Tag: @HerefordArtsColl

Ferrous 2017: Scholarship and socially engaged practice

Last weekend, students and staff from the Artist Blacksmithing BA (Hons) course at Hereford College of Arts (HCA) collaborated with a range of partners and international blacksmiths to create Ferrous2017, our first ever Blacksmithing Festival. At the heart of the weekend was the co-construction and creation of an arbour for St Michael’s Hospice. The arbour (you can see it in… Read more →

HE Symposium Part 2: Laura Ritchie

I’ve split the posts around the HCA HE Symposium last Wednesday as there has been a great deal to reflect on, around scholarship, the particular teaching practices of creative, skills-based education – and I don’t want to start writing over-long blog entries. To recap, we looked at the value of a creative education, with help from guests Laura Ritchie (@Laura_RItchie)… Read more →

HE Symposium Part 1: Jonathan Worth

This Wednesday (20th September) we held our 10th annual symposium at HE HCA. The symposium was started by a staff body of creative professional wanting professional development opportunities that weren’t ‘training’. Over the years it has grown, changed, moved spaces to a new campus and this year it shifted form again, moving from the traditional ‘stand and deliver’ format to… Read more →

#CClasses at HCA

I’m really excited about a project we’re about to participate in at HCA. #CClasses is a collaborative venture– an ‘open’ initiative designed by Jonathan Worth, of Phonar and Phonar Nation. Jonathan has created a learning framework that uses social media as a tool to support (and open up) learning in less formal digital spaces. The format supports notetaking skills (important… Read more →

Research workshop and cake, anyone?

I’m sending out an open invitation to tea for all students enrolled on HE courses at HCA this week. Here’s the draft: The tea party has three aims: To see how students might want to use our lovely research space To invite students to work as project teams to realise some of the ideas from our earlier workshop To introduce the idea behind #CClasses, and… Read more →

‘Pragmatic’ scholarship at Gloscol

Last Thursday I discussed notions of scholarship and ideas as to how we might best develop research and scholarship at Gloucestershire college. I left thinking how lucky I was to be working with such an informed group of professionals and hoping that we can somehow create the space to dig deeper, develop our initial responses and identify ‘wicked problems’ to solve… Read more →

WalesNexus Conference at UWTSD

A great day last Wednesday at the Wales Nexus conference 2016. Held in Carmarthen, and organised by the University of Wales Trinity St David, we had a rich programme of talks and workshops, with a focus on teaching and learning in today’s HE environment. In Welsh, dyscu is the word for both ‘teach’ and ‘learn’, and I don’t present this as an ‘interesting aside’; rather… Read more →

Espace Digital Dance Conference – Coventry University

Welcome to our first guest blog! Huge thanks to Gillian Hipp for sharing her conference experience with us. Gillian is a lecturer in Performing Arts (dance and movement) here at HCA. She is also a choreographer for Aerial Dance Hereford. I spent last Wednesday at Coventry University attending the Espace Digital Dance Conference  We were introduced to and got to… Read more →