Direct InstructionThe students are advised to get out their work on design elements, their sketches from their architect's work and their concept thumbnail sketches. They will refer to these to produce their design development layouts.
These developments will be in the form of cut out coloured paper to represent the different elements of the poster designs.
They are encouraged to use the shapes and design elements from the architect to guide their work as this will help them to get merit and excellence for their project.
This is the second lesson direct instruction where the teacher is reminding the students about using the design elements they have been looking at and explaining about recording themselves analysing what they have done.
This is a short video showing one of the one to one sessions with the students that happened as we went along with the lesson.
Here are some of the students talking about their design developments.
The focus was to be on why they did the layout like they did and how it relates to the work and design style of the architect they have chosen to look at.
Lesson Topic :- Visual Literacy - Poster Layout Development
Year Group :- Year 11 (Jump Start )
The students will use their knowledge of design elements and where these design elements are seen in the work of their chosen architect.
Links with the New Zealand Curriculum
NCEA Level 1 - Curriculum Level 6
Outcome development and evaluation
Critically analyse their own and others’ outcomes to inform the development of ideas for feasible outcomes.
The students have drawn from pictures of their architect’s work, looking specifically for line, shape, form and pattern.
We have all worked on illustrated design words.
The students have all produced thumbnail sketches of layouts as the starting point for their poster layouts.
Blue and green paper
Access to online to view design elements and pictures of architects work.
Use these simple layout structures to help them start layout developments on the computer.
Reflection and Analysis
What went well.
The layouts are really starting to reflect the style of the chosen architects so I think that letting them think in simple colour blocks like this is working. They are applying the design words / elements well that we have been talking about and I can hear them speak the right words as they are discussing their work with each other.
This is a good start to Level 1 using the correct terminology from the start, then they can include it in their analysis write ups later in the course.
What still needs work.
This was the first time for the class to make videos of themselves talking about their work, so they were quite shy about it. This also took a long time as they needed to redo and hide in corners to do it.
Some students had not completed many hand drawn thumbnail sketch layouts, so had to spend a little time catching up on this before they could start on the development layouts.