The Art Practice Archive (TAPA)
As part of a post-graduate research project with Mount Saint Vincent University (Nova Scotia), I have been exploring the possibilities of creating an archive of YouTube videos that document good inquiry based art student practice as a peer modelling resource for a blended visual art classroom.
Peer modelling is not a new idea; in fact, it is probably, in one form or another, the oldest and most natural form of learning. The research literature is clear that it should have a place in the classroom, but it is rarely used to the full. With the advent of blended classrooms, more attention is being given to independent learning, and using digital resources; this in turn allows for many opportunities in peer modelling. Online video is intrinsically suitable for visual art related learning, and video documentation of inquiry based research is central to a good art practice. This combination of changes in learning theory, classroom organization, and contemporary art practice naturally lead to the idea of using peer modelling videos. My initial experiments suggest some of the potential rewards, and also the challenges.
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PROJECT AT THE TAPA WEBSITE
VIEW THE 'ARCHIVE' AT THE TAPA YOUTUBE CHANNEL
CONTACT ME IF YOU WANT TO CONTRIBUTE A VIDEO TO THE ARCHIVE OR JUST LEARN MORE