I have been fortunate to be part of research groups that have broken ground in the area of digital media and learning. Participating in this research has informed my philosophy on education and the style of learning that is important to me. I believe in an arts-integrated approach to learning that explores the power of literacy in all subjects. Methods that inspire me combine Freire’s call for subject equitability (Friere, 1970), Bruner’s focus on autonomous learners (Bruner, 1961), and Vygotsky’s emphasis on the community in meaning-making (Vygotsky, 1978). To me, teachers are advisors and students are scholars. Learning happens in a multitude of settings and an iterative process, returning to readings and practices with new eyes helps all participating understand the full meaning of the work and how it relates to society.
Think & Do Workshops
...designed to foster an open space for people of varied disciplines and backgrounds to come together, effectively learn from each other, and create together. The process is an act of Thinkering or thinking about something by tinkering with objects.