Trevor is interested in how ‘Work Based Learning’, sometimes called ‘expansive’ learning, creates ‘deep learning’ where the students themselves recognise richer connections to the content so the ‘learning activity is the entire activity system in which the learners are engaged… and produces culturally new patterns of activity’. (Engeström, Y. (2001). Expansive learning at work: Toward an activity-theoretical reconceptualization. Journal of Education and Work)
Active and blended learning along with group working within a live project opportunity is an area that has much vibrant research and practice activity, as it demonstrably offers multiple skillsets that can effectively and realistically prepare graduates for the real world industry environments, processes and practices they will encounter.
Trevor’s personal visual practice centres around the notion that:
‘a photograph is not only an image, an interpretation of the real; it is also a trace, something directly stenciled off the real; like a footprint or a death mask’ –
John Berger, ‘About Looking’, 1980.
Suitably concluded by John Berger’s observation above and in particular his reference to ‘an interpretation of the real’ and ‘like a death mask’ have proven to be central to Trevor’s personal visual explorations.