Research and development of Creative Engineering Apprentices: 3 year programme (2018-2021) with medium sized engineering company in exploring the implications of an arts based and creative approach to developing apprentices in the workplace.
The Imagineerium Initiative: 3 year (2017-2020) Paul Hamlyn Foundation (PHF) ‘More and Better’ award to develop an innovative STEAM (Science, technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education model formed from an arts-industry-education-community partnership. Principal Investigator and Educational Consultant.
Informed by evaluations and school interest, a new programme has been devised, in part from The Imagineerium Initiative called Movers and Makers, which supports teachers in adapting and using practices common to the arts.
DPhil thesis (in development) investigating art-making, as an under-realised site and practice for education. The Imagineerium provides the case study for an argument for greater attention beig paid to the role of the body, of affect and real-world, situated arts-rich projects as models in education.
Ongoing ‘STEAM’ education developing from the recently completed: research commission for BERA ‘Reviewing the Potential and Challenges of Developing STEAM Education through Creative Pedagogies for 21st Century Learning: how can school curricula be broadened towards a more responsive, dynamic and inclusive form of education?’