Category / Pedagogy of Posibility

Pedagogy of possibility is an exploration into creative, dialogicial learning experiences.

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  • Designerly-ing words

    Designerly words was a methods and processes session lead by Julia Lockheart, whose research focus on design and language. (mmmm what a juicy thing to research!) The process to make designerly words…

  • Pre-positon

    The last time I thought about prepositions was when studying Spanish. This image was helpful. I haven’t thought about them since those days, but now they are all I think about. Preposition:…

  • Postcards from situated learning

    I made postcards to illustrate some of the key situated learning theories. I found this a really useful practice for bringing ideas in text to life. Also, I found that in the…

  • Creative-learning-design-process

    We have been asked: what is the creative process and how does this impact on learning? hmmm. that’s a toughy. errr….hmmmm….I kind of know, I mean yes I know. But can’t really…

  • Process of process

    The reflective portfolio is the process of making a tool kit that I will use to help make research in the field of Design Education. The tool kit contains methods and processes…

  • Evaluating and Engagement

    Process of research (non-liner, can be cyclic, also can be very messy!) Reflective context “Reflective practice…is a framework that encourages reflection in different ways. Retrospective reflection – ‘reflection-on-action’ – is a critical…

  • Approach

    The following themes outline my approach to defining and applying the methods in this “Kit of Process”. Using these approaches helps me to establish a way of looking, and thus shapes the…

  • Crossovers and combinations

    These methods and processes do not exist as totally separate entities. They can be used in combination with one another (i.e., in a workshop there may be interviews, documentation, mapping and drawing),…

  • Literature

    A literature review is a comprehensive study as well as an interpretation of literature that relates to a particular topic. The slides written for a lecture by Mike Waller and Steve Keril…

  • Mapping and diagramming

    Map as process: A map that is part of the learning process, or development of ideas, or a timeline. Clarifying ideas in Radical Pedagogies class. Design education students organise ideas, and as…

  • Drawing

    “What was the role of drawing if not to evoke new possibilities? To open new readings, to provoke a conversation? To openly question, not to dictate absolutes to a reader in a…

  • Swatching

    Making swatches is a way to mock up ideas, develop and prototype technical content, and have small examples in real space (without the work of creating a finished item). Swatches are used…

  • Making

    Making ideas Rapid prototyping -simple making process to convey ideas. The making process becomes language, it is a way to communicate and idea, but also a way to develop an idea between…

  • Cultural Prompts

    “[Cultural] Probes are collections of evocative tasks meant to elicit inspirational responses from people —not comprehensive information about them, but fragmentary clues about their lives and thoughts” (Gaver et al., 2004). I…

  • Communities of practice

    Communities of Practice are social spaces where learning takes place. Jean Lave writes about learning as a situated process, where learning stems from participating within the network of practitioners in a given…

  • Workbooking

    Workbooks and sketchbooks demonstrate the design process through the organisation of ideas and research. In my practice a workbook has dual purpose and contains the process of making, recording, and reflecting. I…

  • Interview

    I love making interviews! I have found that I get a deep insight into the perspective of the people I am working with through conversation, dialogue, and feedback. The interviews I made…

  • Documentation

    As a design educator a lot of the the research I make is event based, which means documentation is a key part of the research. In the context of my research documentation…

  • Play

    Play as a way of research? Can research be fun? How does fun-ness in the research process to fun-ness in research writing or research making? Here are some things that could help…

  • Zine making

    I was going to make a zine that “instructs” the reader to question some of the ways we teach science and technology, ideas that I have explored in the past Radical Pedagogies.…