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Barriers to Creativity in Education


Via Mary Perfitt-Nelson
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Schooling itself is a systems technology where resources (people, time, places, curriculum, assessment etc) are geared to attain goals some of which are explicit and some implicit. Creativity has never been an explicit goal, perhaps quite the oppositie (confromity and standardisation) has been the case. Creativity needs a culture and systems that are sensitive to and allow for some ambiguity, error, iterations on the same theme and patience. I'm not sure the current systems can manage that even with the adjustments suggested in this graphic.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 7, 2013 5:11 AM

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, August 3, 2015 1:55 PM

Adobe's look into the barriers around creativity in education systems around the world.  

 

In the US, the testing and curriculum appears as the number one hinderance.  

Ines Bieler's curator insight, August 4, 2015 2:30 AM

Adobe's look into the barriers around creativity in education systems around the world.  

 

In the US, the testing and curriculum appears as the number one hinderance.  

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Digital technology trends - EdFutures

Digital technology trends - EdFutures | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
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Very sueful overview of trends and supporting material.

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The 10-Minute Guide To Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

The 10-Minute Guide To Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

Bloom’s Taxonomy is one of the most cited theoretical constructions within education and e-learning. This is well earned since, after its first publication in 1956, the taxonomy has quickly become an important milestone within educational theory.

However there are many professionals within the educational and e-learning fields that have only a vague idea of what the Taxonomy is all about, or that have only met the taxonomy (or some revisited version of these findings) for the Cognitive domain only, leaving the Affective and Psychomotor domains at the margins, if not completely out of the picture.


Via Dennis T OConnor
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Great to see the affective and psychomotor getting greater credence and visibility.

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Studer Education's curator insight, July 29, 2013 12:34 PM

Bloom's Taxonomy action/capability verbs an excellent resource for teachers creating learning targets.

A/Prof Jon Willis's curator insight, July 29, 2013 7:23 PM

The robotic soundtrack is a little irritating, but this is a well-constructed and relatively deep introduction to the taxonomy, including the underlying psychology that drives it.

Aidan Hoyal's curator insight, July 30, 2013 10:26 AM

Great overview -- but it would be so much better if narrated by a human :-)

 

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Flipped Classroom Posts and Resources

Flipped Classroom Posts and Resources | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Our collection of flipped classroom posts and resources. Please feel free to add your own!

Via Karen Bonanno
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Looking Down on Young Leaders

Looking Down on Young Leaders | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

 

Transform organisations through the nurture and development of young leaders so the work they do make the changes. Making them conform to present norms will only perpetuate the status quo.

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Organisations that force young leaders to conform end up with more of the same. Support, encourage and allow them to be different as the world continues to change.

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School Evolutionary Stages | The concept of common global school evolution

Mal Lee and Roger Broadie have identified six stages in the evolution of schooling thus far, and within each of the stages a set of indicators; benchmarks that provide schools – at least within the English – speaking world – an international measure that allows them to readily position themselves on the school evolutionary continuum.

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Well worth reading!

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45 Design Thinking Resources for Educators - InformED

45 Design Thinking Resources for Educators - InformED | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

Design thinking consists of four key elements: Defining the Problem, Creating and Considering Multiple Options, Refining Selected Directions, and Executing the Best Plan of Action.


Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/45-design-thinking-resources-for-educators/#ixzz2aQ3BjXRF
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As a Visual Arts and Design and technology teacher, this approach resonates with me. It is not perfect but has a range of uses. Good design combines research, logic, clear thinking, lateral and divergent thinking and creativity.

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How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic

How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

Sometimes you need to quickly immerse yourself in a new field. You might want to gain expertise or quickly gauge what the current issues are around a particular topic...."


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Twitter is a good tool to learn in a new field or deepen knowledge and networks in areas of expertise. It is also quite easy to learn the basics in order toget going. Highly recommended!

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Stephen Dale's comment, July 31, 2013 4:48 AM
Thanks for the kind words :-)
Julia Chandler's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:35 AM

Title says it all - good intro for those who remain unswayed?

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:54 AM

This might be good for students beginning a current research topic.

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Susan Cain on the Power of Introverts, Live-Illustrated by Molly Crabapple

Susan Cain on the Power of Introverts, Live-Illustrated by Molly Crabapple | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

A necessary antidote to our culture's extreme bias for extraversion.

In this short animated excerpt from Susan Cain's RSA talk..."

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"Our most important institutions, our schools and our workplaces, .. are designed mostly for extroverts and for extroverts’ need for lots of stimulation. And also we have this belief system right now that I call the new groupthink, which holds that all creativity and all productivity comes from a very oddly gregarious place.

There’s zero correlation between being the best talker and having the best ideas."

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The Divided Brain, Animated

The Divided Brain, Animated | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

 

A hemispheric history of the making of the Western world, or why abstraction is necessary for empathy."

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This is a superb animation. I have much empathy for the notion of a cultural imbalance. Both are important.

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Successful mLearning is from shared culture, knowledge and practices

Successful mLearning is from shared culture, knowledge and practices | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

Pervasive Learning is the switch from a ‘training is an event’ fixed mindset to ‘learning is a collaborative, continuous, connected and community-based’ growth mindset. 

 


Via Edumorfosis
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If learning becomes collabaorative, continuous and community based, then assessment and reporting will have to show collaboration, connection and community setting. Different but not too difficult.

