Friday, August 18, 2017

[Yasmin_discussions] Let's start with drawing and writing

I like your ideas regarding social practice that results in greater collaboration. I've been
promoting the concept of arts knowledge and practice as being a way to foster better
STEM education.
The arts (creative, design, and liberal) rely on a focus on attention (arts appreciation)
and natural language: in summary, drawing and writing. Through drawing and writing,
it is possible to learn modeling of knowledge (concept maps, semantic nets, logic),
modeling of space (geometry, shape) and time (dynamics, systems). My students come
from both Computer Science and the Arts (ATEC). To educate students on
modeling, it makes sense to start with intuitive forms of communication—the written
word and drawing (or taking photographs with the cellphone). Stepping stones are
inserted to create pathways from artifacts such as a document with writing and drawing
to complex model structures. It takes many stones, but there are paths.

Paul Fishwick, PhD
Distinguished University Chair of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication
Professor of Computer Science
Director, Creative Automata Laboratory
The University of Texas at Dallas
Arts & Technology
800 West Campbell Road, AT10
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
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