MIND THE GAP COMMUNICATIONS
Creativity in Education: Education in Creativity
“MIND THE GAP” or “mining” the gaps in our lives means turning a spotlight into those recesses, or shadowed areas we ignore, step over, or walk away from, but seldom stop to bring into focus. Mining them provides opportunities for reflections that illuminate our ideas, our biases, our misconceptions and can lead to transformative and enriched understandings, relationships, insights, and subsequent actions.
We use a wide range of arts-based, creative-problem solving, thinking preference templates and applied theatre strategies as building blocks for sessions tailored to the needs of each participating group. Our sessions can be: 90 minutes; 3 hours; full day (5-7 hours); 2, 3, 4, or 5-day intensive workshopping. Our work always includes follow-up, to be agreed upon in advance.
Please NOTE: All sessions include:
- cognitive, kinetic, creative and affective elements
- activities meant to benefit participants, as well as their work/professional spheres
- reflection and debriefing are continuously interwoven throughout all activities
WHO WE ARE:
Christine Boyko-Head (Ph.D McMaster) is a Mohawk College professor and curriculum specialist, Creative Education instructor, Foursight Thinking Preferences facilitator, and published author. She has presented nationally and internationally on original research into design thinking in the program quality process (2016), differentiating instruction through thinking preferences (2017) and applied theatre as a means of enhancing critical thinking and communication skills in remedial communication classes (2018). Her new venture with Glenys McQueen-Fuentes, Mind the Gap Communications, promotes Creativity in Education; Education in Creativity.
Glenys McQueen-Fuentes, B.A. (McGill), Lecoq International Theatre School (Paris), M.Ed. (Brock), is a movement specialist, physical theatre professional, educator and workshop facilitator who has lived and worked in France, New Zealand, Mexico and Canada. Recently retired from Brock University, her areas of research include creative pedagogy, intercultural awareness and Applied Theatre. As Co-Director of DramaSound Projects, she and her composer husband create original, mood-based instrumental music and new methodologies for using music and movement for education, for the arts, and as methods of communication for learning in any context.