I am currently a student teacher in University in Wales U.K doing a one year post graduate course.
I am going to be teaching in the post compulsory education sector i.e post school leavers, I will be teaching animation traditonal and computer and am looking to implement Blender into the syllabus.
One of the main reasons i’m doing this beside’s the fact that Blender completley rocks is through my own experience as a student and working proffesional.
I want to make students aware that they can upon graduating form their course go on to create collaborative proffesional projects through using blender, and there is no longer a need to use dodgy versions of certain “industry standard” software.
This will help them to achieve a status of independence and more creativity in their work and hence forwarding the reputation of Blender, but most importantly improving animation as an art form.
If i can achieve my aims of implementing it a least one course over the next few years I will be a happy bunny, as I said however still training to teach at the mo.
Part of my course is to write a report on a aspect of education relataing to my subject area, so for this I will be looking at my above aims of implementing Blender into a existing curriculum of animation teaching.
Providing I am given the go ahead by my tutors for this as a subject matter for my research paper.
I was wondering if there were any practicing tutors in the UK who use Blender in the multimedia/animation field who i would be able to interview (at some point in the future for 5 - 10 mins)
Don’t know if this is apropriate for this thread but thought i’d chuck it in there.
Thanks for reading