Centre for Pedagogy Futures
Focusing predominantly on creative pedagogy, due to the wealth of experience on hand at Falmouth, the Centre for Pedagogy Futures is committed to exploring and critiquing pedagogy for the benefit of individuals, communities and society, with projects that seek to imagine new, and reimagine historic, pedagogic approaches that respond to the social and cultural challenges of the day.
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 teaching creatively. We are a community of academics, practitioners and practitioner-scholars 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 themes. Some are tied to existing projects, and some are 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 on creative courses and courses that utilise creative pedagogies.
Professor Neil Fox
Professor Neil Fox's main professorial responsibility is as the research and strategy lead of the Sound/Image Cinema Lab. The Lab is a multifaceted production, resource and funding partner dedicated to the creation 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. In 2022 the Lab won the bronze award at the prestigious GS: Reimagine Education Awards, in the power of partnerships category. The Lab has been involved in feature films including Bait (Jenkin, 2018), Make Up (Oakley, 2019), Enys Men (Jenkin, 2022) and A Year In A Field (Morris, 2023).Read Dr Fox's full profile
We welcome collaboration ideas from researchers, industry and third sector organisations which explore the Research Centre's mission.
If you have a research collaboration idea and would like to discuss it with our team you can get in touch via email.
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: