Kirsten Hardie

Kirsten Hardy

Name: Dr Kirsten Hardie, BA(Hons), MA, PhD, FHEA
CANTF role: Chair of the Committee of the Association of National Teaching Fellows
Job title and Department: Associate Professor, Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisation: Arts University at Bournemouth
Year of NTF award: 2004

Summary of teaching career

Kirsten has many years’ experience teaching across a range of levels and areas within art, design and media. She has developed an international reputation for innovative approaches to learning and teaching. In 2004 she was invited to attend Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2 Reception at Buckingham Palace in Celebration of the British Design Industry and Excellence in Teaching.

Kirsten is elected Chair of the Committee of the Association of National Teaching Fellows; Co-Chair of the International Society of Scholarship of Learning and Teaching (ISSOTL) Multinational Teaching Fellows Group; elected Executive member of the Group for Learning in Art & Design (GLAD); Secretary for the Graphic Design Educators’ Network; member of the Executive Council of the Ephemera Society; member of ISSOTL; and member of the Design History Society (DHS)(member of the DHS Executive Committee (2004-2008) as Regional Co-ordinator and Learning and Teaching Officer). Kirsten was elected Chair of the HEA Subject Centre Art Design & Media (ADMHEA) Art and Design Reference Group (20010-2011 and Deputy Chair (2009-2010)) and led on the creation and management of the Subject Centre’s Teaching Fellowship Scheme. She was member of ADMHEA Management Advisory Board (2010). She is invited committee member of and advisor for the organising committee for the EuroSoTL 2015 conference. Kirsten is an Higher Education Academy Academic Associate.

Kirsten’s research and scholarly activities extend across a range of diverse fields including design, popular culture and pedagogy. Working internationally, cross-discipline her activities extend to a significant number of collaborative and advisory roles across HE – including extensive Peer Review work, External Examinerships and membership of a number of international organisations. Kirsten was Project Leader on the 2008-2010 NTF Group Project Creative Interventions: valuing and assessing creativity in student work-related learning in the public and not-for-profit sectors.

In 2006 Kirsten led the creation and implementation of her home institution’s Learning and Teaching Fellowship Scheme. She was External Assessor for the University of East London’s Teaching Fellowship Scheme (2009-2011) and is Peer Reviewer for the NTF Scheme.

Kirsten has authored a range of articles and papers. She is an experienced conference and event organiser. She has curated numerous exhibitions and created her home institution’s museum.

Kirsten is a popular and prolific keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, and continues to present at a wide range of conferences and events internationally. She works collaboratively internationally with educational establishments and design organisations.

Research areas: Learning and Teaching

Posters as tools for learning; object-based learning; problem-based learning; threshold concepts; creativity; group work; notions of excellence and reward schemes and research and scholarship of teaching and learning in HE art and design.

Research areas: discipline areas

Packaging design; graphic design; brand characters; flock; kitsch; taste; mid-twentieth century design.

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