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.

Photo: Peter Day

The Art Group Crit. How do you make a Firing Squad Less Scary?

Feature

The relationship between achievement and feedback and the fact that effective feedback improves achievement is well documented (Taylor and McCormack, 2004; Hattie, 2007). This is especially true of written feedback. However in art and design education feedback will take place in an often emotionally charged face-to-face meeting where verbal criticism, both negative and positive, takes place in...

Peter Day, University of Wolverhampton



Book fan photo: sourced from morgueFile.com

Storytelling, Advertising and Paradigm Fusion

Feature

‘The art of storytelling in the modern age is fundamentally important. So, how we create stories for a screen-based culture is vitally important to master’ (Hegarty, 2011, p.96-97). This paper explores the potential benefit of fusing aspects of creative writing with the curriculum of the BA Creative Advertising programme (BACAP) at Leeds College of Art (LCA) in order to address Sir John Hegar...

David Reid Anderson, Leeds College of Art



Brick paving: photo sourced from morgueFile.com

Stories & Streams: overcoming the student as consumer mindset through peer-to-peer learning

Case study

Stories & Streams’ is a case study in delivering student-led, problem-based and peer-to-peer media education. The case study focuses on an experimental teaching and learning programme in which two groups of students, working towards different learning outcomes, negotiate their learning in a common problem space. This structure was proposed as a way of addressing issues of motivation and enga...

Jon Hickman and Paul Bradshaw, Birmingham City University and Jennifer Jones, University of the West of Scotland



Photo: Paul Clark, section from glazes

Learning outcomes and assessment criteria in art and design. What’s the recurring problem?

Feature

This paper is a critical reflection on the development of learning outcomes in art and design. It builds on a Learning and Teaching Support Network (LTSN) - funded project from 2003 that sought to provide support for colleagues seeking to make sense of the then new quality agenda. It seeks to identify recurrent issues and make a number of recommendations for further development.

Allan Davies, Independent Consultant