Who Is Jo?


Jo is an artist/educator who after attaining a Master’s in Education (Arts) tracked her way through a variety of rehabs to finally end up working with youth in detention. She uses the arts as an innovative form of transmedia so as to re-engage students with the curriculum.   She studies Linguistics at USQ and Leadership through Monash University. In the style of Habermas, Jo uses an innovative form of communicative action to bring dispirit sectors of the community together so that students who work their way through the system can understand what is going on around them, and so that the system is more consistent in the way it operates as a community.

The African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” (Seymor,2013)  expresses an underlying truth. Most societies around the world do not expect mothers, or parents, to rear children alone. Mothers and their young children are usually enmeshed in larger kinship groups and communities that help with child care and other tasks.

My passion is the development of Communities of eLearning Inquiry and Practice.   In the context of eCLISPs, I am working towards creating a transmedia project.

Explorations of Positive Intelligence and Collective Intelligence and the concept of Noosphere as first developed by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin SJ has inspired my work.

Seymour S.C. (2013) “It Takes a Village to Raise a Child”: Attachment Theory and Multiple Child Care in Alor, Indonesia, and in North India. In: Quinn N., Mageo J.M. (eds) Attachment Reconsidered. Culture, Mind, and Society (The Book Series of the Society for Psychological Anthropology). Palgrave Macmillan, New York


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