Category: education


Teenage dystopias

The slew of teenage films set in a dystopian near future is more than a case of Hollywood’s thematic franchising.

In a very real way, the success of these oddly similar stories speaks of the cultural zeitgeist in the collective adolescent imagination.

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ArtSchool portfolios

For many years, educators in the visual arts have relied on a portfolio to determine if a candidate is good enough for entry to school.

The assumption underlying this is that the more “competitive” the portfolio selection process is, the “better” the school is.

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