adventures exploring soft e-textiles and flexible e-paper (and everything in between :-)
Sunday, October 11, 2009
A True Epiphany or Simple Delusion?
I have to say I’ve been remiss about blogging. It’s a new skill that I need to develop in this age of New Media. One brick wall I constantly face is the feeling that I need to have something substantial to blog about, which means time is spent reflecting and we all know how time seems like a slippery commodity in your grad student years! However, as I was drawing my concept maps on the Kress Multimodality paper's margins (yes, I’m now drawing arrows connecting cloud shapes in the margins instead of my usual bland text based scribbles) an epiphany hit me at the top of page 41 (sometimes I need to be hit really hard in the head with an epiphany before it sticks : -) In switching from text driven abstracts to drawing concept maps filled with transformations, I feel I have changed from the Learning/Psych concepts model-where creativity is rare and inert acquisition takes place to…(this is the Ah Ha moment)…Semiotics/Sign-Making where creativity is “ordinary and normal” through mapping! So, if anyone thinks they are not creative…look at your concept map and let your self-efficacy blossom!
Are others experiencing this…or should I really hit myself in the head?
Updated 2014: Am ABD in a Learning and Developmental Sciences PhD program working as an independent contractor. My specialty is in creating e-projects (electronic projects) tutorials and curriculum to aid youths exploration into the world of e-materials. This engagement allows youth into a fascinating multi-discipline area of art and design, technology and science, while building problems-solving and critical thinking skills.