Learning Outcomes

As has been previously mentioned this blog is being used as an assessment tool for my MA in Creative Media. In accordance with this there are a number of learning outcomes which I must satisfy.

Although these have already been considered in depth, I felt that now is an appropriate time to put pen to paper and plan exactly what will be done to satisfy each of the learning outcomes.

Learning Outcome 1

“Plan, structure and develop a project proposal making reflective evaluation of the project with regard to critical contexts influencing its direction.”

To satisfy this learning outcome I will:

  • Produce a plan
  • Consider key dates
  • Produce a brain storm
  • Product a Gantt chart
  • Develop a logical approach to the project
  • Plan what working methods will be adopted
  • Plan what deliverables will be produced for assessment
  • Plan what research materials to consult
  • Prioritise which objectives are achievable within the allocated time
  • Adopt reflective practice
  • Reflect on findings to date as milestones are achieved
  • Produce interim plans
  • Reflect on creative practice to date and allow this to inform a proposal
  • Write a proposal that includes all of these points
  • Produce a learning contract
  • Refer to the plans (plan, Gantt chart, proposal, brain storm, contract etc) at regular intervals to ensure the project remains focussed and learning outcomes are being satisfied within the given timeframe.
  • Negotiate the proposal

 

Learning Outcome 2

“Demonstrate informed personal insight and creative imagination through critical analysis of studio practice using appropriate media, materials, techniques and process.”

To satisfy this learning outcome I will:

  • Conduct my own experiments
  • Make observations
  • Observe how light acts in the real world
  • Develop the above as primary modes of practice in order to facilitate the development of personal insight
  • Study the mechanisms and biology that allow the human brain to interpret instructions received from the eye
  • Study photography and how a digital image is captured
  • Produce 3D CGI renders and compare them to photographs
  • Reflect on own practice
  • Evaluate studio work
  • Conduct a survey
  • Trial and Error
  • Compare results of own findings to research done by other practitioners
  • Attempt to further this research and innovate new research
  • Ensure the modes of study are appropriate
  • Demonstrate personal insight by sharing own working methods in the public domain

Learning Outcome 3

“Apply and justify research methods to investigate new directions, concepts and problems and elements of risk in specialist practice.”

To satisfy this learning outcome I will:

  • Perform research in many areas, as has been identified in this brain storm.
  • Attend workshops
  • Justify which research materials will be consulted and when
  • Promote or seek input from other practitioners
  • Ensure research helps to give the project a new direction
  • Ensure research helps the projects to tackle new concepts and problems
  • Ensure the research carries an element of risk
  • These risks might include:
  • Is the task achievable in the allocated time?
  • Lack of support
  • Do I have the ability?
  • Can I compete with large studios with equally large budgets?
  • Can I improve on the research already conducted?
  • Compare results of own findings to research done by other practitioners
  • Attempt to further this research and innovate new research

Having considered the learning outcomes the next logical step would appear to be identifying important dates and deadlines.

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