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Jane Hartley

Lecturer: Music Theatre

School of Journalism, Media and Performance

Media Factory, ME127

+44 (0) 1772 89 3890

Subject Areas: Drama, Dance and Music, Education

Jane has a background as a professional performance-maker in collaborative interdisciplinary work: also community arts and mainstream education including training and mentoring others. Jane Directed an international dance touring company and led on developing the equal opportunities work of the company. Her choreography has been a recommended study on an A level dance syllabus. Jane has over fifteen years of experience in H.E. which including course leadership External Examining and designing new academic programmes.

Jane is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

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Jane’s current work at UCLan is focused on co-teaching ‘devising modules’ where students work to co-create experimental music theatre performances: she leads the third year devising module. Jane is currently undertaking research into how her pedagogy relates to creativity research and creativity-pedagogy research. Jane is currently a member of UCLan’s Athena Swan and race equality charter mark committees that work to further equality of opportunity at the institution. Also the ‘staff experience group’ and ‘pedagogic research forum’. Jane is particularly interested in how creativity, and the pedagogy that supports it, can be articulated clearly. Also how complex adaptive systems thinking may support articulation of creative processes and pedagogy.

Research Activities

Auto-ethnography of creativity pedagogy