Innovative Pedagogy: Recognition and Impact

Our teaching staff disseminate their work and expertise in many different ways: through both authored and edited books, performances, book chapters, journal articles, designs, productions, software, films, plays, translations, adaptations, masterclasses, and exhibitions.

Teaching-related outputs at Central include Nick Moran's book: The Right Light

Our academic staff disseminate their work and expertise in many different ways: through both authored and edited books, including text books and manuals, performances, book chapters, journal articles, designs, productions, software, films, plays, translations, adaptations, masterclasses, and exhibitions.

The convergence of research, scholarship, teaching  and training as interrelated activities within specialist knowledge production, exchange, innovation and impact, is a feature of the culture at Central.

Our academic staff are engaged in research and/ or scholarship, so they teach on and lead our courses and they also carry out and lead projects which have a broader life. These projects may very well have a connection to class teaching, so one person’s research into theatre in the Criminal Justice system will form the basis for a unit for example.

Our academic staff are frequently nominated for awards that recognise their excellence. Dr Selina Busby’s project was shortlisted for the 2016 Times Higher Education Award for Excellence and Innovation in the Arts. So far in 2017 Central projects were shortlisted for two Guardian University Awards, a Times Higher Education Award, a Hearts for the Arts Award for Best Local Authority Arts Project, and won the SCUDD (The Standing Conference of University Drama Departments) David Bradby award.

Our staff achieve the status of Fellows of the Higher Education Academy too. Our Director of Learning, Teaching and Student Experience is a Principal Fellow of the HEA and a large proportion of staff are Senior Fellows, Fellows and Associate Fellows. This demonstrates a commitment to professional recognition, expertise and attainment against the UK Professional Standard Framework. Staff are also involved in roles as external examiners, consultants to other universities and conservatoires on degree programmes, and as visiting professors delivering masterclasses, lectures an workshops at institutions in the UK and internationally.

We try to ensure that our staff and their work reaches as broad an audience as possible through public lectures, seminars, broadcast and print journalism, and specialist workshops.

Recent published works

You can find details here of some of the more recent works we’ve published such as Nick Moran’s book The Right Light: Interviews with Contemporary Lighting Designers; Geoff Colman’s New Monologues for Women and New Monologues for Men published by Bloomsbury in 2016; Sarah Grochala’s work as Curator and Dramaturg with Headlong where she published numerous articles; Nick Moseley’s Acting and reacting: Tools for the Modern Actor; Amanda Brennan’s book The Energetic Performer: Actors and their Inner World (London. Jessica Kingsley) in 2016; to Stephen Farrier’s co-edited collection with Alyson Campbell Queer Dramaturgies: International Perspectives on Where Performance Meets Queer (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015)

The staff profiles also provide details of past, current and future projects across the different areas of expertise in the School.

We try to ensure that our staff and their work reaches as broad an audience as possible through public lectures, seminars, broadcast and print journalism, and specialist workshops.