This theme focuses on the content of art and design education. For the period of 2012-15 our objectives are:
- To promote the currency of the art and design curriculum in the 21st century
- To lead a dialogue with groups around issues that influence the art and design curriculum
We aim to achieve these objectives through the following activities:
- We fund regional seminars to describe the core values of art and design education. By placing articulating our values and position ourselves and our activities in relation to a range of major societal and economic challenge themes, as identified by Research Councils UK (RCUK) in its Strategic Vision 2011-15, this approach shall give our activities relevance and allow us to engage in debates about ourselves outside our discipline.
- To facilitate a debate of A&D historical study in higher education schools of art and design: an appraisal of the opportunities and challenges that have resulted as the legacies of the Coldstream settlement.
- In the last decade Art & Design education has seen a move to more inter‐disciplinary activity set within cognate disciplines; We seek to start a dialogue with other discipline groups, in order to explore joint agendas.
- As provocation for discussion, we aim to produce position papers for art and design relative to key current issues. For the period of 2014/15 we plan to produce a provocation paper that looks at a possible research agenda for HE A&D and CHEAD between now and REF2018.