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Dialogues in Art and Design: Promoting and Sharing Excellence

York St John University
21 October 2009 00:00 - 22 October 2009 00:00

The GLAD09 conference is a unique opportunity to connect with teachers, practitioners and researchers in Art, Design and Media from across the UK through sharing excellence in teaching and learning.  GLAD09 will focus on the work of the Creative Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs) in Art, Design and Media to enhance creative pedagogy and support excellence across our sector.  
Initiated in England and Northern Ireland, CETLs reward excellence in teaching practice, and invest in pedagogic development. The GLAD09 conference, through dissemination and sharing the work of the CETLs across the whole of the UK, will help deliver substantial benefits to students, practitioners and HE institutions. 
Most of the CETLs are focused on specific subject areas or groupings in specific institutions. They have been conducting research projects, stimulating innovation and disseminating good practice since they were established.  

The GLAD09 conference participating CETLs include:

  • LearnHigher CETL
  • Centre for Learning in Practice (CLiP),  University of the Arts London
  • Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Through Design (CETLD), University of Brighton
  • InQbate, The Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Creativity (Universities of Brighton and Sussex)
  • Collaborating for Creativity (C4C),  York St John University
  • Centre for Excellence in Product & Automative Design (CEPAD),  University of Coventry
  • Artswork, Bath Spa University


Challenging and insightful conference workshops will focus on topics drawn from a new publication, including papers from a range of researchers and teachers connected to the participating CETLs. These workshops will be based around three main themes:

  • Learning, teaching and studio practice
  • Strategies, tactics and change
  • Learning spaces and learning technologies


This conference has been organised and sponsored by GLAD, the Art Design Media Subject Centre (ADM-HEA) and the featured CETLs.  It will be hosted by York St John University and the C4C CETL.  The conference fee includes a copy of the new book.  Each participating CETL will also be exhibiting their work during the conference.

The cost of the conference is £180, or £279 including one night’s accommodation (21st October) at the Park Inn Hotel in York.  Book before the 3 August and you will receive the early bird rate (£160/£259).  Bookings after 3 August will be charged at the standard conference rate. 

To book your place, go to the York St John University conference website:

If you require any further information, please email the Conference General Information Contact:

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