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University of the Arts London



This is the editorial for the seventh issue of Spark: UAL Creative Teaching and Learning Journal.

Author Biography

Dr Silke Lange

Dr Silke Lange is an educator, researcher and artist. She is Associate Dean of Learning, Teaching and Enhancement at Central Saint Martins. She is an advocate for staff and students to co-create curricula and develop educational models that provide fora for students to explore collaborative working practices across disciplines within the arts, the creative industries, and beyond. This form of co-creation is one of her research interests, along with the creative process, collective learning, interdisciplinarity and learning environments. In recent years Silke has also been involved in projects crossing European borders, including the European Academy of Participation. Twitter: @ComoSilke


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