Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Academic Year
Semester 1 (Taught over 2 semesters)

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Seminars / Tutorials Personal and group tutorials given once the gallery education pack project is set
Practical 5 x 2 hours Delivering a talk, or presentation, or workshop. This will vary depending on the student's degree scheme.
Other Presentations. Professional lectures delivered by different providers of Education programmes in schools and galleries
Lecture 11 x 1 hour


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment 1. Produce an education pack for a specific collection or exhibition targeted at a specific audience  40%
Semester Assessment 2. Deliver a teaching session or gallery talk  20%
Semester Assessment 4. Present two fliers relating to preparation for teaching experience  25%
Semester Assessment 3. Produce a reflective journal to show synthesis of learning and development of ideas  15%
Supplementary Assessment Resubmission of failed component orA written illustrated submission of the changing role of gallery education and the role of the National Curriculum. 2,500 wordsThe assignment is designed to assess the students? level of comprehension of the place of gallery education in the museum context, the issues that surround contemporary practice, and the role of the National Curriculum. The project allows students to utilise their practical skills, improve communication skills, and to deliver workshops in the professional environment.  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:

1. to take the ideas which are explored in their art history and practice, and museum studies, into the area of gallery education
2. extend the students? communication skills
3. utilise and combine creative and practical skills, art appreciation and art history
4. deliver workshops to small groups of school and college students
5. be confident in dealing with members of the public, public speaking, etc
6. present a reflective journal of the teaching experience and thought processes
7. present a teaching pack or workshop to complement an exhibition.

Brief description

This module provides a practical grounding in art gallery education. It will take place in the Arts Centre, School of Art, Ceredigion Museum, National Library of Wales and with participating schools. Students are introduced to the various forms of education delivered by practicing artists in art galleries, museums, schools and community projects, etc. Through a practical and interactive programme, the aim is to help prepare students for a career as a professional practicing artist. Students take ideas explored in their own work into the area of gallery education, and are encouraged to communicate both their own work, and that of other artists, to an audience of varied ages, background and ability. There will be opportunities to observe workshop sessions with schools at the participating galleries.


Many students contemplate teaching or gallery education as a profession following their first degree. This module gives the student experience of organizing and delivering presentations to the public and also experience of teaching in a gallery situation, in the role of a practicing artist. It is suitable for students of art practice, art history or museum and gallery studies who can design education packs in relation to specific exhibitions and collections.


LecturesSemester One Introduction to Education in Museums Using a Painting to Develop Confidence and Introduce Enquiry Introduction to National Curriculum and Curriculum CymraegNeurolinguistic Programming. In what ways people learn'rrimary Key Stage 1 and the Hidden CurriculumEarly Drawing ProgressionSemester Two The Role of the Artist in Residence: What is looked for in an artist in residence? Qualitative and Quantitive Measuring of Your EducationMarketing Yourself and the Workshops School of Art Teaching Initiative Community Project Teaching WorkshopsSemester One PowerPoint Presentations training (1 hour)What does it feel like to be in the full view role workshopThe Logistics of Organizing School VisitsHow to Finish a Residency How can we attract adults to the gallery discussion'rn Introduction and the Relevance of this to the Gallery Educator / ArtistWhat is the Gallery's / Museum's Mission for Education'relf-directed ProjectsSemester One Design a worksheet based upon one artefact linked to national targets and consider follow-on work in schools or School of ArtPresentations on artefacts to the peer group using PowerPointObservation of classroom activity in participating schools in preparation for school workshopSemester TwoCD-ROMs: Electronic publications offer wide potential for interactive enquiry into the visual arts in Wales splinter community artsTeaching a workshop in schools or for an exhibitionProduce an educational flierProducing an education packReflective journal of thoughts and ideas (ongoing)Group and Individual Tutorials (ongoing)

Module Skills

Skills Type Skills details
Application of Number None
Communication Significant elements of this module relate to presentation skills which are assessed through the reflective journal and the observed teaching project. This will be assessed in the observed session.
Improving own Learning and Performance Significant elements of this module relate to presentation skills which are assessed through the reflective journal and the observed teaching project. This will be assessed in the observed session.
Information Technology Students are encouraged to deliver their presentation using PowerPoint and will have training to facilitate this. This component will be assessed in the small projects
Personal Development and Career planning Students wishing to progress to teaching and gallery education and Artist in Residency posts ought to have the necessary skills to inform their planning.Students will be made aware of possible progression routes to further their teaching experience.
Problem solving The delivery of information and nature of a workshop session requires organization skills and problem solving. This will be assessed in the reflective journal.
Research skills Innovative ways of delivering the education are encouraged which will require research skills in gathering information from different sources and presenting them with a new slant. This will be developed by the guest lectures and assessed in the Education pack.
Subject Specific Skills Delivery of workshop. This is assessed through the reflective journal and observed during a teaching session
Team work One element of the module is to work as a group to produce a general gallery pack for all levels, This will require team work and team meetings to decide on the division of labour. This will also be assessed in the reflective journal.


This module is at CQFW Level 6