10by10: The Teacher-Practitioner
10by10: 10 facilitators, 10 workshops, 10 institutions, explored the relationship between creative practice and teaching through teacher-practitioners – individuals who both teach [at FE/HE level] and work in creative practice ‘originating ideas of ‘expressive value’ which they commercialise’ [The Work Foundation ‘Staying Ahead’ 2007 definition of the creative industries].
The research project was established in the belief that the teacher-practitioner role within arts education remains poorly articulated, that there may be a lack of support for teachers who are also working creative professionals, and a lack of recognition of the mutual benefit of teacher-practitioners to both creative industry and arts education.
10by10 aimed to establish:
- how teacher-practitioners’ experience and view the relationship between their professional creative practice and teaching
- an understanding of how practices and teaching mutually benefit from the teacher-practitioner role, and the processes and barriers within this
- recommendations to support teacher-practitioners’ professional development and educational practice, as distinct from teachers
Over 80 teacher-practitioners from across the creative disciplines participated in the 10by10Series in 2009.
Please visit the 10by10 web-site for further information and to view the research reports.