Tag Archives: reflective practice

Teaching Fashion Illustration and Drawing – Online


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In conversation with:

Ana Stankovic-Fitzgerald, Course Tutor, Fashion Illustration and Fashion Drawing.
Teaching and learning themes: teaching online; internationalisation; communities of practice.
Course name(s); level:  a wide variety of short online and face to face fashion drawing and fashion illustration courses – LCF Short Courses / LCF Online Short Courses;  BA (Hons) Fashion Illustration; and more …
College: London College of Fashion (LCF).
Student Numbers: 20 (each ‘online short course’); 130 (BA Hons Fashion Illustration)
Digital Spaces used and discussed: Workflow (eStudio and ePortfolio); Blackboard Collaborate (Online Classroom).

Key Quotes:

“I’m currently working on integrating my face to face with my online courses” … “I use ‘Workflow’ for all face to face classes as well – not just online courses” … “looking at developing that further possibly with the use of some social media” … “I’m looking at setting up some kind of Instagram where the students can be connected – face to face and online, I think that would be very inspirational especially for complete beginners” … “this year I have students from El Salvador, Japan, Nigeria, Russia, France, Italy” … “I would like to be able to connect my old students with my new students” … “what I have started to do is I am trying to deliver both (face-to-face and online courses) in exactly the same way and so far I think it’s working” … “there’s quite a few face to face students who decided to continue with online courses and now I’m having online courses who are coming to my face-to-face courses” … “you seem to be in constant communication with online courses and maybe you are building a stronger relationship” … 

John Jackson

Developing Research as an Academic Practice

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In conversation with:

James Swinson, Course Leader for Research Pathway in the MA Academic Practice in Art Design and Communication & CSM Research Students Tutor PhD Supervision.
Teaching and learning themes: research; developing a research profile; developing a research portfolio; communities of practice.
Course name; level:  MA Academic Practice;  Research as an Academic Practice Unit (now – Introduction to Practice as Research – Elective Unit).
College:  Central Saint Martins (CSM) & Teaching & Learning Exchange.
Student Numbers:  24 (on Elective Unit).
Digital Space(s) used and discussed:  Workflow (ePortfolio / eStudio Platform).

Key quotes:  “they were really proactive people and really engaged in the face to face sessions and this was also reflected in the portfolios” … “the enthusiasm or how coherent the portfolios have been reflect how the cohorts work socially” … “effectively they are producing a sort of website” … “by using it (Workflow) for their own purposes they (academics) see how they can apply it to the way they work with students” … “many want to retain a copy (of the ePortfolio) and use it – and they get very excited about that” … “you realise what a powerful research tool it is”.

John Jackson

Teaching Postgraduate Design for Visual Communication

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In conversation with:

Tony Pritchard, Course Leader, Postgraduate Design for Visual Communication
Teaching and learning themes:  collaboration; internationalisation; graphicology; enterprise
Course name, level – 2015 Postgraduate Certificate in Design for Visual Communication2015 Postgraduate Diploma in Design for Visual Communication; 2016 Postgraduate Certificate in Design for Visual Communication; 2016 Postgraduate Diploma in Design for Visual Communication.
College – London College of Communication (LCC)
Student numbers – 75 per year
Digital Space(s) used and discussed: Moodle; myblog.arts; Twitter; Facebook; Pinterest; Instagram; Issuu; Vimeo; YouTube

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Key quotes:  “I’m a firm believer that you are not constrained by the walls of the traditional studio … “;  ” … one should engage carefully with social media … these means of communicating what we do to the outside world that allows us to connect to people … from different subject backgrounds”;  “our cohort has grown from a largely female participation between seventy percent up to ninety five percent in a couple of years”;  “most people speak between two to four languages on the course”

John Jackson

Developing research skills and reflective practice on Foundation

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In conversation with:

Georgia Steele, Programme Leader; Tim Meara Curriculum Co-ordinator
Teaching and learning themes: research skills, reflective practice.
Course name, level – Foundation
College – Central Saint Martins
Student numbers – 600
Digital Space(s) used and discussed: Workflow

Key quotes: “we quickly recognised the potential (of Workflow) as a space for critical practice and writing …” “ now pretty strong evidence to support more international students getting higher grades now because of the ways in which they are now working …”

John Jackson