I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the in-between spaces. By in-between spaces, I mean those spaces where we aren’t grinding towards some absolute conclusion or rushing to complete this or the other task on our list or agenda. I call them in-between spaces because these moments that likely should frame the bulk of our experiences, have become vestigial in […]

Recently I’ve re-read selections from Global Media Literacy in a Digital Age: Teaching Beyond Borders (De Abreu & Yildiz, Eds., 2016)– along with reading Shawn McNiff’s Imagination in Action: Secrets for Unleashing Creative Expression for the first time. Collectively, these texts have offered me a palette of scholarly fodder to connect my work in arts-based research with critical media literacy.

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Visual journaling, Art journaling, Sketchbook, Dream Diary, Vision Book— it doesn’t matter what you call it. What matters is that it is yours and that you engage. A visual journal is a physical space where you may enter into an intuitive process of making using images, words, lines, textures, shapes— whatever expression is true for you in a given moment.

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Communities of practice are generally defined as “learning partnership[s] among people who find it useful to learn from and with each other about a particular domain…[using] each others’ experience of practice as a learning resource” (Wenger, Trayner, & de Laat, 2011, p. 9). Yet, I have been curious about how we might locate value beyond a domain-based, intellectual exercise to

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