Staff supporting researchers masterclass - creativity 201013 May 2010
In 2010 Vitae are offering a programme of five masterclasses focusing on specific areas of training and development within the higher education environment. The masterclasses are aimed at staff supporting researchers who are looking to innovate and develop their training provision.
The five masterclasses will be on the following topics:
- training needs analysis and PDP (30 April, Manchester)
- creativity (13 May, Birmingham)
- NLP (Neuro linguistic programme) in researcher development programmes (29 July, London)
- demonstrating impact: evaluation (21 September, London)
- coaching and mentoring (19 October, Newcastle)
Each masterclass will be led by an expert in the particular topic area and who has experience within the higher education environment.
To read more about these events please visit the staff supporting researchers section.
Masterclass outline (10am - 4pm)
Participants who attend this masterclass will:
gain an understanding of the nature and nurture of creativity and its central role in postgraduate research
gain experience on the use of practical tools and techniques that can help nurture a more creative approach to academic research
be inspired to learn more and be clear about where to go for further information on developing creative skills
- explore how a more creative approach can be brought by skills developers to the delivery of the wider skills training
Dr Kevin Byron is author of the recent ‘Creative researcher' booklet for Vitae
- Staff supporting researchers development
- Jonathan Roberts
Birmingham. Details to follow.
The masterclass is free to attend and is available for staff supporting researchers.
This masterclass will be led by Dr Kevin Byron - author of the recent ‘Creative researcher' booklet for Vitae. Kevin is Enterprise Education Coordinator at Queen Mary, University of London and a freelance trainer specializing in creativity, research skills, personal effectiveness and enterprise skills. Kevin has some 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry and his interest in education and training and in particular creative skills has led to him presenting his research in creativity at several international conferences in Italy, Canada, the USA, South Africa and the UK. He is a co-author of the book 'The Alchemy of Innovation' and also authored two monographs on ‘Inventing and Problem-Solving' and ‘Counter-intuition' published by the Institute for Cultural Research. His work on creativity has also been published in the Times Education Supplement, The Higher Education supplement, Physics World and Wavelength (The HEA journal for the physical sciences).
For more information please contact Jonathan Roberts