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Macbeth, P.A. (2010) Hands-on, mind-on. Futurescan: Journal of Conference Proceedings. ISSN 9781907382307

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‘Volunteering helps to promote a fairer, more cohesive society in which individuals feel they have a stake.’ HEACF (2009)

The paper aims to explore how through volunteering new communities are formed, local communities are enriched and the community of volunteers are empowered by putting into practice their learning.

Volunteering is a powerful tool for engaging with groups or individuals whose opportunities to participate in activities outside of their everyday lives are limited. Crafting the Community is a HEACF student volunteer project run by the BA (Hons) Textile Craft course at the University of Huddersfield. The paper will use the findings of this 7 year project as a case study for volunteering practice within fashion and textiles. The project’s aim is to share the course’s own unique philosophy and insight into the importance of practical and creative engagement with materials and process with our wider community

Key words (5): volunteering, community, practice, hands-on, engage

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Crafting the Community is an on going project and is situated within the BA(Hons) Textile Crafts Course
Uncontrolled Keywords: volunteering, community, practice, hands-on, engage
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NK Decorative arts Applied arts Decoration and ornament
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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References: Bamford, A (2008)’When is Yesterday Coming Again? The impact of Arts-Rich partnerships in Early Years’ Education. In: Hickman, R (ed) Research in Art & Design Education. Bristol, UK /Chicago, USA: Intellect, pp. 67-85. Cochrane, P. Craft, A. Jeffery, G. (2008). In: Sefton-Green, J (2008) (ed) Creative Learning. London: Arts Council England, pp.41-50. (accessed 14th September 2009) Pringle, E (2008) Artists’ perspectives on art practice and pedagogy. In: Sefton-Green, J (2008) (ed) Creative Learning. London: Arts Council England, pp. 41-50 Sigman, A (2008).Practically minded the benefits & mechanisms associated with crafts based curriculum: Ruskin Mill Educational Trust. Speakman, Z, Drake, K. A, Hawkins, P. (no date) ‘the art of crazy paving Volunteering for enhanced employability’ Student Volunteering
Depositing User: Penny Macbeth
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2010 09:11
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 22:05


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