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Monday, 5 October 2015

1st campus session sign-up for 13th October 1pm - 4pm at Hendon - please RSVP as a comment on this blog.

Topic of 1st campus session:  Considering agency and reflection as a ‘catalyst for change’

This session is for anyone (all modules) who would like to attend and explores a few concepts that are in all of the modules.

  •        What do you want to change?
  •        How does the idea of ‘agency’ relate to your arts practice?
  •        How can reflection add to this process?

Personal ‘agency’ is related to the capacity of someone to be actively involved in what they do, making changes and perhaps even experiencing a transformative process (Mezirow, 1981). The idea of professional ‘agency’ takes this idea further.

Often we initiate change through identifying areas of practice to alter/enhance/challenge! Ghaye describes reflection as a ‘catalyst for change’ (2005) and certainly reflection can be pivotal for enhancing practice.

Sometimes change comes about through networking or dissemination. Ruth (in conversation) described this as a ‘chain-reaction’.

  • Does this connect to the ideas you are developing on the BA (Hons) Professional Practice in Arts in some way?

For the first 20-30 minutes there will be a presentation about the ideas involved in ‘change’, ‘agency’ and “reflection as a catalyst for change’ to introduce the topic. Discussion and activities will follow. After this, people on individual modules will have the opportunity to talk to others who are doing that module, and we can discuss individuals' work.

The session is on the 13th of October at the Hendon campus approximately 3 hours from 1-4pm with a coffee break. Please meet at the main Reception at 1pm.

Please RSVP in the comments of this blog if you can come to any or all of the session, or get in touch with Paula on her mobile phone on the day if you can make it...


  1. Hi Paula, I will be there at 1pm but will have to leave a little early to go to work.

    Thanks, Lisa

  2. Hi Paula, I will be in attendance. Looking forward to the session.



  3. Hi Paula

    I will be there for the 13th October campus session, Looking forward to it!

  4. Hi Paula,
    I am away in Germany but will make sure to catch up on what's been discussed via the blogs!

  5. Hi Paula,
    I will be in attendance tomorrow. Looking forward to seeing everyone x

  6. Lisa Tom Lily Lara Jess Irini - will meet you at the main Reception tomorrow - anyone else that can make it - sign up here but I will be on my mobile if you can make it last minute 07799033978

  7. Hi Paula,
    I'll be there. See you then

  8. + James and Natalie - great will meet everyone at Reception...

  9. I will be able to joint the online session at 12noon this Friday!x