Reflective Dialogues

Pernille Holm-Mercer - Photograph by Clifford GabbClifford Gabb - Photograph by Pernille Holm-Mercer

Reflective Dialogues

13.11.2013 – 20.12.2013

Reflective Dialogues is the final event of an LSIS (Learning and Skills Improvement Service) funded Leadership with Technology Project which ran between August 2012 – March 2013.  The project recruited 10 Art and Design practitioners from 5 London ACL providers to pilot online learning technology.

Paul Kemp- Photograph by Dean BrannaganDean Brannagan - Photograph by Paul Kemp

The exhibition take the dialogue between practitioner and student as its starting point as well as recognising the tutors’ personal and creative practice outside teaching.  Practitioners were asked to produce an individual portrait of one of their students and ask a student to produce a portrait of them.  The two works are displayed in the exhibition as paired images to extend the dialogue between practitioner and student visually.  Works have been produced both seperately and through more collaborative processes.

Gill Webb - Photograph by Lucy WinterLucy Winter - Photograph by Gill Webb

The project management team thanks all the practitioners and student who participated in the pilot and gave up their time to feedback on their experience of using new technology.

Laurence Elliott – Leadership with Technology Project Manager

Dave Thomas - Photograph by Kim LucasKim Lucas - Photograph by Dave Thomas

‘Reflection in a key part of learning, whether looking back – at what we have experienced, or looking inward – at what is going on inside.  These actions lead to greater understanding, because they give us a sense of perspective.

Gillian Burton - Photograph by Esther PaulEsther Paul - Photograph by Gillian Burton

Collaboration requires an exchange of perspectives, embraces the insights of others, and should sharpen our focus.  This project is about the learning converation – whether between the student and the tutor – the tutor oand the college – or between the colleges themselves.  These actions lead to better education, because they give us co-operative vision.’

Victor Dejean – Leadership with Technology Project Advisor

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