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Dr Silke Lange

Associate Dean of Learning Teaching and Enhancement
Central Saint Martins
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Silke  Lange


Silke Lange is Associate Dean of Learning, Teaching and Enhancement at Central Saint Martins. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK with extensive experience in creative arts education in a variety of roles, organisations, and across levels and subjects. Her role at Central Saint Martins involves academic leadership and co-ordination of the development of learning, teaching and assessment across the College, as well as overseeing student support in collaboration with colleagues at University level. Silke is an advocate for staff and students to co-create inclusive curricula and develop educational models which provide fora for students to explore collaborative working practices across disciplines. This form of co-creation is one of her research interests, along with the creative process, collective learning, interdisciplinarity, intercultural exchange and learning environments.

Silke has been external examiner at Undergraduate and Postgraduate level, consultant for EQ-Arts and the Open University Centre for Inclusion and Collaborative Partnerships, and has chaired a number of validations and participated in institutional reviews.

Her wide-ranging experience of academic leadership and teaching across diverse learning abilities, combined with her research into art and design pedagogies and collaborative practices, has led to her involvement in projects such as Fuel4Design, Disorderly Women: The European Alliance of Women Leaders in Culture, and the European Academy of Participation. Silke has presented at national and international events and published research in International Journals and Anthologies.

Grants and awards

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Current research students

  • Rebecca Court, Artist as Puppeteer, Artwork as Puppet, Viewer as Passive Participant? The establishment of non-hierarchical acknowledged or unacknowledged modes of c0-production in the exhibition space. (Joint supervisor)
  • Melanie Davies, The Uses of a Cultural Studies / Critical Theory approach to Pedagogic Difference in the Art School (Joint supervisor)
  • Melanie Davies, The Uses of a Cultural Studies / Critical Theory approach to Pedagogic Difference in the Art School: Specifics, Intersections and Applications. (Lead supervisor)
  • Claudette Davis-Bonnick, Exploration of Teaching and Learning Theories, and Hybrid Practical Solutions for Higher Education Students with Visual Impairment at Creative Arts Institutions’ (Lead supervisor)