Miranda Matthews is an artist-educator and researcher. She taught Art and Design in schools and sixth-form colleges (2004-14). She also taught in non-formal education for inclusive arts development (1997-2010). Her PhD (Goldsmiths 2012) investigated issues of freedom and autonomy in post-compulsory and gallery education, among educators, students and policymakers. Miranda explores arts pedagogies in relation to philosophy. Miranda taught on the Qualitative Methods course for the Doctoral Schools of Goldsmiths and Queen Mary University (2012-14). She led in Philosophy of Education at UEL before joining the Art Education team at Goldsmiths in 2016.
Miranda has published on free-thinking with students of art and design, on counter-hegemony in art education, the ‘conflicted other’ in policymaking, on agency as arts of the self, and ethos of ambiguity among artist-teachers. Miranda is currently working on two research projects: 1) A study of visual and discursive practices for the intersectional representation and wellbeing of undergraduates in British Universities, and 2) Responses to education policy since 2010: An investigation of the adjustments and strategies of art and design practitioners.
Miranda is also a practicing artist. She explores practice without criteria (Atkinson 2018) and investigates the ‘artist address’ as the artist’s relation to learners and to audiences (Murray 2007, Butler 2018).
SFHEA, Higher Education Academy, 2016.
PhD Educational Studies, Goldsmiths, 2012.
PGCE Art and Design, Goldsmiths, 2004.
MFA University of Reading, 2003.
BA Fine Art, First Class Hons. Birmingham City University, 2000
Miranda Matthews is Head of the Centre for Arts and Learning (1919-20). Miranda lectures on the PGCE Secondary Art and Design course. She coordinates the Creativity Pathway for the BA Education Culture and Society. Miranda leads the Critical Pedagogy in Contested Space module for the MA Arts and Learning. She supervises students for the PhD in Art Practice and Learning, and Educational Studies programmes in the department.