Development of a longitudinal course of study for participants to develop digital and creative skill sets, graphic design and communication skills and confidence in respect to applying these skills in future life situations.
Scottish Prison Service (SPS) Low Moss, New College Lanarkshire. Development of a longitudinal course of study for participants to develop digital and creative skill sets, graphic design and communication skills and confidence in respect to applying these skills in future life situations.
Through user research developing a course and skills curriculum for learners of varying levels, deliverable simultaneously at varying levels. Inclusion of digital skills with a focus on real world application and context. Working with a male cohort of mixed age ability, initial tasks were designed around the fundamentals and exposure to graphic design, and what that might constitute. Colour, composition, typography, shapes and printing were covered in manual skills, introductions to digital programs and translation of materials through scanning and photography (PS, AI, ID). "For development of coursework feedback was taken with group conversations held about the substance of visual project work. It was raised by the group that different backgrounds present different interests, and so methods of independent project work as opposed to designated group briefs was approached." Students had the opportunity to influence and build on facilities in the learning environment, the tasks designed for skills transfer and the content of research briefs. 'Control' was a key term and feature of feedback sessions. As a group moderator I was able to asses for areas where students might be able to assert and develop cognitive, active, authoritative decision making.