Unlocking creative motivations with #The100DayProject

I’ve signed up to join the brilliant online art project that is #The100DayProject at a time when I know I’ll be ‘thinking about thinking’ and learning experiences most days. Starting on 2nd April, I’ll be using creativity to link together the different strands of EdD activities and projects with FDC.

This semester has seen me focus again on the philosophical underpinning of my research, where pragmatism has been a hook to connect so many of my thoughts and ideas to. In particular, John Dewey’s work around art as an experience has resonated with previous observations of learning through digital making and Papert’s work of constructing knowledge and reconstructing using personal experiences.

Quote taken from Art as Experience by John Dewey

Art, according to Dewey, is an attempt to find light in a great darkness and appealing directly to sense and the sensuous imagination. My interpretation will be through Industry 4.0 and sensors but making that connection through craft techniques and textile heritage.

The final ‘expressive object’ will be a wearable project when the quantified self will emphasise the quality of air around us. It’s a complimentary build to a recent workshop programme when we have facilitated pupil voice to action climate change. We know how children can develop computational thinking skills using physical computing builds to promote social justice, but to what extent can that extend to environmental literacy?

I’ll be reflecting on another link back to a directed study at uni this semester, looking at policy and practice of children’s mental health and wellbeing provision in schools. From an ontological position it’s a chance to look at relevant and social learning with purpose via the GREAT DREAM framework.

That’ll also give me practical opportunities to explore the latest research identified as the 10 Keys to Happier Living from Action for Happiness.

10 Keys to Happier Living from Action for Happiness

And to put creativity at the heart of everything to connect those strands together?

I’ll be taking thoughts offline and away from the 3D printer. Back to traditional methods and reflecting through Kumihimo.

‘Come Together’ with Kumihimo

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