Alternatives to text in Art & Design

Dani Flowerdew
28th February 2021

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Give a brief description of your work context and responsibilities, e.g. your teaching background, experience, type of organisation (e.g. FE college, ACL), subject/curriculum you teach/lead, your learners (skills level, any particular inclusion needs, age range of group, size of group)

I have been teaching Art & Design in FE for 10 years, my skillset is in traditional techniques, but I work closely with tutors delivering digital Art & Design. Our courses aim to enable students to move freely between both. Our students have a wide range of abilities and needs

How will you adapt activities in your teaching context to put into practice learning from the module?

This module was something of a refresher for me, but it has got me thinking more about the problems of relying heavily on text as a way to share information. I used the text to speech function, but I have never been happy with the lack of clarity. As we are teaching digitally now and recording sessions, I am thinking about continuing to record spoken parts of the session to include with other... more

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Curriculum Area
Visual arts
Text to Speech Course Design Recording Art Design

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