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Quizzing Plus Design Equals Practise [design:WIKI]

Quizzing Plus Design Equals Practise [design:WIKI] | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

In the late 1930s, an ambitious graduate student named Herbert F. Spitzer asked thousands of Iowa sixth graders to read a short article about bamboo – an article he later described as “highly factual, authentic, of the proper difficulty, and similar in type to the material that children read in their regular school work.”

 

He divided the students into 10 groups and gave them long multiple-choice quizzes (“What usually happens to a bamboo plant after the flowering period?”) at varying intervals. One group, for example, was quizzed immediately after reading the article, then again the next day, and then a final time three weeks later. Another group was quizzed only once, three weeks after reading the article. The students did not know when they would be quizzed, and they did not keep the article, so they had no chance to study on their own.

The results were striking: On tests three or nine weeks later, students performed far better if they had previously been quizzed within 24 hours after first reading the article. When Mr. Spitzer wrote up his work in the Journal of Educational Psychology in 1939, he made a recommendation that might have made millions of students and their teachers groan: “Immediate recall in the form of a test is an effective method of aiding the retention of learning and should, therefore, be employed more frequently in the elementary school.”

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American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED

American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist | WIRED | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

Architect and designer Neri Oxman sits in her “Gemini” chaise, which was 3D-printed by Stratasys using a Connex Multi-Material printer, CNC milled by SITU Fabrication and designed in collaboration Prof. W. Craig Carter (Dept. of Materials Science, MIT). The chaise is part of the interactive creative learning environment at the author’s Le Laboratoire in Cambridge, Mass. It uses cutting-edge materials and technologies to provide an unexpected insight into the experience of being in the womb. Photo: Michael Figuet

Are Americans getting dumber?

Our math skills are falling. Our reading skills are weakening. Our children have become less literate than children in many developed countries. But the crisis in American education may be more than a matter of sliding rankings on world educational performance scales.

Our kids learn within a system of education devised for a world that increasingly does not exist.

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What effect does culture have on learning?

What effect does culture have on learning? | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

How important are schools? That's the question posed by John Jerrim, a researcher at the Institute of Education.

To answer it, he looks at Australian families of Chinese heritage.

They go to Australian schools and yet they do not seem to absorb teaching like other Australians.

On one of the PISA tests, an international test, they scored "two years ahead of the average child living in either England or Australia". Home culture really matters.

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The Key To Creative Insight Can Be Simpler Than You Think

The Key To Creative Insight Can Be Simpler Than You Think | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
It's called incubation in the research world, and it can work wonders.
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Chinese families' 'education culture'

Chinese families' 'education culture' | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Researchers have examined why the children of East Asian migrants are so successful in academic tests.
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Google's top 20 university searches

Google's top 20 university searches | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

Google has revealed the most popular searches for people around the world looking for universities.

This ranking of online searches is very different from the traditional map of the global powerhouses of higher education.

There is a strong interest in online courses, rather than traditional campus-based universities, says Google.

And there are five Indian institutions in the top 20 of most searched-for universities.

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D-School Futures: CCA's Sandrine Lebas on Why Designers of Physical Experiences Will Always Be In Demand

D-School Futures: CCA's Sandrine Lebas on Why Designers of Physical Experiences Will Always Be In Demand | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
D2D, a hybrid robot for land-mine detection and diffusion designed by Yeban Shin for his CCA senior thesis project This is the latest installment of D-School Futures, our interview series on the evolution of industrial design education. Today we have answers from Sandrine Lebas, chair of industrial design at California College of the Arts. How different is industrial design education today than it was ten years ago? Will it look very different ten years from now? We do teach industrial
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D-School Futures: Art Center's Karen Hofmann on the Ever-Expanding Role of the Designer and What It Means for ID Education

D-School Futures: Art Center's Karen Hofmann on the Ever-Expanding Role of the Designer and What It Means for ID Education | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Recent Art Center graduate Kristina Marerro's Dextris is a glove to help astronauts work more comfortably in space. This is the latest installment of D-School Futures, our interview series on the evolution of industrial design education. Today we have answers from Karen Hoffman, chair of product design at Art Center College of Design. How different is industrial design education today than it was ten years ago? Will it look very different ten years from now? The core visual, technical, creative,
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Core77 - 1000 words of advice for design students

An oldy but goodie for design students everywhere. No easy shortcuts my friends...

