Another Voice of Motivation
The discussion we had a few weeks ago focused on using art to challenge traditional education methods with the goal of fostering an environment for students to practice creative and critical thinking. A big question we dealt with was how should we teach this type of material? How can we motivate our students to see the world as a place of exploration, contention, or imagination? How can we teach our students to engage with their surroundings in meaningful ways?
If this still seems a bit abstract or difficult to digest, the bookHow to Be An Explorer of the Worldby Keri Smith provides a practical entry point to these issues.Through playful exercises and interesting projects,the book successfully reconfigures the everyday world as a space full of animation, movement, and interest.It speaks directly to creating narrative and gives more ways of framing and focusing experiences and ideas.
Here are a few screenshots that demonstrate its purpose. Click on the photos to make them larger and more readable.