08 July 2015

Community Learning and Development partnership inspiring participants with summer school

The Community Learning and Development (CLD) partnership (consisting of School of Education staff and Local Authority and voluntary sector colleagues) offered a three day summer school

This June, for the first time, the Community Learning and Development (CLD) partnership (consisting of School of Education staff and Local Authority and voluntary sector colleagues) offered a three day summer school. A variety of workshops provided opportunities for practitioners to come together with CLD postgraduate students, past and prospective, to reflect on creative practices in community work.  As well as sessions organised by the Aberdeen City Creative Learning team and facilitated by artists, including performance poet Anita Govan, students completing the Postgraduate Diploma in CLD ran a full day’s workshop in which they exploited innovative approaches to reflection they had experienced in their professional development programme.   A reception for the graduating students was followed by a keynote presentation by Dr Kaz Stuart, entitled “Problematising Empowerment”. 

Feedback on the three days was extremely positive, in particular from participants intending to start the PG Dip CLD in August.  They described the experience as ‘inspiring’ and ‘encouraging’ and greatly appreciated the chance to work directly with the graduating students. 


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