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SAE: an ethos of practical creativity

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Chief Academic Officer Raf Marcellino outlined SAE’s ethos of ‘practical creativity’, looking at the relationship between developing skills and knowledge for the creative media industries and the approaches to developing learners attracted to SAE’s fields of study. SAE programs are designed to cover technical knowledge, initiative and innovation and attitudinal development as the means of transforming enthusiastic amateurs into entry-level practitioners.’

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SAE: an ethos of practical creativity

  1. 1. SAE: An Ethos of Practical Creativity Raf Marcellino, Chief Academic Officer, SAE Global SAE Institute, Academic Affairs
  2. 2. “No man has the right to dictate what other men should perceive, create or produce, but all should be encouraged to reveal themselves, their perceptions and emotions, and to build confidence in the creative spirit.” ― Ansel Adams SAE Institute, Academic Affairs
  3. 3. Not Art for Art’s Sake • Expertise • Professionalism • Innovation SAE Institute, Academic Affairs
  4. 4. ‘art, it is said, is not a mirror, but a hammer: it does not reflect, it shapes.’ ― Trotsky SAE Institute, Academic Affairs
  5. 5. Relationship to Technology • Organ • Violin • Recorded sound SAE Institute, Academic Affairs
  6. 6. Professionalism, Expertise, Participation • Artisan • Professional the fiduciary's actions are performed for the advantage of the beneficiary. SAE Institute, Academic Affairs
  7. 7. Perception and Knowledge • “The optimist sees the donut, the pessimist sees the hole.” ― Oscar Wilde • • “All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” ― Edgar Allan Poe SAE Institute, Academic Affairs
  8. 8. Teaching Creative Media ‘…curriculum as a rejection of disciplines which employ writing or the written word, as the primary basis for the curriculum.’ SAE Institute, Academic Affairs
  9. 9. Teaching Creative Media • Practice & Praxis • Reflection and Relfexivity SAE Institute, Academic Affairs
  10. 10. Teaching Creative Media • Authentic learning – designing projects for creative media learning • Situated cognition SAE Institute, Academic Affairs
  11. 11. Structures for Learning 1. information banks 2. symbol pads 3. construction kits 4. phenomenaria 5. task managers Perkins, 1991 SAE Institute, Academic Affairs
  12. 12. Authentic Learning learn by doing foundational skills, knowledge understanding mirrors the complexities and ambiguities of real life SAE Institute, Academic Affairs
  13. 13. Project Based Learning • a more “integrated” understanding • learning mirrors real-world situations • improves student engagement, motivation • flexible approach to instruction • address multiple learning standards simultaneously http://edglossary.org/project-based-learning/ SAE Institute, Academic Affairs
  14. 14. Project Based Learning • Engagement of staff • Design of Tasks • Agile education – responsiveness to technological change SAE Institute, Academic Affairs

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