DIY Creativity: Culture of Self-Sufficiency
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This chapter suggests examining creativity as an underlying mechanism in the production of knowledge. Setting themselves up for the quest to formulate new, surprising, coherent, valuable and elegant concepts or products, students benefit from ‘making do’ with subjects that interest them and to which they are predisposed. Being intrinsically motivated, students put themselves under the pressure of circumstances through which they must find a solution to the set question of what if …? The DIY culture of the creative approach is considered an essential mode of operations. Students construct new knowledge not through the quality of final representations but through the development of the ability to use information and objects as psychological tools for finding a solution. This chapter discusses and proposes some creative strategies and techniques that can scaffold the dynamics of Ripple learning.
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