As you perhaps know, the current visual arts guide states that the Diploma Programme visual arts syllabus provides a framework that allows teachers to choose content and activities appropriate to both their students’ interests and experience and their own.
When constructing a course of study, the teacher must bear in mind the visual arts assessment criteria and the specific requirements for the assessment tasks explained in this guide.
“Teachers should design their courses of study according to:
- the cultural background, personal needs and abilities of the students
- the nature of the school
- their own expertise”.
Over the past two weeks I have been asking my first year IBDP students to consider the nature of the school, and to start by recording what they see. I have included three photographs taken last week showing some views of the campus, and some photographs of what the students have been doing in response to this assignment.