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Dr Kate Rowlands, Global Development Institute

Creative approaches to teaching and learning are increasingly being used throughout Higher Education and beyond. Earlier this month I chaired the latest SEED “Teaching Matters” session, which provides lectures with a chance to gain new insights and share experiences.

In a highly interactive workshop, Dr Chrissi Nerantzi from the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Manchester Metropolitan University helped us to explore the use of board games to enhance learning and teaching activities.

Dr Nerantzi shared ideas about how to create stimulating and playful learning experiences for our students that foster inquiry, creativity and collaboration. Participants were introduced to the playground model and were encouraged to scaffold a series of hands-on learning activities.

The session enabled participants to experience, explore and experiment with existing board games and also to consider the co-creation of new ones for use with colleagues and students.

We are grateful to Chrissi for facilitating such an engaging and informative event and to Drew for helping us promote the session through the Teaching Matters seminar format, which was very well received by all present.

Read more on the ideas in this interview with Chrissi ‘learning to play, planing to learn’ 



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