Connected Ways of Doing: Promoting Boys’ Creativity Through Engagement with Social Media — Nathan Staas, Barker College, Australia

  • Creativity through Digital Technologies (2012-13)

This action research project examines the use of collaborative social media platforms for the purpose of aiding the creative idea generation process in student project work. Specifically, a closed Facebook group was set up to manage the guided inquiry routines leading to creative concept development in senior Design and Technology. Via Facebook, students were able to showcase their works in progress and comment on the work of others. Two starter exercises required students to frame their own project premises using well-known graphic idioms popular on social networking platforms.