Manchester Beacon for Public Engagement (with whom I work, as part of their evaluation group) are looking for creative producers / documenters to record some of their outcomes of their work...
TENDER FOR CREATIVE SUPPORT TO CAPTURE AND PROMOTE LEARNING FROM UNIVERSITY-COMMUNITY PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT PILOT PROJECTS
Deadline 2pm 27th August
The Manchester Beacon seeks creative producer(s), organisation or consortia of creative practitioners to work alongside upto 10 collaborative pilot projects to help capture and promote the learning, benefits and impact (the difference a project made). Each pilot project involves university staff (researchers/ staff/ postgraduate students) working with community/ (not-for-profit) partners. We are looking for resourceful, people-focussed producers skilled at creating engaging narratives using media-based tools and techniques to produce a portfolio of stories to document the challenges, successes and lessons learned from project activity and collaborative working. Applicants are encouraged to present approaches that present a learning opportunity for participants to engage in the process and use media to disseminate their stories themselves beyond the life of the projects.
teacher tom. Who wouldn't love to arrive at a school where your teacher wears a cape? A teacher who says his blog is from the children?
Who wouldn't love to send their child to a teacher who loves their job so much he says, "I intend to teach at <insert your school name here> for the rest of my life".
A teacher who not only shares what your child has done, but why and how. Who makes learning looks like such good messy fun. Who can make anything out of anything and show you how to do it too.
At a time when the future for creative learning in the UK looks quite depressing, it gives me hope to read what people like teacher tom are doing, it makes me smile about what children can achieve in good hands.
Imagine if all teachers were like teacher tom.
Incidentally if you go to his blog and click on his profile, you'll see a list of other blogs teacher tom follows, many of which are equally wonderful. If you know of any other great teacher blogs, so share them in the comments below, I'd love to see more.
I'm most interested in how the public, your public, whoever that may be, engages with culture and creativity.
If there's a design angle (be it contemporary design, textiles, built environment, engineering, social history, visitor flow, use of space and architecture etc) then I'm even more interested.
And if it nurtures creativity and develops personal, social or professional skills I'm absolutely all ears.
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