Frances Howard is Course Leader for BA (hons) Youth Studies. She teaches the following modules, alongside dissertation supervision:
- Concepts of Youth (year 1)
- Researching Youth (year 2)
- Youth Cultures and Lifestyles (year 3)
She draws on creative approaches to teaching and learning and undertakes film making activities with students as a way to develop pedagogical resources.
She also undertakes evaluation and research for arts, youth and community projects and has recently undertaken an ethnographic evaluation of the Creative Nottingham North programme.
Frances completed her PhD in 2018 exploring young people’s experience of the Arts Award with Youth and Alternative Education programmes. She has previously worked in local authorities, arts education and youth work. Alongside her role at NTU she is a volunteer for Nottinghamshire YMCA’s Young Creatives project and a Moderator for the young people’s Arts Award.
Frances’ research interests include youth arts programmes, health and well-being, youth work and informal education, community engagement / development, youth participation / voice and young people’s social issues. She would welcome any opportunities that may arise to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil or PhD in these areas.
In addition to working with the above external partners – Creative Nottingham North, YMCA and Arts Award, Frances is currently co-convenor of the BERA Youth Studies and Informal Education special interest group and is part of the AHRC funded inter-university project Creative Margins which aims to share knowledge across the fields and disciplines of Art and youth/community work by opening spaces for discussion and critical debate.
- Howard, F. 2020. Planning and running an arts project with young people. Trinity College London and Arts Council England. http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/39798/1/1323701_Howard.pdf
- Howard, F. 2020. Creative Nottingham North: Arts-based Community Development, Chapter in Community Development for Social Change (ed) Beck, D. and Purcell, R., Routledge. https://books.google.co.uk/books?hl=en&lr=&id=81jUDwAAQBAJ&oi=fnd&pg=PT9&dq=community+development+for+social+change+beck&ots=ZqSyvPpXyB&sig=KLRUIPIOvohz4jDdwOTU2Woo3Ag&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=community%20development%20for%20social%20change%20beck&f=false
- Parry, R., Howard, F., & Penfold, L., 2020. Negotiated, contested and political: the disruptive Third Spaces of youth media production. Learning, Media and Technology. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17439884.2020.1754238
- Howard, F., 2020. Pedagogies for the ‘Dis‐engaged’: Diverse Experiences of the Young People’s Arts Award Programme. International Journal of Art & Design Education, 39(3), pp.672-685. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/jade.12312
- Howard, F., 2019. Inclusion and intersectionality in visual arts education, The Curriculum Journal, 30:3, 342-345. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09585176.2019.1620621
- Howard, F., Brocken, S., & Sim, N., 2018. Youth Work, Arts Practice and Transdisciplinary Space, Chapter in The SAGE Handbook of Youth Work Practice (eds) Alldred, P., Cullen, F., Edwards, K. and Fusco, D. https://uk.sagepub.com/en-gb/eur/the-sage-handbook-of-youth-work-practice/book245391
- Coles, R., & Howard, F., 2018. Filmmaking education and enterprise culture: an ethnographic exploration of two filmmaking education contexts and their relation to bedroom culture and the creative workplace. Ethnography and Education, 13:3, 273-285. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17457823.2017.1422131
- Howard, F., 2018. Sharing, making and learning together: co-production with digital artforms. The young people’s Arts Award in youth settings. Radical Community Work Journal, Vol 3, No 1. http://rcwjournal.org/ojs/index.php/radcw/article/view/28
- Howard, F., 2017. The arts in youth work: A spectrum of instrumentality. Youth & Policy. http://www.youthandpolicy.org/articles/the-arts-in-youth-work/