How to engage reluctant learners in Art and Design
The course will address some of the issues connected to underachievement in Art and Design at GCSE, whilst looking at practical solutions to remedy disengagement and lack of motivation.
You will look at specific schemes of work, class tasks and targeted intervention strategies to motivate students and help them to hit their target grades. We will look at the structure of courses, and the best way to ‘hook’ students in.
You will also look at ways to develop your current projects and tasks such as the use of sketchbooks, analytical tasks, drawing skills, homework activities and support methods.
On top of this, guidance will be given to help plan longer term, imbed ‘boy friendly’ teaching, manage challenging behaviour and to support recruitment to GCSE from KS3.
This course is specifically aimed at the art, craft and design curriculum. You will explore practical techniques that can be integrated into existing schemes of work, immediately enabling your students to achieve positive results and help build their confidence and resilience.
Address the issues connected to underachievement in Art.
Gain practical solutions to remedy disengagement and lack of motivation.
Examine schemes of work, class tasks and targeted intervention strategies to motivate students and help them to hit their target grades.
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Imbed these teaching techniques for long term success.
Get a wealth of excellent resources to take back to the classroom.
Who should attend
All teachers of Art and Design.
NQT’s and new teachers.
Heads of faculty.
Specialist in delivering CPD to the Creative Arts
95% of delegates rate our courses as 'Excellent'
Your Course Leader
Amanda Williamson has worked as an artist and educator for the last 14 years, specialising in textile, print and mixed media techniques using unusual and unique methods to motivate and challenge students. With 12 years middle management and leadership experience she understands how to raise standards by engaging and enthusing the most reluctant learners to achieve above their target grades.
In 2004 she gained Master’s Degree in secondary education which focused on the reasons behind underachievement in Art and Design. Since then she has carried out several research projects in this area in order to raise pupil’s attainment in their GCSE and A level grades. Amanda maintains a strong emphasis on the individual learner and works continuously to achieve success for all.
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Cost £275 + VAT: Includes lunch, refreshments, an excellent bank of resources and CPD certificate
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We are specialist in delivering CPD to the Creative Arts
Feedback from delegates on Amanda's Courses
‘Excellent Course, Felt Very inspired, So Many Ideas’ Nicky H, Barton Court Grammar School
‘Excellent! Great dialogue, and new ideas. Excellent presentation and engagement’ – Graham G, Evelyn Grace Academy
‘What a BRILLIANT course! Best I’ve been on in 20 years teaching’ – Jackie B, Swanlea School
‘Well explained, inspiring, knowledgeable’ – Jackie B, Swanlea School
‘Loved it, so useful, can’t wait to start planning’ – Alison J, Saint Edmund’s Catholic School
‘Really positive course, hands on and practical’ – Kelly J, Ashford School
‘The course was open to what we wanted and needed’ – Kelly J, Ashford School
‘Excellent pace and choice of activities’ – Tiff F, Hurstpierpoint College
‘Lots of ideas to motivate boys and inspire them’ – Tiff F, Hurstpierpoint College
‘Very informative. It’s given me a lot to think about!' – Kate H, Bushey Media School
‘A thought provoking course’ – Jade R, Tendring Technology College
‘Excellent! Great delivery with interesting ideas’ – Svetland T, St. Edwards Church of England School
‘Fantastic course’ – Jennifer Price, Grace Academy
‘Very well delivered, I felt engaged the whole time’ – Jennifer P, Grace Academy
‘Gave me some excellent strategies to implement’ – Jade R, Tendring Technology College
‘I will be taking away practical techniques to embed straight away’ – Stephanie R, Sawston Village College
‘Really useful ideas, helpful tips and experienced course leader’ – Nina C, Brentside High School
‘Great sharing ideas and strategies’ – Debbie I, Oakbank Secondary Freeschool
‘Good ideas to use with boys for achievement and engagement’ – Debbie I, Oakbank Secondary Freeschool
‘It was so much fun trying out new materials and techniques’ – Alex B, Coleridge Community College
‘Really inspiring – Fantastic resources!’ – Rebecca L, Garth Hill College
‘It was good to gain an understanding of how to think like a boy’ – Rebecca L, Garth Hill College
‘Very good presentation taking on board the needs of teachers’ – Alison S, Rushcroft Foundation School
‘Great realistic and practical advice and methods to engage boys’ – Grace M, Hinchingbrooke School
‘Well planned, well delivered and really helpful and relevant’ – Clare M, Ash Manor School