Tag Archives: creativity

Duration as a Design Feature

One of the first considerations for a professional who designs learning communities is the issue of duration.  In particular, is the community intended to be short term, what designers call provisional, like a one-off situated learning encounter or a temporary project team? … Continue reading

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Boundaries

The universe is a contradiction, but we are always looking for harmony. Good story-telling is about harmony in contradiction- something bigger and larger than resolution. – Shekhar Kapur In our lives we encounter people who are comfortable with uncertainty, ambiguity, … Continue reading

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Here’s to You

For the last couple of decades I have taught almost entirely in a style called inquiry-based instruction. In inquiry-based instruction the teacher does not dispense knowledge as a sage-on-the-stage to eager note-takers, as so many teachers used to do forty … Continue reading

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Four Stories of Jane

I am thrilled this year to be part of a year-long collaboration of visual artists, theatrical and musical artists, and writers combining to explore a number of questions about artistic motivations and creative process. As a writer in the mix, … Continue reading

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There’s a Dragon in my Basement

Ten days ago I wrote about The Crash, my strategy at the outset of a project of setting up an intense bombardment of images and ideas from a small number of books that I believe will offer rich fuel for the purpose. … Continue reading

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The Crash

When I started this blog four months ago, I promised to share key aspects of my creative process, however quirky, in case any of my readers might find among them some interesting strategies to try for themselves. The time has … Continue reading

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Choosing Our Projects

As we enter a new year, most of us have a collection of obligations in place that carry forward from 2011, but we also may have some time or flexibility to add projects or activities of our choice for the new … Continue reading

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