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Creative Thinking Part 4: Play - Understanding the foundations of creativity

What is play? Why do we need it and what role can it have in strengthening our research? Join us for a joyful exploration into its power!

February 8, 2024
Isdell Courtyard, Riddel Hall
10:00 - 13:00

What is play? Why do we need it and what role can it have in strengthening our research? Join us for a joyful exploration into the power of play!

Play is an inherent dimension of human activity, “the state of play allows us to explore the possible” (Dr. Stuart Brown).

During play we tap into other parts of our brains, which provides new perspectives and enables us to see things differently. Through play we build capacities such as problem solving, persistence and collaboration and develop ideas and thoughts without fear of failure. In this half day experiential workshop you will complete a series of activities in which you will explore the playful mindset and discover how play can spark creativity, genuine engagement and open your mindset to innovate. Workshop materials will include Lego, sweets, card decks, paperclips and much more.

About the programme

This is the first workshop of a six-part series. Participants are welcome to attend as many sessions as they would like; attendance at all is not required.

Rejig is a design thinking consultancy based in Belfast. Working within the education, charity and private sectors we help clients tackle complex challenges by building creative confidence and leveraging innovative thinking styles.

We are delighted to offer this series of six experiential workshops, which will take you through the tried and tested Rejig practices and processes. All of our workshops are energetic, totally hands on and participants learn by doing. We use creative thinking tools and processes to help build a culture of collaboration with a real focus on mindset and the opportunity to experience how these tools and processes look, feel and sound in action. We create opportunities for participants to collaborate, listen with respect, learn from each other and re-inject fun while doing this. We help people build a common language to collaborate.

Though interconnected, these workshops also stand alone. Join for one, or all, workshops. With limited places, early registration is advised. We look forward to meeting/working with you!

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