ARE YOU TRYING TO SHOCK ME with the TRUTH?

This month I’m posting about questions provoked by TWO VIDEOS submitted as part of a DP visual arts exhibition submission by a female student. VIDEO 1 A short, (1 minute) dark (in both senses of the word) video. Here is a quote from the text: “My idea and purpose of the video is to create the impression that the female has been raped and urinated on, supposedly by the person behind the camera. The video shows a female being assaulted. She is naked ...

The new IA – views from DP subject experts

The Group 4 IA is changing. For those teaching students in their first year of the DP, these changes will be taking effect now. As a teacher or a Head of School, do you know which methods and practices your school will be adopting? Some of OSC’s subject experts have written specific blogs on the changes and offer advice on how to approach them. Biology Chemistry. Article 1 | Article 2 Physics Design Technology

INVESTIGATION WORKBOOK, VISUAL ARTS JOURNAL, PROCESS PORTFOLIO etc = BFF

The pages of your journal or workbook document the development of your ideas and help the creative process. I love pages, the process, the growing ideas and the mistakes - yes, I love the mistakes. The mistakes show your struggle, they let readers see the directions you were thinking of going in, they are evidence of the ideas that we otherwise would not know about…   Within the IB Diploma Programme visual arts course we currently have an INVESTIGATION WORKBOOK. In a few ...

Finally a book for the Design Technology Diploma Course

I know for many that running a Design Technology course without a specific textbook to back up the content and understanding for students has been problematic. Most of us have worked with the very comprehensive  "Advanced Design and Technology" written for AS and A level courses, however it often comes across as a little too much and too heavy for IB Diploma students. So it will probably be good news to hear that IBID press from Australia are publishing a ...