Enhancement Theme 2015-2017: ‘Practices of Enquiry’

EBL enhancement theme‘Practices of Enquiry’ is a two year enhancement project that sets out to explore how we create the conditions for enquiry to flourish within our ‘creative, curious, critical curricula’ (Learning Teaching and Enhancement Strategy 2015-2022). Our students often design their own projects and navigate through a range of methods, discourse and practices. Enquiry-based learning is an experiential, holistic process that foregrounds the student as active producer of their own knowledge.

Between now and summer 2017, the Teaching and Learning Exchange and a cross-college project team are collectively investigating how we teach practices of enquiry, and how our students develop enquiry-led practice. The aim is to develop a fuller understanding of how we teach, and to articulate knowledge across the University.

The first year of the project will incorporate staff development workshops around enquiry, the inaugural UAL Undergraduate Research Forum and a student-led research project to gather visual case studies of pedagogic practices of enquiry from courses and contexts across the colleges (to be exhibited in Autumn 2016).

If you’d like to nominate a case study from your area, or just want more information, please contact Catherine Smith: c.h.smith@arts.ac.uk

Image: Barlow, P. (2014) Tate Britain Commission 2014 [Sculpture]. Tate Britain

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