January 30, 2017
If you were unable to participate “live,” please watch the video and contribute a video comment on the YouTube page.
AGENDA FOR OUR SYNCHRONOUS MEETING
- Comment on the Flipgrid and MUUT conversations
- VIEW & DISCUSS: Teachers Inspire Creativity
- Ideas for discussion:
- Graham Wallas stages of creativity: preparation, incubation, illumination, verification
- Jerome Bruner: The role of surprise, perception and combinations in creativity
- Jonah Lehrer: Why conflict, dissent, relationships, proximity and space stimulate the production of new ideas
- Mike Csikszentmihalyi: Where in your ordinary life do you experience happiness? How does attention and focus affect “flow” as part of your creative process? What are the seven characteristics of being in a flow state?
- David Gauntlett: How are school and media examples of “sit back and be told”experiences? Should creativity be focused on process or product? How is creativity political?
- During your discussion, see if you can generate some questions on the topics explored by these authors that could be answered through a research process. Put your question on the Google Doc
- Preview LEAP 1 assignment, along with homework and expectations for next week
PLEASE COMPLETE THESE ACTIVITIES BEFORE Monday, February 6
- READ. As you read David Buckingham this week, compose at least 3 tweets to summarize and comment on key ideas from the reading and share them using the hashtag #EDC534. Read the tweets of peers and “like” at least one.
- READ: As you read Scott McCloud, make one comment about the ideas you are encountering using the Padlet Wall. Try to include both a brief summary and response to the ideas you encounter. Use an image or a hyperlink to accompany your work.
COMING UP! DUE February 6: LEAP #1 Media Memoir
READINGS TO BE COMPLETED BY February 6, WEEK 3
Critical and Creative Inquiry: What is the relationship between writers and readers in a digital age? How is authorship changing as a result of new forms of communication and expression?
READ: Buckingham, D. (2003). Why teach the media? New media childhoods. Media literacies. Defining the field. Media education: Literacy, learning and contemporary culture (pp. 1 – 69). London: Polity.
READ: McCloud, S. (1993). Setting the Record Straight, The Vocabulary of Comics, Show and Tell & The Six Steps. Understanding comics. New York: Kitchen Sink Press (pp. 1 – 59, 138 – 161 and 162 – 184).