Mr Will Grant

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  • Qualifications:BA(Hons) Illustration [Falmouth University]; MA Publishing [University College London]; MEd Research Practice [Queens' College, University of Cambridge]; PGCE Art and Design [Queens' College, University of Cambridge];
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Secondary Art and Design Education
  • Department:ACE - Education and Childhood
  • Telephone:+4411732 83635

About me

I am a Senior Lecturer in Secondary Art and Design Education, working predominately on the PGCE Secondary Art and Design course in the Department of Education and Childhood at the University of the West of England. After teaching Art and Design in schools across Cambridge, London, and latterly Bristol I joined the department at UWE to engage with teacher education and art educational research. I have worked in school leadership both as Head of Department and a Pastoral Lead, International Partnership Coordinator and Housemaster. I continue to be an active member of the National Society of Education in Art and Design, as well as a Trustee for the Roche Court Educational Trust, and a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching. I am also a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

Area of expertise

My current teaching draws on my experiences in the secondary classroom, including issues of pedagogy, curricula, assessment, and inclusion, while also looking towards equity in arts education, issues surrounding postmodern art education, and critical arts education. Recent research has involved inspecting current art education practice in relation to modernist traditions, and documenting the self-image of female art and design teachers. I am conducting my doctoral research at the University of Glasgow, with a focus on the sustainability of prospective art educators' idealism when faced with technocratic rationale in the classroom.


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