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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

  1. Comment on the Flipgrid and MUUT conversations
  2. VIEW & DISCUSS: Teachers Inspire Creativity
  3. Ideas for discussion:
    1. Graham Wallas stages of creativity: preparation, incubation, illumination, verification
    2. Jerome Bruner: The role of surprise, perception and combinations in creativity
    3. Jonah Lehrer: Why conflict, dissent, relationships, proximity and space stimulate the production of new ideas
    4. 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?
    5. 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?
  4. 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
  5. Preview LEAP 1 assignment, along with homework and expectations for next week

PLEASE COMPLETE THESE ACTIVITIES BEFORE Monday, February 6

  1. 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.
  2. 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).

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