Prompted by questions surrounding inclusive education in the UK and attainment gaps between degree classifications for home BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) and home White students in higher education (HE), this article seeks to explore student-led, skills-based workshops as inclusive educational provision for art and design students. Focus group data from student participants in the workshops – entitled SAKE (Skills and Knowledge Exchange) – is discussed here and considered in the light of theories around culture, education, race and identity, including the work of Stuart Hall, Carl Rogers, Dennis Atkinson, David Gillborn.
inclusivity, student-led workshop, creative curriculum, institutional change
Michelle Wild has taught at many of the UK’s leading creative institutions including UAL and RCA and is currently Weave tutor at Middlesex University. Michelle has supplied textiles to an international list of clients including Eva Jiricna Architects (UK), Jack Lenor Larsen (New York), Barneys (Japan), Takashimaya (New York) and Neisha Crosland (UK).
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