Social Influence on Reality Perceptions

As I have begun exploring various ideas for the sake of this course, certain foundational principals that shape my understanding of human nature have continued to arise. As a result, I would like to take a few posts to explore these details in more depth. For my first post, I would like to discuss… Social […]

Clarifications of terms and a broad outline of the philosophy

Final Vocabulary Definitions: Teaching and learning – these exist as poles on a spectrum for the development of understanding. Teaching – the act of articulating, demonstrating, or reinforcing understanding Learning – the act of creating new understanding based on experiences Creativity – the process of creating in a non-algorithmic manner Innovation – broadening or expansion […]

Module One Definitions

Innovation: The establishment of a new paradigm of capacity. More simply, innovation is a new way of thinking about something. As a result of innovation, understanding is presented in new ways, and the capacities for application (whether of physical innovations, like technology, or ideas) is broadened. We tend to consider innovation from a social perspective. […]

Two Perspectives on Knowledge

In this post, I would like to take the opportunity to explore two perspectives on knowledge, considering the ramifications of such upon the module one terms we are expected to define (those terms being innovation, creativity, teaching, and learning). Culturally summative: This is commonly the “normal perspective” that many of us hold towards knowledge. It […]

Getting to know Creativity

For this module I read four articles, Amabile, T.M., Goldfarb, P., & Brackfield, S.C. (1990). Social influences on creativity: Evaluation, coaction, and surveillance. Creativity Research Journal, 3(1), 6–21. Frank, T. (2013, October 13). Ted talks are lying to you. Salon. Retrieved from Martin, J.R. (1996). There’s too much to teach: Cultural wealth in an age of scarcity. Educational […]


This is my blog for GDPI 811 of the Queen’s Professional Masters of Education. As opposed to prior courses, my approach to this course is different. Partly, it is different based on necessity. One of the requirements of this course is to create a blog that others can contribute towards. As a result, I have […]