The purpose of this week’s session is to discuss the blogs and reflective learning.
critical reflection: looking at yourself and what you are doing (reflection) and asking questions and exploring the reasons why and how it could be better (critical).
Caveat: Reflection is not what you have done, but about who you are when you are doing it.
Why reflective blogs?
There are seven reasons:
- permanent record
- extension of your memory
- conscious, deliberate process
- opportunity to stand back from a situation and the sometimes intense emotions involved
- sort out what matters and what is significant
- monitoring and reviewing own development
- regular blog entries develop the discipline
In the context of an MA in Art, making is the end result and vital:
it is not theoretical it is about making stuff — there is a context to that making and that might be theoretical but making is at the heart
The small print
Maintaining a reflective journal is a requirement for the course.
Tags and Categories
Clearly some way of organising things in the blog is useful, and the following three categories are recommended:
- inspiration – for posts about things that you find inspiring, such as art, exhibitions, etc.
- my work – for posts about your own work.
- tutorials - for posts about the tutorials. After each tutorial its a summary of the discussion and action points.
Will be a change from normal. Instead of an online group tutorial there will be one-on-one tutorials with Jonathan.comments powered by Disqus