The second half of Modual Catalyst consisted of two days (24-25 April) where all the teams came back together at the Design Museum to work on their videos, posters and finalising their ideas to prepare for the pitch day that occurred on 1 May.
Quote from Elizabeth Staddon, Head of Arts Education, Teaching and Learning Exchange, UAL
Last month, LCC hosted the annual UAL Learning and Teaching conference, this year focusing on the emerging field of ‘Teaching, Learning and Wellbeing’ (21 March 2019). Curated by the Teaching and Learning Exchange, the one-day event shared a proliferation of activity from across the university.
The event responded to wider issues and increasing anxiety about well-being in society, and of students and staff within Higher Education, which in recent months has been dominating the national and international media. For those who were unable to join, here is a brief overview of thoughts, reflections and questions presented.
Changing Mindsets Project Consortium Symposium, Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE), February 2019
Vikki Hill, Educational Developer – Attainment (Identity and Cultural Experience), UAL
This symposium featured presentations of emerging findings from the quantitative and qualitative data collected so far across the project partnership, as well as presentations focused on the different approaches each of the four partner institutions has taken to enabling staff and students to work in partnership to tackle inequalities. A student panel discussion explored the question: “What should “working in partnership” look like in practice?” from the students’ perspectives.*
Modual Catalyst is a 6-day intensive workshop for UAL staff development led by CSM Professor of Digital Art Fred Deakin and UAL’s Head of Digital Learning David White. Fred also ran a student version of Modual, this year was themed Modual Maker which focused on cross-college and multidisciplinary projects to develop innovative products which explore the future of making.
The UAL Teaching Platform series explores key issues in art and design teaching and learning in higher education. At Critical Creative Digital, held at Chelsea College of Arts in December 2017, we discussed how the university sector can take advantage of the positive, creative opportunities of digital in a networked era.
David Crow (Pro Vice-Chancellor and Head of Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon colleges) spoke about Digital Craft, and the evolution of master craftsmen into today’s designer-makers.
The Burnt! activity asked delegates to share experiences, hopes and fears around the digital. A key theme arising from this session was collaboration, in a number of different forms.
We heard from David Barnett, Course Leader for BA Graphic Design Communication at Chelsea College of Arts. David is fostering a graphic design community across current students and alumni, and an impressive panel of his students took questions from the audience.
The final panel session included Judith Aston (UWE), Charlotte Webb (UAL Digital Learning Coordinator and Chief Leopard, Feminist Internet) and Frank Owusu (Communication Pathway Leader, CCW Foundation Diploma in Art and Design). The group interrogated the tensions between network (the Web) and hierarchy (the institution) to explore an ideal creative university for the networked era.
Alongside this exploration we celebrated current practice in the ‘Digital UAL’ (DUAL) expo, bringing together inspiring responses to digital in teaching, learning and making from across the university.
Lewis Bush is a Lecturer at London College of Communication and a student on the UAL PgCert Academic Practice, and shared his project entitled The Networked Essay. Kalina Pulit, also a UAL PgCert student, interviewed delegates about their experiences of the digital engagement of Generation Z.
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This event is part of a series hosted by University of the Arts London, exploring key issues in art and design teaching and learning in higher education.
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