Has this lesson increased engagement in the artist research project and has this had a positive impact on their progress.
A Harvey F Lyons J Cockerton
‘One factor which could have hindered their progress this year which was not a factor last year is that half way through this project, the class were taken over by a trainee teacher.’
This shows that while the introduction of a wider use of ICT probably did increase engagement among the boys as more of them completed the homework tasks, it has not directly impacted on their progress. One factor which could have hindered their progress this year which was not a factor last year is that half way through this project, the class were taken over by a trainee teacher. This change in teacher could explain why not all of the boys had made progress by the end of the project this year. Also, due to the fact that the students had learnt how to produce a really successful artist research in year 8, they already started at a higher level in year 9. While some students struggled with this lesson and many had commented on how they would have preferred to produce their designs by hand. This method of working clearly played to the strengths of these students. The aims for Alex and Dom were to be able to work independently to establish how to improve their own work and to be able to execute it without too much teacher support and for the quality of their outcomes to be higher than they would be if produced by hand. Josh’s desired outcome was for him to improve the quality of his work and to maintain focus on the task for longer.