TAP2017: Practice, Pedagogy, Praxis Symposia

TAP2017: Practice, Pedagogy, Praxis Symposia

Friday, 6 October 2017, 8.30 – 5pm

studioFive UNESCO Arts Education Observatory
Level 5, Kwong Lee Dow Building, The University of Melbourne
234 Queensberry Street, Carlton, VIC 3053

As the ‘teacher as artmaker project’ continues to grow and develop its body of knowledge and contribute into the national and international discourse of artist teacher methodologies, we have opened up TAP and the TAP Symposium.

In 2016, the inaugural symposium set to create a space for artist teacher and teacher artist discussion, we then opened another layer to invite scientists as practice based educators and shifted our focus toward to teacher as practitioner with the inclusion of Edith Cowan University undergraduate teacher candidates. These shifts have offered new insights into practice based pedagogies, practitioner identity and practice based research.

The 2017 Symposium seeks to create a new layer of discourse and develop a new community with a focus on practice, pedagogy and praxis. These foci have leaders in arts and design education layering new concepts and theories from their fields of education. Symposium registration closes on September 28, 2017

The day is broken into 3 focus areas with a Keynote and punchy Pecha Kucha presentations and discourse led by leaders in their fields of practice, pedagogy and praxis.


Dr David Sequeira, Director of the Margaret Lawrence Gallery will lead the first section of the day: Praxis.
Praxis Keynote Dr David Sequeira, The University of Melbourne

Praxis Pecha Kucha
1.Alicia Flynn, University of Melbourne
2.Dr Richard Sallis, University of Melbourne
3.Pip Robinson, University of Melbourne
4.Dr Maurizio Toscano, University of Melbourne
5.Allison Edwards, Monash University MADA
Praxis Panel discussion


Professor Lisa Grocott, Head of Department (Design) at Monash University and Director of THRIVING, a design and learning research lab will lead the second section: Practice
Practice Keynote Professor Lisa Grocott, Monash University

Practice Pecha Kucha
1.Dr Kathryn Coleman, Lisa Radford & Kate Mulqueen, University of Melbourne
2.Peter Cook, Southern Cross University
3.Dr Katherine Barrand, Deakin University
4.Stephen Thompson, Deakin University
5.Hannah Korsmeyer, Monash University
6.Dion Tuckwell & Kylie Brown, Monash University
Practice Panel discussion


Professor Susan Wright, Chair of Arts Education at the University of Melbourne and Director of the Melbourne UNESCO Arts Education Observatory will lead the third section: Pedagogy
Pedagogy Keynote Professor Susan Wright, The University of Melbourne

Pedagogy Pecha Kucha
1.Dr Jane Bird, University of Melbourne
2.Shayna Wells, Artist Teacher Queensland
3.Dr Julia Morris, Edith Cowan University
4.Jennifer Andersen, University of Melbourne
5.Andrew Jones, St Edmund’s College, Canberra
Pedagogy Panel discussion

We invite you to join us in this Symposia to discuss the ‘Teacher as Practitioner Project’ and provide input into TAP2018 and beyond. The TAP Symposia registrations close on 29/9/17 – there is still time to invite colleagues, teachers and artists in your networks to collaborate with us.

$100 full
$75 students/speakers
(price includes TAP2017 catalogue, lunch, morning and afternoon tea).


DET smallest
Monash University