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equality & diversity, race

Dean of Medicine’s statement on racism

Posted on 3 June 2020 by Paul Brennan

‘If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor’ – Desmond Tutu Today the Dean of Medicine, Professor Steve Riley, has released a post on Facebook and this blog which provides more information for education and links to support our students. We acknowledge the past month has been
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Liberating Structures, Post-Doc Stuff, Self Development, Teaching

A year of Liberating Structures in Education

Posted on 20 May 2020 by Paul Brennan

It’s just over a year since I attended my first Cardiff LS Meet Up and saw what could be achieved by Liberating Structures. Since, I have used LS with staff, students and facilitated workshops with academics, computer professionals and consultants. I have played with LS in person and online. My facilitation skills have deepened and
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Conferences, Liberating Structures, Teaching

Three new Liberating Structures for me…

Posted on 1 November 2019 by Paul Brennan

This week I was part of a Liberating Structures Immersion Workshop in London. It was held at Happy Ltd and was a very interesting couple of days. In order to embed some Structures, I want to reflect on three that I used and enjoyed. To be honest, Liberating Structures can be difficult to understand from
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equality & diversity, Liberating Structures, Self Development

Using Liberating Structures to discuss email

Posted on 28 June 2019 by Paul Brennan

Yesterday, during the Centre for Medical Education Staff Development Day, we discussed email. We used two Liberating Structures: 25/10 Crowd Sourcing to generate ideas and then 15% Solutions to identify which of these solutions we could use immediately. It was a busy, productive, enjoyable 50 minutes. During the Crowd Sourcing, we generated and evaluated 42
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