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The Science and Philosophy of Friendship: Lessons from Aristotle on the Art of Connecting

The Science and Philosophy of Friendship: Lessons from Aristotle on the Art of Connecting | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
"Friends hold a mirror up to each other; through that mirror they can see each other in ways that would not otherwise be accessible to them,
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Why we need young minds to design our future

Why we need young minds to design our future | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
To understand how to adapt to and shape our rapidly changing world, we have to study how children, not adults, respond to it, says a top designer.
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"The uncontaminated, enthusiastic process of understanding the world is so important, and Seymour says it has given him many ideas for creating new products. Since the beginnings of humanity we’ve understood that young people think and put together things in a certain way. The difference now is that it is absolutely critical to study the emergent behaviour in the young, because of the rate of change of the world around us. Studying the young to understand how this world is changing and how we need to form the world around it isn’t optional, it’s mission critical."

 
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The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Teach Us about the Evolution of the Imagination

The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Teach Us about the Evolution of the Imagination | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
"Metaphorical thinking … is essential to how we communicate, learn, discover, and invent."

"Children help us to mediate between the ide
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Center for Childhood Creativity and UCSF Laboratory for Educational ... - PR Web (press release)

Center for Childhood Creativity and UCSF Laboratory for Educational ... - PR Web (press release) | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it

The Center for Childhood Creativity and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Laboratory for Educational Neuroscience have formed a new partnership to collaborate on solutions for the growing deficit in creative thinking.

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“Studies have shown that creativity is declining at an alarming rate, particularly among very young children -- which is the most crucial stage for core creativity skills and brain development."

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