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Sir Ken Robinson - Can Creativity Be Taught? - YouTube

“If there was a moment when our crisis in education hit critical mass it may well have been the date Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk went up on YouTube. In just ...

 

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If there was a moment when our crisis in education hit critical mass it may well have been the date Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk went up on YouTube. In just ...


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Interesting Poster Featuring The 7 Tenets of Creative Thinking [Infographic]

Interesting Poster Featuring The 7 Tenets of Creative Thinking [Infographic] | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

 

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4 Strategies to Boost Students Creative Confidence

4 Strategies to Boost Students Creative Confidence | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

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Inspiring Creativity in Our Students

Inspiring Creativity in Our Students | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Children are naturally curious, so where does it go as they grow older and what can we do, as teachers, to inspire it? Mathew Green wrote that classrooms and schools should be the most innovative, ...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 12, 2013 4:58 AM

 

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AnnC's curator insight, October 13, 2013 4:45 PM

Be a guide to young minds and have fun doing it!

mariegardon's curator insight, October 14, 2013 8:36 AM

Quelques pistes que l'on pourrait tester avec nos élèves français

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365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources

365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
365 things to make you go

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netquester's curator insight, February 3, 2013 9:32 AM

Excellent  way to start the day

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:22 PM

writing prompts? discussion starters? debates or research?

Tui Needham, Career Development Specialist's comment, April 20, 2013 6:01 PM
Like this a lot, some goodies when running workshops and you want get people thinking.
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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
I am interested in this post and post on critical thinking. Is critical thinking a skill?  Can one teach critical thinking? Stephen has delivered the course on Critical Literacies MOOC in the past....

 

Robert H. Ennis, Author of The Cornell Critical Thinking Tests
“Critical thinking is reasonable, reflective thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe and do.”

 

Assuming that critical thinking is reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do, a critical thinker:

 

1. Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
2. Tries to be well-informed
3. Judges well the credibility of sources
4. Identifies conclusions, reasons, and assumptions
5. Judges well the quality of an argument, including the acceptability of its reasons, assumptions, and evidence
6. Can well develop and defend a reasonable position
7. Asks appropriate clarifying questions
8. Formulates plausible hypotheses; plans experiments well
9. Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
10. Draws conclusions when warranted, but with caution
11. Integrates all items in this list when deciding what to believe or do

 

What are the principles of critical thinking?

 

- Knowledge is acquired only through thinking, reasoning, and questioning. Knowledge is based on facts.


- It is only from learning how to think that you learn what to think.


- Critical thinking is an organized and systematic process used to judge the effectiveness of an argument.


- Critical thinking is a search for meaning.


- Critical thinking is a skill that can be learned.


- Do the above principles hold true and won’t change from one domain to the next?

 

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http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/critical-thinking-2/

 


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David Luigi FUSCHI's comment, April 9, 2013 12:21 AM
Are we sure that Critical Thinking is really appreciated as it should? In my personal experience critical thinker are often opposed if not hunted. Deciding to be a critical thinker may have a high price especially in certain context like industry or management. Definitely it brings better results and can easily foster innovation, but it is hated by man of power and yes-men. I pride myself of constantly trying to be a critical thinker and most of all to be critical of myself and my actions, but I have to say that this has taken me quite a toll in my life, yet I do not regret it. Sorry for stepping in, I do hope this two-penny thought could help in sparkle some discussion on how to foster critical thinking.
Ajo Monzó's comment, April 9, 2013 12:32 AM
Hello David, I agree with you, to be a critical thinker sometimes can be even dangerous, buttheyare the people who move the world...thanks a lot for your comment!
Monica Gutiérrez's curator insight, March 4, 9:54 AM

#criticalthinking 

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Teachers Guide on The Use of Graphic Organizers in The Classroom

Teachers Guide on The Use of Graphic Organizers in The Classroom | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

Gone are the days when planning and thinking were done mainly by pen and paper.Technology have made it pretty much easier to think in different other ways. Free mind mapping , brainstorming and concept mapping applications are ubiquitous online and more and more teachers are using them . The 21st century education is based , on a large part of it, on the visual output.

 

The benefits of graphic organizers in education

 

- Teachers can use graphic organizers to engage visual learners and help them organize their thoughts


- Graphic organizers help students make powerful connections between ideas and concepts


- They help students develop their convergent thinking by providing a framework for the development of new ideas through analysis, reflection and display.


- They also help students promote their divergent thinking by using such techniques as brianstorming to generate ideas.


- They can be used for developing vocabulary skills and improve reading, writing and communication skills.


- Students can easily learn new concepts and think in new novel ways using graphic organizers


- They help students focus on connections rather than words 

 

- Finally , graphic organizers can help both teachers and students develop creative and critical thinking skills.

