What is the value of the humanities? And why teach the humanities? Both questions are potentially highly generative in the context of the recent formation of the new School of Media, Arts and Humanities at the University of Sussex, which brings together disciplines bridging a broad spectrum of creative and critical approaches to knowledge and culture (including Media, Film, Music, History, Art History, Philosophy, English, Languages). With practice-based disciplines central to the interdisciplinary teaching and learning culture of the new School, this discussion panel explored the distinctiveness and value of creative pedagogies in two examples of such disciplines, drama and music, through the lenses of ‘practices of community’, ‘communities of practice’ and ‘learning communities’.
Panel: Professor Ed Hughes, Professor of Composition in Music, & Dr Lisa Peck, Lecturer in Theatre and Performance Practice.
Chair: Dr Eva Sansavior, Academic Developer, School of Media, Arts and Humanities.
Photo credits: Thomas Kinto/ Unsplash.