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Teaching Without Words

Teaching Without Words | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
A conversation with researcher Matthew Peterson...

 

Published on October 15, 2012 by Jonathan Wai, Ph.D. in Finding the Next Einstein

 

Matthew Peterson is an extremely smart person who as a child struggled with dyslexia and the way he was taught in the traditional school system—a system that focuses on words and numbers.

He overcame his early struggle to go on to earn undergraduate degrees in biology, electrical engineering, and Chinese language and literature and a doctorate in neuroscience. He is currently the chief technical officer and senior scientist at the MIND Research Institute.

 

Yet it was his early experience that led him to create a program to teach math without words:

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Joe's Intro to HITRECORD

I wanna welcome you to hitRECord. This site is a little bit different than your typical Internet social network type of thing - it's a place where we can all...
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Stephen Hawking: A new way to see black holes - BBC News

Stephen Hawking: A new way to see black holes - BBC News | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
An illustrated companion to Prof Stephen Hawking’s first Reith lecture about black holes.
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A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop

A Learning Secret: Don’t Take Notes with a Laptop | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Students who used longhand remembered more and had a deeper understanding of the material
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27 Funny Posters And Charts That Graphic Designers Will Relate To

27 Funny Posters And Charts That Graphic Designers Will Relate To | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
We at DS come across a lot of memes, comics and artworks that offer a hilarious look into the life and mind of a graphic designer. So we thought, why not collate a few good ones into one cool post? Who knows, it might even drive some sense into an unreasonable client and make him/her […]
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Digital dependence 'eroding human memory' - BBC News

Digital dependence 'eroding human memory' - BBC News | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
An over-reliance on using computers and search engines is weakening people's memories, according to a study.
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Post-16 education must be reformed to tackle damaging arts-science divide

Post-16 education must be reformed to tackle damaging arts-science divide | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Why are we splitting our children up into arts and sciences at an age when hormones are raging and peer pressure is so powerful? It's time for an overhaul of post-16 education.
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Ones to Watch: Don’t tell me – show me

Ones to Watch: Don’t tell me – show me | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Designer of the Asap water rescue craft and Ones to Watch winner Ross Kemp discusses the magic of making and how it’s possible to be creative with very few resources.
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Children attribute mental lives to toys when they are emotionally attached to them

In three experiments children were showed pictures of living animals and stuffed toys and told a series of stories in which the animal responded mentally while the stuffed toy reacted physically. For instance, children were asked to consider if the animal would get lonely and/or dusty after being in a box for a long time. Children were then asked whether their own toys, which they had brought into the lab, would respond more like the living animal or more like the stuffed toy, if it were left in the box. The test showed that children with no special attachment object and children who had attachment blankets (ie objects without a face) believed their toys would respond more like a stuffed toy. Children with attachment teddies, however, believed their special toy would respond more like the living animal: with thoughts and feelings.

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Call to boost status of arts subjects - BBC News

Call to boost status of arts subjects - BBC News | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Arts subjects should be given equal status alongside maths and science in England's school curriculum, science and engineering experts argue.
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Stop Testing and Punishing Teachers

Stop Testing and Punishing Teachers | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
If you want good teachers, reduce class size and give us autonomy, respect and time to plan during the day and confer with our colleagues.
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Creativity 'squeezed out of schools'

Creativity 'squeezed out of schools' | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

Creativity and the arts are being squeezed out of schools, a major report has said.

Cultural experiences and opportunities were being closed off to youngsters, especially those from poor backgrounds, the Warwick University report said.

There had been a significant decline in the number of state schools offering arts subjects taught by specialist teachers, it added.

The government said the arts was a key part of the national curriculum.

The report, the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Values, found that between 2003 and 2013 there was a 50% drop in GCSE entries for design and technology, 23% for drama and 25% for other craft-related subjects.

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Learning with all the senses: Movements and images facilitate vocabulary learning

Learning with all the senses: Movements and images facilitate vocabulary learning | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
'Atesi' - what sounds like a word from the Elven language of Lord of the Rings is actually a Vimmish word meaning 'thought'. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences in Leipzig have used Vimmish, an artificial language specifically developed for scientific research, ...
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Ai Weiwei 360 | Exhibition | Royal Academy of Arts

Ai Weiwei 360 | Exhibition | Royal Academy of Arts | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
The Royal Academy of Arts, located in the heart of London, is a place where art is made, exhibited and debated.
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Boredom is not a problem to be solved. It's the last privilege of a free mind | Gayatri Devi

Boredom is not a problem to be solved. It's the last privilege of a free mind | Gayatri Devi | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Lean in to boredom, not your smart phone screen. You’ll learn more about yourself and the world around you than you think
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From Minecraft to Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, how real life imitates the games we play

From Minecraft to Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, how real life imitates the games we play | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide
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Viewpoint: How creativity is helped by failure - BBC News

Viewpoint: How creativity is helped by failure - BBC News | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
When it comes to creating a great work of art, practice makes perfect, writes Matthew Syed.
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Collaboration: What does it mean today? | Alphr

Collaboration: What does it mean today? | Alphr | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Collaboration has been around since the dawn of man, but recent developments have made it easier and more effective than ever
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BBC - Future - How to learn 30 languages

BBC - Future - How to learn 30 languages | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Some people can speak a seemingly impossible number of tongues. How do they manage it, asks David Robson, and what can we learn from them?
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It’s education, stupid. Or, how the UK risks losing its global creative advantage

It’s education, stupid. Or, how the UK risks losing its global creative advantage | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
This article is part of The Design Economy series.
Far and wide, Britain is recognised as a leading centre of design education and the creative industries – but could international employment opportunities, fees for higher education, silo-driven schools policies and visa issues destroy our creative advantage?
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Come on Britain, get creative (or why the arts can save us from robots)

Come on Britain, get creative (or why the arts can save us from robots) | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

The creative economy is the UK’s GDP powerhouse, with related employment growing at three times the rate of the workforce as a whole. But we can’t sit back and relax: we need to encourage it by breaking out of the disciplinary silos imposed by this country’s education system – science, technology, engineering and maths education, or STEM – and adding arts, turning it into STEAM.

Piers Linney explains how arts education can boost the economy and save jobs from automation

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Blog: In praise of spontaneity! Harnessing shared learning and creativity - RSA

Blog: In praise of spontaneity! Harnessing shared learning and creativity - RSA | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

Challenging the existing paradigm, 'The new digital learning age' calls for a ‘spontaneous shared learning economy’ alongside formal education and training, such that employers recognise skills acquired in a range of environments, and young people are encouraged to keep learning in ways that work for them. As the authors put it, “The point is that people are engaging in the informal learning economy en masse”; the question is how we make more of this as we look to support people into work and throughout their careers.

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The robot made from drinking straws

The robot made from drinking straws | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
In schools up and down the country, children are making apps, building robots and programming Raspberry Pi computers as if their lives depended on it.

And it does not end in class - after-school coding clubs, children's hacking weekends and fairs dedicated to science, technology, engineering and maths (Stem subjects) are popping up everywhere.

Already the internet contributes 8% to the UK's gross domestic product (GDP), but according to Microsoft, one-in-four IT-related jobs went unfilled in 2012.
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Introduction to Haptics

Introduction to Haptics | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Learn how to design, build, and program haptic devices that engage users through their sense of touch. This is a self-paced course.
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Artist Transforms Bananas Into Works Of Art

Artist Transforms Bananas Into Works Of Art | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

It doesn't look like anyone ever told Stephan Brusche not to play with his food, but that's just fine by us. This imaginative artist, based in Rotterdam in the Netherlands, regularly turns bananas into creative and light-hearted works of art.

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