In recent years interest in schools outreach and academic enrichment has increased dramatically, reflecting a greater social conscience and awareness of the impact that universities can have on the wider community. The transferable skills that academics bring to schools need to be honed for this new learning environment, as delivery methods and success benchmarks are radically different in a schools context. This collection addresses the numerous issues raised when arts and humanities academics become involved with schools, bringing together practitioners from a broad range of fields within the arts and humanities to share experiences and insights.
Andrew Fisher is Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Nottingham, UK. Geoff Baker is a teacher of history at Thomas Clarkson Community College, Cambridgeshire, UK, and Senior Academic Advisor at the Centre for Integrative Learning, University of Nottingham, UK.