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Training creative entrepreneurs within the creative writing curriculum

Thebo, M (2007) Training creative entrepreneurs within the creative writing curriculum. In: Renewals: Refiguring University English In The 21st Century, 5 - 7 July 2007, Royal Holloway, University of London.

Abstract

This session examined how creative writing can renew in response to the employability agenda. In it Mimi Thebo displayed a successful model of such a response at Bath Spa University, the third year Creative Enterprise module run through Artswork. (Artswork is the CETL at Bath Spa University, investigating the links between Creativity, Employability and Technology.) Mimi talked about how the module evolved, how it’s coped with the modular system and the module’s unusual (but effective) assessment strategies. She also talked about the outstanding quality of student work from the module, and invited graduates to discuss how the module affected their subsequent employment. However, like any other pedagogical success, the Creative Enterprise Module asks as many questions as it answers, and poses as many problems as it solves. What are the boundaries of our subject? How much freedom should students have to design their own course? Is the concentration on content in our more traditional modules actually inhibiting creativity? How can we work with other faculties to get our students the best advice? How do you teach rebellion? How do you measure whether students have acquired desirable attributes? In such open, real-world learning, how can you ensure that students adhere to the ethical standards of the university, or indeed consider ethics at all?

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: College of Liberal Arts
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2015 23:30
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2016 13:29
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