After debriefing the reflection cards, we discussed the role and value of creativity in teaching and learning and in educational development work. Here is what the group came up with:
Rapport… Support… In the classroom… Flexibility
Playflection (Cassidy, 2013): A variety of ‘creative’ items on display and demo also led to more discussions. We had play-dough (I talked about what I think is my coining of the term “playflection” that I tweeted at a recent conference on Teaching Graduate Students to Teach), molding clay, squishy balls to toss around (which we did for non-astounding educational developer tips one day), and a 6-sided cube with different words on it, in this case, about ways to incorporate story and narrative into your class or seminar.