PROCESS PORTFOLIO: 5 TIPS

So...the PROCESS PORTFOLIO. In recent student blogs I have discussed: Theory of Knowledge and Contemporary Art, (July) Photographs and the exhibition” (August) and MUSEUMS, ARTEFACTS and the COMPARATIVE STUDY (July) ...so am posting today about the Process Portfolio. I had the opportunity to talk with some of the senior PP examination team when we gathered at the IB Assessment Centre. These examiners spent many hours looking through PP files submitted for the last examination session, and I gained some great insights into some PP issues through ...

From Clouds to Desire (“Thematic Relationships” in your visual arts exhibition)

As I’m sure you are well aware, (if you are a 2nd year DP visual arts student) April is UPLOAD month. There are 3 separate deadline dates. The exhibition files upload deadline is April 20. I hope all goes smoothly. My students have already had their final year exhibitions and of course we are hoping that they all do well! We had many discussions about their exhibitions, strengths and weaknesses, and of course the assessment criteria. All of the students explored a number ...

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 ...

Reflection and critical thinking

When working on practical work I have found that the students get engrossed in what they are doing and forget to take a step back from their own work and the work of others, to take time to reflect, develop and grow. This entry will focus on how to create a process, through journal work and constructive criticism, to develop in-depth, meaningful reflection. At the moment my students are working closely with Stanislavsky and his six questions, along with many other ...

TPPP GAME and reflection

During my IB Theatre classes at the moment we are trying to prepare for the PPP and the TPPP by bringing in all the work they have done and all the productions they have experienced. To encourage as much talk and students making as many connections as possible I created a practical game that helps students reflection and make connections between aspects of practical work and theory. The stimulus I used to start reflection was watching DV8's 'The Cost of Living' ...

Directing taster

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In my IB class this week we looked at ways to approach directing. The class was quite new to communicating a vision, so I combined the work with ways to pictorially present their work. The focus was on how to accurately communicate an idea, so that your actors can create your vision on stage. At various times I have made link to the core syllabus, the assessment tasks and the IB Learner Profile: The Directing Workshop The task focused initially on INTERPRETATION ...

“Dates”

  I’m working in my moleskin notebook and I’m planning and reflecting on some dates in this month of February. Not ‘dates’ in the romantic sense but specific days that are important to me and when I have to get things done. However, I do note that several dates this month are indeed significantly connected to love. My wife and her extended family are Indonesian-Chinese so we’re in the midst of celebrating Chinese New Year. Our eldest son just got engaged to his ...