yesterday was spend in a staff development day at NUCA – a really interesting set of presentations from course leaders set out ways they are addressing the core concerns of the new framework within their individual courses – studio practice, contextual studies, business and professional and personal development planning. they all looked at how the courses deliver this part of the curriculum holistically. on the BA textiles we have been doing this for some time – looking at new models of delivering and how we can integrate – i find that i am delivering a lot of this and am excited by the many opportunities to introduce theory to the students that gives practical examples to enable them in the fulfilment of their aspirations. this way of thinking is something that i worked on with Humberside Arts in schools in the early 80s so it feels a little like a return to something familiar. oh and another example of smoking architecture.