Collaborative Art Practices in HE: Mapping and Developing Pedagogical Models

    This project asks ‘How is interdisciplinary collaboration "taught" in HE institutions?’ and ‘What pedagogical models can be identified and developed?’ 

    Christophe Alix, University of Hull
    Elizabeth Dobson, University of Huddersfield
    Dr Robert Wilsmore, York St John University

    Disciplines: Music, Inter-disciplines, Drama, Dance

    Status: Completed

    Start date: 1/2/2009

     

     

    This project asks ‘How is interdisciplinary collaboration "taught" in HE institutions?’ and ‘What pedagogical models can be identified and developed?’

    Performing and Creative Arts departments in HE institutions engage students in collaborative practice within a singular discipline or across disciplines, through interdisciplinary or hybridised art forms, as curricula or extra-curricula activity. Where students are engaged with interdisciplinary collaboration within the curriculum, tuition may involve case studies of collaborative partnerships, psychometric tests, a trial and error approach to throwing creative individuals together, or any combination of these.

    This project aims to bring together ideas and modes of practices used in HE institutions and to present, as far as is possible, an overview of the current practices where interdisciplinary collaboration is a focal point of the learning activity.

    In brief, and in the context of Performing and Creative Arts departments in HE institutions, this development project aims to:

    • Take a snapshot of current practice in HE
    • Construct  typologies of modes of practice
    • Consider how pedagogies may be developed
    • Disseminate documentation setting out, and commenting on, pedagogical approaches to collaborative practice

    Expected outcomes


    PALATINE Symposium: Collaborative Art Practices in HE: Mapping and Developing Pedagogical Models, 17-18 September 2010, University of Hull, Scarborough Campus and report including findings and typology of practice in higher education.