This online learning event explored collaborative graphical communication techniques on the journey from concept to realisation supported by a conversation with furniture buyer/stylist Emma Murphy. Teachers experienced breakout rooms where they collaborated on a graphical communication task through the use of an online digital graphic design platform. To view this event please click on the video tile to the right. Alternatively, to navigate to specific sections of the video, use the links within the interactive poster.
The resources in this section were developed for a live Zoom event which was broadcast in November 2020. This event outlined teaching and learning strategies in the Graphics classroom with a focus on exploring Geometry and was framed around a student resource “My Geometry Journey” which can be found below in its entirety. To best engage with this section of the website you work from top to bottom, engaging with each item in sequence of viewing.
As part of the Zoom event teachers experienced two breakout rooms and explored two teaching and learning strategies in separate breakout rooms. These strategies can be found in the section below as well as accompanying video footage discussed during the event.
Looking in activities encourage students to take a single image, object or artefact and identify as much geometry in them as possible. As students acquire more knowledge they could revisit these images, objects or artefacts to identify more geometry in them.
Looking out activities encourage students to explore their environment with a focus on a piece of geometry or geometric principle and identify examples of these in their chosen environment. The resources below outline this strategy in more detail and show examples of students engaging with this activity in their own contexts.
For the final part of the Zoom event teachers explored an example of how this approach to exploring geometry was embedding into a unit of learning. In this section you will also find two videos where students reflect on their learning from engaging with geometry in this way.
This workshop was designed to support SLAR facilitators of all subjects. The aim of this workshop is to up-skill teacher's facilitation skills, to understand fundamentals of the SLAR process and to aid them in preparing, implementing and reflecting on the SLAR process.