Centre for Pedagogy Futures
The Centre for Pedagogy Futures is a space to explore, imagine, challenge and critique pedagogy for the benefit of individuals, communities and society.
Focusing predominantly on creative pedagogy, due to the wealth of experience at hand, it is a space for voices committed to defining, shaping and protecting the role of pedagogy in formal education and everyday life.
Projects within this Centre
The Centre for Pedagogy Futures draws on Falmouth University’s considerable experience of praxis in creative subjects to imagine new ways of teaching creativity and creatively teaching. We are a community of academics and professionals committed to preserving the value of the arts and humanities and what it brings to society, using pedagogy as a vehicle for creative practice, research, knowledge and cultural exchange.
Through innovative teaching and research projects, such as the Sound/Image Cinema Lab, and investigative, collaborative partnerships, including our work with Trinity College London, the Centre is committed to developing a greater understanding of how creativity can be taught and learned, the value of creative pedagogy across a spectrum of disciplines, the relationship between skills for life and skills for employment and communicating to a global audience the need for new thinking around relationships between academia, industry and state bodies.
The Centre is developing PhD briefs that explore its key briefs, some tied to existing projects and some focused on work that has the potential to influence (local and national) policy regarding arts and humanities education, the appropriate level of skills and employability that should be embedded in a university degree without it losing its value, and the relationship between creativity and wellbeing in creative courses and courses that utilise creative pedagogies.
Dr Neil Fox
Dr Neil Fox's main professorial responsibility is leading the Sound/Image Cinema Lab. The Lab is a multifaceted partner, funder, resource and research centre dedicated to the production and education of independent cinema. In 2020 the Lab won an innovative pedagogy award at the University Industry Innovation Network where Dr Fox was recognised as a trailblazer. The Lab has been involved in feature films including Bait (dir. Mark Jenkin, 2018) and Make Up (dir. Clare Oakley, 2019).Read Dr Fox's full profile
We accept proposals for MPhil or PhD study from applicants with a project idea of their own which aligns with the aims of the Centre for Pedagogy Futures or as a response to one of our associated Falmouth Doctoral Project briefs below.
Find out more about the application process for MPhil or PhD study with us on our Research Degrees pages: