ERIC Number: EJ983888
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
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Rhizomatic Explorations in Curriculum
Smitka, Julie A. M.
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v58 n2 p185-197 Sum 2012
A visual and theatrical exercise anchored in the Grades 11 and 12 Ontario Curriculum for Media Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies was enacted and recorded as individual experiences of each participant. The event was re-mastered in a graphic representation that depicts the forces, pushes and pulls of curriculum and students' needs which educators experience on a daily basis. Students participating in a co-educational public high school course were photographed alongside their yearbook advisor to examine the methodology of a/r/tography, embodiment and time/space/place during a staged photo shoot session. Participants, including the author, documented their experiences of this research creation event through written and photographic feedback. The basic findings resulted in the creation of the Dimension of the Mind Embodied (DOME), a new theory I coined that builds on Deleuze and Guattari's (1987) concept of the rhizome.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Photography, Grade 11, Secondary School Curriculum, Grade 12, Art Education, Multimedia Materials, Student Needs, Theater Arts, Visual Arts, Class Activities, Classroom Research, Theories, Media Research, Art Activities, Educational Technology
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site: http://ajer.synergiesprairies.ca
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Grade 11; Grade 12; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada