Alongside my arts practice, I work as an educator in a variety of formal and informal settings.
I am actively engaged in research into radical pedagogy and experimental methodology in teaching.

As an arts professional and educator, I believe arts education provides a much needed space for the development of ideas, communication skills, critical thinking, self-awareness, discourse and experimentation. I am committed to a holistic approach, where students are encouraged to develop sustainable practices and strategies for survival that take into account geo-socio-political concerns.

RachelDobbs_Education

With over 8 years specialist focus on teaching at HE level, I also have a variety of experience gained in formal and informal educational settings (including BTEC, FD, BA, MA and community/arts outreach education).

Key Facts:

Academic Qualifications:

  • MA Contemporary Art Practice and Dissemination (AHRC funded, distinction) – Dartington College of Art / University College Falmouth, 2008 – 2010
  • PCGE Post 16 Education – Rolle College, Exmouth / University of Plymouth, 2003 – 2004
  • BA (hons) Fine Art Contextual Practice (first class) – Exeter School of Art & Design, University of Plymouth, 2000 – 2003

Postgraduate Participant on International Programmes:

  • Universität der Künste (UdK), Berlin, DE (2009-10)
  • L’animal a l’esquena, Celrà, Catalunya, ES (2008-10)
  • Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, NL (2003-05)