The Group for Learning in Art & Design


The Group for Learning in Art and Design (GLAD) was established in 1990. It is a non-affiliated group of academics advocating Art, Design and Media from across higher education institutions plus colleagues from the specialist further education sector.

GLAD’s remit is to engender discussion about best practice in developing the student experience in Art, Design and Media and, in particular, to promote and stimulate debate and consideration of developments in the teaching and learning of the subject.

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News


April 2017

GLAD 20th Annual Conference

Thank you to all the delegates who presented and attended the 20th Annual GLAD Conference at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Copies of the presentations can be viewed HERE 

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March 2017

GLAD Conference 2017 - Keynote Speaker Dr Steven Jones

Details of one of this years keynote speakers, Dr Steven Jones.

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Beyond Excellence: new discourses for university teaching in the age of competition

Many academics would sympathise with the government’s claim that a ‘rebalancing’ of research and teaching is needed. As a sector, we’ve become accustomed to close scrutiny of our research while our teaching has largely remained unaudited, sometimes over-reliant on the dedication of personally committed staff. But to what extent can ‘excellence’ in teaching can be justly measured across a higher education sector as diverse as the UK’s? And can we be confident that metrics will be used to enhance our students’ learning rather than to enact a market agenda? I argue that university offers students something different from their earlier, more instrumental educational experiences: opportunities to become immersed in a culture of scholarly enquiry and research advancement, to learn first-hand from those leading their field, and to conspire in the creation of new knowledge. A key challenge for the sector is to find the language needed to defend and celebrate teaching practices within public discourses that increasingly frame Higher Education in a negative light.

Steven is a Senior Lecturer at the Manchester Institute of Education, which is part of The University of Manchester. He runs the university’s PGCert in Higher Education and leads research into policy and practice in post-compulsory education. Steven has recently co-authored reports for the Sutton Trust, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and HEFCE that explore how socially disadvantaged young people conceptualise, engage with and perform at university. He is particularly interested in how students’ cultural and social capital affects their HE experience, from application to employment.

You can follow Steven on Twitter: @StevenJones_MCR

 


March 2017

GLAD Conference 2017 - Keynote Speaker Professor Susan Orr

Details of one of this years keynote speakers, Professor Susan Orr, Dean of Learning, Teaching and Enhancement, University of the Arts London.

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Teaching Excellence in Art and Design: What is it and who decides?


Notices


April 2017

Conference Tweets

You can view Tweets made throughout the day  HERE

 


January 2017

Join the GLAD Community

We wish to encourage continued discourse and interaction among all involved in this sector, so we have created this portal as a means to forge, strengthen and create new links among colleagues both nationally and internationally. To join click here

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