Policy Press

Poetry and Pedagogy in Higher Education

A Creative Approach to Teaching, Learning and Research

By Sam Illingworth and Kirsten Jack

Published

May 23, 2024

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1447372295

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

May 23, 2024

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1447372318

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Policy Press

Published

May 23, 2024

Page count

160 pages

ISBN

978-1447372318

Dimensions

203 x 127 mm

Imprint

Policy Press
Poetry and Pedagogy in Higher Education

This book invites us to consider the profound impact that poetry can have in shaping personal and professional development in a higher education setting.

Suitable for educators, learners, and practitioners, it offers a transformative learning approach in using poetry for teaching, assessment, research, and reflection. The book includes diverse examples, case studies, and practical exercises, demonstrating poetry's application in personal and professional development in a higher education setting.

Each chapter guides readers through these processes, empowering them to integrate poetry into their own teaching and learning practices in a way that is creative, inclusive, and impactful.

“This book is essential for anyone wanting to explore how to incorporate poetry into their teaching. Its interdisciplinary and inclusive approach and helpful case studies mean that readers will always be able to find something to take away from each chapter.” Jennie Blake, University of Manchester

“This compelling book explores the transformative potential of poetry in higher education, offering a compelling and practical account of how poetry can enrich students’ understanding, empathy and creativity.” Nicola Dandridge, University of Bristol

Sam Illingworth is Associate Professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement at Edinburgh Napier University.

Kirsten Jack is Professor of Nursing Education and Writing for Wellbeing Facilitator.

1. Poetry in the Higher Education Landscape

2. Using Poetry in the Classroom

3. Poetry as Assessment

4. Poetry for Research in Higher Education

5. Poetry for Reflection

6. Epilogue