The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Art, Craft and Design in Education

APPG papers and presentations

Relevant papers and presentations given at The APPG for Art, Craft and Design in Education can be found in this section.

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Kids on the Green, our story: Zoe Levack, Founder and Director, and young people from the Kids on the Green, 14 May 2019 (PDF document)
In the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower fire, Kids on the Green was set up to provide respite for young people affected by the disaster, using a range of arts activities and sport. Zoe Levack and young people from the Kids on the Green share their own personal stories about this initiative
Learning without limits, Paula Ayliffe and Sarah Stepney, 14 May 2019 (PDF document)
'Learning without limits' by Paula Ayliffe and Sarah Stepney, Headteachers Mayfield Primary School, Cambridge; Ruth Sapsed, Director, Cambridge Curiosity and Imagination. The presentation describes 'children as ArtScapers' influencing change in and around their school.
Art Matters: Ashia Oozeer, Catherine McGill and Ian Thompson, 14 May 2019 (PDF document)
Now in its 21 year, Ashia Oozeer, Catherine McGill and Ian Thompson share Art Matters, an annual exhibition of art, craft and design created by 2000 children and young people in East London Schools. They also share the many benefits and also the practical challenges.
Learning everywhere, presented by Dr Penny Hay, Research Fellow, 14 May 2019 APPG
Dr Penny Hay, Research Fellow, Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries and Senior Lecturer in Arts Education, Institute for Education, Bath Spa University Director of Research. Presentation shares work of 5x5x5 and House of Imagination
The Art of surviving and thriving: a framework for mature learning in art and design (PDF document)
Martell Baines, Progression Manager and Dr Sam Broadhead, Head of Research, Leeds Arts University, shared an A3-diagram to help examine why mature students study Art, Craft and Design in HE later in life and factors that support such learning.
The limitations of Longitudinal Employment Outcomes (LEO) research and data (PDF document)
Gordon McKenzie CEO of GuildHE summarises the report Understanding the limitations of graduate outcome measures in higher education and identifies the issues for higher education that LEO presents.
Cross-sector (HE, FE and schools as well as other agencies) collaborations with regard to fine art education
Chris Smith, Associate Editor, Journal Visual Art Practice, Visiting Fellow, CCW Graduate School, University of the Arts, London. Chris Smith presented on the role of NAFAE and the need for more co-ordination and collaboration between schools and Higher Education
A challenge to remarks recently made by HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skill (PDF document)
Eleanor Simms, Clare Bentham, The Outreach Team at Manchester School of Art challenge the speech given by Amanda Spielman, Chief HMI Ofsted, at the Association of Colleges’ (AoC) annual conference in Birmingham on 21st November 2018. The presentation outlines factual inaccuracies in Spielman's speech regarding arts and media career options.
Fergal Voorsanger-Brill, (PDF document)
Fergal outlines his first-year experience of studying architecture at The Bartlett School of Architecture. The presentation includes first-hand experience and perspectives on what is needed to be successful in design education.
Why do mature students matter in Art, Craft and Design? (PDF document)
Martell Baines, Progression Manager and Dr Sam Broadhead Head of Research, Leeds Arts University, APPG, 12 February w019
Establishing priorities for communications with Damian Hinds and The APPG for Art, Craft and Design in Education (PDF document)
A transcription of the presentation given by Sophie Leach, assistant general secretary, to The APPG for Art, Craft and Design in Education, which asked: ‘How do we re-establish communication between the APPG and Damian Hinds MP, Education Secretary, and what are the priorities?’
SPAEDA (Somerset Partnerships Arts Education Agency) on teachers' CPD (PDF document)
Alice Crane, Artistic Director SPAEDA with Catherine Smith, Art Co-ordinator Milverton Primary, Somerset, share an action research project ‘Switched on to Art' which invested in teachers’ creativity to invigorate their practice.
Developing Great Subject Teaching, Wellcome Trust,16 May 2018 (PDF document)
Hilary Leevers (HL), Head of Education and Learning Wellcome Trust, and Nan Davies (ND), Project Manager for Professional Development, summarised evidence from Developing Great Subject Teaching which shows subject-specific CPD is effective in raising attainment and retaining subject teachers.
Gomersal Primary School speeches, describing the value of the arts and the remit of their very own Arts Council, 14 March 2018
Six pupils from Gomersal Primary School describe why they joined the Gomersal Primary School Arts Council and why the arts are so vital for learning and life.
Effect of school funding on arts education, Andrew Baisley. 14 March 2018
School budgets have been under pressure for the last few years in particular for the last three years. However, the problem does go back further than that. Andrew Baisley, NEU, argues these are the largest education cuts in a generation.
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