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/teachers-guide-on-use-of-graphic.html

 


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The Challenge of Teaching Higher-Order Skills

The Challenge of Teaching Higher-Order Skills | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Stephen Sawchuk, a former federal education beat writer, turns his inner policy geek to digging around in the weeds of the teaching profession.

 

Most educators in our field would agree that teachers should enter the classroom with a good repertoire of pedagogical techniques. Equally important, principals should know how to get appropriate assistance for a teacher who isn't quite up to snuff.

 

There's room for other interpretations in these findings, of course, such as whether the No Child Left Behind Act's focus on basic-skills tests has shifted the focus of instruction.

 

We do know that the NCLB law has caused changes in teacher practices, but we don't know all that much about what the instructional process actually looks like in most places.

 

(Education Week receives Gates grant support. )

 

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Creativity and Human Reasoning During Decision-Making

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"The results provide evidence that the human executive system favors creativity for compensating its limited monitoring capacity" explained Dr. Koechlin

 

In a new study, published March 27 in the online, open-access journal PLoS Biology, Anne Collins and Etienne Koechlin of Ecole Normale Supérieure and Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, France, examine frontal lobe function using behavioral experiments and computational models of human decision-making.

 

===> They find that human frontal function concurrently monitors no more than three/four strategies but favors creativity, i.e. the exploration and creation of new strategies whenever no monitored strategies appear to be reliable enough. <===


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Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink

Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

"Thinglink is a powerful tool, and some new uses are making it even more compelling. Beyond creating pictures with links, images, and videos, a “next level” exists that turns ThingLink into a powerful organizer, aggregation tool, and curator."

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/practice-creativity-examples-with-thinglink/

 


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Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 14, 12:55 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

Rebekah Lee's curator insight, August 15, 12:29 AM

A pretty nifty way to insert signposts on a screenshot to display  pop up instructions

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, August 15, 10:45 AM

Whoa, just whoa.   ThingLink is so cool and what a great way to densify creative products and engage a diversity of learning pathways!    I am going to include this in my next resume for sure.

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12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People

12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Kim Phillips shares the 12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People.

 

Ever wonder what makes those wacky, creative types tick? How is it that some people seem to come up with all kinds of interesting, original work while the rest of us trudge along in our daily routines?

 

Creative people are different because they operate a little differently.



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K'Ailene M. McGlothen's curator insight, February 3, 11:13 AM

Interesting article celebrating the unique traits of creative people.

Sandeep Gautam's curator insight, February 4, 8:33 AM

good list!

Sharla Shults's curator insight, February 22, 5:47 PM

The soul of creativity is...imagination!

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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing

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Encouraging kids to think in pictures and words can free up their creativity and language skills as they write.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, November 28, 2013 8:14 AM

This is particularly important for students with language learning differences--Lou

 

Excerpt:

"...“There’s something about writing that is a link to your brain,” said Marissa Moss, author of the popular children’s book series Amelia’s Notebook. In the books, Moss takes on the persona of a little girl expressing her ideas about the world and people around her. The books are a combination of words and drawings and look free form – as though Amelia sketched them herself.

Taking a cue from Moss, teachers from Oak Knoll Elementary School in Menlo Park, Calif., decided to have their students keep notebooks in a similar style. The notebooks aren’t graded; rather, they’re a place of private, free expression. Karen Clancy and Andrea Boatright presented the project at the Innovative Learning Conference hosted by the Nueva School recently.

“They’re not used to being given permission to write about whatever they want,” Clancy said. But once her students realized that they really weren’t being graded and that they had freedom of expression, they eventually came to demand time to write.

Moss says writing without fear of consequences is key to developing a writer’s voice. “If you’re perfect you are guaranteed to not write a thing,” Moss said. “It’s like driving with one foot on the gas and one foot on the break.” She has developed some guides to help teachers coax students into using art and writing in their journals at the same time, as a way of flexing their visual thinking along with literacy...."

Audrey's curator insight, December 2, 2013 3:08 PM

Teachers and students already think this way. Audrey curating for homeschoolsource.co.uk

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5 Steps to Thinking Creatively

5 Steps to Thinking Creatively | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

"Geniuses produce because they think fluently and flexibly," says Michael Michalko in his book "Cracking Creativity."

 

"Fluency of thought means generating quantities of ideas." A key characteristic of genius is immense productivity. Thomas Edison held 1093 patents. Einstein published 248 papers. Darwin wrote 119 papers besides his theory of evolution. Therefore, if you want more creative/innovative thinking in your organization, you must encourage the generation of "quantities of ideas."

