Professor of Educational and Social Futures, University of Bristol
This thoughtful, critical and creative book opens up a wealth of directions for reimagining universities. It is a cornucopia of ideas for designing a new educational practice adequate for a world facing profound environmental, economic and social disruption.
Liverpool John Moores University
Schwittay argues for the creation of alternative educational and social futures through the design of new learning environments; the development of student curiosity, introspection and imagination; prototyping activities and the taking of creative risks. This is a timely, important and optimistic book – a conceptual and practical antidote to the challenges of our times.
The first chapter begins with my personal teaching journey and a description of the research process, then lays out the book’s key concepts of creativity, imagination, hope and alternatives to present my core arguments. It concludes with proposing a ‘generative theory’ that opens up pedagogical spaces of possibilities.
Presentations and Workshops
‘Critical-creative Pedagogies for Reimagining Higher Education’
Centre for Educational Research
Liverpool Moores University
April 6, 2022
‘Critical-creative teaching: what, why, how?’
Centre for Teaching and Learning Research, University of Sussex
May 18, 2022
University of Sussex
Bristol University Press book launch
October 3, 2021 4 pm