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Archives Online

Students were surprised to learn that archives are not just bits of dusty old paper, in fact many hold terabytes of digital data. They realised that they had often already used online archive resources through databases like Early English Books … Continue reading

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Getting Copies of Documents

If you can’t travel to a particular archive you can often order copies of documents for private study or educational use. Cornwall Record Office provides a research service and document copy service (charges apply). http://www.cornwall.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=14710 University of Exeter in Cornwall … Continue reading

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Hands-on Experience

Hands-on object-based-learning works well with archives which, unlike most museum collections, are not under glass. While fascimile copies can often be ordered from repositories and are great for writing activities, nothing beats handling original material. During the university archive sessions … Continue reading

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Understanding the Writing Process

This activity was designed to enhance students’ understanding of the writing process. Working with a range of material from an author’s archive enables students to identify, understand and discuss stages of the writing process and product. Students were given facsimile … Continue reading

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Ice Breaker – Generating Ideas

You don’t need huge amounts of material to start generating ideas for writing. Sometimes the smallest, apparently least significant item in a collection can provide a stimulus for work. It is also interesting to challenge students’ expectations of what might … Continue reading

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Student Competition – Win £50 Amazon Vouchers

Screenwriting students taking part in the project will be able to enter their work in a competition judged by Jane Darke, the widow of Cornish playwright, Nick Darke. There will prizes of £50 Amazon Vouchers each for the best Screenplay … Continue reading

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Education in a Changing Environment 6th International Conference

The University of Salford’s 6th Education in a Changing Environment Conference, Creativity and Engagement in Higher Education, will explore and discuss international best practice in teaching and educational research in higher education. Through themes of Social Media; Learning, Teaching and … Continue reading

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International Council on Archives Conference, 12-16 July 2011

Sarah will be presenting a case study of the project at the International Council on Archives Conference, University of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, 12-16 July 2011 Abstract: Addressing Conference theme Four, this proposed ICA (SUV) presentation will provide an evaluative case … Continue reading

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Visit to Cornwall Record Office

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On Monday 28th February both screenwriting groups visited Cornwall Record Office to look at archives relating to Cornwall’s history, find out more about archives online, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of the strong rooms. Archivists, Tamsin Mallett, and David Thomas were … Continue reading

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Personal Meaning Maps

During our first sessions with the screenwriting students we asked them to complete Personal Meaning Maps. Personal Meaning Mapping is a research methodology used mainly in museums education contexts. PMMs are designed to measure how a particular learning experience, like … Continue reading

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