The Creative and the Curious: When learners roam free
Keynote Presentation for the EDEN Research Workshop, KU Leuven, Belgium, October 2012!The Creative and the Curious:When learners roam free!!Helen KeeganNational Teaching Fellow, Higher Education AcademySenior Lecturer, University of Salford, MediaCity UK
New Spaces, New Pedagogies Blurring boundaries: - Learners - Educators - Experts - Institutions - Disciplines ECOSYSTEM: ISSUES AND CHALLENGES Transdisciplinarity in Networked Spaces (Burnett 2011) ‘Epistemological reboot’ (Balsamo 2011) Open, Social, Mobile, Networked, Responsive, Flexible
Modelling network and media literacies Using Instagram and Twitter to connect ‘live’ with #psvtam and #mscsm students from AoIR Internet Research conference Demonstrating network connections; modeling behaviours@nancybaym feat. @solobasssteve at #ir12, 12 Oct 2011
Opening up the classroomUndergraduate student a9ending Postgraduate class à Ex-‐student a9ending Postgraduate class à Mobile learning: learners are mobile à UG/PG: ex/current students: on/off campus
Mobile Creativity“Travelling on trains gives metime to shape ideas”@ugﬂ – 2nd Year student
Digital literacies, digital citizenship Attention Critical thinking/ﬁltering Participation Collaboration Network smarts (Rheingold, 2012)
Curiosity, Mystery, Intrigue – and Assessment VERSUS: “I’m paying X amount per year” “I just want a ﬁrst”Transformative learning(Mezirow 1978) “What do I need to do to get a ﬁrst?”
Hugh Garry and the 4 themes Elements of the crea^ve process: CURIOSITY COLLECTING IDEAS CONNECTING GETTING YOUR WORK OUT THERE
#PSVTAMBSc Professional Sound and Video TechnologyAdvanced Multimedia (n=30) • Digital identity • Remix culture • Copyright, licensing, ethics • Participatory media production • Mobile phone ﬁlmmaking • Transmedia storytelling • Critical media literacies
The Game How to get from Week TOPIC HERE Week 1 Digital Iden^ty/Online Presence Week 2 Remix Culture/Par^cipatory Culture Week 3 Copyright, licensing, ethics Week 4 Networks and Openness Week 5 Huey – Guest Lecture Week 6 Transmedia/digital storytelling Week 7 Pocket Cinema Week 8 Mobile Film Project Week 9 Mobile Film Project Week 10 Mobile Film Project Week 11 THE REVEAL (BBC Big Screen) Week 12 BBC Big Screen (2nd showing) To HERE?
Quotes from Tweets: “I’m so scared” “This is creepy” “I’m getting worried about this” “Serious data protection implications” “I have a red hot poker ready…”
Email (ﬁre ﬁghting)Hi all, Thanks to you lot and your detec^ve work (and geing me his email address ;) I’ve just made contact with the mysterious Ruﬁ Franzen. Firstly, you’ll be relieved to know that you have nothing to worry about in terms of data security – there have been no breaches of security. I can’t say any more at the moment as I’ve been sworn to secrecy, so I need you to trust me on this. What I do know is that this is going somewhere good – amazing in fact. I don’t know much more at this stage, and I’m not sure I’m going to be told. Anyway, let’s chat about it tomorrow – remember the feedback session 3-‐5 in 3.34! See you tomorrow. This is crazy – but ace. Helen
So was it worth the risk? “Just so pleased to have been involved in this ARG, “this is something I’ll never Ruﬁ will live forever!” forget” “Today I realized just how amazing the small things in life can be. Yes, this is a massive cliché but, yes, it “It was incredible, we all is true!” watched in the rain as passers by watched the “This was a fantas^c learning work we had created, experience; The intrigue, the broadcast on a huge screen teamwork, the puzzle solving; in one of the most famous Everyone who has taken part in ci^es in the world. the process has brought their own theories and ideas, everyone has helped solve a li9le bit of the puzzle.” “I wanna do it again!”
Transformations “I will always remember Ruﬁ, and the way it has forced me to think about certain things. “You now have me pouring over I’d love this way of teaching all the blogs. The subtlety and to become a permanent deliciousness of this game and ﬁxture in our educa^on how you all dealt with each system (I’ve just wri9en issue on a day to day basis is 1200 words on a Friday staggering… it is good to know night for God’s sake, and that I played a part in possibly it’s not even for an the greatest thing I have ever assignment!)” been exposed to…”
"Education either functions as an instrument which isused to facilitate integration of the younger generationinto the logic of the present system and bring aboutconformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, themeans by which men and women deal critically andcreatively with reality and discover how to participate inthe transformation of their world." ! Paulo Freire (Pedagogy of the Oppressed)
The Creative and the Curious:When learners roam freeHelen KeeganNational Teaching Fellow, Higher Education AcademySenior Lecturer, University of Salford, MediaCity UKTwitter: @heloukeeBlog: heloukee.wordpress.com
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