What is VACAF?!

What's VACAF? It's an acronym that stands for Visual Arts Coursework Authentication Form. (Those of you who either regularly visit the OCC or have an on-the-ball DP Coordinator will know about it). ***Not to be confused with VACAF camping holidays in France (CAF: ”Caisse d’Allocation Familiale“) PPF - That was Then There used to be a requirement for schools to submit a planning and progress form (PPF or to be precise 6/VAPPF) for each visual arts candidate whose work was selected for the IA sample. It’s ...

“ideals and ideas”

I’d been invited to prepare a presentation on service learning to my school’s leadership team. We were discussing a proposal to make community service an ‘expectation’ for all graduating seniors. It was 1996, the pre power-point era, and my supporting visuals were slides for an OHP. For digital natives - that’s an Over Head Projector. As I entered the conference room the Head of Science slipped me a newspaper clipping. “You gotta read this,” he said, “it will help your argument!” I did ...

Science in Action

Yet another great sound bite from the BBC (I know, it has been a bit of a theme lately! :lol: ) Science in Action is a BBC World Sevice programme that is always worth a listen: Click here to listen to this weeks edition It covers has a wide variety of  articles ranging from 'Malaria Eradication' and 'Lizard Extinction' to 'Moments of Genius'. Well worth a listen! I am also fairly optimistic that all you non UK readers will be able to hear this one ...