|Creators:||Sims, David and Bailey, Paul|
The aim of the FdA/BA (Hons) Design for Graphic Communication course is to encourage independent learning aligned to the course’s Work Based Learning aims and objectives and to respond to the changing economic and social conditions and the growing need for diversity in models of learning.
To enrich and enliven our curriculum, the FdA team has undertaken a series of action research projects and workshops to engage industry within the course, such as The Mentorship Scheme (supported by our industry partners and alumni), industry portfolio events and numerous work based learning projects with industry partners (ICA, Interbrand, Julia, Melvin Galapon, Why Not Associates, BERG, ICO design, Wallpaper, Orange uk and NoBrow in academic year 2010/11).
The overall impact of this engagement with industry has had a direct impact on curriculum design and induced a new method of handling the project outcome, assessment and feedback process. The project model tests the benefits and limits of a paperless project using a range of industry standard technology and practice methods. It also builds on the courses extensive use of VLE, blackboard, e-learning technology embedded into the curriculum, use of social networks and blogging in PPD.
The aim of the workshop is to introduce The Paperless Project model as an exemplar of progressive teaching practice. The following points outline particular areas in which we have noted benefits for both the students and course team and consequently the issues we will address in the session:
Use of technology to work smarter
• Task 1: Ask participants to determine what they think an employer would look for in a portfolio pdf. Identify the skills required to achieve this. What tools, techniques could they use? Feedback group findings.
• Present: Use group findings to direct a walk-through of The Paperless Project, case study format, wherein many challenges are faced and addressed.
• Task 2: Set discussion around topic “Could or do you use this model within your own delivery?”
• Recap/Review: Highlight the findings of each group. Discuss pro’s and con’s, concerns, views, etc.
The Paperless Project is supported by the Centre for Learning & Teaching in Art & Design (CLTAD), University of the Arts London, to develop sustainability and environmental awareness in the curriculum.
|Type of Research:||Conference, Symposium or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Your affiliations with UAL:||Colleges > London College of Communication|
|Event Location:||Leeds Metropolitan University, the Headingley campus|
|Projects or Series:||Research Outputs Review (April 2010 - April 2011)|
|Deposited By:||Mr David Sims|
|Deposited On:||02 Nov 2011 15:24|
|Last Modified:||07 Mar 2014 07:59|
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