Posts in creative process: incubation

YouTube clip selection criteria

In preparation for my conducting my art-based research which invokes “collective intelligence” (Jenkins, 2006) by remixing YouTube videos to illuminate my research question, I have developed a schema for determining which clips will be usable and which will be necessarily bypassed. In this blog, I... [+]

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... [+]

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... [+]

Learning from my garden

Learning from my garden

I grow a garden in my backyard every year, and every year I am taught new things from it. In observing my vegetables and fruit trees this year, I’ve witnessed several truisms of life in general that can be applied to pedagogy, which best amplify... [+]

The value of ambiguity

The value of ambiguity

Something I have always loved about art is that it resonates in naturally unpredictable and diverse ways. When something is “in the eye of the beholder,” interpretation and subjectivity are in play. These moments, I believe, are conducive to rich pedagogy, as this post will... [+]

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.... [+]

Starting the dissertation journey

My proposal hearing isn’t for another 2 days, but I’ve already begun to piece together thoughts, ideas, and film experiments as the first few steps in this dissertation journey. .    Of course, none of this is coming out of thin air; I’ve been ruminating over this... [+]

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... [+]