I have been thinking about this with particular reference to the lengthy process of ceramics and the shortening of the teaching week. I am interested in gaining an understanding of what it is that one gets assessed on if the work is not fired or finished. Perhaps I would be more effective as a supporter of student learning if the guidance I could offer could be more objective and more specifically directed towards assessment criteria. I also have many years of experience with ongoing workshops and therefore would appreciate the chance to learn how to plan for much shorter student contact time. I am about to lead a daylong workshop for 25 boys (age 7-9 years) along with some of their parents.