Materials and Contexts: Thoughts about materials, learning in the context of Senegal I have blogged before about the nature of Intelligent Materials - the idea that materials have inherent qualities and are neither neutral or devoid of suggestion or empathy with certain kinds of ideas and ways of using them. Here in Senegal, or rather … Continue reading Materials and Contexts: Thoughts about materials, learning in the context of Dakar
My current area of research is upon the creative and expressive uses of digital languages and tools in the early childhood arena of education. For children with whom I am working with now, they are immersed into this digital rich context of social media, coding, research, platforms, and hacks, where books are downloaded and games played online with multiple players in different continents. They will have been digitally scanned in the womb, their birth records entered onto digital platforms and their first images of ‘self’ posted across social media sites by their well meaning parents before they were even born. Their social identity already public, multiple and complex.