Creative Teaching Approaches in the Lifelong Learning Sector by Brendon Harvey

Creative Teaching Approaches in the Lifelong Learning Sector

byBrendon Harvey, Josie Harvey

Paperback | December 16, 2012

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This practical book explores creative ways of teaching and learning in the lifelong learning sector and provides a toolkit of creative teaching approaches with the potential to transform your teaching practice.

Drawing on various techniques and diverse environments the book illustrates a variety of approaches, offering insights and conclusions drawn from a rich range of practice examples and highlighting the potential pitfalls of creative practices.

The book tackles crucial issues such as:

  • The characteristics of a creative tutor
  • Boosting your creative confidence, and that of your learners
  • Creative methods to excite and engage learners
  • Constructing a creative session
  • Developing resilience and self-care strategiesThroughout the book there are activities, reflection points and extension tasks, as well as the frequent use of symbols and cross-referencing notes to help you see the links between sections.

    Creative Teaching Approaches in the Lifelong Learning Sector will appeal to trainee and experienced teachers working in the lifelong learning sector, including further and higher education, work-based learning, and adult and community settings.

    “So much more than a manual or menu of how to bring creativity into teaching, this book will be refreshing for experienced lecturers, trainers and teachers, and an inspirational as well as reassuring font of ideas for those new to the role.

    In addition to presenting practical ideas for individuals to use, Brendon Harvey and Josie Harvey’s book is uniquely valuable in addressing institutional challenges that can face those introducing new creative ways of working, as well as providing counsel on how the lecturer/trainer/teacher can protect their own well-being when stepping into creative territory.”
    Dr Clare Rigg, Head of Department of Business, Hotel, Catering & Tourism, Institute of Technology Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland

    “Brendon and Josie have drawn on their wealth of experience to co-author a practical teaching guide to meet the needs of 21st century learners in the Lifelong Learning Sector.

    It is an excellent guide for both those new to teaching and also those seeking to meet the challenges of becoming more creative and using new technologies and social media more effectively in their professional practise. For the new teacher, there is a welcoming section addressing some of the anxieties which may be present before and during the early stages of practise as well as great examples of what to include in a creative session without breaking the bank!

    The final section focuses on creativity within the organisational context and introduces us to the 'Trojan Mouse' and the benefits of action research.

    This is a recommended read for anyone looking to update their practice.”
    Debbie Fletcher, Vice Principal of Leeds City College

    “Drawing on their own experiences, as shared with us in the stories of their respective journeys from the world of traditional teaching and training methods and environments to that of creative active engagement of and with learners, the Harveys provide valuable insights into and a practical guide for learning facilitators in a variety of contexts to take or enhance their own journeys into the use of Creative Approaches in the Lifelong Learning Sector. Complete with stories, cases, and examples supported by provocative thinking points and activities and exercises for learning facilitators, this is a must-have resource. Consistent with their message, this is a creatively written and presented practical guide that inspires outside-the-box thought and action eschewing any attempts to provide “recipes” but rather championing the need for diversity of methods and approaches based on learners, setting, context, and other variables.”
    Tony G. LeTrent-Jones, Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina, USA, and Elon University, USA