Published Conference Proceedings - Paper
Creative Academy: Reflective Stories
Ingleson, S & Clements, J 2010, Creative Academy: Reflective Stories, in: '1st Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts', Atiner, Athens, Greece. Conference details: 1st Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts, Athens Institute for Education and Research, ATHENS, GREECE 7-10 June 2010 Presentation and paper .
The Creative Academy centres around Clements and Ingleson’s notion of creativity centred learning. Involving single structure learning platforms (tiered engagement, ‘sliding scale’ benchmarks and achievements) with peer/inter-relational, (community/project driven) experienced based learning. It allows enterprise-structured frameworks for self-directed learning, opening access to common knowledge and encouraging inter-institutional collaborations. Creating opportunities for extra-curricular, informal learning cohorts, with the capacity of building in schools and cross-disciplinary creative education.
As an example the case study references ‘Reflective Stories’ which originated in discussions with Clements and Ingleson and an early Regional Progressive Network event. At the meeting it became clear that Art and Design staff from the region would welcome opportunities to share examples of student work and their developmental processes. It was also recognised that the use of the sketchbook or journal was something that was used in all levels of education and was also an important aspect of professional practice in art and design. The role of the sketchbooks and journals in the processes of critical reflection in creative-cultural practices is also something that has been of particular interest to staff at the University of Salford and the Manchester Metropolitan University. As a consequence the RPN have now developed an archive of examples of sketchbook and journal practices from a wide range of subject areas that include the visual arts, most areas of design and applied arts, creative writing, science, archaeology and music.
Ingleson, S & Clements, J eds. 2010, 1st Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts, Atiner, Athens, Greece.
1st Annual International Conference on Fine and Performing Arts, Athens Institute for Education and Research, ATHENS, GREECE 7-10 June 2010 Presentation and paper