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Dr Mike Wride

"Where true learning & transformation occur - within the creative space of possibilities"

Mike established Learning With Creativity to help focus and capitalize on his passion for contemplative, creative and transformative learning. Mike's adaptable, co-operative and collaborative approach enables him to connect with and communicate effectively with you and your organization. 

Mike's PhD in Developmental Biology makes him uniquely placed to think in terms of systems and organizational complexity. Mike is an holistic and future-orientated thinker who enjoys open-minded exploration of ideas. He worked for many years as a research scientist, group leader and mentor to his many students and has published over 50 peer reviewed journal articles in science as well as in education. 

Mike has a Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching & Learning from Cardiff University and a MEd in Higher Education Teaching & Learning from Trinity College Dublin. Mike can design diverse curricula (both face-to-face and online) and can lead and facilitate educational programmes in different contexts for diverse stake-sharers/holders. 

Mike is currently Transformative Pedagogies Lead in the Centre for Transformative Learning at the University of Limerick, Ireland. 

He is is also a published poet, short story writer, artist, soccer coach, and avid gardener.


"Mike made a huge contribution in bringing creativity and biology together in the classroom of Holistic Science at Schumacher College. Mike was prepared to both lead and follow the students in their transformative learning. The two weeks spent teaching together in 2015-16 showed that imaginative participation enhances the core communication of biology and physics.  Our work together was the basis of "Goethean Pedagogy:  a case in innovative science education and implications for work based learning" published by Emerald. Mike has worked at establishing creative learning as the basic norm for any educational endeavour pointing the way to a future direction for schools and universities across the globe to follow. "

Philip Franses

Holistic Science teacher and editor of Holistic Science Journal

“The greatest pleasure of participating in Mike's classes with student teachers was not watching him teach, but rather being able to observe how joyful learning happens when he hands over the responsibility for learning to the students.”


Prof. Maga . Bellet Sandra, BEd.

University College of Teacher Education -
Pädagogische Hochschule Vorarlberg
Feldkirch, Austria

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