Monika Krupa, MDes

Updated March 2016 Monika Krupa is a graphic designer working at the intersection of design based learning, interface design, and learning technologies. She completed the Master of Design program at York University. Happily, for those of us in the Faculty of Education, she elected to take Carol Anne Wien's graduate pedagogical documentation class and she also travelled to Reggio Emilia, Italy with the Canadian Study Group in 2011. Monika inspires educators to consider how design influences the communication, interpretation, and understanding of pedagogical documentation. She offers individual consultations and facilitates group workshops for educators interested in developing their design and visual communication skills. Monika completed her thesis research with a primary class in a public school where the teacher uses pedagogical documentation. The thesis is titled Secrets of the Magic School: Emergent Learning Through the Design Process in a Kindergarten Classroom. This experience provided an opportunity to engage with pedagogical documentation first-hand. As the children collaboratively built a story that took place within their school environment Monika documented the process and discovered just how valuable pedagogical documentation is to understanding the learning that has the potential to happen among groups of children. The living documentation in the classroom, as the […]
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