Researching the introduction of a digital media platform to enable film students to reflect on their creative process

Lander, Elizabeth A.C. (2016) Researching the introduction of a digital media platform to enable film students to reflect on their creative process. Masters thesis, LASALLE College of the Arts.

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Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Title: Researching the introduction of a digital media platform to enable film students to reflect on their creative process
Synopsis:

Traditionally, Film Production Designers have documented the development of their creative process in a ‘Design Book’ (Ettedgui, 1999), a form of creative process journal (CPJ) that has the potential to offer students, a channel for communication, and a tool to externalize creative thinking (McGilp and
Stephen-Cran, 2007). The researcher’s empirical observations in a tertiary education context indicated that many students only completed a design book retrospectively, focusing on delivery of the final product as a mandatory academic requirement. In working this way, many students may miss
the opportunity to gain insights from reflection-in- action (Schön, 1987) or reflection-for- action (Killion and Todnem, 1991). This action research project explored the extent to which the introduction of a digital media platform, Pinterest, changed the volume and reflective nature of film students’ journal
entries. A mixed methods approach (Creswell, 2014) was employed to gather both quantitative and qualitative data. A questionnaire and a series of focus groups investigated student perceptions of the Design Books and reflective practice. Acknowledging the difficulties of assessing the level of reflection
in journals and the lack of an effective and consistent method, (Dyment and O’Connell, 2010), a coding system was devised to highlight the presence or absence of critical reflection throughout students’ journal statements. The final impact of the intervention on the ‘quality’ of the Design Books was also evaluated. The data suggested that the intervention positively impacted both the volume of reflection and the overall quality of the Design books.

Subjects: L Education >
Divisions: Faculty for the Creative Industries > Master - Arts Pedagogy and Practice
Depositing User: Ms Ashalatha Krishnan
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2017 05:52
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2017 06:00
URI: http://drlib.lasalle.edu.sg/id/eprint/421

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