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Supple, B; McCarthy, M.
Your space or mine? The implications for utilising real vs virtual gallery spaces to inform SoTL
Bergen, Norway
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There is a long history of a strong connection between the Glucksman Gallery and the Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning (CIRTL); since 2009, the inclusion of activities and enquiry around art at the Glucksman as a prompt for teaching and learning investigation has emerged in helping Certificate and Diploma participants (all teachers themselves) to foster strong group collaborations, enabled individuals across different disciplines to learn from each other, encouraged higher order thinking, helped participants make connections between previously disparate concepts, and encouraged a diversity of perspectives (McCarthy, 2010). This paper is the result of a collaboration between Glucksman Gallery and CIRTL staff. In 2015 both the Certificate and Diploma were moved to fully online delivery, and the practice of utilising elements of the arts in education are still used and have been adapted for the virtual environment. We were therefore interested in exploring whether a virtual art experience could replicate that of an ‘embodied, real life’ experience of visiting the Glucksman Gallery.