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Co.Labs ⚙ code + community

Co.Labs ⚙ code + community | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

A few years ago, Starner's team built gloves that could teach people to play piano melodies in less than an hour, by sending motor vibrations through their hands. His new team just finished a study that proved they could do the same thing with Braille.

 

But this time around, something even more important happened. Researchers were surprised to discover that people could not only type Braille through passive haptic learning, but that they could actually read the Braille phrases afterward. (Note that these aren't people who'd been exposed to Braille in the past.) And it wasn't just their fingers that learned the phrases, some kind of muscle memory--it was also their brains.

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Graded lesson observations 'stressful' and 'ineffective', say lecturers - Education - TES News

Graded lesson observations 'stressful' and 'ineffective', say lecturers - Education - TES News | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

Graded lesson observations have no impact on the quality of teaching and learning in colleges, according to a survey of lecturers.

A year-long research project into the widely-used practice found that most lecturers do not believe a “snapshot” classroom observation of a teacher is a valid or reliable way to judge their ability.

Researcher Dr Matt O’Leary of the University of Wolverhampton surveyed almost 4,000 members of the University and College Union (UCU) as part of the largest ever account of lesson observation in colleges.

His research found many lecturers saw them as a source of stress, and also reported they were used as a disciplinary measure linked to capability procedures. In fact, almost 90 per cent of respondents agreed that unannounced observations would lead to increased levels of stress and anxiety among staff.

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4 Tips On Creativity From The Creator Of Calvin & Hobbes

4 Tips On Creativity From The Creator Of Calvin & Hobbes | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
The famously media-averse cartoonist Bill Watterson on his work habits, the power of comic strips, and how to create art.
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How 3D is changing the shape of lessons

How 3D is changing the shape of lessons | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
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There have been dramatic headlines about 3D technology, encompassing ideas to use 3D printers to make clothes, food, firearms and the parts of a house.

It's also making an impact on education, with plans to put 3D printers into schools in the United Kingdom and the United States.

These technologies hold massive potential for young people both in and out of school.

Schools are getting interested in this "rapid prototyping" technology. But there are still the usual barriers - access, funding, teacher awareness and confidence.

However, many learners are getting 3D design whether or not their schools are ready.

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The irresistible urge for students to talk

The irresistible urge for students to talk | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

It was a revolution moving higher education from bricks to clicks… and now it's started to go back to bricks again.

Online university providers, which offered people the chance to study from home, are turning full circle by creating a network of learning centres where students can meet and study together.

Instead of demolishing the dusty old classrooms of academia, the online university revolution is responsible for opening some new ones.

Coursera, a major California-based provider of online courses, is creating an international network of "learning hubs", where students can follow these virtual courses in real-life, bricks and mortar settings.

And there are thousands of meet-ups in cafes and libraries where students get together to talk about their online courses.

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Why firms don't want you to be brilliant

Why firms don't want you to be brilliant | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

Are those workers who stay for years with the same companies unambitious and mediocre, or does the corporate grind make them so? asks author and Financial Times columnist Lucy Kellaway.

Last week I talked to a graduate who had just started working for one of the most prestigious employers in the world. "How's it going?" I asked him.

He said it was fine, though all he had done in the past three weeks was sit in various rooms and be talked at by assorted people from the company.

The main thing that had struck him so far was that people seemed to get dimmer the higher they went in the organisation. I asked if he had any explanation for this and he said it was self-selection.

