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Readers of literary fiction are more creative and exercise better judgment, claim scientists

Readers of literary fiction are more creative and exercise better judgment, claim scientists | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Reading literature may result in greater creativity and less rigid thinking, according to new study by University of Toronto scholars.
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Some more great reasons to read fiction!

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Creativity in Education - Why is Creativity Important in Education? on Adobe TV

Creativity in Education - Why is Creativity Important in Education? on Adobe TV | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A conversation with Sir Ken Robinson, Author and Creativity Expert.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Terrific ideas about why teaching creativity is imperative, and why schools are not currently set up to teach it. Short video (<3 min.)

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:00 PM

Always interesting to listen to Sir Ken. Always.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:08 PM

Sir Ken has it figured out.

 

Francis Gilbert's curator insight, June 30, 4:41 AM

Informative interview with the ultimate creativity guru. Well made too,

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On assessing for creativity: yes you can, and yes you should

On assessing for creativity: yes you can, and yes you should | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
I tweeted yesterday an interesting news item in Erik Robelen's blog in Education Week that a few states (Oklahoma, California, Massachusetts) are seriously looking into some sort of assessment of c...
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This is a fantastic article not only about assessing creativity, but also about assessing "impact" and encouraging students to strive for it. Be sure to look at the links near the bottom for GRASPs too. The first few pages of that attachment are examples; scroll down to the end to get tips, instructions, and directions.

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IBM 2010 Global CEO Study: Creativity Selected as Most Crucial Factor for Future Success

IBM 2010 Global CEO Study: Creativity Selected as Most Crucial Factor for Future Success | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
According to a major new IBM survey of more than 1,500 Chief Executive Officers from 60 countries and 33 industries worldwide, chief executives believe that -- more than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision -- successfully...
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This study is huge, if we want to be preparing our students for the world of work. CEOs say that they need creativity and innovation, collaboration, and the ability to deal with complexity. Wow! We have a lot of work to do!

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10 Reasons To Try 20% Time In The Classroom - Edudemic

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Google does it. Your classroom could too. Why not try a little creative thinking with 20% time in the classroom?
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Thought-provoking. Could defintely help student motivation. Besides, Google does it and they are ALWAYS coming up with great new ideas because of it!

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Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity!

Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity! | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A recent blog by Grant Wiggins affirmed what I have long believed about creativity: it is a 21st-century skill we can teach and assess. Creativity fosters deeper learning, builds confidence and creat
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What do you think? How would you teach and assess creativity?

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