Arts & Cultural Education: Moving Beyond the Academy
Date: 6 September 2011
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am
Venue: RRS 905, Ho Sin Hang Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong.
Speaker: Prof. Susan Daniels, International Director, Faculty of Performance,Visual Arts and Communications, University of Leeds
The first part of the lecture will focus on how Leeds University embeds externality into arts programmes, using case studies, e.g. the University's partnership with local government, with arts agencies, and with cultural bodies while in the second part the speaker will explore the possibilities for transnational education in these fields.
Biography of the Speaker
Susan is currently the International Director for the Faculty of Performance, Visual Arts and Communications. A teaching career in schools in England and Nigeria was followed by one in teacher education at Bretton Hall, where she became Head of Education. In 2001 she moved to the University of Leeds where she was a Head of School for seven years. She specialises in collaborations with external institutions, and is a member of the public liaison committee of the National Coal Mining Museum England. She has been proactive in DARE, the partnership between the University of Leeds and Opera North, since its inception. Her other major interest is in the global curriculum and she has led degree study for the University of Leeds in Israel, Palestine, and Eire. Most recently she co-ordinated a two year, European funded, cultural co-operation project between four University Schools, Opera North, the Bregnzer Festspiele Austria, Sibelius Academy Finand and the Shanghai Theatre Academy. In 2011 she was awarded a University of Leeds Teching Fellowship for excellence in teaching.
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