2011 Conference workshop session – Stepping Out

Stepping Out

Teacher Practitioner presentation

Balancing work and study

Stepping Out is part of a body of work, supported by the Higher Education Academy Art, Design and Media Subject Centre, which looks at issues flowing from the engagements of higher education with the creative and cultural industries.

Stepping Out explores these issues across five case studies drawn from a range of different contexts and disciplines. The current financial and policy climate make this publication especially relevant. It addresses many contemporary questions of graduate skills, employability; the role and professionalisation of teaching; as well as the input of industry in to the design of curricula to meet their needs and provide flexible modes of study for a diverse range of students.

This workshop will present an overview of the five case studies and look in detail at two.

Co-Working: exploring the ways teacher-practitioners shape students’ learning experience in fashion and textiles.
Jake Leith and Malcolm McInnes, University of Brighton.

Balancing Work and Study: the inter-relations of professionals, industry and higher education.
Richard Berger The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice Bournemouth University.

The full report STEPPING OUT: studies on creative and cultural sector engagement with arts HE edited by David Clews can be downloaded at:





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