Structure and Freedom

IB Visual Arts: Structure and Freedom

The IB Art course rests on a delicate but highly effective collaboration between student and teacher. One of the biggest challenges is finding an optimum balance between teacher guided instruction and independent student exploration.If teachers create a flexible framework for teaching skills, techniques, investigative strategies and subject language, then within that structure there is the possibility for different paths...

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Catherine Hallam 10 March 2017 - 17:31

I echo this strongly "Personally, I was quite sad to switch to the new syllabus that places less than 50% of the final IB mark on the actual studio work. I believe it is the visual art-making and the exhibitions that excite students to choose IB Art. I do not feel we need to make IB Visual Arts appear more academic to justify its existence or value." The old HLA & HLB made the focus on studio vs written an option for students. I never had a student choose the written/research focus option

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