The Ecology of a Whole Campus Approach to Creativity

 27 June 2011


 University of Warwick, Coventry

CAPITAL Studio, Millburn House

This one-day conference, open to academic staff,  administrators and postgraduate students,  will address the challenges of embedding creativity into teaching and learning in the HE sector across the disciplines. In a changing economic landscape universities must provide students with the space and means to act on and in the world in new and significant ways, to think beyond the known and predictable, to initiate new ideas and ways of knowing and making, to draw together knowledge and practices form across disciplines, in short  the skills for self-fashioning needed in the real world.

The conference brings together some of the key thinkers about creativity in education:

  • Ron Barnett, Institute of Education, University of London, author of Being a University (2011)
  • Jonathan Bate, University of Warwick, Founder-Director of the CAPITAL Centre and, most recently, editor of The Public Value of the Humanities (2011)
  • Jonothan Neelands, University of Warwick, Professor of Creative Education at Warwick Business School and Chair of Drama and Theatre Education.
  • Rob Pope, Oxford Brookes University, author of Creativity: Theory, History, Practice 

Workshops, case studies and panel discussions will showcase the contribution to the debate of Warwick’s Open-space Learning in Real World Contexts project which aims to develop and embed new forms of creative pedagogy associated with workshop practice and collaborative learning in flexible learning spaces.  The Conference will enlist participants in identifying future directions and action.

Conference registration is free of charge, including all catering, a trip to the RSC’s production of Dunsinane at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon and overnight accommodation on the Warwick campus on 27 June if required. Places are limited and registration will be on a first come basis.

To register:

A registration form and details of the programme can be found at:

Deadline for registrations is Thursday 23 June.

 This event is sponsored by a National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) funded project being undertaken by the University of Warwick entitled Open-space Learning in Real World Contexts