- Using Current News to Facilitate Innovative Learning
- The Power Hour of Writing
Using Current News to Facilitate Innovative Learning
Walking as pedagogy: Tackling urban issues through experiential learning
Spatial Planning Strategies on the City Planning MSc is a capstone module in which students apply their learning from other modules to a single problem, how to transform an area of a city over a 30 year period. Working in groups of around 6 to 8, students create a professional report that communicates this vision. Crucial to this module is engagement with the world ‘out there’. As these students will become urban planners, understanding cities from lived experience is vital in creating appropriate aims of objectives of their plan.
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The Power Hour of Writing
A flexible, vibrant writing community format
The Power Hour of Writing started as an in-person activity in 2019 hosted in the different campus cafes across UWS. The idea was born from a similar group I ran while a postdoc at Heriot-Watt University called Hide & Write and is similar to the Shut up and Write format. The start at UWS however, was slow and despite our best efforts to visit the different campus locations and provide support – the walk to the cafes to write seemed a step too far. We did get the occasional person joining us (shout out to Alison as one of the early adopters and now honorary PHOW member) but most of the time it was myself and my colleague Claire.
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Song of the Day
Suggested by Stephanie, a favourite German Christmas song.