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Presentations from Creative Learning and Teaching Seminar - in order of delivery

Thursday, 25 November 2010


Keynote presentation (12.15)

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“I can’t believe it’s not better”: The Paradox of NSS scores for Art & Design

Professor David Vaughan

This is a presentation about the report by Professor David Vaughan and Professor Mantz Yorke, “I can’t believe it’s not better”:  The Paradox of NSS scores for Art & Design, which, although focussing on the NSS and art and design identifies findings that are equally applicable to other subject areas across the creative arts.  Many of the institutions surveyed deliver courses in art and design, media and multi-media, digital media and the performing arts, so the information gathered and analysis of the NSS scores covers a spectrum of creative arts subjects, providing a range of relevant food for thought.

The main findings of the report were highlighted and there were several questions for further consideration. There was an opportunity for delegates to discuss these issues after the presentation.

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Parallel sessions  (opens on another page)

(14.00 - 15.30)


Keynote presentation



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Blending subjects and the enhancement of postgraduate teaching in glass and ceramics

Professor Kevin Petrie

Head of Glass and Ceramics, University of Sunderland

In this presentation Kevin Petrie talked through the ‘claim’ he made for his recently awarded National Teaching Fellowship. Perhaps best known for ‘blending’ printmaking and glass/ceramics for creative use, Kevin helped develop this at Sunderland, but sensing a wider need also wrote two books on the subject. Kevin has also developed research student support beyond his university by organising national conferences. This presentation aimed to give a personal overview of a decade of art and design university level teaching which links student experience, employability, research, and creative practice.


Friday, 26 November 2010


Keynote presentation (10.00)

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The Policy Outlook

Steve Besley
Head of Policy (UK and international) at Pearson

“It’s a long time since David and Nick first got together in the garden at Number 10. So how are they progressing, have they changed the world for the better and what more is to come?" This presentation examined what impact the Coalition Government has had on the world of education and what more is in store.

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Photographs by Eddie Gulc

Parallel Sessions (opens on another page)

(11.15 - 12.45)


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