When something is “lost in translation,” it could have been due to a simple mistake or due to the fact that one language was not quite able to capture the essence of a word's meaning in another language. This conflict is the idea behind New Zealand-based designer Anjana Iyer's “Found in Translation” series of images, which try to explain the meaning behind words in other languages that have no direct equivalent in English.
How project-based learning and a student-centered environment promotes plenty of opportunities for applying empathy
Creative Collaboration. When students work together on projects, they practice problem solving and critical-thinking. A recent study of economics prompted Leah’s class to decide that they wanted to open and run a school snack shop. So they needed to advertise! Students worked in groups of six to create advertising campaigns.
“The necessity of having to include everyone’s ideas in creating a unified vision for their campaigns was a great opportunity for practicing empathy,”
Leah observed. Ensuring that everyone’s ideas were incorporated was no small task, but it worked. Brilliantly!
The National Dance Institute of New Mexico aims to instill in young people the lessons of success through lessons in dance: hard work, perseverance and health. This year, NDI taught nearly 8,000 students — a majority from low-income families — across the state, and academic performance has improved across the board. Special correspondent Kathleen McCleery reports. Continue reading →
Urban Dance Camp is a famous dance intensive workshop that takes place every year in Germany: for 44 days, dancers and choreographers from all over the world meet, study and share their skills. The level…
After one year of planning and months of hard work, more than 6,000 canvasses are now on display at the Pump House Regional Arts Center in La Crosse until June 28.
Each piece of art was created by students as part of La Crosse School District’s Compassion Project.
Organizers believe the work done by these students could have a profound impact on the entire community.
News 8 Eye Piece: Compassion ProjectLa Crosse Compassion Project: Each canvas tells a storyPreview event held for the La Crosse Compassion ProjectAquinas' Compassion Project to be on displayUW-L students, staff to share their idea of compassion
It has been widely recognized that creativity is the vital ingredient that needs to be cultivated if we are all to survive and flourish in this 21st Century.
“Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status” says noted educationalist, Ken Robinson. One of the best ways to nurture creativity is through arts education, something which should be available to every child. Creativity is urgently needed to promote economic, social and cultural development and to generate solutions to the numerous challenges facing the world toda ...
ThI am one of those people who regularly figures out exactly what to say after the moment has passed. I will be deep in conversation with someone, sharing thoughts and bouncing around ideas. Yet, as th
Claudia M. Reder's insight:
The arts play a powerful role in reflection. Instead of reflecting through questions as listed in this article. Think of how you could employ the arts as a reflective tool after a unit of study.
Whether you are looking for resources related to integrating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) or infusing arts, design, and humanities to transform STEM into STEAM, this curated compilation will help you strategize around different...
Scientists have come a long way in understanding how the brain generates creative ideas. Their work can inform classroom structures if educators want to inspire more creativity in students. [[ This is a content summary only.