Learning Sprint 2: Open Toolkits

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Learning Sprint 2: Open Toolkits

Weeks 3&4


 

ESW Dan Brown, Curator of Research and Debjani Banerjee, Curator for Learning. Debi will run the Artist's Toolkit workshop.

ESW Dan Brown, Curator of Research and Debjani Banerjee, Curator for Learning. Debi will run The Artist’s Toolkit workshop.

 

 

Your second sprint will focus on two discreet concepts:

 

Open = a movement > open educational resources (OERs), open access, open licencing

 

Toolkits = a collection of resources that can be used to ‘do’ something

 

You will develop a practical and theoretical understanding of the ‘Open’ movement and of ‘Artists’ Tookits’ before attempting to combine both concepts to create an ‘Open Toolkit’.


Sprint 2: Aims

Sprint 2 of this open course supports you to do the following:

  • Identify some of the key concepts and practices that are associated with the Open Movement, specifically OERs and modding.
  • Develop a practical and theoretical understanding of Educational Toolkits generally, and of the ‘Aritsts’ Toolkit’ more specifically by interacting with a range of Toolkits.
  • Learn how to design, develop and combine forms of Open learning with Toolkit-based learning techniques in formal and informal Learning Environments
  • Continue to gain insight and support from your Basho as a learner, enabling you to further develop your Personal Learning Network (PLN).

Sprint 2: Learning Outcomes

In Sprint 2 of this open course, you will mainly engage with the highlighted aspects of the course learning outcomes:

LO1 – creatively respond to artistic assignments and provide constructive feedback that supports peer learning

LO2 – research, design, run and document a workshop that teaches an aspect of your practice

LO3 – critically reflect upon what you have learned by researching, designing, running and documenting your workshop


Sprint 2: Problem Scenario (link)

The following Problem Scenario* (link) presents a situation that you will engage with during this second Sprint.

I have been just been commissioned to create an Artist’s Toolkit that is a comprehensive open educational resource (OER). I’ve been advised that I should avoid making assumptions about the learners that will use this Toolkit. Since I will only be paid when I complete the commission, I have very few resources at my disposal. How might I achieve this task?

*What is a Problem Scenario?: https://blogs.ed.ac.uk/macat/openlearninghandbook/problemscenario/


Sprint 2: Class Assignments

You need to complete all of the work specified for both assignments and attend all classes:

Pre-Sprint 2: Open Learning & Modding : Learning Module (link)

Please make sure you complete the Open Learning & Modding : Learning Module (link) before the Sprint begins in Week 3.

Open Learning & Modding : Learning Module (link)


Week 3 | In the Open (link)

Tuesday 4th October 2022 | 10:00-12:30 | 1.03, 7-8 Chambers Street, Central (link to timetable)

 

10:00am Unpacking the Problem Scenario

Neil, Beth and Jake will facilitate each Basho in-class to upack the Problem Scenario.

 

10:30am Workshop: In the Open (link)

Neil, Beth and Jake will faciliate this workshop.

Preparation is the Pre-Sprint 2: Open Learning & Modding : Learning Module (link)

 

12:10pm Introducing the next Learning Module: Week 3 | Art Assignments & Learning Theories (link)

Week 3 | Art Assignments & Learning Theories (link)

Thursday 6th October 2022

You will complete this learning module on your own and post your work to your own Portfolio.

Week 3 | Art Assignments & Learning Theories (link)

This learning module places the whole process of making and unmaking art assignments in an artistic and scholarly context so it is vital that you complete the work for it before the end of Sprint 2.


Week 4 | Playtesting Art Assignments (link)

Week 4 | The Artist’s Toolkit, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Tuesday 11th October 2022 | 1.03, 7-8 Chambers Street, Central (link to timetable)

Link to recording of the Workshop (link)

10:00-12:30 Playtesting Art Assignments (link)

Neil , Beth and Jake will facilitiate your Basho select and run different Art Assignments this morning.


What more should you do before Thursday 13th October 2022?

 

Complete this Reflective Analysis (Portfolio work) component of today’s workshop on Playtesting Art Assignments (link)

Thursday 13th October 2022 | Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop | 21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, GB EH6 4JT

10:15-13:00 The Artist’s Toolkit

This workshop – led by the artists Debjani Banerjee and Dan Brown – will take place in the Courtyard Studio space at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop | 21 Hawthornvale, Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh, GB EH6 4JT Debi Banerjee is Curator for Learning at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

Make sure you arrive for 10:15 and make your way downstairs to the seating area outside of the MILK café. Neil and Debjani will meet you there. Again, you should make sure you are wearing outdoor clothing (in case it rains)as we will be outside at some point today.

