These are all essential tools to help drive key creative decisions and are as indispensable as pencil and paper!

Evaluation usually happens naturally. Students instantly make a judgement about their own and others’ work. But by putting in a structure and using it in a systematic way, it is possible to cement this is an essential element within a learners’ practice.

Evaluation

Evaluation

What is so important about evaluation in art and design learning? How do I encourage my learners to make it part and parcel of their creative process? This resource look at some top tips at how and why to engage in evaluative practice.

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Video Presentation Technique

Video Presentation Technique

After writing so much about the positives of presentation, I thought it seemed a great idea to show something that really stood out. This article is about a presentation that one of my students did recently that really shone.

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Reflection and Reflective Practice

Reflection and Reflective Practice

How can students be supported in moving away from highly descriptive writing in their sketchbooks? How can students’ decision making skills become more independent? Both really important questions that lecturers in art and design ask.

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Critiques with Art and Design Students

Critiques with Art and Design Students

Critiques can seem daunting for students at first, but they offer so much potential for developing students’ presentation, discussion and critical thinking skills. They also make students more confident.  This is a resource that looks at different kinds of critique methods.

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Simple Evaluation Method

Simple Evaluation Method

There are lots of different kinds of ways to help students assess each others’ work and give constructive feedback. This resource looks at a really simple format that has some surprisingly positive results.

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SWOT Analysis in Art, Design and Media

SWOT Analysis in Art, Design and Media

The SWOT Analysis method of reflecting on a situation can be applied to all sorts of scenarios. It is an accepted and established method of self-assessment. This article looks at using SWOT Analysis in an art, design or media context.

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