This event is the book launch for Poetry and Pedagogy in Higher Education: A Creative Approach to Teaching, Learning and Research (Policy Press, 2024). This book presents an exploration of the impactful role of poetry in higher education. This event is ideal for educators, learners, and practitioners interested in integrating poetry into teaching, assessment, research, and reflection.

The book offers practical examples, case studies, and exercises to demonstrate the effective use of poetry in enhancing both personal growth and professional practices within educational environments.

At the launch, attendees will enjoy poetry readings and take part in writing activities, highlighting the practical application of poetry in educational settings. There will also be discussions led by the authors, providing insights into the benefits and processes of incorporating poetry into teaching and learning strategies.

Attendees will receive discount vouchers to purchase the book. Come along to discover how poetry can be a transformative tool in higher education and engage with others in this unique celebration of creativity and pedagogy.


12.00 – 12.10

SRHE welcome & housekeeping

Introductions from the co-authors of Poetry and Pedagogy in Higher Education

12.10 – 12.30

Discussion of what poetry can offer higher education in terms of teaching, research, and reflection

12.30 – 12.40

Opportunity for reflective poetry writing exercise

12.40 – 13.00


Summary and close

Speaker bios:

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

Kirsten Jack is a Writing for Wellbeing Facilitator and trainee Creative Psychotherapist. She was formerly Professor of Nursing Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.

June 6th, 2024 from 12:00 PM to  1:00 PM
Online event - link will be provided
United Kingdom
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