Viki Hill and Joel Simpson present their work and offer an opportunity to discuss both the opportunities and complexities of our positioning of implicit bias work and to share thoughts and experiences with others across the sector.
A new episode of interrogating spaces is released that brings together organisers and student and alumni facilitators of the Creative Mindsets initiative that has been running at UAL since 2017.
Read about the panel discussion around Changing Mindsets: Reducing stereotype threat and implicit bias as barriers to student success, including presenters Dr Jessica Gagnon, Paula Green, Vikki Hill, Professor Sherria Hoskins, Maisha Islam, Angel Layer, Dr Arif Mahmud, E Okobi and Laura Watson.
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).
This paper highlights key areas of the UAL Creative Mindsets project that were explored during a Mobile Thematic Session at ELIA Biennial 2018 as part of the Art & Social Cohesion strand.
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.
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.
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 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.’
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 Training Mobility programme.
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).
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 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.
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.
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.