What is Spark?
Spark Journal is an open-access online journal for university teachers, researchers and students that explores all aspects of teaching and learning in arts, design and communication. Spark is published by the Teaching, Learning and Employability Exchange at UAL. Read the submission guidelines for Spark.

Call for papers for special issue
We intend to publish a special issue of Spark in Summer 2022 on the theme of (post)-pandemic pedagogy in art and design.

Since the start of the global Covid pandemic in 2019, teaching and learning shifted from the studio and classroom into the online learning environment. Many new digital tools and spaces were used for the first time in innovative and creative ways. The aim of this special edition is to capture some of these new practices, start a discussion about these innovations in teaching practice and consider what is worth retaining.

This special issue of Spark is a creative space for UAL staff and their students to:

  • Share and reflect upon examples of teaching and learning during the pandemic generated by the range of disciplines at UAL and partner colleges
  • Engage in debate and critical dialogues about key issues of theory and practice in creative arts teaching and learning during the pandemic
  • Develop pedagogic responses to processes linked to the Covid19 Pandemic, such as, the use of new learning technologies like Miro or Panopto
  • Examine ways of promoting wellbeing and resilience during and following the lockdown

Contributions can be multimedia, and in the form of case studies, research papers, provocations, student (and co-produced) contributions and reviews.

How can I find out more?
Join an online Q&A session with the Spark Journal team on Wednesday 17 November 2021 at 1pm (UAL staff only)

Join the MS Teams meeting here at 1pm on 17 November 2021
When is the deadline for submission?

  • Tuesday 1 March 2022

Please make your submissions online via Spark Journal.

If you have further questions or to discuss an idea for submission, email Chris Rowell (Guest editor) on c.rowell@arts.ac.uk

Image: Abstract fabric sculpture by Betty Leung, MA Visual Arts: Fine Art Digital, Camberwell College of Arts © David Poultney