Resources

LEGO can be serious and playful at the same time!

Tweet Today I attended a Lego Serious Play (LSP) workshop run by Julia Reeve, part of the CELT team in Library and Learning Services. Lego Serious Play is a way of looking at things differently and it can be used as a tool for storytelling.  Most importantly, it is not about the bricks but the dialogue that occurs as a result of the activities. LSP is underpinned by learning and teaching pedagogies, such as Social Constructivism (Piaget 1951), Flow Theory (Csikszentmihalyi 1993), and Thinking with the hands – Constructionism (Papert 1996). Using LSP ... read more

New online database: Migration to New Worlds

Tweet DMU Library & Learning Services has set up access to a new online database called Migration to New Worlds. This resource is provided via an agreement with Jisc and the publisher, Adam Matthew. Migration to New Worlds explores the movement of peoples from Great Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and Asia to the New World and Australasia. Split across two modules, and including collections from 26 archives, libraries and museums, Migration to New Worlds brings together the movement and memories of millions across two centuries of mass migration. ... read more

EBSCO eBook Academic Collection

Tweet DMU Library & Learning Services has recently set up a new subscription to EBSCO’s eBook Academic Collection. This growing subscription package currently offers access to more than 160,000 e-books, representing a broad range of academic subjects and disciplines.   The collection includes titles from leading university presses such as Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and MIT Press. Additional academic publishers include Elsevier, Sage Publications, Taylor & Francis and John Wiley & Sons.   Subject coverage ... read more