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Arts university student mentors and gallery peer leaders: partnerships for learning

Butcher, John (2010). Arts university student mentors and gallery peer leaders: partnerships for learning. HEA Art Design Media Subject Centre.

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Abstract

This case study describes a partnership between University College Falmouth (UCF) and Tate St. Ives (TSI). Framed within a national Enquire project (one strand of a DCMS funded commissioning programme) investigating the learning benefits of gallery education, the report tells the story of a successful collaboration which engaged undergraduate Art student mentors from UCF in a peer leadership project at TSI. The project was evaluated using an innovative action research model to explore peer learning through engagement. Outcomes suggest undergraduate student mentors enhanced their learning in a number of ways: experientially developing the 'soft' transferable skills related to employability in the arts; improving their knowledge of employment opportunities in gallery settings; gaining competence in action research.

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Keywords: peer mentors; partnerships; undergraduate learning in galleries
Academic Unit/School: Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI) > Institute of Educational Technology (IET)
Learning and Teaching Innovation (LTI)
Item ID: 35614
Depositing User: John Rose-Adams
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2012 15:57
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2018 23:27
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/35614
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