Posts in creative work

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... [+]

Winter 2013 update

Winter 2013 update

It’s December 2013, and the progress continues. In this post I will review what has been done since my summer update as well as what is left to do. .     Early November saw the release of my second video in the Raising Creativity (2013)... [+]

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... [+]

Part 2 (literature review) is live!

The second instalment of my five-part video series is complete and now live! This instalment of Raising Creativity constitutes the literature review of my research-based documentary.       Just as in a traditional dissertation, this second “chapter” of my multimodal dissertation provides a comprehensive overview... [+]

Bricolage

Bricolage

In constructing an appropriate method for this research, I have borrowed from various methodologies (namely, A/r/tography, Arts-informed Research, and, to a lesser extent, narrative inquiry) to develop something specifically fitting for my purposes. In doing so, I’ve effectively implemented bricolage as a research orientation. This... [+]

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.... [+]

The unschooled art student

In looking back on my own schooling experience in the public system in Ontario, I consider myself a product of the mainstream system only in part. There was not a year that I did not attend mainstream school, yet honestly I think much of what... [+]

Art-based research in a nutshell

Although I am employing bricolage (i.e., a combination of methodologies for a customized application; Kincheloe, 2001), there is one main methodology that I draw most heavily from: Arts-informed Research (AIR). Based upon another post I wrote located at rebeccazak.com, this post will discuss AIR succinctly,... [+]

Research vs. creative process

Research vs. creative process

Scholarly work is widely regarded today to include that which is creative in nature. This post, taken from my online Comprehensive Portfolio at www.rebeccazak.com, explains the rationale for this. .    The Brock University Faculty Association Collective Agreement (2008; and others like it) supports the use... [+]

The Artist/Researcher/Teacher

I identify with the artist/researcher/teacher (a/r/t) construct born from the methodology A/r/tography. In this post borrowed from rebeccazak.com, I describe what it means to be an a/r/t in practice. .    The a/r/t is a single self-concept forged from three intersecting roles (artist, researcher, and teacher)... [+]

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... [+]