Augmenting a Third of the Space: How an In-Between Space of Learning Transforms Faculty Development for Tertiary Arts Education (76718)

Session Information: Professional Training, Development & Concerns in Education
Session Chair: Kate Daubney

Friday, 29 March 2024 09:50
Session: Session 1
Room: Room C (Live Stream)
Presentation Type: Live-Stream Presentation

All presentation times are UTC + 9 (Asia/Tokyo)

Experiential, social and formal learning have traditionally framed capacity and capability development in tertiary education. While relating these learning modalities through the versatile 70:20:10 model, this framework has not been longitudinally explored within the sector of arts and design in higher education. Following a 5-year implementation of this framework at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Singapore), we are able to uncover a more fluid model to our approach of learning, re-learning and unlearning. The key question revolves around what learning and development really means to academic faculty in higher arts education. The study highlights changes to faculty development before, during and following the pandemic episode. Findings show that between formal instruction and workplace experiences lie non-formal learning spaces where professionals make self-regulated, co-regulated and learning transfers. After COVID-19, learning outside of the studio through formal courses became only one facet of professional development, while learning within the studio alone did not always fill the chasm to effect growth and development. Therefore, drawing on the social dynamic tensions in the learning process, we argue for a broader interpretation of social learning that supports the efficacy of both formal and experiential learning. It is this in-between space of learning that we can augment new approaches to the 70:20:10 model. Picking up speed “from the middle” would emplace supporting structures towards academic and artistic excellence.

Rebecca Kan, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore
Jonathan Chng, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore

About the Presenter(s)
Rebecca Kan is Associate Dean at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, University of the Arts Singapore. Her research interests focus on professional education, signature pedagogies, and the space of learning in-between.

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