My name is Kasia Piechota and I have been in my current role of Associate Lecturer over 4 years. I currently teach on BA(Hons) Spatial Design and BA(Hons) Design for Branded Spaces at London College of Communication. Prior to this I have worked in art and design sector teaching on FE level. I also have experience teaching on HNC and HND design courses.
In my role at LCC I work on variety of modules including Design Skills and Creative Practice, Professional Practice, Collaborative Design (which includes collaborating with BA Design Management and Cultures students) and Spatial Design Major Project. This invloves leading some units as well as co-running different modules. Various teaching methods are implemented through these units from seminars, group workshops, pin-ups to full cohort lectures and one-to-one tutorials. I am also involved in assessments and individual units planning.
Outside of my teaching practice I work as a freelance spatial designer. This role involves working with various clients and delivering diverse design projects. I always try to bring my own professional experience into my teaching. By undertaking a PG Cert I am hoping to extend my teaching methods and learn how to adapt my diverse professional and teaching experience appropriately to various cohorts. I would also like to explore student-centred learning and bring it into my teaching practice.