Within Scott Ramsay Kyle's academic role at Middlesex University, he promotes many strategies to engage the students and tailor their needs whether they arrive as surface, strategic or deep learners, engaging fully to get the most from them and vice versa, expecting challenge, discussion and independent thinking.
At present SRK is Year One tutor making sure that the new entry-level students have a first port of call. As well as this pastoral care, his role also encompasses administration and studio work; interviews for new candidates, lesson planning, supporting Graduate Teaching Assistant and their development both in studio and student engagement, stage and summative assessment, brief writing, textile specialism tutorials, pattern cutting, toile fitting (taking 2D ideas to 3D garments), allowing these skills to present themselves across the 3 levels. He also engages in VLE's sending frequent links from on-line resources, managing the Fashion Textiles Twitter / BlogSpot pages as well as training the students in the MacLab on Adobe Photoshop CS6 photo-edit software and Illustrator CS6 programs with vector drawing applications. He promotes collaborative group learning as well as one-to-one feedback to allow for deeper learning, engaging the students with visits to the library, materials archive room and MoDA.
Having completed his PGCHE last year through MDX, SRK acknowledges the VARK systems of learning: Visual, Audio, Reading and Kinetic skills as well as threshold concept theory allowing the participant to reflect, digest and eventually cross their own threshold of learning that he promotes to his students, to compliment learning and doing in both independent and pedagogical settings, within the workshop, studio, tutorial, peer engagement and other virtual-learning / creative environments.
From press release: Scott Ramsay Kyle is known for specialising in hand embroidery for womenswear and some recent exciting menswear collaborations. Living, working and showing in London, he produces his own small collections, each season developing his simple but informed silhouette, having showcased on both on & off schedule catwalk shows and more recently short film presentations. As well as this he consults for a variety of companies and has on-going collaborations with some of London's 'super-stylists' for editorial. He is most comfortable when his work combines an art & craft element in a fashion context, an obsessive hobbyist feel, with additional Luxe.