Studio 1, Dartington

Dartington symposium looks how arts can be used arts to motivate FE students

Studio 1, Dartington

A free symposium investigating the methods of creative practice used to motivate young learners will take place at Studio 1, Dartington College of Arts, Totnes, on Wednesday, July 21.

The all-day event has been organised by MA Arts Management student and part-time tutor, Jeremy Holloway.

Jeremy told Arts+Culture: “Most of us can remember one particular teacher at school who inspired and motivated us. But what methods do teachers use to engage with their students? This symposium will demonstrate the fascinating range of approaches that teachers have successfully applied.”

The symposium will be of particular relevance to those working in secondary and further education as well as creative practitioners and members of the general public with an interest in the arts.

A series of sessions will take place throughout the day with six speakers including dance practitioner, Karma Tucker, who will discuss using street dance as a type of informal education; Emily Bull, education officer for Kompany Malaki on innovative modern dance; Caroline Cash, a University College Falmouth lecturer on neuro-psychology in teaching; Pauline Ridley, a University of Brighton lecturer on using the arts in the teaching of academic subjects, Gareth Ballyn on students exhibiting their artwork in public locations and local theatre company manager, Sandy Akerman who will be discussing and performing a specific kind of theatre practice called Forum Theatre. Sandy will be joined by Performance Practice and Event’s Management foundation degree students from South Devon College.

For further information and to reserve a place at this event, visit the Inspirational Teaching site or email