shows us the Arab revolutions from the inside. It is a multi-camera, first-person account of that fragile, irreplaceable moment when life ceases to be a prison, and everything becomes possible again.The Uprising
Thursday, 30 October 2014
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Critical Pedagogy, Social Pedagogy, Collaboration, Partnerships, Walking, Drawing, Hanging Out, Transdisciplinarity, Integration, Extending Sites for Learning
Graham Jeffery, School of Media, Culture and Society, University of the West of Scotland
Diarmuid McAuliffe, School of Education, University of the West of Scotland
presenting at the IJADE/NSEAD annual conference, Collaborative Practices in Arts Education, Tate Liverpool, 24th - 25th October 2014
This paper will report on how a year-long collaborative research project, funded by Creative Scotland, involving staff and students from several university departments, as well as staff from three local authorities, a museum, a contemporary art gallery and a socially engaged community studio helped to address several recurring problems in education, such as knowledge fragmentation and learning in isolation.
The methodologies of drawing, walking, extending sites for learning and simply hanging out were used extensively as heuristic tools amongst the project participants and the project strived to make visible learning in Mathematics, Science, Modern Foreign Languages and English Language. The project has drawn on grounded theory to report its findings.
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Monday, 13 October 2014
A hands-on workshop on how to use collage as an innovative way of thinking through making – for researchers and anyone wanting to start research.As a bridge between research and researcher, collage can be seen as a path towards deepening understanding of subjective experience. One of the advantages is that collage can seem like an intuitive way of temporarily stopping time by pinning thoughts to paper: capturing a specific moment and framing it within a given context. Visual thoughts can then be repositioned, where they interconnect with reflection and within these spaces, and an intricate web of evolving experience is created and clarity emerges.
Keywords: Visual thinking, reflexivity, collage, researchAlison F Bell is an artist and UWS PhD candidate currently exploring methods of enquiry through creative practice, that seamlessly merge the making and the textual. Her research topic is ‘Transition, identity and gender: An auto-ethnographic study through creative practice. She is exploring a woman’s embodied subjectivity of ageing and the inherent problems of how the self as artist and subject is to be represented.
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