imagination is THE bridge to IDENTITY AND Emotional InTELLIGENCE
Motivating students to write and achieve accuracy and imaginative qualities is challenging for most teachers.
Imaginative writing helps students validate their importance and build their self-expression in understanding and shaping meaning. It also develops a non-judgemental sense of achievement through using the imagination, and draws out aspects of difference, being individual and collective identity.
The method of inventing stories prompted by a diversity of images enables Scribeasy to engage students visually with topics across the curriculum. The use of technology also provides visual and evidence based data driven alternatives for individuals and groups - who may progress better with a different approach alongside traditional learning methods.
Our creative workshops continue to highlight the positive impact of using immersive, experiential methods in eliciting greater emotional responses from the students. With this in mind, one area of particular application is Scribeasy’s role in the development of well being and empathy. On going research continues to show that a greater understanding of emotions helps to develop self-awareness and self-compassion. In turn, this can help build an appreciation of ‘other’.
“True empathy though, is an act of imagination. We have to imagine what it would be like to be in the minds of others, to walk in their shoes”(Professor Paul Gilbert, The Compassionate Mind, 2013’.
If you are looking for a creative STEAM visual teaching tool with time-saving teacher aids that can support individuals one to one and in a classroom environment - Scribeasy is an imaginative solution.
We offer teachers, schools and their communities an accessible, versatile and enriching tool to suit a range of student abilities. Like every teacher our joy is to help students achieve - broader ideas, creativity around their thinking and writing and long term skills.
Scribeasy is part of Nesta’s Rocket Fund for UK Schools.
Go to https://rocket.fund/p/scribeasy/to see our template and start a project.
Learn by visualising and inventing stories with preloaded picture-word packs in an intelligently reporting platform.
The platform has a vast library of creative content that can extend easily to a school’s curriculum. We are adding to this library all the time, as per customer requests.
Use the platform and book Scribeasy creative workshops.
A session can be at a site or online. It can include a teacher training and a pupil workshop.
Is budget an issue?
We’re now on Rocket Fund, a new crowdfunding platform for UK schools, designed to enable all students to access technology. Read here about how it works
● It’s free for UK schools to use
● There’s match-funding available
● It’s much more efficient than a bake sale!
By August 2018, Rocket Fund had helped 200 UK schools raise £185k.
Go to https://rocket.fund/p/scribeasy/to see our template and start a project!