I am an English Language Arts teacher and practitioner. I write and produce documentaries. I teach writing and reading as the storymaking processes of affective inquiry using documentary filmmaking practices. I consider creativity the production of possibility. My professional practice informs my theory that language is the confrontation of experience and possibility to produce moments of meaning. The confrontation is part intuition, part imagination and part presentation. Language art is knowing the parts. Language arts is knowing how the parts work.
I research creativity as the production of meaning. My area of specialization is in work-based-learning approaches to professional language art practices. My research is funded by Heritage Canada for the design and integration of an online thick learning application of assisted creativity using artificial intelligence. My focus is on developing a general theory of creativity based on a formal grounded theory of productionism that demonstrates how creativity originates in the knowledge processes of affective inquiry most readily observed in artistic production. The concept is grounded in a longitudinal practitioner inquiry of production-driven pedagogies of professional language artists.
My teaching philosophy is informed by my research focus that learning is a matrix of ambient creative processes and teaching is the production of that ambient. My approach to learning and teaching demystifies knowledge acquisition as meaning-making by showing how professional creative practices of storytelling and storymaking externalize knowledge production's fundamental process ontologies of feeling, seeing and saying.