 

However, if you stifle creative thinking by sending subtle or not so subtle messages that "we must just spend our time doing things the way we have always done"...because they have worked, you'll never find a better more efficient method. Your innovative risk-taking competitor will! That's how Microsoft climbed to success passing IBM and why they know they have to continue investing mega-millions in R&D.

 

===> You must encourage people to think creatively and take risks. <===

 


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Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

Taxonomía de bloom interactiva

 

Here the link: http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 


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Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, July 16, 12:35 PM

La rueda taxonómica se irá enriqueciendo en la medida que las TIC sigan su propia evolución creativa e innovadora en lel proceso de implementación, evaluación y seguimiento en los entornos de aprendizaje físicos, virtuales y mixtos.

Al Post's curator insight, July 29, 2:32 PM

Pretty cool...interactive Adobe Flash site. Click on an area to see additional information.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, July 31, 4:20 PM

http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

Interactive animation that breaks down the 'wheel' - includes suggested 'tools' that could be used for different related activities.

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gjmueller: Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy

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gjmueller: “Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy: The interlocking of cognitive processes This great new diagram show the interlocking gears of cognitive thought and every cog-word links directly to an iPad app...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Critical Thinking Apps | Teacher Reviewed Educational Apps for 2012

Critical Thinking Apps | Teacher Reviewed Educational Apps for 2012 | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Teachers are in the business of creating learners—which means that just teaching math or science or English is only part of the equation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.weareteachers.com/educational-app-reviews/itemlist/category/96-critical-thinking-apps

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, June 23, 2012 6:53 AM
http://icce-2012.weebly.com/index.html

The Department of Education, University of Athens, Greece is hosting the

2nd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CRITICAL EDUCATION
10-14 July 2012, Athens, Greece

Organized by the journals:
JOURNAL OF CRITICAL EDUCATION POLICY STUDIES (UK)
CULTURAL LOGIC (USA/CANADA)
KRITIKI (GREECE)
RADICAL NOTES (INDIA)
Eleştirel Pedagoji (TURKEY)
The venue of the Conference is the city of Athens.
Plenary Sessions will take place in the Auditorium of the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Vas. Konstantinou 48, Athens 11635)
Parallel Sessions will take place in Marasleion Academy Building (Marasli 4, Athens)
Both Buildings are within 3 minutes walk from the metro station "Evangellismos".

The Travel Agency for the Conference is "ESCAPE TRAVEL"
For flights and Hotels in Athens you can contact
Mrs GEORGIA KAKKOU
kakkou@escapetr.ondsl.gr
tel: 00302103625068 - 00302103631730
fax: 00302103631380

The Conference Hotels are: 1) Hotel Arethousa <http://www.arethusahotel.gr> and 2) "Best Western Ilisia Hotel Athens" <http://www.ilisiahotel.gr>
Please, make your booking through our Travel Agency

The full Conference fee is 200 euros. For MA/MSc and PhD students the fee is 100 euros.
The fee covers participation in the conference, the book of abstracts, coffee/tea/refreshments during conference breaks.
The Conference fee for participants from Greece, Turkey, Eastern Europe and all those in hardship is 50 Euros.
The participation of unemployed and colleagues from the third world is free/no fees.
Participation in the conference dinner in a traditional taverna is an extra and costs 30 Euros.

Please could fees be paid directly into the following bank account :
NATIONAL BANK OF GREECE
Account holders: Katsiampoura Ioanna Nikolaos and Psomiadis Ploutarchos Andreas
Account Number: 719/703258-75
IBAN: GR4401107190000071970325875
SWIFT Code (BIC): ETHNGRAA

You can pay the registration fee using your credit card with the PAY PAL SYSTEM
in the following address:
< http://icce.hpdst.gr/venue-fees>;

After you complete payment, please proceed to "CHECK OUT"
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Hi Konstantinos Kalemis,

Thanks for sharing this. I made the curation about it...

Have a nice day :-)
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How to unblock your creativity

How to unblock your creativity | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it

Are you experiencing a creative mind block?

We find that when we're stumped by a problem at work we need to read or see something that is completely random -- meaning it has nothing to do with the problem at hand.

 

For example, if you work in a business setting all day, take time to shake up your brain and look up information break dancing or how to drive a sports car or how to watercolor.

 

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Creative Thinkering

Creative Thinkering | Critical and creative thinking | Scoop.it
Thomas Edison's creative thinking lessons. By Michael Michalko...

 

1. CHALLENGE ALL ASSUMPTIONS.

2. QUANTITY.

3. NOTHING IS WASTED.

4. CONSTANTLY IMPROVE YOUR IDEAS AND PRODUCTS AND THE IDEAS AND PRODUCTS OF OTHERS.

5. TURN DEFICIENCIES TO YOUR ADVANTAGE.

6. RECORD YOUR IDEAS AND THOUGHTS.

 

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