One part of the the COMC project is the delivery and review of an Open class in Creative Media Activism which links to our BA Media Production. This is run by a number of colleagues in the Department of Media at the Coventry School of Art and Design with the help and support of a number of partners, contributors and institutions from outside the University.
COMC Project member Pete Woodbridge is leading this class.
This class is aimed at creative people (filmmakers, photographers, artists, designers, digital media practitioners etc) and activists who want to build on their knowledge and skills in order to support a social cause, grass roots organisation, advocacy group, charity or an issue that you feel strongly about. We’ll be opening up the classroom in a number of ways, including providing talks and podcasts and openly working with communities of practice to share and build knowledge and resources. Our aim is to explore and encourage creativity as a means to promote citizen activism.
The course is built around the principles of Connectivism – through which networks play a fundamental role in the learning and knowledge process:
At its heart, connectivism is the thesis that knowledge is distributed across a network of connections, and therefore that learning consists of the ability to construct and traverse those networks. Knowledge is, on this theory, literally the set of connections formed by actions and experience.
Based on this, and in order for us to start sharing content, ideas, resources and feedback, we’ll be using the #creativact hashtag. So if you are posting up blog posts, tweets, videos and photographs please use this tag in order for everyone to be able to see and find your work.
Relevant COMC Posts will be tagged #creativact.