CREATIVE PROCESSES FOR KNOWLEDGE OUTCOMES: PARTICIPATIVE OBSERVATION, SELF-REFLEXIVITY AND INTER-SUBJECTIVITY
1 University of Rhode Island (UNITED STATES)
2 Public Artist & Sculptor, Mid-Ocean Studio (UNITED STATES)
About this paper:
Appears in: ICERI2012 Proceedings
Publication year: 2012
Conference name: 5th International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 19-21 November, 2012
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:The purpose of our presentation is to demonstrate the following three processes: participative observation, self-reflexivity and inter-subjectivity. We believe these processes are essential for knowledge creation. In this instance, we specifically address the question, what is my creative process?
We'll demonstrate the following processes for the creation of a knowledge outcome:
1. In participative observation, one must not merely observe, but rather find one's role within the group being observed. I'm watching you watching me!
2. Self-reflexivity is an act of looking at oneself in order to explain one's own process of artful composition. It is to understand the elements that cause a certain situation to occur.
3. Inter-subjectivity are shared perceptions, created through interactions, that help us interpret meanings in social and cultural life.
Our demonstration will entail sharing of 'word-images' centered around the question, What is my Creative Process? We'll show a film we made in Providence, Rhode Island, where 24 randomly selected people are sharing word-images regarding their creative process. In the film, each individual answers the question, what is my creative process for one minute. Our purpose for making this film was to see how sharing 'word-images' furthers understanding and creates knowledge of the topic du jour. In this instance, the question, what is my creative process?
Apart from the film, our presentation will include an exercise where participants will need to use a Dictionary. The outcome will be an experience unique to the participants and, each individual will have arrived at their "knowing" (regarding their creative process) through participation, observation and reflection.
Keywords: Text, images, metaphor, felt-experience, knowledge building.