Imagining Futures: Solution Focused Practice in an Interdisciplinary Creative Arts Foundation Year
This personal and self-reflective paper describes the development of an Arts Foundation Year module focused on employability, professionalism and social innovation and change. The module was developed over a three-year period and involves students being engaged with the university’s strategic plan and ‘Changemaker’ ethos and investigating a range of creative solutions to global problems. The structure of the module and changes made are discussed. Evidence is provided that developing the module has led to greater student engagement and satisfaction and an improvement in success and attainment rates.