Event schedule - for discussion

Discussing a proposed event in autumn 2012
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Event schedule - for discussion

Post by Nick » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:35 pm

Here is my basic plan for the day - any suggestions?

10:00 Introduction
Meet the students, plan the day

10:20 The basics
How to interpret folding instructions from a book or diagram. Origami can be taught by a tutor, but giving students the ability to follow origami instructions (known as “diagrams”) allows them to practise without relying on memory & opens up the whole world of folding to them.

Over the past fifty years, diagrams have been refined and expanded, but they still use a core set of fifteen or so special folding symbols, which we are explained over the next few pages. These are universally recognised and give enough information for you to follow diagrams regardless of the language that may be used. After a while, they become second nature to you and you will easily be able to follow them.

11:30 Brief history of folding
An overview of how origami has developed with examples

12:30 Lunch

13:00 One to one teaching
This is a well-established way to enhance your skills. The idea is for two students to pair up and teach a design to each other. This allows you to practise in a controlled and low-stress environment and get continual feedback from your partner. Both are equals in the process and you will be able to refine the teaching sequence.

Each student then teaches the same model to the whole group.

15:00 Summary
Discussion – what have we learned?
Where to access resources online
How to further your skills in the area

16:00 Close

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Re: Event schedule - for discussion

Post by Michel G » Thu Sep 17, 2015 1:12 pm

An account and an a short video conference by Joan Sallas on the following page :
http://www.nickrobinson.info/origami/sh ... s/2015.php

And of course, the home page for these Sheffield Didactics http://www.nickrobinson.info/origami/sh ... /index.php

ps Thank you Nick !

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