Doing, being, becoming andbelonging via arts and crafts Nicole Aitken
Arts and Crafts• Art and craft has always been a big part of my life as my as I come from a creative family. We have an artist (aunty), Dress maker (nana), Cake decorator ( grandma), and an interior designer (uncle).• Art and craft was a vital part of my fieldwork two placement at a school. Schools often incorporate art and crafts into their teaching methods so that the children pay more attention and learn better. Including art and craft into learning inspires creativity and also covers more learning styles.
Doing -Taking part in purposeful activities. (Wilcock, 1998)
Being -Time taken to reflect and appreciate the meaningand value in what we do. (Wilcock, 1998)
Becoming – Envisioning ourfuture and what we wish to become. (Wilcock, 1998)
Belonging –The sense of being included through occupational performance and social interaction. The sense of inclusion and support. (Wilcock, 1998)