Launching Project Echo!
For the past 2 years, I have been working on Project Echo: A modular toolkit aimed at teachers and students of art and design addressing visual plagiarism in the creative classroom. Through a focus group study with art and design teachers, I established that education on the topic is acutely lacking, especially in pre-tertiary education. The Echo Toolkit was developed to address that gap.
Echo is a modular resource with a guide for teachers and accompanying bite-sized lessons with practical activities for students. The idea was to break down complex ethical and moral issues into manageable components and address these using an active learning pedagogy.
It has been so much hard work, and I want to take this opportunity to thank my entire team. Qistina, for your initial creative concept and stunning logo design, Mari, for your dedication and support in so many aspects of this project, from set design to manicures! Nash, Jing Wei, Ellen and Justin, for your amazing cinematography and filmmaking skills – you all far exceeded my expectations and truly understood my creative vision and for Lisa, the most professional and patient photographer I’ve ever worked with. Allegro Print for their craftsmanship and support of my creative vision. I couldn’t have done any of this without you, and I’m truly grateful! Thank you!
Please visit my website to learn more and see the short film which launches the creative aspect of the project. I’m now working on an academic paper to document the underpinning research behind this work and intend to present this work at a number of conferences in 2023. Watch this space!