Posts in creative process: gathering

YouTube clips as data

YouTube clips as data

As outlined in the methodology segment of Raising Creativity (part 3), arts-informed research exists in part as a response to the limitations of traditional research methods. As such, it stands out as being very different in terms of process, form, and objective (Knowles & Cole,... [+]

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... [+]

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... [+]

Eisner, Freire, & I

Eisner, Freire, & I

As a new scholar, I have been dramatically influenced by a few senior scholars that have come before me—namely, Elliot Eisner and Paulo Freire. In this post, I describe my work and philosophical convictions in relation to those of Eisner and Freire, thus attempting to... [+]

Collective Intelligence/Inclusion

The methodology behind Raising Creativity involves mining the “collective intelligence” (Jenkins, 2006) of YouTube for relevant clips that can be remixed together to form a cohesive illuminated response to the question of how creativity can be nurtured in education. In this blog I consider the... [+]

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... [+]

My dissertation proposal

My dissertation proposal

NURTURING CREATIVITY IN EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS: ART-BASED INQUIRY INTO ALTERNATIVE LEARNING METHODS Research Question and Rationale .       As an artist/researcher/teacher (Irwin & de Cosson, 2004)—that is, as a person who concurrently makes art, teaches art, and investigates issues related to art and pedagogy—I... [+]