Category: Teaching & Learning

What teaching looks like in the 21st century?

I had a fabulous meeting in CSM this morning, so fabulous that I wasn’t an hour early for class as I’d normally be.

black and white line drawing of an indian bride in full jewellery with sari slung over her head while the sun shines in stylized lines behind her

A Compilation of Teaching Techniques

Please note that this is an ongoing compilation of teaching techniques I have observed my teachers using on us during the Teaching & Learning and Inclusive Teaching & Learning Practices Units.

different coloured paper cutouts in the style of Matisse arranged like a Carnival costume's features with someone's eye peeping out from between

Hooks, Vilhauer, Essentialism, Experience & Play

I’ve been devouring Teaching to Transgress via audiobook then flitting to my hardcopy to apply post-it notes to the areas that interest me so much that not even an audio bookmark feels like enough.

water and waves drawn in a Japanese style with a fish off to the right and lots of textured elements to the bttom of the painting representing waves washing up on a pebbly beige textured shore that sparkles with hints of gold leaf

My First Workshop – Assessment & Feedback

After considering how to gather feedback at the start, I nearly forgot this altogether. It was a senior lecturer who reminded me during set-up. Eek!

abstract that looks like blades of grass shooting up from the bottom of the image in greens and blues with accents of orange every now and then

My First Workshop – Teaching & Learning

On the train into London, I pumped myself up with so many uplifting power tunes. I was bouncing with energy and good vibrations by the time I got to Wilson Road super early, as per usual.

9 red dots with little squiggles scratched into them revealing the yellow textured background behind them

My First Workshop – Planning & Design

Ain’t nothing can focus me like a deadline!

shades of Red like a gradient sinking into almost brown on a heavily textured canvas with light splatters o yellow, orange and white over an abstract background

Considering Disability… the Actual Assignment

several ideas popped into my head to try with a class or in my artwork that would create more inclusivity, particularly for disabled persons.

My Teaching Context & Practice

The task? Your teaching practice in 5 pictures. The outcome? I realised that I teach through my art. Here’s the story…

cropped image of the top of wrought iron fret work of an old 19th century gate that once stood outside the Royston Manor House on a gentle green background

Thoughts on Aldridge's "Reading, Engagement & Higher Learning"

Disgruntlement begins. I’ve already read the abstract 3 times and looked up 3 words. I am unimpressed. In every instance there was a simpler, more accessible way to say what’s being said.

partial of a Blue and red painting with a purple midnight robber in silhouette along the right side shouting his empty threats at a fancy sailor doing his sailor dance in front of the laventille hills in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Both are traditional Carnival characters from Trinidad & Tobago mas..

What is the justification for some people earning less than others?

Depends on your objective and how you operate. Are you coming from a position of love and fairness or fear and scarcity?