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Preparation for starting with BAPP

Monday, 25 November 2019

Thinking about professional artefacts - emerging from your practice

Artifact - an object made by a human being, typically one of cultural (or historical) interest. In this case the 'cultural' is the culture of your professional practice. In our course therefore, a professional artifact is something of interest and familiar to people in the culture of your professional practice. This is then used to tell the story of/ the experience of the inquiry process. 

The Artifact needs to unfold from your knowledge of your practice and from what you want to say about your inquiry. NOT a solution to your inquiry but a way to talking about what happened to people you work with in your practice using the knowledge(s) of your practice. learning from what you do. Peggy Oki demonstrates how she understands the world through what she does. 


  1. Thank you for sharing this video, I found it absolutely fascinating. Here are my reflections upon my blog: http://jessleavins.blogspot.com/

  2. Very interesting video and good inspiration for the idea of an artifact.
    Thanks for sharing

  3. Thank you for sharing this video! It is so interesting to see how one person's artifact can have such a big impact on so many other people. Definitely gives one a lot to think about when thinking about creating artifacts to communicate our journey.

  4. It is very interesting how interconnected an Artifact and the culture behind it is. I wonder how the idea of culture varies from person to person within the same field of work. How would one describe the culture of their practice? I am looking forward to investigating these ideas further.