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Using your learning log

Learning logs should not be approached like a diary or a place to write streams of creative consciousness but instead to be used as a clear and edited learning tool to mark your thoughts over the course.

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Learning logs – Changing the way you work

Following on from Julia’s recent post I thought I would write a post about my own experience as an OCA student and my struggles with keeping a learning log.

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The Learning Log

A student’s Learning Log, in whatever form, is an important feature of the OCA learning experience but can be a tricky thing to get right. Over the past few years I’ve had several conversations with students about the best way to approach it.This article has been written to start a conversation about how you might get the most from writing the log while bearing in mind the work it has to do within the context of a course.

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Learning Logs: what assessors are looking for

Assessment time again, I’m just back from Barnsley and thought I’d have another crack at learning logs from a different angle. Here are 5 invented statements from fictitious learning logs. Have a read of them and see what you think: 1. Lovely day so made up a flask and put my paints in my rucksack. Had […]

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Blog of the week: Nigel Roberson

This week we are featuring Nigel Roberson‘s learning blog for his Photography 2: Landscape course. It is an exemplary example of a carefully structured reflective learning log, showing clearly how Nigel has developed his work, selecting ideas, rejecting others and drawing on his research reading. Fabulous.

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Linda Beadle’s Learning Logs

Pat Moloney talks about Linda Beadle’s Textiles 1 learning logs and the role of learning logs in general.

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Making the most of sketchbooks and learning logs

Eileen Adams is a fervent believer in the value of sketchbooks. We were delighted when this sketchbook guru (known for her contribution to Campaign for Drawing) agreed to be filmed talking about sketchbooks and the role of learning logs. I approached her after hearing her keynote speech at a conference all about sketchbooks earlier in […]

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Blog of the Week: southliving

Blog of the week this month is southliving written by China based OCA photography student Dewald Botha. And written is the operative word, one of the defining features of Dewald’s learning blog is the way that he sets out so clearly his thinking about his work – both in advance of shooting and then subsequently. […]

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