As fully qualified teachers we have generated a wealth of experience in both the secondary and tertiary sectors of education. It is through this experience that we are able to develop a unique programme of online tutorials and face-to-face sessions which adhere to contemporary conventions on 21st century learning.
Underpinning our commitment to the learning process is an understanding of contemporary educational pedagogy and how a learner centred approach can truly maximise potential. Added to this [learner centred approach] is the keystone principle of divergent thinking. This is a concept whereby many differing ideas can be generated over a short period of time. Divergent thinking often occurs in a spontaneous, free flowing manner, such that ideas seem random or in flux. The resulting ideas can then be organised through convergent thinking into a structure from which creativity may flourish.
A process of self-analysis will be the principle starting point in the journey. Elementary questions will be asked to find a core motive. Questions such as;
•How do I spend my time?
•What bothers me?
•What are my strongest beliefs?
These are just a sample of some of the self-analysis questions which prompts discussion. They develop central topic themes allowing for further discourse. As per Vygotskian theory which states; “….in collaboration the [student] can do more than in isolation”. We aim to develop the skills and capacity of individuals in augmenting a maxim to further enhance their passion, practise or even play in the field of visual Arts.
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