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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Learning with the Labyrinth

Creating Reflective Space in Higher Education

ISBN 9781137393838
Publication Date May 2016
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Teaching and Learning

This book discusses the theory and practice of labyrinth creation and use. From issues of design and cost, to how a labyrinth may be used as a university-wide resource and also be used for outreach to the wider community, it covers labyrinth use:

• Within disciplines, such as initiatives to deepen reflection and explore contemplative approaches to learning
• In wider university contexts, such as counselling; chaplaincy; learning and educational development; widening participation and student transition
• Across the whole university, and reaching out to the wider community of which the university is a part, from the labyrinth as a conference resource (as well as topic), to festival contributions.

Learning with the Labyrinth seeks to illustrate, inspire and share ideas that can be taken further by the reader.

Jan Sellers is a labyrinth facilitator and freelance lecturer, having recently retired from her role as Creative Learning Fellow at the University of Kent, UK.

Bernard Moss is Emeritus Professor of Social Work Education and Spirituality at Staffordshire University, UK.

1. Introduction: The Heart of Learning; Jan Sellers

PART I: FIRST STEPS

Poetry from the Labyrinth: 1, Boat; Victoria Field
2. Treading Lightly: Learning, Art and Landscape; Jill Raggett and Steve Terry
3. Masking Tape and Magic: How to Draw and Make Low-cost Labyrinths; Jeff Saward
4. Setting Up and Sharing: Introducing Labyrinth Practice in Two University Settings; Debbie Holley
5. Adding a New Dimension to Design; Katja Marquart
6. Case Study: Labyrinths and Learning Reflections from a Research Engineer; Faye Thomsit-Ireland
7. Transformative Learning: Introducing the Labyrinth across Academic Disciplines; Diane Rudebock

PART II: TEACHING AND LEARNING PERSPECTIVES

Poetry from the Labyrinth: 2, Choice; Victoria Field
8. Research and the Labyrinth in Higher Education; John Rhodes
9. Introducing Reflection to Health-care Students: Curriculum Development and the Labyrinth; Jayne Dalley-Hewer and Joanne Opie
10. Reflection: On Walking the Labyrinth, a First-year Student's Response; Mustafa Jaafir
11. Twists and Turns in Staff and Educational Development; Bernard Moss and Jan Sellers
12. Case Study: Volunteers, Goodwill – and Chickenfeed; Jan Sellers
13. Case Study: A Creative 'Away Day' for Mid-Project Evaluation; Emma Dawson Varughese
14. Towards Medical Practice: A Mindful Journey; Helen Malcolm
15. Case Study: Loss and Grief in Social Work Practice; Bernard Moss
16. Case Study: Writing and Walking the Labyrinth; Sonia Overall
17. Case Study: The Power of the Labyrinth – An 'AcrossRCA' Inter-Disciplinary Project; Qona Rankin
18. Finger Labyrinth Research: Tracing a Path to Resilience, Concentration and Creativity; Nina Johnson
19. Case Study in Imagination: Drawing the Labyrinth; Liz Whitney
20. A Semester Within; Fran Grace

PART III: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY

Poetry from the Labyrinth: 3, Pilgrim; Victoria Field
21. Chaplains: Labyrinth Pioneers; Di Williams
22. The Hero's Journey of First Generation and Low Income Students: On the Quest for Student Success; Michelle Bigard
23. Creating a Space for Play: A Counsellor's Perspective; Maggie Yaxley Smith
24. 'Moving Memory': Dance, Theatre, Community; Jayne Thompson
25. Case Study: A Library Labyrinth and Reflective Garden; Ellen Schultz, Michelle Filkins and Jennifer DeJonghe
26. Enterprise and Arts: Creative Interventions with the Labyrinth; Alex Irving

PART IV: MOVING FORWARD
Poetry from the Labyrinth: 4, Leaving; Jan Sellers
27. Resources for Teaching and Learning; Kimberly Saward
28. Conclusion: Vision and Journey; Bernard Moss
Index

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