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Issue 163: Arts and Refugees , Issue 163: Responding to McMaster , Issue 163: Theatre Education

  • Arts and Refugees, Responding to McMaster, Theatre Education

    11 Feb 2008

    If only we could learn to make our learning through experience conscious rather than just intuitive, we could improve our performance at work and feel more comfortable with change, says Pam Henderson.

    There are two basic ways in which we learn. The first is planned, and clearly conscious. For example, we might choose to read a book to find out how to improve our management skills or sign up for a course to learn about health and safety. The second is unconscious learning through our experience of life on a daily basis. This way of learning can feel intuitive – ‘I just know this is the best way for us to do it’ – which makes it hard to be clear about what exactly we have learned.... more

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    Following the McMaster review, Sue Hoyle considers how ‘quality’ in the arts might be evaluated.

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    A Manchester-based programme of participatory arts for refugees is helping them to put across their stories to other residents in Manchester, explains David Martin.

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    Alison Edbury considers the available evidence about audience development and suggests an alternative to a ?free week?.

  • 11 Feb 2008

    Matthew Daniels explores how exiled musicians can help combat racism and prejudice in UK communities.

  • 11 Feb 2008

    Arts work with refugees is a field of activity that has grown considerably in recent years, and new research commissioned by Arts Council England, the Baring Foundation and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation has set out not only to document key developments over the past 20 years, but also to provide an overview of the impact of the work and make recommendations to policy-makers and funders that might provide a framework for future investment. Samina Zahir, the author of new research in the field, examines the evidence.

  • 11 Feb 2008

    What role should performing arts boards play in their organisations? education activities? Jane Drabble reveals some key findings from a recent enquiry.