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.

Section from Figure 3: Image taken in the styling workshop where students were asked to create a setting using a model, props and lighting, which they then drew.

ADM-HEA Teaching Fellowship Projects 2010-11

Projects

The Art Design Media Subject Centre made six awards under its Art Design Media Teaching Fellowship Scheme for the academic year 2010/11. The scheme was part of ADM-HEA’s aim to support the professional development and recognition of staff in HE and ensure that their teaching is valued and rewarded. Four Teaching Fellows from 2010-11, the final iteration of the scheme, report on their experien...

Networks team, University of Brighton



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



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



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