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GLAD08 Conference

The Student Experience in Art & Design Higher Education: Action for Change


The 2008 GLAD conference brought together over 80 art and design practitioners at all levels in art and design - department heads, programme leaders, policy formers and researchers - to engage in participatory workshop activities.  These discussions built on and developed the themes and ideas first published in The Student Experience in Art and Design: Drivers for Change. The book, which was written and published by the participants at the GLAD07 conference, identified key themes which should shape the agenda for improving the student experience in art and design higher education over the next few years.  Over two days at the GLAD08 conference, workshops were held at which writers of each chapter presented a summary of the ideas underlying the book, followed by discussion groups.

This website presents a summary of the discussions which took place in each of the workshops held in  Nottingham, and attempts to draw together their recommendations into a Blueprint for Change. It is hoped that the Blueprint will act as a valuable resource for researchers and teachers in art and design higher education, as they develop their own ideas and plans for the future direction of education in their discipline. A paper presented at the conference by Mantz Yorke is also published below.

Click on the links below for more information about GLAD08, the Blueprint and a report on each workshop. To download a pdf of the full report click here.

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