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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Inspired by Liberating Structures…

Posted on 1 May 2019 by Paul Brennan

Yesterday, I attended a Meetup with the Cardiff Liberating Structures group. I found out about it because of an advert from Meetup. Through Meetup, I help organise the CaRdiff User Group (an informal R learning group) and Meetup alerts me to new groups. For some reason, my interest was piqued. I can’t really remember why…
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First C4ME Staff Development Day

Posted on 17 December 2018 by Paul Brennan

Over a year ago, the idea of an INSET day was suggested for the Centre for Medical Education. It was part of the School of Medicine Athena SWAN application. The idea was to get EVERYBODY in the Centre together for training, networking and team building. Today saw the first INSET day and I enjoyed it!
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Teaching R in Namibia – Day One

Posted on 13 June 2017 by Paul Brennan

As the sun rises in the bright blue sky, I can hear different birds, dogs barking and light traffic. The trees, cacti and the flowers brighten the generally brown landscape. I’m reflecting on yesterday’s teaching and the plans for today. I’ve come a long way to teach R, an open source statistical programming language at University
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Inspiring morning at C21 Curriculum Conference…

Posted on 27 March 2015 by Paul Brennan

This morning I had the privilage of listening to three very interesting talks during the 5th Annual Curriculum Conference at the Cardiff University School of Medicine. I am going to describe them briefly. The first talk was from Ruth Hussey OBE, the Chief Medical Officer for Wales. Ruth talked about the key challenges in Wales
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