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Learning How To Build

Learning How to Build, HD video, 5:41 minutes, 2011.
Learning How To Build speaks directly to how our pre-processed knowledge and willingness to participate help our ability to learn new information. This video screen is divided into four; participants sit at a table, colorful blocks in front of them. A computerized voice gives step-by-step instructions on how the participant should build. Viewers watch as the participants struggle. The grid format forces us to compare the participants. Who is doing “better”? Who is building the “correct” structure? Who has given up? 28 people cycle through the building process, with a diversity in age, ethnicity and learning styles. No two buildings looked alike.

Heffernan Erika