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Dr Claire Penketh

Disability and Education
0151 291 3090

I completed my PhD ‘A Clumsy Encounter: the dyspraxic ideal meets drawing from observation as a dominant and discriminatory discourse’ at Goldsmiths College University of London in 2010. I also have an MA (Artist Teacher) and a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Language. My research explores inclusive and exclusive pedagogies in a range of contexts including art and design education and academic literacy practices. This work is aligned to the Centre for Culture and Disability Studies (CCDS). I am currently Joint Co-editor of the International Journal of Art and Design Education and a member of the Publications Board for the National Society for Education in Art and Design. I am Pathway Coordinator for Education Studies (SEN) and lead two pathways at Masters’ level (Special Educational Needs and Disability) with my colleague Dr David Bolt. I also contribute to the Education Studies undergraduate programme and I am currently supervising postgraduate students on PhD and EdD routes. My recent publications include 'A Clumsy Encounter: Drawing and Dyspraxia' and ‘Idle chatter and alienating blah: rewriting literacy as a site for exclusion’, a joint publication with my colleague Craig Collinson. This was published in the International Journal of Inclusive Education. I have also published in Disability and Society, the Journal of Further and Higher Education and the International Journal of Research and Method in Education. I am currently exploring the nature of the art room as an inclusive/exclusive learning space and the intersection between disability, special education and art and design education.


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