Author Archives: tombarrett

A Prototyping Disposition

I bump into different views of what “prototyping” is, should be or could be quite regularly. It is interesting to try and help people, especially educators, change the way they perceive a word and begin to use it, even understand it, in new ways. After all language is such a decisive factor in our willingness to understand and so to change.

Join me for #28daysofwriting – developing a writing habit

5.11pm I don’t know about you but I seem to have an endless list of ideas for things I am going to write about, a smattering of drafts ready to go, and not quite the writing habit to get them published. You may also suffer from blog guilt! You may have a publishing space that read more »

“Stop One. Stop Them All” a Powerful Provocation from the World Wildlife Fund

Provocations are such powerful devices to use in our design of learning, often used to great effect at the beginning of a period of project (or Immersion). They are jarring and force a response, which can come in many different ways – often creating lasting momentum throughout a period of learning. The imagery used here is a fine example of that, shocking and yet bearing a simple message. Something we can act upon.

Creative Learning is Relational

In order for us to design learning opportunities that encourage creativity we have to be willing to cast our net more widely. In this post I share some practical ideas to help design creative inquiry in the classroom.

Uncertainties, mysteries and how to nurture your negative capability

Most of the time it is what we don’t do in any given creative inquiry that helps us the most. Take a look at some of the steps you can take to get into the best possible mindset for creative work and embrace your negative capability.