Is There An Expert in the House?Re-framing the ‘rules, roles and rituals’ of institutionalised learning through performative pedagogies - Gill Foster Register Now
About this event
LSBU are proud to present this inaugural lecture by Professor Gill Foster as part of our inaugural lectures programme for 2022-23.
Professor Foster, Head of Performance Arts within LSBU's School of Arts & Creative Industries shares how her early career has shaped her work today as well as her team & the student experience. You can read more about her lecture, accomplishments and impressive career below and we hope you'll join us at LSBU's own Edric Theatre, our drama & performance space - chosen to set the scene for the evening!
Inaugural lectures are an occasion of significance in our professors’ careers at the University. They provide an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our recently appointed professors who are undertaking research, innovation, engagement and teaching activities in their field of expertise.
Our lectures are open to all LSBU Group staff & students as well as to members of the public and are free of charge. They are taking place in person and will be recorded. They are not being live streamed at present.
You can check out the full programme of our inaugural lectures here.
Is There An Expert in the House?
Re-framing the ‘rules, roles and rituals’ of institutionalised learning through performative pedagogies.
By Professor Gill Foster NTF, Head of Performance Arts, School of Arts and Creative Industries, LSBU
Description: In her inaugural lecture, Professor Gill Foster will introduce the principles behind her life’s work as a theatre educator and practitioner. Gill leads a thriving under-graduate programme dedicated to training the early-career actor and in her lecture will outline some of the critical foundations behind her pedagogic approach which informs her own work and that of her team of highly skilled academic-practitioners.
Biography: Professor Gill Foster is the Head of Performance Arts at London South Bank University. Gill’s work focuses on training early-career actors and artists using performative, critical pedagogies to develop students’ agency and socio-cultural resilience. Gill combines a critical, performative pedagogic approach to teaching with her own artistic practice as a director and dramaturg and has created a wide range of inclusive, interdisciplinary projects operating at the intersection of education and professional theatre.
Gill has developed a significant number of innovative partnerships with acting training institutions, theatres and industry professionals both nationally and internationally and has worked in China, Europe, the US and in Canada. In 2018, she was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in recognition of her work in developing transformative outcomes for students. In 2020 she was short-listed for the Times Higher Education ‘Most Innovative Teacher’ Award and in 2021 awarded the Music and Drama Education Drama Inspiration Award for an academic practitioner who has ‘made or continues to make a real and significant difference to the lives of their students’.
5.45pm – Arrival & registration with drinks reception
6pm – Welcome & introduction
6.05pm – Inaugural lecture: Is There An Expert in the House? - Professor Gill Foster NTF, Head of Performance Arts, School of Arts and Creative Industries, LSBU
7pm – Closing remarks
7.15pm – Networking & refreshments
8pm - Close
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