“Survival of the fittest, in a world that worships development and ‘forward-moving progress’ makes us all lost and small.” Nora Bateson. 2016. Small Arcs of Larger Circles I have been thinking lots recently about the language we use to describe learning and learning processes. We often speak in linear ways of 'progress, 'development' and 'next … Continue reading The Language of Describing the Complexity of Learning
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.