November 2016

GLAD Conference 2017


GLAD Conference 2017

‘Exploring Territories: The Changing Landscape of Art & Design Higher Education’

Thursday 6th April 2017

Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University

One-Day Event starting at 10.30am and finishing at 4.30pm

Conference Fee £95


GLAD 2017 Conference Theme

The landscape of art and design higher education is changing rapidly in response to both external drivers and the evolution of the disciplines themselves. On one level institutions are operating in an increasingly competitive environment, with some promoting and supporting creative subjects, whereas in others, art and design is increasingly marginalised. Opportunities arise for some through new partnerships alongside humanities, science, engineering and health, extending boundaries and creating innovations in teaching and research. New technologies and their impact on creative pedagogies encourage developments in learning and teaching. Changes which are taking place against the backdrop of higher education reform in the shape of the Teaching Excellence Framework and new political landscapes. 

Conference Themes

Explorers             Staff and student experiences of art and design higher education

Landscapes         Reflections and inquiry into subject disciplines and trans-disciplinarity

Navigations          Innovations in teaching and learning method

Destinations         Student attainment and employability

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