Friday, 19 June 2015

Reframing Spaces: A pedagogic provocation from the School of Creative Arts

Exhibition Open: Tuesday 23rd June to Thursday 25th June, 9:30am – 7:30pm

Venue: Art and Design Gallery, University of Hertfordshire, College Lane Campus, Hatfield, AL10 9EU
Admission: Free

Reframing Spaces is an exhibition designed to illuminate some current issues around pedagogy and to share different approaches to practice led by staff in the School of Creative Arts, at the University of Hertfordshire, including TVAD researchers. Acknowledging that education is constructed within a context of performativity, the work explores how limiting frames can be challenged to enable students to engage wholeheartedly in learning. Staff can create spaces and use materials to enable students to reframe their expectations and understandings of how they will engage in learning in the creative arts. Materials that have been developed and used with students will be available for critique.

Reframing Spaces identifies that spaces themselves may need to be reframed if staff are to collaborate to create a rich learning environment for students. Dialogic spaces for colleagues to share and mutually challenge ways of thinking and acting are essential for professional learning. The exhibition shows three approaches to using non-traditional spaces and approaches to enable staff to engage in dialogue and construction together. Research, scholarship and critical reflection on pedagogy are shown in the exhibition in visual form.

The exhibition itself brings into the public space an account of emerging, difficult-to-quantify change in professional practice. Making visible the work in this new way offers opportunities for the learning community to continue to shape its own agenda around the development of practice and to provoke others to do the same.

Reframing Spaces Exhibition Tours
Colleagues interested in the development of learning and teaching are invited to participate in tours of the exhibition led by staff members including Rebecca Thomas (exhibition curator) Ivan Philips, Associate Dean Learning and Teaching in the School of Creative Arts, and Joy Jarvis, Professor of Educational Practice. Participants will be able to discuss the approaches to L&T development represented and the resources being created for induction, and consider any connections with their own work and context.
Exhibition Tour Times:
Tuesday 23rd June, 9.30, 11.30, 2.30 and 6.00
Wednesday 24th June, 4.30 and 6.00
Thursday 25th June. 2.30 and 4.30
Venue: Art and Design Gallery.

Please contact Rebecca Thomas for further information.

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