This presentation celebrates the positive impact of collaborative industry-facing projects upon undergraduate students studying photography. Using an array of examples drawn from the last three years, I demonstrate the value of such 'live brief' projects to clients as well as to students, and how they enable staff to place employability at the heart of all our activities. I place them in context by drawing on Johnny Rich's recent HEPI paper, Employability: degrees of value (Nov 2015), which articulates the notion of "three components" of employability: knowledge, Skills and social capital. I show how these elements can be developed and nurtured into full bloom by applying a blend of inspiration, enthusiasm and a highly visual approach to collaborative practice in a diverse range of business and creative environments. i conclude with some remarks on the potential of visual imagery as a tool to measure the impact and effectiveness of teaching.
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2016|
|Event||HEA Annual Conference 2016: HEA Inspire - sharing great Practice in Arts and Humanities teaching and learning - Brighton, United Kingdom|
Duration: 3 Mar 2016 → 4 Mar 2016
|Conference||HEA Annual Conference 2016|
|Period||3/03/16 → 4/03/16|
- graduate attributes
- creative industries