This book discusses the theory and practice of labyrinth creation and use. From issues of design and cost, to how a labyrinth may be used as a university-wide resource and also be used for outreach to the wider community, it covers labyrinth use: * Within disciplines, such as initiatives to deepen reflection and explore contemplative approaches to learning* In wider university contexts, such as counselling; chaplaincy; learning and educational development; widening participation and student transition* Across the whole university, and reaching out to the wider community of which the university is a part, from the labyrinth as a conference resource (as well as topic), to festival contributions. Learning with the Labyrinth seeks to illustrate, inspire and share ideas that can be taken further by the reader.
Jan Sellers is a labyrinth facilitator and freelance lecturer, having recently retired from her role as Creative Learning Fellow at the University of Kent, UK.Bernard Moss is Emeritus Professor of Social Work Education and Spirituality at Staffordshire University, UK.
1. Introduction: The Heart of Learning; Jan Sellers.- PART I: FIRST STEPS.- Poetry from the Labyrinth: 1, Boat; Victoria Field.- 2. Treading Lightly: Learning, Art and Landscape; Jill Raggett and Steve Terry.- 3. Masking Tape and Magic: How to Draw and Make Low-cost Labyrinths; Jeff Saward.- 4. Setting Up and Sharing: Introducing Labyrinth Practice in Two University Settings; Debbie Holley.- 5. Adding a New Dimension to Design; Katja Marquart.- 6. Case Study: Labyrinths and Learning Reflections from a Research Engineer; Faye Thomsit-Ireland.- 7. Transformative Learning: Introducing the Labyrinth across Academic Disciplines; Diane Rudebock.- PART II: TEACHING AND LEARNING PERSPECTIVES.- Poetry from the Labyrinth: 2, Choice; Victoria Field.- 8. Research and the Labyrinth in Higher Education; John Rhodes.- 9. Introducing Reflection to Health-care Students: Curriculum Development and the Labyrinth; Jayne Dalley-Hewer and Joanne Opie.- 10. Reflection: On Walking the Labyrinth, a First-year Student's Response; Mustafa Jaafir.- 11. Twists and Turns in Staff and Educational Development; Bernard Moss and Jan Sellers.- 12. Case Study: Volunteers, Goodwill - and Chickenfeed; Jan Sellers.- 13. Case Study: A Creative 'Away Day' for Mid-Project Evaluation; Emma Dawson Varughese.- 14. Towards Medical Practice: A Mindful Journey; Helen Malcolm.- 15. Case Study: Loss and Grief in Social Work Practice; Bernard Moss.- 16. Case Study: Writing and Walking the Labyrinth; Sonia Overall.- 17. Case Study: The Power of the Labyrinth - An 'AcrossRCA' Inter-Disciplinary Project; Qona Rankin.- 18. Finger Labyrinth Research: Tracing a Path to Resilience, Concentration and Creativity; Nina Johnson.- 19. Case Study in Imagination: Drawing the Labyrinth; Liz Whitney.- 20. A Semester Within; Fran Grace.- PART III: CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY.- Poetry from the Labyrinth: 3, Pilgrim; Victoria Field.- 21. Chaplains: Labyrinth Pioneers; Di Williams.- 22. The Hero's Journey of First Generation and Low Income Students: On the Quest for Student Success; Michelle Bigard.- 23. Creating a Space for Play: A Counsellor's Perspective; Maggie Yaxley Smith.- 24. 'Moving Memory': Dance, Theatre, Community; Jayne Thompson.- 25. Case Study: A Library Labyrinth and Reflective Garden; Ellen Schultz, Michelle Filkins and Jennifer DeJonghe.- 26. Enterprise and Arts: Creative Interventions with the Labyrinth; Alex Irving.- PART IV: MOVING FORWARD.- Poetry from the Labyrinth: 4, Leaving; Jan Sellers.- 27. Resources for Teaching and Learning; Kimberly Saward.- 28. Conclusion: Vision and Journey; Bernard Moss.- Index.