learning with things
explorations in making, responding, interpreting, conversing, creating, and recreating.
Four work books I made in response to Eisner’s “Three Lessons that all Schools Teach” in The Educational Imagination(2002). I hand painted and made these workbooks with images of things that I see and confront on a daily basis. I asked that my classmates and professor interact with the books and write their interpretation or judgement about these things on the inside. Afterwards we discussed our reactions, what the pairing of two objects can possibly say, how painting these things may change our read, and how interacting with the book made us think about/reflect on the things. Each workbook included a picture of a book I have, but have not read yet and an object or plant that is experiences through our senses.
These drawings are part of a larger drawing I made while mapping out some of the main points I found while reading texts on curriculum studies. This process is helpful when positioning names, authors, ideas, terms, and paths which guide relations between each.