CH-CH-CH-CHANGES (to the Visual Arts Guide)

David Bowie - Changes Lyrics | MetroLyrics “Turn and face the strange ch-ch-changes. Ooh, look out you rock 'n' rollers! Ch-ch-ch-ch-changes, turn and face the strange ch-ch-changes. Pretty soon now you're gonna get older…” http://www.metrolyrics.com/changes-lyrics-david-bowie.html Yes, changes. As most of you (probably) know, the DP visual arts team have been working relentlessly to keep the guide as useful and accurate as possible, and this blog highlights a few of the ch-ch-changes. (Look out you rock n rollers!) The 2017 revised Guide is available on the OCC. Two ...

Process Portfolio reminders PART 2

  This blog is a continuation of the “Reminders and ideas for the PP” that I started in January. Here are a few more things that I am talking to my students about. AMFT* Yes, the good old Art Making Forms Table. I am going to stress LBESB   LBESB Acronyms can mystify and I was momentarily puzzled by LBESB but of course it's just a quicker way of alluding to lens-based, electronic and screen-based art forms. It’s an increasingly popular area of art-making but many students are ...

MUSEUMS, ARTEFACTS and the COMPARATIVE STUDY

Comparative Study: avoid the OBVIOUS! Some artists and artworks are always popular choices with many students. I can guarantee that your Comparative Study examiner will see A LOT of student discussions and comparisons of Pop Art and Surrealist paintings. They are obvious and predictable. So why not try thinking outside the box? IBDP visual arts comparative study documentation says “Students are required to analyse and compare artworks, objects or artifacts by different artists. This independent critical and contextual investigation should explore artworks, objects ...

Visual Arts Internal Assessment Upload: Quick Overview

It’s April! That means for many of us its VISUAL ARTS UPLOAD MONTH! Of the three components the most complex in terms of files and the upload process is the Exhibition The aim of this post is to give some explanations and guidance in relation to the scary IBIS Internal Assessment upload process. For more information about the visual arts upload please feel free to refer to my February post The Digital Upload: First Time For The New Course – What To Do! Please also ...

Sound and Vision in the Visual Arts Digital Upload

Just so we’re clear, NO MORE ‘INTERVIEW’ VIDEOS NO VIDEOS IN THE COMPARATIVE STUDY NO VIDEOS IN THE PROCESS PORTFOLIO VIDEOS OK IN EXHIBITION BUT MAXIMUM 5 MINUTES NO SOUND IN VIDEOS  "Only 5 minutes and no sound????” VIDEOS: 5 minutes maximum Yes, but you can do a lot in 5 minutes. You can actually do a lot in two minutes, so just think “less is more” when your students are wielding that camera. In fact don’t just think it, write in on a big board in ...

To collaborate, or not to collaborate – that is the question!

There are many reasons to work together. A lot of fantastic learning can happen when we work in pairs or groups. It’s a beautiful thing. In addition, sharing ideas and skills is a great creative PROCESS, and can lead to unusually creative RESOLVED work, with different art-makers being able to contribute specialist competencies. There’s also the idea of socialization and the concept of being part of and contributing to a bigger idea - when discussing plans, sharing ideas etc. Examples of famous and ...

academic honesty

I would like to take this opportunity to remind all students what academic honesty (AH) is , and why its important. I have taken all material in quotations, directly from the IBO policy document on Academic Honesty The IBO policy on AH very much focuses on the "values and skills that promote personal integrity and good practice". From the learner Profile under Principled, can be found....  "(IB Learners...) act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the ...

Academic Honesty

Yesterday I took part in a one hour IBO webinar on the topic of Academic Honesty. In the webinar we touched on some of the following points that I would like to share: Academic honesty is routed in the learner profile, in particular within attribute of "Principled". "They (students) act with integrity and honesty, with a strong sense of fairness, justice and respect for the dignity of the individual, groups and communities. They take responsibility for their own actions and the consequences that ...