Link to Issue 18


Networks

Networks was established in 2007 by the Art Design Media Higher Education Academy Subject Centre, based at the University of Brighton and funded by the UK higher education funding councils. Networks is an online publication written by, and distributed free of charge amongst, colleagues involved in higher education teaching and learning in art, design and media subjects.

Networks aims to:

- Support a network of colleagues involved in higher education in art, design and media subjects;
- Help share knowledge between colleagues working in UK art, design and media higher education;
- Promote and share effective practice in learning and teaching.

Readers tell us that the news, features, case studies, projects and reviews impact on their teaching practice in positive ways. Many contributors use Networks to share their research with a broad audience where it can have genuine impact.

Networks has been published quarterly with contributions from colleagues working in UK-based art, design and media HE. Issue 18 is the last published in the current form but watch this space for future developments.

Editors' choice

A selection of articles from our latest issue.

Figure 2: Computer Arts student Adam Dart created an interactive piece which could be used to demonstrate the visible signs of decay on new architectural designs.

Art Design Media Learning and Teaching Projects 2011-12 - Final Reports

Projects

One of the unarguable successes of the ADM-HEA Subject Centre, based until recently at the University of Brighton, has been the funding of teaching and learning projects in art, design and media. Over the past 11 years the Subject Centre has sought to support the key themes identified by the Higher Education Academy through its funding of a diverse range of innovative projects across the sector...

Stephen Mallinder, University of Brighton



Section of figure 6: The Brain

Towards globalising: peer communication of creative practices

Feature

Developed from a practical strand of recent PhD research (‘Design Leads’), this article outlines a series of drawing activities that offer a way into peer exchange and articulation of creative practices. While activities transfer to various teaching and learning contexts, this article centres on international students preparing for postgraduate studies and calls on tutor and student commentary ...

Harriet Edwards, Royal College of Art



Section of screen shot from University College Falmouth Student work. Image supplied by Jean Whitehead

Work Informed Learning - the design student perspective

Case study

With the current upheaval in the Higher Education sector through a loss of government funding and increased fees, graduate destinations, and particularly employability are high on the agenda. Prospective students are rightly asking questions about their future employability, as well as the career history of the course they are considering joining. As a response to these concerns a pilot sc...

Jean Whitehead, University College Falmouth



Image by Anand Damadoran from Broad Vision project

Collaborative discovery across disciplinary divides: promoting interdisciplinary learning via student-led extracurricular art/science research and practice

Feature

This article is based upon a recent interdisciplinary pedagogic research project – ‘Broad Vision: The Art & Science of Looking’ – which explored the perception and interpretation of microscopic worlds, whilst simultaneously investigating the potential benefits and challenges of working across disciplinary divides within a university. The authors reflect upon the different roles undertaken by st...

Silke Lange and Joshua Dinsmore, University of Westminster