Sherkin Island Art Degree Project

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O'Connor, J. (2001)Sherkin Island Art Degree Project, <i>Rural Issues in Higher Education</i>Conference held in Tipperary Institute, 22 & 23rd November .

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O'Connor, John
Dublin Institute of Technology
Remote Learning; Collaboration; Art and Design; 5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES, Education, general, including:, *pedagogy, Social topics, 6.4 ART
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In 1998 Dublin Institute of Technology formed a partnership with the Sherkin Island Development Society to deliver a pilot programme in Art and Culture on an offshore island in the Atlantic. Developed around the needs of the local community the programme utilised a combination of live and remote teaching methods built around a series of intense workshops. The paper traces the genesis of the project and addresses three main questions: what it cost; what resources were required; and how it might be sustained. The pilot ran from October 2000 to May 2001and was so successful that a second offering has commenced and the team has embarked on the process of seeking validation for a full bachelors degree.