Learning and Teaching Research

At UAL I carried out cross-college project specifically exploring the support that Black and Asian Fine Art students receive in developing their research interests. The scope of the project was specifically focused on the transition from Foundation to 1st year BA at CCW. I presented the research at the UAL conference, ‘Towards a Progressive Arts Education’ at the British Library. Following the project, I made a successful funding bid to support the findings in course through an event at WCA with Hew Locke.

Through the project I investigated different aspects of Fine Art pedagogy and their relationship to cultural issues including: curriculum design, ways of structuring the seminar and tutorial systems, the centrality of peer learning, and the role of critical and contextual studies. The research methods took the form of teaching observations, and interviews with different groups of students and staff across the fine art teams at CCW.