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Learning out loud june 17 2019


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Slides from Keynote delivered on 17 June, 2019 at the University of South Wales Creative Industries Conference. Full presentation available via

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Learning out loud june 17 2019

  1. 1. Learning Out Loud (Rainbows, Unicorns, and Muddy Puddles) Professor Laura Ritchie
  2. 2. Three Questions: • Who are you? Describe something core to how you think or act as a creative practitioner. • What do you think of learning? How would you define it? Categorise it? • Is this what you do in your practice?
  3. 3. …and me? • I believe in self-efficacy. • Learning is something we do: Co-learning & Connectivism • I strive for an active, open, & reflective practice.
  4. 4. Self-efficacy confidence in capabilities Influenced by: 1. Accomplishment (mastery) 2. Observing (vicarious experience) 3. Verbal persuasion (feedback & encouragement) 4. Physical signs (e.g. nerves)
  5. 5. Learning as doing: Image CC BY by Dave Catchpole Experience Recognition Reflection
  6. 6. Connectivism & Co-learning Image CC By-SA by Paul Domenick “They see a person learning as a self-managed and autonomous seeker of opportunities to create, interact and have new experiences, where learning is not the accumulation of more and more facts or memories, but the ongoing development of a richer and richer neural tapestry. They understand that the essential purpose of education and teaching is not to produce some set of core knowledge in a person, but rather to create the conditions in which a person can become an accomplished and motivated learner in their own right.” (Downes, 2017, p290)
  7. 7. Becoming professional? Imabe CC BY-SA by Storem “Start calling yourself a writer, start living that life - all of it, because no one will give you the permission to do it, unless you accept it now on your own terms. There is no measure for creative practice.” (Ron Samul)
  8. 8. Here to There (a demonstration) experience is one step Image CC BY-SA by Col!
  9. 9. Image CC BY by Grizzleymountainar Pedagogic principles? Learning tools? LearnerTeacher • Leading • Mentoring • Coaching • Communication • Awareness • Trust • Willingness • Accomplishment & • Failure
  10. 10. Innovation Image CC BY by Christine und Hagen Graf “…most people don’t allow themselves to experiment with ideas, because they assume that they have to fit into the system.” (Horton & Freire, 1990,p.44) SKUNKWORKS
  11. 11. Innovation, Risk, & Academia? Skunkworks principle: • Small group environment where you’re freed of institutional processes to experiment in order to reach a goal • Controlled risk • Rules? Rules and processes exist to minimise variance Image CC BY by Thomas Galvez
  12. 12. Learning? • Where? • When? • How? • With whom? Do you do it? Image CC BY by JD Hancock
  13. 13. We Can Create Space “Well, in art as in everything else, one can build only upon a resisting foundation: whatever constantly gives way to pressure, constantly renders movement impossible. My freedom consists in moving about within the narrow frame that I have assigned myself for each one of my undertakings.” (Stravinsky, 1970, p.65) Image CC BY-SA by Steve Pmeroy
  14. 14. A Network of Creative Practice Image of Trou de la serrure/Viola accouchement/Bon ménage/Fraise avant-garde (c.1916) - Amadeo de Souza-Cardoso (1897-1918) shared by Pedro Ribiero Simões Why? Goals? for us & for our students
  15. 15. Yapnet “A private space where you can share unfinished work, unvarnished ideas, or unrealized projects for feedback, perspective, suggestions, and encouragement from fresh, knowledgeable eyes.” #My100Days
  16. 16. How did you learn? Then & Now: • Fast moving world – technology, consumption, presentation • Who is the audience? • How do people engage? • What are we preparing them for? – what actual path can they take after time with us?
  17. 17. Proposed Learning Bill of Rights 1. The capacity to know and then 2. To reflect on experiences without coercion, 3. The capacity to act, and 4. The capacity to have an impact (Downes, 2017, p.95) Image CC BY by JD Hancock
  18. 18. Two final questions: Is who/where you are now where you thought you’d be when you were the one at university? you are sitting at uni: Where do you want to be and how are you going to get there?
  19. 19. “Openness is necessary because –as the saying goes –you cannot see with your eyes closed.” (Horton & Freire, 1990, p.145) Professor Laura Ritchie University of Chichester