Blackout Poetry as a Tool for Teaching and Learning in HE

Blackout Poetry as a Tool for Teaching and Learning in HE

Academic and Digital Development
Date: Wednesday 15 February 2023
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Venue: Online via Zoom
Category: Academic events
Speaker: Dr Nathalie Tasler, Academic & Digital Development/Aimee Merridew, Keele University
Website: https://www.gla.ac.uk/myglasgow/add/events/

This workshop provides a hands-on introduction to blackout poetry as a teaching and learning tool in higher education. The workshop will introduce you to the facilitators' uses of blackout poetry as an arts-based method that supports academic practices across disciplines, before enabling you to create your own blackout poems from a selection of academic sources. Materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring your own source materials if you wish to tailor the activities to your own academic setting and reading interests (e.g. journal articles, extracts from fiction and non-fiction texts, or anything you would typically read for academic purposes individually and/or with students). The practical activity will be followed by group discussion, where you will be encouraged to reflect on the opportunities and challenges that may emerge from this creative way to develop academic practices, as well as to consider how this creative method can be used to support academic reading in your own teaching and learning contexts.  

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