Centre for Arts and Learning

Centre for Arts and Learning

We enable, explore and curate critical processes that effect social change through a variety of ways and means.

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We enable, explore and curate critical processes that effect social change through a variety of ways and means.

We're a practice-led research centre where knowledge is conceived as co-constructed through action. We characterise this as practice with theory and theory with practice: praxis.

We are situated in Goldsmiths Department of Educational Studies and are dedicated to the practical and theoretical exploration of learning practices across the arts within diverse social and cultural contexts. Research into the arts and learning includes visual and performing arts, design, media and communications, all incorporating traditional and emerging technologies.

The work of the centre engages with aspects of aesthetics, creativity, ethics and advocacy, and celebrates, as well as questions, learner identities and learning communities.

The centre provides an exciting opportunity for scholars and students across the arts and with a commitment to learning to advance research in this field. We welcome research students from home and overseas who wish to undertake postgraduate study with us. The centre currently houses a number of funded research projects and its members are actively engaged in research publications. For more details on ESRC/SeNSS scholarships.

International Journal of Art and Design Education(iJADE)

Online Conference 2021: Hybrid Spaces

Re-imagining pedagogy, practice and research

Friday 26 - Sunday 28 March 2021

This year’s iJADE conference will be hosted online. We will focus on new and adapted conceptual, digital and physical spaces for our practice. The past few months have challenged all of us working in Art and Design education and research, to re-imagine and review our practice. As well as addressing the challenges and barriers that have emerged, we will focus on opportunities for reflection and innovation in our pedagogy. Research developments and approaches that are showing potential to help us understand and evaluate new and hybrid pedagogies, modes of engagement and participation are welcomed.

The conference will run over three days, each with a different theme:

  • Societal, environmental and political impact
  • Participation, inclusion and access
  • Creativity and wellbeing

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