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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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
 
Misrepresentation of art and design in Initial Teacher Education (PDF document)
Dr Rachel Payne shares the NSEAD ITE Special Interest Group's evidence-based letter to Damien Hinds MP. The letter raised two key issues about the misrepresentation of art and design subject by the DfE. This is specifically in relation to initial teacher education and comes at a time of significant recruitment issues.
 
Susan Coles, NEATEN a network for professional development and wellbeing
Susan Coles describes NEATEN, the North East Art Teacher Educator Network for visual art teachers, its collective focus on professional development and contributions to personal wellbeing.
 
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.
 
The NSEAD Survey Report 2015-16 (PDF document)
In 2015-16 The National Society for Education in Art and Design, undertook a large-scale survey of the subject. Sophie Leach presents and examines the key findings from the survey and Lesley Butterworth summarises the report's recommendations. This presentation was first presented, 9 February 2016.
 
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.
 
Championing leadership through the arts, Karen Eslea and Michele Gregson
Karen Eslea (Head of Learning and Visitor Experience at Turner Contemporary, Margate and Michele Gregson (Arts Education Specialist) have been working together to explore and champion Children’s Leadership through the Arts. Here they explore this work in relation to the UK’s global ranking on the Kids Rights Index.
 
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