• Theatre of the imagination: Blueprint exchange

Pulley, Robert, Hall, Ashley ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4142-6879 and Burkitt, Esther, 2021, Conference or Workshop, Theatre of the imagination: Blueprint exchange at Designing for Children with focus on 'Play and Learn', IDC School of Design, IIT Bombay, Mumbai, India, 28-30 Jan 2021.

Abstract or Description:

‘Blueprint Exchange’ is the catalyst for a nascent network of children and teachers who are interested in sharing stories and artefacts, related to the UN global goals, in order to foster critical thinking, creative skills and compassion.
My research brings together Participatory Action Research and Constructivist Learning Design to help build personal agency and metacognition. Learning methods transferred from art and design education were successfully applied in primary schools through a series of practical workshops. The toolkit was adopted and successfully integrated into whole-class practice by primary school teachers in the UK and India. Children shared lived experiences by articulating tacit knowledge through modelmaking and video production across geographic space.
Transition Design provides a framework for social transformation by encouraging children to construct a vision of what might be possible in future. ‘Blueprint Exchange’ workshops have produced compelling insights that suggest art and design in mainstream primary education has the potential to impact upon cognitive acceleration. Translocated Practice with India and Mexico has helped to build a creative toolkit for teachers and children across continents.

Official URL: https://www.designingforchildren.net/speaker_prese...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies > W240 Industrial/Product Design
School or Centre: School of Design
Funders: Powers Scholarship
Date Deposited: 05 May 2021 15:58
Last Modified: 06 May 2021 10:01
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/4787
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