A University of Wolverhampton lecturer has won a
prestigious national art and design award.
Dr Peter Day, Senior Lecturer in Photography and Fine Art, has
been selected for an Art Design Media Teaching Fellowship by the
Higher Education Academy.
He will receive £3,000 to develop an online system to provide
art and design students with feedback on their work. The project
will use established social networking sites such as Facebook as a
template to create a social and safe environment from which to
review, analyse and feedback to students about ongoing works.
Dr Day, from the School of Art &
Design, decided to apply for the fellowship after his research
suggested students found the art critique process of receiving
feedback verbally to be a negative and stressful experience.
He said: “I am delighted to be receiving the award and it is
positive that the cutting edge work being undertaken by myself and
the School of Art & Design is being recognised at a national
“In the digital and virtual environment we all become curators
on sites such as Facebook or Flikr. The project aims to simply
extend this interest and experience for educational purposes using
an online gallery to create feedback and critique. The aim will be
to make the students contributors and take more ownership of this
aspect of the course and become more aware of feedback and
criticism as a positive force.”
The Art Design Media Higher Education Academy (ADM-HEA) aims to
support the professional development and recognition of staff in
higher education and to ensure that their teaching is valued and
rewarded. Candidates for the fellowship were asked to demonstrate
innovative teaching by providing evidence of achievement in the
teaching and support of student learning. They also had to submit a
proposal for a project which further develops innovation.
Peter Day has been a teacher and lecturer for 16 years and
joined the University of Wolverhampton a year ago.
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Date Issued: Thursday, 09 July 2009
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