Spatiality of Engagement
In the “Spatiality of Engagement,” Akbari examines the role of spatiality in the MonCoin curriculum. Spatiality in the MonCoin project refers specifically to how the online spaces of our closed network and the physical spaces of the classroom, school, and surroundings impacted students’ learning and engagement. A central theme in this chapter is that online and physical learning spaces affected and were affected by one another, and photography created a bridge between these spaces, motivating students to engage with peers, and their everyday educational and civic spaces in new ways. School and neighborhood walks serve as examples of classroom activities that enriched engagement with the project, peers, photography, and students’ everyday spaces.
KeywordsMobile media Social media Art education Spatiality Photography
I would like to thank Lina Moreno for her contributions to the literature review and for helping me develop some key concepts in this chapter. Our conversations about the spatiality of engagement in the MonCoin curriculum have been pivotal for forming the central thesis of this chapter.
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