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Another Subject Specialism Essay! - ICT in Art

Postby Laroza on Tue Dec 08, 2009 8:07 pm

Hello,

My name is Jason and I am currently in my second year of my PGCE at Kingston College (franchised by Greenwich). I also have 12 hours contracted teaching hours at Kingston College on the BTEC National Diploma 3D Design course. I did not set out to become a lecturer/teacher let alone attend a PGCE course (evening classes), it is difficult, but hopefully will be worth it in the end!

At the moment I am in the beginning stages of my Subject Specialist Study. The title of my study is:

'How can ICT be used to promote student centered learning in art and design."

I already teach ICT on the course and I was wondering if anyone else teaches an art related subject and how maybe you promote student centered learning? I currently run a blog for the lesson: http://kc3d.jasonlaroza.com/ on the site I have a run down of each lesson (where needed) and also have video tutorials that I create as well as student blogs (with updates of their work to use as formative and summative assessment)

I was wondering what else could I maybe research and experiment with?

Thanks in advance,

Jason
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Re: Another Subject Specialism Essay! - ICT in Art

Postby Laroza on Tue Dec 15, 2009 10:44 pm

Does anyone have any kind of input? Any would be great!

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Re: Another Subject Specialism Essay! - ICT in Art

Postby santo on Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:15 pm

Hi Jason

I am also doing my Subject Specialism for the PGCE year 2.
I teach photography and I do make use of ICT as part of my teaching and learning.
In order to encourage student-centered learning I use subject specific podcasts that I have created and I also direct students to a number of interactive website resources. Students have found the availability of materials in Moodle very useful in carrying out their assignments and projects.

I see from your website that you already use ICT as part of your course and I am impressed to the extent that you have gone and developed suitable materials for your students. I believe your concern should be to integrate some of the theories into your practice in order to satisfy the requirements of the course.

If this helps I'm happy to continue with this discussion otherwise, I wish you the best of luck with your studies.

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Re: Another Subject Specialism Essay! - ICT in Art

Postby hiannieo on Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:56 am

Hi Jason and Santo,
I teach evening class in Digital Photography for Beginners and I am on the second year of the DTLLS (PGCE) course. I have found that setting up a Flickr group for the students to upload images to is an amazing way to use ICT in teaching. Here are just a few wonderful things about using Flickr in the classroom, (by the way I am doing my specialist study on using Flickr groups for teaching photography)

www.flickr.com has over 5 billion images to inspire ...

Using Flickr supports ICT skills, great for mature students, and is in effect a social networking site as well as about sharing images, so appeals to 'generation y'
Students can comment, (literacy skills), on each others work supporting, feedbacking back and extending learning and encouraging peer tutoring
The social networking aspect bonds the group outside the classroom and students can view and blog on each others work at a time that suits them.
There are many cool features on Flickr, including viewing' Exif info' which is a complete technical record of how the image was created...aperture, shutter speed, focal length etc.,(supporting numeracy).
They can visit other groups on Flickr to support learning i.e. 'the slow shutter group'.
Some Pro - Flickr members give short tutorials of how they have created images along side the photograph they upload, so v.educational.
Shy students get a virtual voice.
I can lift a students image from our Flickr group to put into PowerPoint to show back to class to discus an aesthetic or technical aspect of the image..this is an excellent for motivation and students love having their work singled out and discussed. :D
Students work is backed up and archived on their Photostream on Flickr.

Warning a group must be set up with approval of the institution and there are the Intellectual Property Rights of the students to consider. I work with adults so this is not too much of an issue for me.

Hope this helps
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Re: Another Subject Specialism Essay! - ICT in Art

Postby shanic on Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:38 pm

I am not an Art/Design Specialist myself but I have been researching the use of social networking and file sharing sites (such as Flickr) in education.

There is a lot of debate about it and some colleges and universities have even discussed banning such sites as YouTube and facebook.

Personally I think they may be overlooking a fantastic learning resource, particularly for the new generation of learners who frequently use such resources. You would then be more inlcusive in your learning by catering to the needs of these learners. The use of ICT may also help older learners develop their core skills in ICT. Perhaps you could incorporate something along those lines in to your own investigation?
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Re: Another Subject Specialism Essay! - ICT in Art

Postby hiannieo on Thu Nov 04, 2010 12:42 pm

Thanks for the reply
Yes I have found using Flickr can support core ICT skills especially in mature learners and more importantly with their own computer equipment at home.
For the younger learners I think we teachers need to wake up to generation 'y's love of socially networking online, and use this as at tool in teaching and learning.
However, there are dangers to consider, such as cyber bulling etc. One way to address this is an induction in to using Flickr, including safety on-line and teaching the procedures to report abuse to Flickr and the College, as well as having a group moderator who can vet all posts before they go live.
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Re: Another Subject Specialism Essay! - ICT in Art

Postby cerinewnham on Sun Jun 18, 2017 2:49 pm

Hello, I work as a supply teacher but studied art and digital art. I hadn't thought of using Flickr in the classroom but I think it's a great idea, especially with the growing importance of social media to young learners. However I also agree that cyber saftey and security need to go hand in hand with this development.
Good luck!
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