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Creative licence: you’ve got the whole world in your hands.

Why music and creativity are worth sharing.

Sharing ideas, and music or creative content, isn’t  complicated. And you can cover off your copyright. There are advantages for your academic career, as well as the pleasure of knowing that there is a wide audience enjoying your output.

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What does Cirque du Soleil have to do with teaching and learning?

Have you ever seen a standing ovation for a keynote speaker at a conference on teaching and learning?

This was the reaction of an audience of 500-plus academics to a presentation by the Vice-President of Casting and Performance of Cirque du Soleil at the recent International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL) conference in Quebec City.

The choice of Bernard Petoit as a plenary speaker for a conference theme of “Nurturing Creativity and Passion in Teaching and Learning” was inspired. Not only was the presentation a visual feast but his experience in managing diverse teams to create the performances was fascinating and there are many lessons to be learnt if we wish to foster creativity in our own students.

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Stanford study finds walking improves creativity

Richard Lam, a second year undergraduate student at Macquarie University, reflects on  a recent study of Stanford University

walkingStanford’s researchers have found that walking has the ability to increase a person’s creativity level by an average of 60%.

The study on the impact of walking and sitting towards a person’s creativity level has been carried out in a detail manner by Stanford researchers. Continue reading Stanford study finds walking improves creativity