, as well as guiding you to recognise your contribution to both your teams and the wider institution.


A practical, hands-on, explorative and experimental workshop designed to explode the myth that creativity is the gift of rare individuals with special talents and to prove that everybody can be both creative in their teaching and offer creative opportunities to their students.

Delegates will explore and immerse themselves into creative approaches through a range of diverse playful and imaginative activities in a safe environment with colleagues from different institutions. Fostering openness, collaboration and freeing themselves to consider creative approaches in their own teaching. Throughout the day we will help you build your own ‘non standard’ selection box of creative inspiration ranging from sparklers to starbursts and from fountains to firecrackers of ideas and inspiration. 

grow your skills new to leading excellence in practice combined

Learning outcomes

By the end of the workshop delegates will have:

  • discussed and experienced creative approaches in learning and teaching across and within disciplines.
  • reflected upon their own practice and opportunities for change and transformation.
  • developed creative approaches in teaching to stimulate excitement in learning.

Who should attend?

Academics and other professionals who teach in HE who are new to using creative approaches in learning and teaching or who are looking for some new ways to engage learners.

Who is delivering the workshop?

This workshop will be facilitated by Kathy Wright, Advance HE's Associate Director, Knowledge, Innovation and Delivery, and Chrissi Nerantzi, Principal Lecturer in Academic CPD at Manchester Metropolitan University.