If life is what happens to our plans, then dance is what happens to our steps.
ideas sometimes when you wait they come to you.

Preparation for starting with BAPP

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Nov 27th Skype with Module One focus am conversation

We talked about the importance of finding your authentic self in your writing and artefact making. What we mean by this was that you genuinely want to communicate an idea/story not just write to show you read something or can recite some information. The Reflective essays are about bring together significant points form the term and thinking about how they help you see your self differently or see more of yourself or a new perspective about your field. How you are 'widened'. Because of that they can't be about everything you did or learnt they must be crafted to tell a story that is significant to what you are being asked to engage with and address and to your practice. The essays are not just to prove you were there.


  1. I have been really inspired lately about the journey that we are all on, our artistic lineage and how this has shaped us to there here and now. I am very much looking forward to reading everyone's blog posts following this Skype call. Jess

  2. Some great examples of researching the feedback I gave 'don't interrupt your sentences with quotes you can put into your own words'. Sophie (BAPP) then went away and researched this ideas and sent me the follow examples:

    Examples of Paraphrasing rather than direct quotations
    This follows the emphasis Lo et al place on student variations as they explain

    “Crucial is a deep and thorough understanding of the different ways by which students come to acquire the capability targeted”. (2002, p. 4).

    This follows the emphasis Mun Ling Lo et al place on student variations. They explain how vital it is to understand how contrasting capabilities require adjustable targets. (Lo et al, 2002, p. 4).


    Twyla Tharp explains that this type of Tacit knowledge

    'doesn't need to be accessed through conscious effort'. (Tharp and Reiter, 2006 p 65.)

    Twyla Tharp, author of 'The Creative Habit' (Tharp and Reiter, 2006 p 65.) explores this type of tacit knowledge which she characterises as automatic, non-verbal and sensed rather than articulated.

    1. This is really useful as I noticed I have done that a few times in my literature review unnecessarily!

  3. It was a very helpful skype discussion! Finally got around to blogging about it. You can follow the link below to have a read: