Posts in creative process: critique

Limitations

Limitations

While there are many strengths to my research, I recognize it is also not without limitations. In this post I discuss several potential limitations to my work, in terms of both method and outcome. Method .      My data collection involves mining the “collective intelligence” (Jenkins,... [+]

Participation & production

Participation & production

I just finished watching a remarkable research-based video on child-driven education that presented itself to me as a result of a chain of events in participatory culture (Jenkins, 2006). The content of the video itself describes and mirrors the phenomenon that occurred in order for... [+]

Adapting my writing for film

Adapting my writing for film

Since beginning my PhD program, I have learned and relearned how to write for various audiences and purposes. Although I would have said at the outset of the program that I was capable of writing academically, truthfully I became much more skilled at this craft... [+]

The creative process simplified

My conceptualization of the creative process, as illustrated in Part 2 of Raising Creativity (2013), differs from that in the Ontario Arts Curriculum (OAC) document (Ministry of Education and Training, 2009, p. 20). I have purposely synthesized and simplified this version from the Ministry of Education (MOE) for... [+]

Response to part 1 feedback

In response to feedback I received from one of my committee members, I would like to clarify my thinking regarding a section of the first video of Raising Creativity. . Part 1 of this documentary series serves in essence as an introduction to the topic... [+]

Summer 2013 update

Summer 2013 update

It’s midsummer already, and a lot is in motion. I thought I would take a moment to report on progress so far and to reflect on the whole dissertation process. .     After having my research proposal approved in January, I felt disburdened and revitalized... [+]

An IEP for everyone

An IEP for everyone

In a documentary about creativity, I would be remiss if I did not discuss individualized approaches in education. Creativity is as diverse and unique as are people. It’s a wonder and a shame then that mainstream schooling is served in a one-size-fits-all framework, as this... [+]

Teachers' duty of agency

Teachers’ duty of agency

In my interpretation, agency is an embedded responsibility within the Standards of Practice for the Teaching Profession. In this blog I discuss the wording of these standards from the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) and the understanding I glean from it. .    The Standards of Practice... [+]

Matters of copyright

Matters of copyright

Foundational to its art-based methodology, Raising Creativity co-opts snippets of copyrighted material to produce original documentary videos. In this post, I will discuss the details of the Copyright Act and explain how remix is justly used in my research. .    I will admit from the outset,... [+]

The multimodal PhD framework

Before my PhD proposal could be approved at the departmental level, part of the task was to necessarily develop a framework for the alternative, multimodal format for the Ph.D. dissertation. I worked collaboratively with my supervisor, Dr. Jennifer Rowsell, and Dean Michael Plyley to produce the following.... [+]

Alternative dissertation formats

It’s 2013. Writing as we know it has changed, having evolved with technology (Dobson, 2005) yet the expectations for the dissertation have remained constant. Innovative writing formats can now offer scholarship new perspectives, new audiences, and new directions moving forward. Here I discuss how art-based... [+]

The PhD must change

The PhD must change

At the time of this posting, the all-time most read and commented on article in University Affairs (UA) online magazine is one entitled, “The PhD is in Need of Revision” (Tamburri, 2013). I couldn’t agree more, and in this blog I’d like to explain why.... [+]