Empowering artists of the future through a transformational feedback model: a strategic initiative funded by the HEA, 2015-16
Using funding from the Higher Education Academy, our project aimed to embed and evaluate a radical feedback framework in the performing arts within the learning environment at the Guildhall. This framework is based on two interconnected pedagogies that we have been exploring in the last three years:
- Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Process (CRP)
- Coaching in and through the performing arts
Please see attached documents for further information:
- Introduction to project (DOC, 30KB)
- Executive Summary (DOC, 45KB)
- Strategic Initiative – final report (PDF, 12MB)
Liz Lerman’s Critical Response Framework (CRP)
A feedback system for work in progress developed by American dancer and choreographer Liz Lerman. Here you will find a series of short films introducing the process and going through the steps involved.
- Introduction to CRP (05:54)
- Step 1: Statements of meaning (04:50)
- Step 2: Artists Questions (07:28)
- Step 3: Responders Questions (08:21)
- Step 4: Opinions (05:42)
- How are you using CRP (07:45)
View all the videos in the playlist below.
Guildhall teaching staff have the opportunity to take part in an in-house mentoring-coaching scheme, led by Jane Cook (Head of Leadership and Coaching, Linden Learning). The coaching skills gained on this course are integrated within teaching and mentoring, including within one-to-one instrumental/vocal tuition in music.
The video below from course leader, Jane Cook, looks at the work that has been undertaken within the School.
- Jane Cook interview (02:03)
Our research aimed to illuminate staff and student experiences of CRP and mentoring-coaching approaches, and to assess the impact of these ways of working on our learning and organisational environment as a whole. It sought to provide a broad overview of student and staff perceptions, a snapshot of the current state of play, and rich qualitative detail about individual teaching staff journeys.
We took a collaborative approach to designing and undertaking the research, as the process itself was intended to help us build research capacity in this field. The research team was led by Professor Helena Gaunt, Vice Principal and Director of Academic Affairs at the Guildhall School, together with: Tom Morrison (Acting) for the qualitative case studies; Chris Brannick (Music) for the questionnaire; Dinah Stabb (Acting) and Jo Hensel (Music) for practitioner accounts.
Please see below the final research outputs: