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Contexture: Towards Inclusive Caribbean Futures

Shepherd, Zoya (2020) Contexture: Towards Inclusive Caribbean Futures. [MRP]

Item Type: MRP
Creators: Shepherd, Zoya
Abstract:

It’s 2020, the Caribbean has been in a period of rapid transformation for a while, where entire industries are changing, identity is in constant flux, and the role people play in the productivity of world affairs is increasingly questionable. Musically we are at the crescendo, and as a region with many vulnerabilities, the Caribbean needs to actively participate in creating a new kind of future for itself. Contexture is a three-part project that weaves together a central story; the future is creative.

Centered in Barbados, this research focuses on the untapped potential of the creative economy and the possibilities of redesigning education to better equip the youth to engage creative thinking in their lives. It is an attempt to bridge the gap between the need for creativity in the economy and the lack of teaching adequate creative thinking methods in the school curriculum. This study introduces a flexible way for teachers to explore implementing creative thinking methods in classrooms across a variety of subjects. The workshop designed, serves as an accessible and practical tool to begin shifting the critical consciousness of both teachers and students alike.

Date: 12 May 2020
Uncontrolled Keywords: critical pedagogy, creative thinking, inclusive Caribbean education, decolonization
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Inclusive Design
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Date Deposited: 12 May 2020 20:48
Last Modified: 22 May 2020 04:17
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/3030

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