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Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | Group Concepts

Week 4 of CoLab. This week we were split into 3 smaller groups of around 6, where were able to explain and explore our own ideas more intimately and in greater depth. This allowed us to understand our own initial

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | Group Concepts

Week 4 of CoLab. This week we were split into 3 smaller groups of around 6, where were able to explain and explore our own ideas more intimately and in greater depth. This allowed us to understand our own initial

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | University of Birmingham visit

Week 3 of Colab – INSTANT PROJECT We met in our usual spot in the Curzon building in the classroom. The ‘Instant Project’ was set up for everyone to really establish a concept and to head in a specific direction.

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | University of Birmingham visit

Week 3 of Colab – INSTANT PROJECT We met in our usual spot in the Curzon building in the classroom. The ‘Instant Project’ was set up for everyone to really establish a concept and to head in a specific direction.

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | University of Birmingham visit

In week 2 of our Co:Lab module we went on a visit to the University of Birmingham. The first part of this trip was to visit ‘The Dome’ rehearsal room, which is a highly technologically advanced sound rehearsal room for

Autonomy, Complicity & Ascension | University of Birmingham visit

In week 2 of our Co:Lab module we went on a visit to the University of Birmingham. The first part of this trip was to visit ‘The Dome’ rehearsal room, which is a highly technologically advanced sound rehearsal room for

Exploring the senses

AUTONOMY, COMPLICITY & ASCENSION | CO:LAB 2020 When we talk about our senses we usually think of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. These are the so called ‘Aristotelian Senses’ as prescribed by the ancient philosopher Aristotle. In modern times,

Exploring the senses

AUTONOMY, COMPLICITY & ASCENSION | CO:LAB 2020 When we talk about our senses we usually think of sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. These are the so called ‘Aristotelian Senses’ as prescribed by the ancient philosopher Aristotle. In modern times,

Student Questionnaire Feedback

In order to gain an understanding of the success of the mentoring on students work we asked them to reflect on the mentoring process. We were particularly interested in asking questions which would allow them to reflect on their own

Student Questionnaire Feedback

In order to gain an understanding of the success of the mentoring on students work we asked them to reflect on the mentoring process. We were particularly interested in asking questions which would allow them to reflect on their own

Critical Appraisal

How can we improve out teaching approach when instructing pupils? Towards the end of our time at the school, we were a lot more confident and comfortable in the school setting and interacting with both staff and students, than we

Critical Appraisal

How can we improve out teaching approach when instructing pupils? Towards the end of our time at the school, we were a lot more confident and comfortable in the school setting and interacting with both staff and students, than we

Session 5: Desktop Crits

Desktop Crits From the feedback received from the students  the key suggestion they made for a way for us to help them was to review their work in a more formal manner.  We therefore acknowledged this feedback and suggested to

Session 5: Desktop Crits

Desktop Crits From the feedback received from the students  the key suggestion they made for a way for us to help them was to review their work in a more formal manner.  We therefore acknowledged this feedback and suggested to

Session 5: Assistance With Model Making

Model Development The A level module the students undertake is heavily based around a final model. This gave us the perfect opportunity to guide and help them with their models.  From many years of model making were able to show

Session 5: Assistance With Model Making

Model Development The A level module the students undertake is heavily based around a final model. This gave us the perfect opportunity to guide and help them with their models.  From many years of model making were able to show

Session 4 – Portfolio Breakdown and General Architecture Advice

This week Year 11 students interested in Architecture also joined the group of Sixth Form Students We prepared ahead of time a list of resources for prospective University Students. This included a breakdown of an admission portfolio with an assessment

Session 4 – Portfolio Breakdown and General Architecture Advice

This week Year 11 students interested in Architecture also joined the group of Sixth Form Students We prepared ahead of time a list of resources for prospective University Students. This included a breakdown of an admission portfolio with an assessment

Session 3: Photoshop and Sketchup Tutorials

  Before the session a tutorial of basic Sketchup views was set up, and Photoshop rendering of building views. This presentation was designed to be followed by the students with their own projects. Taking a key sketchup view exporting this

Session 3: Photoshop and Sketchup Tutorials

  Before the session a tutorial of basic Sketchup views was set up, and Photoshop rendering of building views. This presentation was designed to be followed by the students with their own projects. Taking a key sketchup view exporting this

Session 2 – Site Analysis

In the third week we introduced the student to site analysis methods, in particular representational techniques for data and observations. Focusing first on Constraints and Opportunities plans, we showed the students some examples, we then engaged in a discussion in

Session 2 – Site Analysis

In the third week we introduced the student to site analysis methods, in particular representational techniques for data and observations. Focusing first on Constraints and Opportunities plans, we showed the students some examples, we then engaged in a discussion in

Session 1: Model Making Tutorial

The Year 13 students required extra tutorials on how to incorporate more material skills into their model making. They had currently got the majority of their 3D models finished however were missing intricate details to complete models. Yr 13 Model

Session 1: Model Making Tutorial

The Year 13 students required extra tutorials on how to incorporate more material skills into their model making. They had currently got the majority of their 3D models finished however were missing intricate details to complete models. Yr 13 Model

Introduction: Our Journey Into Architecture

For the first session we felt it would be helpful to introduce ourselves and discuss where we started from and how we started our journey into architecture. As we all started from different backgrounds it was important to show the

Introduction: Our Journey Into Architecture

For the first session we felt it would be helpful to introduce ourselves and discuss where we started from and how we started our journey into architecture. As we all started from different backgrounds it was important to show the

Theoretical Framework: The Flipped Classroom

The concept for the flipped classroom came from teachers who were frustrated with students unable to translate concepts and contents from lectures into their own independent study when completing homework. This concept takes the traditional form of classroom lesson where

Theoretical Framework: The Flipped Classroom

The concept for the flipped classroom came from teachers who were frustrated with students unable to translate concepts and contents from lectures into their own independent study when completing homework. This concept takes the traditional form of classroom lesson where