Category Archives: Just Stuff

Assorted writing and posts about general things of interest to the author.

Words, lists and rubrics

Polonius: What do you read my lord. Hamlet: Words, words, words.  I have been reading some blogs about assessment. They explain, as if it is a new idea, that standards are often best defined, agreed and shared by reference to … Continue reading

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What do we want?

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This is not about puppets

This is an experiment to see how easy it is to use Adobe Spark Pages to share ideas and information quickly and easily. The answer is very easy. The pages below took about an hour to create. However, the content … Continue reading

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<a href=”https://spark.adobe.com/page/3XzXJmJkhIfdB/”><img src=”https://spark.adobe.com/page/3XzXJmJkhIfdB/embed.jpg?buster=2″ alt=”Artbitz” style=”width:100%” border=”0″ /></a>

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Learning objectives are NOT enough

Wing to Heaven I do like this educational blog. It’s the sound of sacred cows falling over that appeals. It forces you to think whether it is worth helping them up again, or is it better to find some new cows … Continue reading

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Reasons to do art part 1: Creative Industries

NSEAD posted this – well good. ‘This fantastic new film explains why studying art and design and/or design & technology have value – value both in terms of learning and in terms of career choices. The film will be helpful … Continue reading

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Art advocacy is important

Once again art is important because…

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The weight of creativity

There is an intriguing twist in this simple tale. It comes from the book ‘Art and Fear’, by David Bayles and Ted Orland. At the beginning of term a ceramics teacher divided the class into two groups. He told the first group that … Continue reading

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The arts are important because…

A Marylebone High School film about the importance of the arts in school with a cast of significant creators.

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Its really important to get our facts right

The NSEAD (National Society for Education on Art and Design – the subject association for art www.nsead.com) does an annual survey to investigate trends in art and design in schools. Last year the survey documented the emerging (negative) impact of … Continue reading

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