A total of four School of Arts academics presented at sessions of the annual Surrey ExciTeS (Excellence in Teaching Symposium) event held at the University on 7 January 2015. As with last year’s inaugural Symposium, the School was one of the most represented sectors of the University.
Stuart Andrews (Theatre Studies) was one of four panel speakers who contributed to the event’s headline discussion session on the subject of ‘Creativity in Higher Education Teaching and Learning’, which was also the theme of the conference.
Julian Woolford’s (Guildford School of Acting) paper, ‘Using Single-Sex Education to Build a Time Machine’, presented his research on creating gender-specific learning environments in ballet, singing, and voice training on the MA Musical Theatre programme.
Martin Dewhirst (Sound Recording) and Christopher Wiley (Music) facilitated discussion forums entitled ‘Lecturing as Performance and Maximising the Benefit to the Students’ and ‘Module Evaluation Questionnaires: How can we use them to enhance teaching?’, respectively.
The full programme for Surrey ExciTeS 2015 may be found here: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/dhe/surrey_excites/Surrey%20ExciTeS%202015%20Programme.pdf