Category: Education

MathsArt #2 – Education of Maths with Art: unexpected doors opened, through the study of mathematics

This is a blog by Amber Ellis (M.Sci student in Mathematical Sciences – Penryn Campus). It focuses on Amber’s experience in studying the education of maths through art at primary schools, aiming to highlight how the study of maths can lead to many avenues. Amber originally studied this topic for her third-year dissertation as one…

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Playful University Club #5 – May Monthly Meeting with Ted DesMaisons

For our May Monthly Meeting, we were joined by Ted DesMaisons, the author of Playful Mindfulness. He hosted a session based on his book, titled “Playful Mindfulness for Confidence, Calm, and Connection”, where we played loads of fun games which explored the intersection between play and mindfulness. Ted began the session with a chat about…

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Playful University Club #4 – April Monthly Meeting with Alison James

The Playful University Club’s April Monthly Meeting, titled “Are we entering the age of play?”, was hosted by Professor Alison James. As a National Teaching Fellow, Principal Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and a LEGO Serious Play facilitator, Alison is known for her creative and playful approach to teaching. She used her extensive…

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#3 Lab blog- Where to start?

This week marks the beginning of the Education Innovation Lab – the Exeter Education Incubator’s experiment in how we support innovation. Whether or not to run the Lab was always in question. It has been a challenging and exhausting year. Academics, professional service colleagues, and students have already had to contend with many changes and…

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