Wednesday, 23 December 2015

The toddler explanation of creativity

I was sitting with our little boy yesterday, whilst he drew a picture. At each stage he explained the following:
- what he was drawing;
- why he was drawing it;
- an explanation of the story behind what he'd drawn.

The drawing started off as a donkey. But gradually, layers of story were built upon the donkey drawing. The finished drawing no longer looked like a donkey, but it had a complex narrative woven into it.

What's this got to do with an EdD? Metaphor for understanding, for building an assignment or a thesis? Perhaps just an idea of how to tackle the module on creativity in education next year. I just wanted to capture the idea, the process, before I forgot. Thanks Thomas, and thanks Donkey.

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