Journeys in Visual Learning

On Thursday, 26th June 2014, the East Midlands Writing-PAD centre will be launched with a one day workshop titled ‘Journeys in Visual Learning’. This event will take place at Kimberlin Library, De Montford University in Leicester between 10.30 and 16.00.
For more information please email Christine Boulter (cmb[at]


East Midlands Writing PAD Centre launch: Journeys in visual learning
Thursday 26th June 2014
Kimberlin Library, De Montfort University, Leicester
Julia Reeve and Kaye Towlson

‘Journeys in visual learning’ offers Academics, Librarians and Learning Developers an opportunity to share experiences and practice in visual & kinaesthetic learning techniques. With the launch of our new East Midlands Writing PAD Centre we also seek to establish local & regional links with other HE institutions. The day will showcase creative and radical approaches to learning and teaching at DMU and elsewhere. Delegates will be encouraged through discussion and activities to reflect upon their own ‘visual learning journeys’ to the day and beyond.

The event offers the chance to:
• Experience visual and kinaesthetic learning techniques
• Hear about the student response and experience of such techniques
• Consider the theoretical underpinning to this type of learning
• Explore visual journeys in a number of contexts
• Take part in group work to encourage putting these methods into practice
• Network across disciplines, professions and institutions.

10:30 – 10:50: Registration and creative activity: Start the day with coffee and a look at displays of techniques plus resources

10:50 – 11:20: Creative activity: mapping your journey using a range of media

11:20-12:00: Our journey: Teacher Fellow research projects, Writing PAD and more: Kaye Towlson, Academic Librarian, DMU (Information Literacy) and Julia Reeve, Senior Lecturer, Contextual Studies for Fashion & East Midlands Writing PAD contact, DMU

12:00-12:40: Navigating the Essay: Making Writing Multi-sensory: Jackie Hatfield, Tina Horsman & Jacqueline Szumko, Specialist Tutors for Students with Specific Learning Differences, Loughborough University

12: 40-1:30: Lunch: in Learning Development Zone, Kimberlin

13:30 -14:10: Contextualised performance with collage: Simon Perril, Subject Leader for Creative Writing, DMU

14:30 – 15:00: Group work: your future visual learning journey – mapping practice, ideas, and experiences

15:00 – 15:20: Group visual learning journey tour and tea

15:20 – 15:45: Group feedback

15:45 – 16:00: Close

Interested? Please book your free place by e-mailing Christine Boulter giving your name, job title and institution

If you require a parking space on the day, please book one through Christine Boulter ( Please note parking is limited. DMU is a 10 minute walk from Leicester train station and approximately 15 minutes from Leicester bus station.

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