I have worked in various places and spaces with people who could speak no English at all. We worked through the Creative Arts. Whilst it has been fun to work this way, I now seek to broaden my understanding by traveling abroad and joining into classes where I can't speak "their" language. At the moment I am learning how to be an ESL teacher, and how to speak Spanish. You will find most of my articles are about the Creative Arts and how they can be harnessed to help bring peace to the world. The painting you see pictured below was painted for Amnesty International on the topic of (anti) Capital Punishment.
Jo_Murphy: Passionate About Intercultural Understanding
I have always been an artist and a writer. The trick for me has been to find away to work with other artists from all over the world to promote intercultural understanding.
Teaching: Visual Arts, English and the Creative Arts
Learning about the "other" through the Arts.
I have been an Art Teacher for over 20 years. I work a great deal with cartooning and I like to animate as a hobby. I am now a freelancer almost full-time, just occasionally I will teach in a university or at a college - but - writing about Art and doing my own Art has become my passion.
One of the things I have been doing lately is FRASBing. I enjoy social media. Writing online keeps me connected while living all alone working.
I have set out FRASB images below. Soon I will upload a movie to show how the concept works.
Global Citizens' Creative Arts Text
The first in a range of workbooks
I have written my first Creative Arts Text Book. It is a fun book all about the 60s. I explore improvisation and conceptual art among other creative 'ways of working'. This gave me scope to look at the work of Yoko Ono. Having had fun with that I then talked of John Lennon and giving Peace a Chance!
It will be followed with various books of lesson plans.
My passion is the development of Communities of eLearning Inquiry and Practice. In the context of eCLISPs, I am working towards teaching online full time as an independent contractor.
From the beginning of my artistic career I was inspired by the work of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. SJ: Explorations of Positive Intelligence and Collective Intelligence and the concept of Noosphere. Needless to say that when Transmedia came along I was hooked.
Somehow along the line I became distracted and wrote a book somewhat off topic!
It is called Virtual and Traditional Jigsaws in the Classroom a workbook designed to show how to develop co-operative learning strategies by working with students as learning partners through the medium of jigsaw. It is through this text that I develop my ideas about creating communities of learning in the classroom via Blogging. To do this I have used lessons about creating Virtual Jigsaws.