Open Ended Assignments

IB Visual Arts: Open Ended Assignments

Our students need guidance, but how can we give them structured assignments that really encourage independent solutions? By assigning tasks that create approximately the same result, you will have a pretty uninteresting final show, not to mention students unable to think independently. The goal is to open the door to experimentation and to finding individual solutions to problems, leading to a personal and independent...


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Zac Holte 7 March 2018 - 18:01

Hi Heather, do you have any posts about getting students working on multiple artworks at the same time? I want to try it out but need some direction and/or ideas. Especially the management part of it.. I feel that it would be a good way to increase productivity, decrease downtime, and encourage connectivity between student's artworks

Heather McReynolds 9 March 2018 - 17:44

I agree completely.. Im a big fan of having several things going at once, i hadnt thought of writing a page about it but i certainly can ;). Especially because artworks need growing time and it can be helpful to alternate between different types of work...


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