Monday, 29 May 2017

PROVOCATIVE PEDAGOGIES

CALL FOR PARTICIPATION:

PROVOCATIVE PEDAGOGIES: PERFORMATIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE ARTS
School of Fine & Performing Arts, University of Lincoln, UK

14 October 2017

Organisers:
Dr Lee Campbell, Lecturer in Fine Art, University of Lincoln, UK
Lisa Gaughan, Director of Teaching & Learning and Senior Lecturer, University of Lincoln

Keynote: Fred Meller, Senior Lecturer, Performance:  Design & Practice, Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London


PROVOCATIVE PEDAGOGIES: PERFORMATIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE ARTS is an international conference exploring the possibilities of the emerging field of ‘performative pedagogy’ and its potential as useful and applicable to enabling learning across a range of artistic and possibly other disciplines.

We welcome submissions from individuals and groups across all creative disciplines who deploy pedagogic approaches with an emphasis on performativity to drive learning. We invite papers, provocations and practical demonstrations that showcase good practice of making positive usage of performative teaching and learning.

Submitting a proposal:
•            We welcome proposals for 15-20 minute papers and practical workshops (to last up to 1 hour)
           
Please use the following format for proposals:
•            Name, institutional affiliation, contact details
•            Title of paper or workshop
•            250-word paper summary (max 1 page A4)
•            50-word contributor biography
•            Send proposals as a Word doc by email to Dr Lee Campbell,       
                at:  lcampbell@lincoln.ac.uk and Lisa Gaughan, lgaughan@lincoln.ac.uk
•            Deadline: Friday 30th June 5pm. Notification of successful applicants: 2nd week of  July 2017


All abstracts will undergo a peer review process to ensure quality and relevance to conference theme and ambition.

Notes on organisers and keynote speaker:

Dr Lee Campbell is an artist, curator and academic. His practice plays with the parameters of contemporary art that draw attention to the performative and the participative within an art historical vernacular and seeks to theorise, articulate and demonstrate how we may construct meaning between politics of space and the politics of artist articulated through visual and verbal languages. He is very interested in pedagogical approaches which prioritise performative tactics.

Fred Meller’s research interests lie in the process of making performance as a dialogical design practice. Specifically, how the principles and characteristics of Performance can be used to interrogate, explore and expand the nature of teaching and learning in the subject area.  In particular, she has been researching disruptive pedagogy and relationships of power in teaching and learning and design practice.

Lisa Gaughan’s teaching is informed by her background in the theatre and a working life in industry. Particular  theatre work has explored mental health issues, and has taken place in schools, prisons and NHS establishments and elsewhere.  She has also undertaken Solo Performance work and Community Theatre practice.







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