Andrew Baldwin, School of Art

Aberystwyth University
 Buarth Mawr
 Aberystwyth
 Ceredigion
 SY23 1NG

atb@aber.ac.uk

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Recent teaching pedagogy demands that tutors engage with their students. The old teaching methodology often described as ‘chalk and talk’ is most definitely seen as a thing of the past. Where possible a good art teacher has always devoted much of his time to personal contact with his students. Unfortunately we are now faced with the dilemma of an increased number of students and so fulfilling this requirement is an ever growing challenge. In 1986 when I joined the School of Art the student staff ratio was 10:1, this had risen by 2009 to 30:1. This dramatic increase radically changed the dynamics of teaching within the department.  Clearly the time had come to re-evaluate teaching methods; to explore the possibility that some areas of learning could be more efficiently organised.

Recent teaching pedagogy demands that tutors engage with their students. The old teaching methodology often described as ‘chalk and talk’ is most definitely seen as a thing of the past. Where possible a good art teacher has always devoted much of his time to personal contact with his students. Unfortunately we are now faced with the dilemma of an increased number of students and so fulfilling this requirement is an ever growing challenge. In 1986 when I joined the School of Art the student staff ratio was 10:1, this had risen by 2009 to 30:1. This dramatic increase radically changed the dynamics of teaching within the department.  Clearly the time had come to re-evaluate teaching methods; to explore the possibility that some areas of learning could be more efficiently organised.

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