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Made You Look documentary trailer

Anthony Peters of Look & Yes got in touch about a documentary they are producing about the UK graphic arts in the digital age. The film features interviews with many FFF regulars including Anthony Burrill, Ian Stevenson, Kate Moross, Adrian Johnson, Pete Fowler and many others.

Made You Look will be a film about the UK DIY graphic arts scene of the 21st century. Via candid interviews with top British creatives, publishers and agency owners Look & Yes hope to explore the fact that more people than ever seem to be turning to analogue means of creating things, even though we are living at the height of the digital era.

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Why It's So Hard To Detect Emotion In Emails And Texts

Why It's So Hard To Detect Emotion In Emails And Texts | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Short answer: we're selfish. But there are things we can do about it.
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In the context of providing audio feedback to students, (say), this article offers insights.

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Ron Arad: save design education from bureaucracy and economics - DesignCurial

Ron Arad: save design education from bureaucracy and economics - DesignCurial | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

Ron Arad: "I hear of unhappiness from the students -- 'This is not at all the course we thought we were joining.' It seems that bureaucracy and economy are again dictating the curriculum. It's a dangerous time. I hope that art and design schools can keep their nerve."

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D-School Futures: Cranbrook's Scott Klinker on Why ID Education Should Move Students Beyond Skills Toward 'Cultural Maturity'

D-School Futures: Cranbrook's Scott Klinker on Why ID Education Should Move Students Beyond Skills Toward 'Cultural Maturity' | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Objects from the Innate Gestures workshop with guest designer Leon Ransmeier and 3D designer-in-residence Scott Klinker This is the latest installment of D-School Futures, our interview series on the evolution of industrial design education. Today we have answers from Scott Klinker, designer-in-residence and head of 3D Design at Cranbrook Academy of Art. How different is industrial design education today than it was ten years ago? Will it look very different ten years from now? "Industrial" is now "post-industrial"—marking a shift
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Introducing 'D-School Futures,' Our Interview Series on the Evolution of Industrial Design Education

Introducing 'D-School Futures,' Our Interview Series on the Evolution of Industrial Design Education | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
ID students at the Savannah College of Art and Design September is here, and you know what that means—the start of National Honey Month, yes, but also the reluctant acceptance by most students (and professors) that summer is really over and school is really underway for another semester. Here at Core77, we thought we'd use this back-to-school season to assess the state of design education—or, even better, to ask design educators to assess it for us. Over the summer, we
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English course gets 100,000 students

English course gets 100,000 students | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

More than 100,000 people have signed up for a single online course providing English language lessons.

It is the British Council's first experiment with so-called Moocs, or massive open online courses, which deliver tuition free of charge.

Spain, Burma and Russia are among the countries with the biggest number of students taking the six-week course.

The British Council is claiming this as one of the biggest English language learning classes in the world.

More than a third of these language students are following the course through their mobile phones.

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Model-making summer school

Model-making summer school | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

When Patrick Hendra retired as professor of chemistry at the University of Southampton, he took up a new hobby - making model boats.

A compulsion to share knowledge led him to turn his hobby into a model-making summer school for the children at his local village youth club.

By building miniature boats, cars and even a bridge made primarily from coffee-stirrer sticks, Patrick is teaching the children to be young engineers.

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Multidisciplinary Culture Hacks Use Tech And Design To Solve Local Problems - PSFK

Multidisciplinary Culture Hacks Use Tech And Design To Solve Local Problems - PSFK | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Culture Shift brings together creative businesses and digital talent to make new products.
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The Dead Simple Way Google Ventures Unlocks Great Ideas

The Dead Simple Way Google Ventures Unlocks Great Ideas | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it

How do you get a team to decide on the best design, fast? Stickers. Lots of stickers.

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How to design better data visualisations | Infographic | Creative Bloq

How to design better data visualisations | Infographic | Creative Bloq | Creativity and learning | Scoop.it
Over the last couple of centuries, data visualisation has developed to the point where it is in everyday use across all walks of life. Many recognise it as an effective tool for both storytelling and analysis, overcoming most language and educational barriers. But why is this?
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