Dangerous Pedagogy: Preoccupied Prewriting (Part 1)

Have you ever noticed how many ideas you get while doing other things?

Students hard at work at not writing!

Preoccupied Prewriting

How does thinking open up when we are preoccupied? And here, I am using this word not to mean “worry” but in the sense of “occupational therapy” — when we are doing something other activity, when we are otherwise occupied?

Materials

The 1st Experiment:

This student decided to see where the chalk would take him.
The student said she found herself concentrating too hard on this depiction of typical art patrons.
This student who drew this said drawing abstracted shapes helped free his mind
Sun and waves formed in small strokes.
An alien landscape emerged.

Math: Mindless not Mind-Full.

Coloring Inside the Lines

What was I THINKING?

writer/researcher of emerging digital writing forms. Prof of Writing @ USC, Dir. of Com. for ELO, Dir. of HaCCS Lab

writer/researcher of emerging digital writing forms. Prof of Writing @ USC, Dir. of Com. for ELO, Dir. of HaCCS Lab