Leveraging creativity to engage students in an agile ecology for learning
This article explores the concept of an agile ecology for learning and its potential in leveraging creativity to engage students. Creativity is both seen as something that students bring with them from different part of their lives, across different formal and informal learning environments, but it is also seen as something that can be encouraged and developed through deliberate design of learning experiences and environments. The agile ecology for learning is fundamentally about blurring boundaries between informal and formal learning environments. A case study of a Closed Facebook group managed by students is used as a case study to illustrate the potential of using an agile ecology for learning as the underlying ‘map’ for learning design. If done well, we argue that this allows us to leverage creativity in students as both a tool of engagement and a crucial component in the development of a way of being for students whereby using their creativity in critically reflective ways becomes the norm.
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