November 09, 2011

Thing 2 – slideshare


Slideshare is a very easy program to use to upload powerpoints. I shall use this in future instead of uploading solely to academia.edu. It allows me to share the powerpoint with people on facebook, twitter, via email and embed into websites (perhaps my website).


I'm not sure facebook is a beneficial idea as most people I am connected with are personal and not professional contacts. I will have to look into twitter. The email and embed functions are good though.


Thing 1

It was easy to set up this blog, I like the University format and the benefit of having the warwick domain boost the ratings in the search engines.


I'd like to learn how to use blogs to collaborate and publish my research, and am interested in the multi-user blogs as written about on the 23 things website.


September 06, 2011

The definition of Abstraction

It's always interesting to start with the definition of an object and see what interpretations there are....... googling 'abstraction' today produces.........

noun /abˈstrakSHən/ 
abstractions, plural

    • The quality of dealing with ideas rather than events
      • - topics will vary in degrees of abstraction

    • Something that exists only as an idea
      • - the question can no longer be treated as an academic abstraction

    • Freedom from representational qualities in art
      • - geometric abstractionhas been a mainstay in her work

    • An abstract work of art

      • A state of preoccupation
        • - she sensed his momentary abstraction

      • The process of considering something independently of its associations, attributes, or concrete accompaniments
        • - duty is no longer determined in abstractionfrom the consequences

      • The process of removing something, esp. water from a river or other source
        • - the abstractionof water from springs and wells



      Web definitions
      • a concept or idea not associated with any specific instance; "he loved her only in the abstract--not in person"

      • the act of withdrawing or removing something

      • the process of formulating general concepts by abstracting common properties of instances

      • an abstract painting

      • abstractedness: preoccupation with something to the exclusion of all else

      • a general concept formed by extracting common features from specific examples

      • Abstraction is a conceptual process by which higher, less real concepts are derived from the usage and classification of literal (ie. "real" or "concrete") concepts. ...

      June 06, 2011

      Corcoran, K. and Sim, C. (2009), ‘Pedagogical reasoning, creativity and cooperative learning in the

      Title:
      Corcoran, K. and Sim, C. (2009), ‘Pedagogical reasoning, creativity and cooperative learning in the visual art classroom’, International Journal of Education through Art 5: 1, pp. 51–61, doi: 10.1386/eta.5.1.51/1
      Rating:
      2 out of 5 stars

      Pedagogical reasoning, creativity and cooperative

      learning in the visual art classroom’

      Corcoran, K. and Sim, C. (2009), ‘Pedagogical reasoning, creativity and cooperative

      learning in the visual art classroom’, International Journal of Education through Art 5: 1, pp. 51–61, doi: 10.1386/eta.5.1.51/1

      Purpose : To explore how using reflective practice & a cooperative learning structured modelling approach could raise pupil independence and creativity in 50 16-18 year old art students in Australia

      Design/methodology/approach

      ·        Action research.

      ·        Initially process-product.

      ·        Field log, questionnaires and mainly observations (video and interviews)

      Findings

      ·        Using a clear model, pupils become self-regulated learners, able to review and process their own learning and creativity.

      ·        Lower ability pupils engaged more

      ·        Groups should be based on friendship groups as art is a personal subject

      Implications

      ·        Perhaps AT should be used in cooperative way instead of a personal way?

      ·        Perhaps a lack of modelling or structure will mean pupils struggle? Interview & questionnaire feedback should help ascertain this

      Assessment of the value of the article

      Has a couple of good quotes promoting shift of power to pupils. Lack of any quanitative data. Only one teacher used.

      Action Points:

      ·        Learn about self-regulating learning

      ·        Contact the teacher (Kerrie Corcoran) on: kcorcoran@chac.qld.edu.au

      ·        Creativity research journal

      Other References to follow up:

      Zimmerman, B. J. (1989), ‘A social cognitive view of self-regulated learning’, Journal

      of Educational Psychology, 81 (3), pp. 329–339.

      Amabile, T. M. (1996), Creativity in Context, Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

      Brown, R. T. (1989). ‘Creativity … what are we to measure?’ In J. A. Glover, R. R Ronning,

      and C. R. Reynolds (eds), Handbook of Creativity. New York: Plenum Press,

      pp. 3–30.

      Cropley, A. J. (2001), Creativity in Education and Learning, London: Kogan Page.

      Osborn, A. F. (1953), Applied Imagination, New York: Scribner.

      Parnes, S. J. (1967), Creative Behaviour Guidebook, New York: Scribner.

      Parnes, S. J. and Harding, H. F. (eds)(1962), A Source Book for Creative Thinking,

      New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons.


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