My name is Robin Sweeney. I am an high school art educator. I mainly teach Photography as a subject but I have experience in many Visual Art fields. This blog was designed for the purpose to inspire, facilitate inquiry and encourage exploration. As a teacher I am interested in the links between curiosity and creativity and I am very aware of the tension between assessment and creativity.
While I believe that assessments can stifle the creative process and hinder the important process of creative play and exploration I make my living off the system that demands quantitated data and measured results. I want to create a space where students can build their imagination and curiosity while understanding the requirements of NCEA (National Certificate of Educational Achievement – New Zealand’s national assessment program).
“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” Albert Einstein