Parts 4 & 5 are live!

Parts 4 & 5 are live!

The observations and illuminations segments of my research are now complete, wrapping up my documentary dissertation!

In the fourth instalment of the five part series (observations), the viewer is presented with my audit of the internet as I mine the “collective intelligence” (Jenkins, 2006) of YouTube for coherent thoughts in answer to the question, “how can we nurture creativity in education?” This forty-five minute video is the longest of all five videos, as it offers a comprehensive response from the perspective of seven unique educational models (unschooling, homeschooling, Sudbury Valley free schools, Montessori schools, Waldorf schools, alternatives within mainstream schooling, and mainstream schooling). The results of my audit will be received and interpreted uniquely by every viewer, which is why I have titled the fifth and final chapter of Raising Creativity, “illuminations.”
.        In the illuminations video, I debrief and provide justification for not offering absolute conclusions for the viewer, beyond asserting what I believe was made obvious throughout the documentary, that the mainstream system requires major changes if it is to aptly foster creativity. I end with a call to action by referencing the creative process once again, stating that when something isn’t right, it is up to the individual to engage in critique, gathering, incubation, and production processes in order to make the necessary improvements. Then I present some of my own reflexive actions that I personally take in my mainstream classroom to nurture creativity. This appears as a bonus feature at the end of the fifth video.

Here is part 4:

Here is part 5:

 

 

 

References

Jenkins, H. (2006). Convergence culture: Where old and new media collide.

.          New York: New York University Press.

Raising Creativity. (2014, May 21). Raising creativity (part 4/5): Observations.
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.          Retrieved May 21, 2014, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QV4Xvf7czT8
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Raising Creativity. (2014, July 29). Raising creativity (part 5/5): Illuminations.
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.          Retrieved July 29, 2014, from
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.          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=846DexpJYmI

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