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remaining as creative as ever (and perhaps even more!). Each of these axes will be discussed in-depth in our forthcoming blog article. Creativity through Knowledge Mobility & Virtuality. More than ever, the pandemic has forced many individuals to explore their knowledge of a concept in the most non-traditional ways. This wasn’t really a surprise since we have been observing students for years express their knowledge concepts in nontraditional ways through the use of diverse materials in makerspaces. For instance, we recall a moment from our research observations where we were particularly impressed at two Grade 6 students’ ability to manipulate a complex object in 3D space on a computer screen. Using the software TinkerCAD these students performed complex transformations that required at least some knowledge of shape and space. The students would casually talk about an object’s rotation as just a necessary step in completing their design goals. They remained unaware of the complex abstraction that they were making as they moved their knowledge from the physical to the virtual - and once printed - back to the physical. This knowledge mobility was noticed time and time again during the shutdown. Many virtual engagements relied on non-traditional forms of knowledge expressions like hand-gestures to convey concepts. Perhaps the forced virtualization of our communication during the pandemic has forced us to reconsider how our knowledge Brilliant Labs Magazine Revue Labos Créatifs

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