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FDTL projects 1996-2002

The Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning (FDTL) was established in 1995 to support projects aimed at stimulating developments in teaching and learning in higher education and to encourage the dissemination of good teaching and learning practice across the higher education sector.
FDTL is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL).

To find out more about all the FDTL projects, go to the Higher Education Academy's website at:

Through a range of activities ADM-HEA Subject Centre has supported the following projects:

FDTL 4 2002

The four art and design projects in this funding round were:

WritingPAD -Writing purposefully in Art and Design
Goldsmiths College, University of London
More Information

ADEPTT Art and Design: Employment of Part-time Tutors
University of Hertfordshire

Life, Work, Art
University of Newcastle
More information

FDTL4 Report

This report by Carolyn Bew explores the disciplinary impacts of three Fund for the Development of Teaching and Learning (FDTL) projects on communities of learners and teachers in art, design and media and on the history of art and design. The projects discussed are:

  • ADEPTT: Art and Design: Employment of Part-time Tutors    
  • LWA: Life, Work, Art    
  • WritingPAD : Writing Purposefully in Art and Design 



FDTL3 2000

Funds allocated in 2000, included media studies and art & design history

ADM-HEA Subject Centre have a direct remit to support and disseminate the following three projects:

Media and Employability Project
Sunderland University
Contact Vicky Ball T: 0191 515 2197

Globalising Art, Architecture and Design History - GLAADH
Sussex University
More information : GLAADH website.

GWAMP - Group Working Assessment in Media Production
Bournemouth University
More information : GWAMP website.

Other FDTL 3 projects also have particular relevance to aspects of the art, design and media subject areas:

Americanisation, cultural theory and the teaching of American Studies
University of Central Lancashire

The Keynote Project
Nottingham Trent University
Keynote Project website

FDTL1 and FDTL2 1996-97

Some FDTL 1 and 2 projects, though based in other subject areas, also have generic relevance for ADM subjects:

Action Learning for Lifelong Professional Development
Bradford and Ilkley Community College
ALLPD project website

History 2000: Developing Reflective Practice Throughout the Discipline
Bath College of Higher Education

The Speak-Write Project
Anglia Polytechnic University
Speak-Write website

PADSHE: Personal and Academic Development for Students in Higher Education
University of Nottingham

Assessment and the Expanded Text
University of Northumbria at Newcastle
UNN project website

CUDE: Clients and Users in Design Education
University of Sheffield

Heritage Studies as Applied History
University of York

Developing Professional Writing Skills in Humanities Students
Sheffield Hallam University

Teaching and Learning Technology Programme TLTP 3
art, design and media sector projects

DEMI: Design for the Environment Multimedia Implementation Project
Goldsmiths College

ALLADIN: Autonomous Language Learning in Art & Design using Interactive Networks
Surrey Institute of Art &Design

Also relevant:

EDEC: Electronic Design Education Consortium

CHIC: Courseware for History Implementation Consortium
University of Teesside

ASTER: Assisting Small-group Teaching through Electronic Resources
University of York
ASTER website

TELRI research-based learning using technology
Warwick University
TELRI Website