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Enabling collective creativity in schools using Minecraft: serious play

Robinson, Kynan 2019, Enabling collective creativity in schools using Minecraft: serious play, Ph.D. thesis, School of Education, Deakin University.

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Title Enabling collective creativity in schools using Minecraft: serious play
Author Robinson, Kynan
Institution Deakin University
School School of Education
Faculty Faculty of Arts and Education
Degree type Research doctorate
Degree name Ph.D.
Thesis advisor O'Mara, JoanneORCID iD for O'Mara, Joanne orcid.org/0000-0003-3511-1125
Moss, JulianneORCID iD for Moss, Julianne orcid.org/0000-0002-3086-0066
Date submitted 2019-05-24
Summary Situated in complexity theory this thesis covers the broad area of creativity re-conceptualise creativity within Australian mainstream education, as being something that continually emerges from collective process. In doing so, many of the key characteristics of the Australian education system, were analysed for the role they played in enabling or hindering creativity within a school. M inecraft was a key pedagogical tool used to filter this aspects through to reimagine them. The findings of this study included: 1. Situating pedagogies framed in complexity have limited scope in the current discourse around mainstream Australian education. 2. There is a role for pedagogies that arise out of new and conflicting discourses (e.g., complexity theory). Its place and role are one of continual ‘deterritorialization and reterritorialization’ (Deleuze & Guattari 1987; Roy 2003). Despite existing only on the edge of the discourse, their mere existence is evidence of the potential for change. 3. Digital games based on complexity, such as the MMO game Minecraft, have a place in education and are enablers of systemic creativity. 4. The students in the study were developing new and previously unnamed multithreaded identities through their complex game design and play. I have labelled this new form of identity Vellooming.
Language eng
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Field of Research 130201 Creative Arts, Media and Communication Curriculum and Pedagogy
130202 Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development
Socio Economic Objective 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development
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