(You don’t have to prepare for this workshop either).

Participation this workshop is mandatory since it helps you to understand your own workshop design from an experiential and performative perspective.

You will witness and experience what does, and does not, work in different learning environments and gain a better sense of how different learners might respond to artistic and educational stimuli.


Artists’ Toolkits at ESW 13.10.22 Slideshow

https://www.flickr.com/gp/neilmulholland/gD29FuoT5E

 

After The Artist’s Toolkit ESW Workshop, please complete this short Learning Module What is a Toolkit? (link)

 


Sprint 2: Portfolio: Reflective Analysis (end of Sprint)

Return now to review the Problem Scenario (link).

I have been just been commissioned to create an Artist’s Toolkit that is a comprehensive open educational resource (OER). I’ve been advised that I should avoid making assumptions about the learners that will use this Toolkit. Since I will only be paid when I complete the commission, I have very few resources at my disposal. How might I achieve this task?

Remember that the Problem Scenario presents you with some tricky challenges that anchor a particular project.

The project here is the creation of “an Artist’s Toolkit that is a comprehensive open educational resource (OER).”

There are several problems that present you with challenges as you attempt to complete the project described in the Scenario.

Ask yourself: What are the problems to be solved here?

Make sure you clearly identify all of the ‘problems’ and that you put in the scholarly research they require to creatively tackle them.

Use your blogpost to present some possible answers to the questions posed in the scenario.

You may draw on anything that you’ve encountered in this course so far if it helps you to develop a critical and reflective response.


How could you tackle this particular Problem Scenario?

One Reflective Analysis method that might work for you is called:

What were your goals and objectives here? To take this approach, you might want to think through what you have examined and done in relation to the aims of Sprint 2 and use this to structure the way you present your findings: The aims again are to:

  • Identify some of the key concepts and practices that are associated with the Open Movement, specifically OERs and modding.
  • Develop a practical and theoretical understanding of Educational Toolkits generally, and of the ‘Aritsts’ Toolkit’ more specifically by interacting with a range of Toolkits.
  • Learn how to design, develop and combine forms of Open learning with Toolkit-based learning techniques in formal and informal Learning Environments
  • Continue to gain insight and support from your Basho as a learner, enabling you to further develop your Personal Learning Network (PLN).

Focus on what’s highlighted in bold above as your key goals and objectives. You can then follow IAD’s advice on how to develop some good habits that will help you to reflect on these goals and objectives: https://www.ed.ac.uk/reflection/reflectors-toolkit/goals-objectives-habits


Another Reflective Analysis method that might work for you is called:

Here you will be thinking primarily about your learning experience as part of Reflection for an assignment

This “often requires a particular language and structure.” https://www.ed.ac.uk/reflection/reflectors-toolkit/reflecting-on-experience

IAD offer six different models that you could play with here

https://www.ed.ac.uk/reflection/reflectors-toolkit/reflecting-on-experience (link)

    • Look throught the six models
    • Choose the one that you like best
    • Use that model to structure your Reflective Analysis

 

Whichever method of Reflective Analysis  you choose to pursue, please make sure that you critically address the Problem Scenario.

Do not simply list what you did during this Sprint 2.

 

Post-Sprint Diagnostic (link)

Due End of Week 5

A short online diagnostic to ascertain what you have (and have not) learned so far about Open Toolkits. You can add this to your Portfolio.

Link to the survey here (link)


Checklist:

 

☑️ Have you completed the Pre-Sprint Open Learning & Modding : Learning Module (link)?
☑️ Did you finish Learning Module: Week 3 | Art Assignments & Learning Theories (link)
Did you post in your Portfolio?
☑️ Have you completed the Reflective Analysis (Portfolio work) component(s) of Week 4 | Playtesting Art Assignments?
☑️ Did you attend and participate in The Artist’s Toolkit at Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop?
☑️ After the ESW visit, did you complete the short Learning Module in Week 4 What is a Toolkit? (link)
☑️ At the end of Week 4, did you re-visit the Sprint’s Problem Scenario and complete the Sprint 2 Assignment:  Write a 500 word blogpost in your Portfolio?

 

If you’ve completed these tasks, then you can move on to Sprint 3 in Week 6.

 

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