WHICH QUOTE RESONATES WITH YOU?
Prior to watching the video I took the quotes from the powerpoint and divided them in order of positivity:
Blue = Very negative and I disagree
Green = Agree but there is elements of this which are not correct
Yellow = I agree with this statement
My top two were K. Robinson and B Bright
I thought that Robinson explained that life is not linear and therefore why would learning be different we use the talents we have to shape our future and respond to our environment. This suggest the more talented the better a person adapts. This agrees with Dewey’s comments in the adaptive nature of experience.
I linked Bright’s quote as it links to the definition of practitioner enquiry as part of the teaching and learning process rather than addition to it. This means Practitioner Enquiry is ongoing and active. This should inspire learners and teachers.
On viewing the online session:
They liked….D. Williams’ quote (THINKING OUTSIDE THE BLACK BOX) which I had highlighted in green as although more positive than the man in the video clip it was not as positive as the ones I highlighted in yellow. He suggests as a teacher you will never have something you do not need to improve. I feel there are the odd days of brilliance.
They also liked……J Dewey. I felt this echoed my selection by K Robinson as it discussed a constant reorganisation but also had the positive aspects of continuous development suggested in the quote from Confucus.
WHAT DID PRACTITIONERS THINK ABOUT THE WEEKEND CPD?
a.Kerry suggested that things went round in cycles and she had noted National testing was being reintroduced. I feel this is similar reflects the cycles of Klob and other educational researchers.
b.I felt that Dance has greater inclusion than music. Which is strange as it could be thought that the less physically able would not be suited to dance.
I am aware of the following but there are many others in Glasgow:
1.Scott liked the presentation by George Low (2016). I agreed, He gave a thorough description of his project and of the feelings less physically able musicians. He describes their feelings with sensitivity and a perspective that only someone who currently has a disability could bring.
I felt dance currently has greater opportunity for less-physically able individuals than music. This could be considered unusual as dance is more physically demanding than Music. Two examples I know are current in the Glasgow dance scene are:
1.Independence have made dance accessible to young people with significant additional support needs.
2. Choreographers like Caroline Bowditch
I worked with Caroline at RCS-choreography short course in the summer of 2012 just following her unlimited Commission to create Leaving Limbo Landing, as part of the Cultural Olympiad fort the London 2012 Olympics. She called dancers ‘her puppets’ and had confidence in her ability to select movement that fulfils a brief and looks comfortable with the dancers. Her many productions should inspire other choreographers.