Lara attended by Skype and that worked well Big Bang (TV show) style which is a good way of people joining when not able to come - so 1 person on a computer. I had brought in 3 computers and Lara was on my drpaulanottingham skype - but I don' think more could make it. Sorry if I missed anyone...
Several people are planning to come to campus in smaller groups for study days to make the most of the library etc. - good idea if possible! - or form them on Skype of the BAPP Arts Meeting room!
Also remember Sconol for libraries closer to you http://www.sconul.ac.uk/sconul-access
"SCONUL Access is a scheme which allows many university library users to borrow or use books and journals at other libraries which belong to the scheme. "
I will link here to other blogs - but look out from blogs by:
Katrina http://katrinawilson1989.blogspot.co.ukLara http://larafbapp.blogspot.co.uk
Itinerary for today
we introduced ourselves
we played drawing games - 20 squares - drawing your neighbour - concept drawings (hopefully some examples might go up)
see links for visual art at the bottom of this blog.
We played the yes/no game (thank you Patience) where the first round - all the answers had to be NO - the second round it was 'yes, BUT' and the third round was 'yes, AND" - so the pint was to not reject - don't dismiss - but to get more creative in allowing yourself to find a way to do something MORE- and yes/and attitude led to doing the four Appreciative Inqiur steps to think about solutions for the BAPP Arts/universiuty programme - so Discovery - Dream - Design - Destiny - a lot like the creative design cycles ( also compares to Kolb cycle and Gibbs reflective cycle). This is a way of using a 'solutions based' creative methodology instead of simply 'problem solving'. We used BAPP Arts as an example of an organisation or community of practice - but you could think about your own workplace and practice for using appreciative inquiry...
I liked this article to explain how it can be applied:
I this process - a few things noted:
Discovery: - identified what was working - BAPP Arts used a different style of working but worked well as a blended course online - allowed the learning to be applied
Design: Saturday classes were mentioned and finding /sharing content like literature
Dream: campus sessions in places other than London and others 'hosting ' session that tutors could come to as guests... more session s in school holidays - BAPP Arts studies were focused on benefits to others in the workplace as well as students/candidates - so it stimulated both areas for practitioners.
Destiny: putting the things together - linking everyone online and with organisations - guest spots for others on blogs (iPhone and with permission) - extra sessions as study groups
It would be good to find a space to share literature - like delicious - but maybe within system so we can share university resources - will try to do this online somewhere for everyone to connect to. I will also send out new version of the sharing list.
I am sure I missed loads - so see people's blogs!
After a break we talked about as all 3 modules - especially general questions (thanks Charnelle and others). I will blog further on these in future - and then grouped for M1 and M2 and M3 to discuss work that people were doing...
M1 - talk about art! print out module handbook, Paula check links in readers
M2 - working titles can change - forms online - especially ethics - planning takes time - gather literature for ideas/theories from academic professional sources, interviews not until Module 3, and working in study groups (SIGs) is useful
M3 - task about analysis coming up - just trying out, Paula makes sure online information about about qualitative analysis
All in all a very good session - everyone was up for the games and discussion - what was really nice was that everyone had something to say!
Earlier use of concept drawing