The Studio Teaching Forum was held in Hobart in December 2009
In December 2009, COFA Online academics Ian McArthur and Simon McIntyre both presented different takes on studio teaching from an online perspectives at the Studio Teaching Forum in Hobart, hosted by the Tasmanian School of Art, the University of Tasmania.
The Studio Teaching Forum: Enriching Creative Arts Learning, was a national gathering of art and design studio teachers from higher education institutions from all over Australia, with the purpose of exploring current studio teaching practices, and mapping out effective strategies for the future. The event website describes the gathering thus, "Recognising the core role of studio as foundational to creative arts pedagogy, this forum seeks to explore the ideas and projects undertaken to develop our practice as educators within the broad range of Creative Arts disciplines (including Art, Architecture, Design and the Performing Arts)".
Both Ian and Simon were selected to speak at the conference to share their insights into the role online learning can and will play in the model of creative studio teaching practice.
Simon presented the concept, design and implementation of the fully online design studio, using the fully online Master of Cross-Discipilnary Art and Design as a case study to exemplify the social and collaborative possibilities of working with students from around the world in asynchronous online environments. You can download a copy of the presentation here (note slides only - voiceover was not recorded).
Ian spoke about his involvement in the recent Porosity | Collabor8 project - an international collaborative design studio between China and Australian Universities. This was a really interesting and engaging presentation, so much so that we have made a video of the presentation for viewing, which you can watch here.
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