In this post, Vikki Hill (Project Associate: Creative Mindsets) outlines the work of the UAL Creative Mindsets Team over the past 3 months and introduces Emma Clayton (CSM Fine Art Alumni and UAL Creative Mindsets Team Member) who considers[…]
The Creative Mindsets team are currently preparing for a series of workshops to be delivered in autumn across the six colleges, for over 2,000 staff and students.
Read about the UAL Creative Mindsets workshop at ELIA Biennial in Rotterdam.
Vikki Hill and Callum Cound at the Decolonising the art Curriculum Zine launch at LCC.
It is a UAL priority to close the attainment gaps which exist for particular groups of students by 2022. In particular the university is focusing on the attainment of Black, Asian and minority ethnic students, international students and working[…]
Great time presenting @ualcreative_mindsets project at Kingston School of Art… so important to share ideas and practice with colleagues and they have their own river (jealous)!
On 28th June, we welcomed 200 students, staff, and stakeholders within and beyond higher education to the University of Portsmouth for a day long conference to celebrate the first year of the Office for Students funded, attainment gaps focused Changing Mindsets project.
This two day workshop was designed to orient participants to the purpose and practice of teaching in higher education by situating participants’ teaching in a meaningful context of practice and pedagogic theory.
This zine is an Arts Student Union and UAL Teaching & Learning Exchange co-production, and is part of the ongoing work to address disparities in experience and attainment for International students and students of colour. It is aimed at both students and staff, as a tool for raising awareness and opening up conversations that will allow people to take things further in their creative and pedagogic practices.
UAL are looking to appoint UAL students and recent graduates to help lead the Changing Mindsets student and staff workshops from late September 2018 to December […]
The Closing the attainment gap – student success for all symposium is for HE staff and student representatives interested in the role of the curriculum in closing student attainment gaps. The symposium will examine the role of teaching staff in securing equitable outcomes for students; consider how teaching and learning activities fit within a ‘whole university’ strategic approach to attainment; explore how[…]
The term ‘decolonize the curriculum’ has been a bit of a leitmotif since I enrolled at UAL last fall. It crackles with the zeitgeist of certain university communities. Its juxtaposition hits me viscerally. I read the phrase and instantly understand. But lately, I’ve been pondering how best to evoke and embody[…]
In March 2018 Vikki Hill, Changing Mindsets Project Associate and Associate Lecturer: Thinking Teaching visited Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design under the EU Erasmus Staff[…]
Troublesome knowledge and conversations: Learning how to talk about race at UAL by Lucy Panesar – March 2018
I did not plan to write this post. It came about one weekend in February, as I started to read up on ‘threshold concepts’ (Land et al, 2014) for an introduction to teaching session, whilst intermittently making a start on ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ by Reni Eddo-Lodge (2017). I did not expect the two texts to relate, but as I started reading Land et al, I realised that threshold concepts were what I was encountering in my work around racial in[…]
Teaching in the disciplines: connections, disconnections and contestations
Models of teaching are often based on general understandings about learning; yet most degree programmes are structured to develop student expertise in particular subject areas and professions. At this year’s learning and teaching conference, we will put the spotlight on the links between teaching and the subject disciplines: we will explore the relationship between[…]
To de-bias our university we need:
Intention to acknowledge our unconscious bias and motivation to change
Attention to when stereotypical responses or assumptions are activated
Time to practice new strategies designed to “break”[…]
At the Wilson Road Gallery on the 27th February 2018, Year 1 BA Fine Art students from Camberwell College of Arts exhibited work they had produced in response to the Changing Mindsets workshop in November 2017. Critiquing the problematic term ‘Talent’, and exploring the fine art practitioner’s approach to failure, ‘What is Talent, What is Failure?’ challenged fixed beliefs of intelligence and asked how we might[…]
On the 14th February 2018, to mark the completion of the first-year cohort of staff and student workshops at UAL for the HEFCE-Funded Changing Mindsets research intervention, we were delighted to be joined by Turner Prize-winning artist and UAL Chancellor, Grayson Perry. Taking us through a visual tour of global inequality, identity politics and the British class[…]
The first Changing Mindsets staff workshops have been run across the three colleges – CSM, Camberwell and LCC. Academics have had the opportunity to interrogate Growth Mindset Theory – the belief that ability[…]