Technology has provided a whole new dimension in learning and whilst this could provide many connotations for art, especially with New Media, from the angle of Fine Art, the pedagogical methods that could be more effective involves a more holistic approach to learning, focusing more on the learners, the materials and processes and the teacher. Effective evaluation and feedback within a group setting provides a voice for the learners amongst their peers enabling constructive and subjective debate, thus enabling confidence and effective critical analysis.
The concept of professional training for teachers within the HE/FE sector support the above mentioned changes within the sector. It could be argued that this formal training could impair or interrupt the teachers ‘core beliefs’ and ‘passion’, however with the ever increasing changes mentioned the need to ‘professionalise’ the sector supports plausible and desirable pedagogical practice. This interruption of ‘passion’, it is suggested in Pickering’s (2006) research of novice lecturers suggests that practioner's completing such formal training may... [continues]
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