MA PGDip PGCHE BA (Hons) FHEA
Alan was trained as a designer at Hornsey College of Art. His professional career has included work as a designer and craftsman in the jewellery and optics industries. He has run his own design and manufacturing company, as well working as a manager for a large wholesale and manufacturing jewellery company. His academic work has included roles in learning and teaching development, curriculum management and programme leadership. Alan was a core member of the Centre for Excellence in Work Based Learning and managed the HEFCE Strategic Development Funded project in the School of Arts and Education.
Alan is a Registered Practitioner of the Higher Education Academy.
Alan teaches on professional practice programmes within the school of Media and Performing Arts.
Current research is focused on professional practice across a range of Arts disciplines, with specific interest in the transdisciplinary attributes for professional work common to different disciplinary fields of practice.
Durrant, Alan (2009) Work based learning: developments in practice-based arts education. In: Work based learning: journeys to the core of higher education. Garnett, Jonathan and Costley, Carol and Workman, Barbara , eds. Middlesex University Press. ISBN 9781904750192
Workman, Barbara and Durrant, Alan and Critten, Peter and Partridge, Steve and Doncaster, Kathy (2011) Building a cross-disciplinary team – experiences from a work-based learning CETL. In: Learning from experience in employer engagement. Tallantyre, Freda and Kettle, Jane , eds. The Higher Education Academy, York, UK, pp. 26-33.
Bryant, Peter and Akinleye, Adesola and Durrant, Alan (2013) Educating the early career arts professional using a hybrid model of work based learning. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 3 (1). pp. 17-29. ISSN 2042-3896
Workman, Barbara and Armsby, Pauline and Durrant, Alan and Frame, Philip (2011) CETL for work based learning: enhancing innovation and creativity in teaching and learning. Higher Education, Skills and Work-based Learning, 1 (3). pp. 273-288. ISSN 2042-3896
Reid, Caroline and Chapman, Alex and Durrant, Alan (2010) Web 2.0 for learning and teaching: the teachers’ tale. In: Engaging the Digital Generation in Academic Literacy, 29th June 2010, Middlesex University, London. (Unpublished)
Moteleb, Aboubakr A. and Durrant, Alan (2009) Using Web2.0 technology in work based learning. In: ECEL 2009: The 8th European Conference on e-Learning, 29-30 October 2009, University of Bari, Italy.
Durrant, Alan and Graham, Sue and Workman, Barbara (2007) Preparing WBL students - what do they need to know? In: UALL Work Based Learning: a multi-dimensional approach to knowledge, July 2007, Middlesex University. (Unpublished)
Workman, Barbara and Durrant, Alan (2008) Using a work based learning curriculum across subject disciplines. In: UVAC Annual Conference 2008, 13 - 14 November 2008, York. (Unpublished)
Durrant, Alan (2010) Formulation and developing the creative practitioner. In: Constructing stories, telling tales: a guide to formulation in psychology. Corrie, Sarah and Lane, David A. , eds. Karnac Books. ISBN 9786612779756
Durrant, Alan and Rhodes, Garth and Young, David (2009) Getting started with university-level work based learning. Middlesex University Press, London. ISBN 9781904750703
2005 Award of Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Work Based Learning from HEFCE.