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assumed knowledge
reflective practice
reflectionin action - (while doingsomething)
reflectionon action (after you have done it)
ask yourself questionslots and continuously
why do you make work?
what’s it for?
what do you want from your work?
what do you get from your work?
what is your work about?
who is your audience?
where does the work go?
build reference point(s)
art historymusicdance          connectionswritinggeneral historygeography/placecontemporary practicescience
materials and process’sunderstand what you work withbecome an expert
defining practice
your making - contextual framework        social              political      personal       critical/ theoretical      his...
social contextMaking and seeing art always takesplace in a social context. The way it isseen and how it is seen are cultur...
your making - contextual framework
political contextSpecific political issuebroad political issuegender - race - ethnicity - sexualorientation - class - disa...
your making - contextual framework
personal contextBiography - narrative of the selfparticular issues - memoriesWhat motivates/ drives you?Your particular sk...
your making - contextual framework
critical/theoretical contextDoes your work relate to particularcritical debates about contemporary artand design practices...
your making - contextual framework
historical contextUnderstand how/whether your practicerelates to a tradition, with a historyHow knowledge relates to perio...
your making - contextual framework
geographical contextLocal, regional, national, international,global.Where do you make your work?Do you make your work in r...
your making - contextual framework
institutional contextMA Course - CamberwellYour educational background/experienceYour professionalbackground/experienceYou...
your making - contextual framework
cultural contextIn it’s broadest sense - ‘a whole way oflife’ - this relates to all the othercategories.More specifically,...
your making - contextual framework
mapping your practiceAny other contexts worth considering?ImportanceOverlappingchange - evolution of practice
why find one?vacuum      moving forwardlearning    growingposition    aspiration
HOW
reflective journal
what is a journal?
formatA4, 5, 6, 7, 8pocketphonei pad
a journal is a place for...Recording      thoughts, ideas, observations, thingsReflecting      to gain understandingAnalyz...
what’s in it - actual?written notesdiagramsdrawingssketches
what’s in it - ideas?personal insightobservationsquestionsspeculationthe work of others
contentraw       un-thought-out observationsrecorded close to the action       think police note bookreflection       stuf...
questionswhat happened?why did it happen?what do I think about this?what should I do as a result of this?how do I do this?
how to use itwrite oftennote down dates and timeswrite freely - without hesitationwrite down stuff even if its not relevant
Developing yourpractice/project
whatwhat interests you?
whatwhat are your core ideas?
whatwhy? - consider theevidence
whywhy are you doing it?
whatwhat do you want toachieve?what are you going to do?
whattitle
whatfocus on the issues youwish to pursueidentify your learningneeds
whatdefine the scope andnature of the studyidentify access andresource issues
howhow are you going toachieve -• the learning outcomes ofthe unit?• your personal learning?
howhow does it relate to theaims and assessmentcriteria of the unit?
practicaltimetablewhat can you actuallydo in the time you arewilling to give to thecourse? – be honest
practicalhow much time are yougoing to give?
timetableactivity       1   2    3   4   5   6   7   8   9ResearchTestingSamplingFinal piecesCreatingpresentationPresentat...
practicalbudgethow much are you willingto spend ?
practicalabilitydo you need to learn newskills ?
contentbe clear and preciseabout what it is thatyou are planning to do
contentthink about what youwould like to study andhow this relates toyour practice
howhow do you achievesuccess?
materials                          ambition -                          what are you going                                 ...
Course seminar defining practice.
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  1. 1. assumed knowledge
  2. 2. reflective practice
  3. 3. reflectionin action - (while doingsomething)
  4. 4. reflectionon action (after you have done it)
  5. 5. ask yourself questionslots and continuously
  6. 6. why do you make work?
  7. 7. what’s it for?
  8. 8. what do you want from your work?
  9. 9. what do you get from your work?
  10. 10. what is your work about?
  11. 11. who is your audience?
  12. 12. where does the work go?
