Embedding Teaching Learning Linkages in the Creative Arts

Activity: Talk / Presentation / Podcast / WebinarInvited talk


This talk offered an overview of how research, teaching and learning linkages have been embedded in a module delivered on the UHI BA (Hons) Drama and Performance. This includes how students have been encouraged to become researchers and co-creators in their own right, drawing on the history and memories relating to the Nairn Ballerina Ballroom as a place of entertainment, as well as its current indeterminate status. Students devised performance pieces based on their research findings and these have been theoretically framed and extended by the module tutors, to make a practice based contribution to performance theory and its future application. The perspectives generated can then be fed back into Drama teaching and learning and shared more widely, and relate to topics such as phenomenology and memory in performance. The target audience for this talk is teaching staff interested in working with their own students in a similar way, although within the context of a different discipline. A short Q&A session at the end of the talk will allow for group discussion of how this could be achieved.
Period23 Jan 2020
Held atLearning and Teaching Academy (LTA)
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • teaching
  • learning
  • research
  • creative arts
  • drama