Now that we have entered 2015, our Creative Arts team are excited to both be beginning work with this year’s students on their dissertations and to be turning our attention to preparing to welcome our new Creative Arts students later in the year. Our course has a long history of nurturing innovative thinking and practice within arts education for both home and international students and is closely connected to the work of the CREATE research group. Please do keep an eye on this blog, and the MA Creative Arts Facebook group – there you can find out what is going on with this year’s students and lecturers. This will give you a taste of the kinds of learning experiences that we are looking forward to offering you next year.
If you have any questions in preparation for registering with us and joining the course please don’t hesitate to get in touch with Kerry Chappell, the Creative Arts Specialism Leader.
Our MEd Creative Arts: Arts and Educational Futures module students spent a great afternoon at Spacex Gallery in Exeter on Monday. http://spacex.org.uk
Artist Catherine Cartwright and Education Manager, Kathy Norris helped us to think about the role of arts organisations and galleries in educational futures, by getting practical with print-making.
Next week the MEd Creative Arts invites in The Devon Carousel Project to work artistically and creatively with the students. The session will focus on thinking about crossing boundaries in interdisciplinary practice in order to develop creativity, but also to help envisage arts-based creative educational futures. Watch this space.
CREATE workshop debate on democratic educational futures: 3.12.14 St Lukes: Michael Fielding, Kerry Chappell & Nick Givens
This workshop will raise questions for debate about if and how it is possible to engender meaningful cultures of encounter that allow for democratic education within the educational system. It will begin with short provocations from Michael Fielding, Kerry Chappell and Nick Givens drawing on research and experience of democratic schooling cultures and methods, some more radical stand-alone models, some more focused on what might be referred to as quiet revolutions from the inside.
All welcome. Please notify Jo Moncur (J.S.Moncur@exeter.ac.uk) if you are planning to attend.
Local dance educators Lucie Tullett and Amelia Holst will be sharing the findings from their DNA Action Research Bursaries on Tuesday 25th November, 2014 from 4.30 – 5.45 in the Dance Studio on the St Lukes Campus, University of Exeter. Respectively, Lucie and Amelia have been researching a creative teaching resource for GCSE and A Level Dance, and the power of performance to engage learning disabled participants. They have been facilitated in their research by Dr Kerry Chappell from the University and are keen to share their ideas with other arts practitioners especially. If you would like to book a place to attend the sharing please contact email@example.com (see attached flyer for more information).
Pedagogy, Practice and Partnership, NDTA Conference 2014
Birmingham Ormiston Academy, Saturday 22nd November, 2014
A reminder to all dance education researchers that this year’s NDTA conference will focus on delivering high quality dance practice in and beyond the curriculum. Through keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and seminars the day offers a stimulating professional development opportunity to support and inspire dance teachers working at all levels.
Making a difference to dance education through research
In collaboration with DanceHE, Pedagogy, Practice and Partnership will again feature research by and for dance teachers. Focusing upon or related to children and young people’s dance education the NDTA invite proposals for research led presentations that address (but are not limited to) the following areas:
· Approaching dance education pedagogy, including through partnership
· Dynamics of dance learning
· Dance education research methodologies
· Professional development for dance teachers
Kerry Chappell, from the CREATE Research Group will be facilitating the conference sessions alongside Professor Vida Midgelow. If you would like further information and to submit a proposal by Friday 10th October 2014, find further information here.
If you’re about to join the MEd Creative Arts Pathway at UoE as a full time student or on our new blended pathway, or if you’re just interested in creativity education, this blog by Joe Hallgarten at the RSA might spark your interest. Joe is asking questions about how we sustain momentum for creativity in education – answers on a postcard please!
Our University of Exeter MEd is currently undergoing some exciting changes. The Graduate School of Education is pleased to offer three new modules in 2014/15 that allow you to study a specific subject specialism; one of these is the 30 credit Creativity and the Arts module which was previously only available to full time students.
Our MEd prof studies leaflet 2014 contains further information on the modules available as well as who to contact regarding course entry requirements, how to bring in previous experience etc. If you have specific questions about module content and focus please contact Kerry Chappell, the module leader.
Also, from 2015/16, the MEd programme will change to an MA Education with more specialist modules and greater flexibility over your mode of study. This means you can continue building your ideal programme and tailor it to your own personal interests and work situation.
Please pass this information on to students and colleagues who you think might be interested in the course.