  13. 13. build reference point(s)
  14. 14. art historymusicdance connectionswritinggeneral historygeography/placecontemporary practicescience
  15. 15. materials and process’sunderstand what you work withbecome an expert
  16. 16. defining practice
  17. 17. your making - contextual framework social political personal critical/ theoretical historical geographical institutional cultural
  18. 18. social contextMaking and seeing art always takesplace in a social context. The way it isseen and how it is seen are culturallyconstructed.Audience for work - who isincluded/excluded/implicated on theways an image is produced, circulatedand consumed
  19. 19. your making - contextual framework
  20. 20. political contextSpecific political issuebroad political issuegender - race - ethnicity - sexualorientation - class - disability - religion
  21. 21. your making - contextual framework
  22. 22. personal contextBiography - narrative of the selfparticular issues - memoriesWhat motivates/ drives you?Your particular skills as an artist/designer/writer/photographerWhat strategies do you use when thework is not going well?How do you relate to the forces that inpart condition what you know and inwhich you make things?
  23. 23. your making - contextual framework
  24. 24. critical/theoretical contextDoes your work relate to particularcritical debates about contemporary artand design practices?Is your work informed by/engagingwith/contesting particular theoreticalframeworks/issues?
  25. 25. your making - contextual framework
  26. 26. historical contextUnderstand how/whether your practicerelates to a tradition, with a historyHow knowledge relates to periods intime.
  27. 27. your making - contextual framework
  28. 28. geographical contextLocal, regional, national, international,global.Where do you make your work?Do you make your work in relation to aparticular place?studio home church city rural cyberspace
  29. 29. your making - contextual framework
  30. 30. institutional contextMA Course - CamberwellYour educational background/experienceYour professionalbackground/experienceYour family background/experience
  31. 31. your making - contextual framework
  32. 32. cultural contextIn it’s broadest sense - ‘a whole way oflife’ - this relates to all the othercategories.More specifically, what works of artists,designers, writers, filmmakers,photographers, musicians are importantto you and your work - why?
  33. 33. your making - contextual framework
  34. 34. mapping your practiceAny other contexts worth considering?ImportanceOverlappingchange - evolution of practice
  35. 35. why find one?vacuum moving forwardlearning growingposition aspiration
  36. 36. HOW
  37. 37. reflective journal
  38. 38. what is a journal?
  39. 39. formatA4, 5, 6, 7, 8pocketphonei pad
  40. 40. a journal is a place for...Recording thoughts, ideas, observations, thingsReflecting to gain understandingAnalyzing to further your learningConcluding setting out what you have thought about
  41. 41. what’s in it - actual?written notesdiagramsdrawingssketches
  42. 42. what’s in it - ideas?personal insightobservationsquestionsspeculationthe work of others
  43. 43. contentraw un-thought-out observationsrecorded close to the action think police note bookreflection stuff you have thought aboutconnections notes on the unexpected
  44. 44. questionswhat happened?why did it happen?what do I think about this?what should I do as a result of this?how do I do this?
  45. 45. how to use itwrite oftennote down dates and timeswrite freely - without hesitationwrite down stuff even if its not relevant
  46. 46. Developing yourpractice/project
  47. 47. whatwhat interests you?
  48. 48. whatwhat are your core ideas?
  49. 49. whatwhy? - consider theevidence
  50. 50. whywhy are you doing it?
  51. 51. whatwhat do you want toachieve?what are you going to do?
  52. 52. whattitle
  53. 53. whatfocus on the issues youwish to pursueidentify your learningneeds
  54. 54. whatdefine the scope andnature of the studyidentify access andresource issues
  55. 55. howhow are you going toachieve -• the learning outcomes ofthe unit?• your personal learning?
  56. 56. howhow does it relate to theaims and assessmentcriteria of the unit?
  57. 57. practicaltimetablewhat can you actuallydo in the time you arewilling to give to thecourse? – be honest
  58. 58. practicalhow much time are yougoing to give?
  59. 59. timetableactivity 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9ResearchTestingSamplingFinal piecesCreatingpresentationPresentationTrip
  60. 60. practicalbudgethow much are you willingto spend ?
  61. 61. practicalabilitydo you need to learn newskills ?
  62. 62. contentbe clear and preciseabout what it is thatyou are planning to do
  63. 63. contentthink about what youwould like to study andhow this relates toyour practice
  64. 64. howhow do you achievesuccess?
  65. 65. materials ambition - what are you going to do? titleprocesses context description of what you are audience interested in.work of others what do you want at the end?
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