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“In the future, the whole world will be a classroom” (Gorbis)

“In the future, the whole world will be a classroom” (Gorbis) | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

Via Edumorfosis
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This is the direction we are headed. The distance to travel for schools is significant and the journey not simple until mindsets change. Deft educational leaders will be working on those mindsets.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 7, 2013 4:50 AM

 

For those who do their Professional-Development over Social Media, this is already partially present and it works perfect through a "PLN" (Personal Learning Network)...

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PLN

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PKM

 

davidconover's curator insight, July 9, 2013 9:55 PM

Six panels of simple information that will have a complex impact on you and your understanding of the 21st-century classroom environment.

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Innovations Come in Networks

Innovations Come in Networks | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Economist Leonard Read once used an ordinary wooden pencil to make a fundamental argument about the nature of technology and innovation.
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In an increasingly networked world, people will demand trust from oragnisations and individual people. Networks demand trust to be able to function. Teaching trust and other ethical dispositions is critical to the development of the young and healthy wellbeing and life oof older people.

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9 Wrong And 8 Right Ways Students Should Use Technology - Edudemic

9 Wrong And 8 Right Ways Students Should Use Technology - Edudemic | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
A thoughtful visual about ways students should use technology asks the big question: what do you want kids to do with technology?
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Perhaps ironically, one might suggest that the 'right answers' to use technology are for thinking, communication with other people and people related outcomes?

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Shakeup Don’t Blowup

Shakeup Don’t Blowup | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Running from discomfort is normal but deadly. Shakeups - strategic discomfort - create vibrancy. Repetition produces predictability. Predictability produces comfort. Comfort produces resistance. Or...
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"Create vibrancy and growth with strategic discomfort.

The elements of successful shakeups include:

Purpose. Shakeup for the sake of shakeup irritates. Effective disruption has positive intention that everyone understands, even if it’s uncomfortable.Timing. Shakeup after shakeup after shakeup exasperates. “Oh no! It’s another reorganization.”Duration. Temporary disruptions are tolerable even exciting. Permanent disruption deflates."
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If You Want to Motivate Someone, Shut Up

If You Want to Motivate Someone, Shut Up | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"Verbal encouragement may not be as encouraging as you believe. Motivate by pairing with someone is more proficient."

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Interesting! But if you cannot pair up and 'work with' are words better than nothing? Not sure!

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BYOD in Education

BYOD - A guide that provides some useful high level questions.

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This slideset has some sensible macro level questions to help guide thinking on BYOD. Perhaps best pitched at those 'first entering the territory'. It has an embedded 'plug' for Microsoft but ... that is not really an issue.

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Give and you shall receive

Give and you shall receive | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
Grace – giving and receiving what isn’t earned supersedes the law of consequence.
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Motive and approach both matter!
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This is how Learning Will Look Like in The Future

This is how  Learning Will Look Like in The Future | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
It's really hard to anticipate what the field of education will look like in the next coming years. Technology and digital media have radically changed the entire learning ecosystem and this is only...

Via Mario Zidar
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While I do not agree with all of these, particularly the strength of some of the words, there are aspects listed here that will be seem as normal in the not too distant future.

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Introducing Primal Assistants: A framework for software agents | Primal

Introducing Primal Assistants: A framework for software agents | Primal | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

Primal does a lot of heavy lifting in knowledge representation and content filtering. If you ask it to grab you some relevant content around your interests, it will do precisely that.

But what if you don’t want to have to ask? Search engines are fantastic, but they still require that you go to them and then try to figure out how to formulate your query in a way that gets you decent results.

Primal already has the ability to understand what you want, and we’re now working on some technology that will let Primal deliver you the content that you truly care about before you know you want it.

Read on to learn more about Primal’s new software agent and content streaming framework.

 


Via Howard Rheingold
Allan Shaw's insight:

This looks very interesting. One of my difficulties is using my precious time as effectively as possible to maximise my learning in order to make the learning environment better for the teachers and students I work with.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, July 1, 2013 12:37 PM

There was a lot of talk about software agents about ten years ago -- computer code that would seek, filter, and deliver information specific to your interests I have not tried this yet, but I'm interested that people are trying with today's technology -- and that RSS is one of its building blocks.

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Steven Johnson on Where Good Ideas Come From

Steven Johnson on Where Good Ideas Come From | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"Chance favors the connected mind."

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An inspiring animation! How can we build conencted minds in schools? I am testing a few ideas.

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Dan Ariely on the Truth About Dishonesty, Animated

Dan Ariely on the Truth About Dishonesty, Animated | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"It's all about rationalization."

From the RSA Animate series comes an illustrated distillation of behavioral economist Dan Ariely

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This is an excellent animation explaining the good and bad in all of us and how to perhaps influence the good to come out better!

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The 12 Must-Have Skills Of Modern Learners - Edudemic

The 12 Must-Have Skills Of Modern Learners - Edudemic | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
If you use technology to bolster your understanding of a particular topic, use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to tackle tough questions, or simply collaborate across networks (online and in-person), then you've got some of the skills...
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If you ask, these are some of the key skills/dispositions that parents and students list as exit outcomes. Would it not therefore be the role of professionals to lead our communities in making these a focus?

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, July 7, 2013 8:26 PM

If you ask, these are some of the key skills/dispositions that parents and students list as exit outcomes. Would it not therefore be the role of professionals to lead our communities in making these a focus?

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A factory model for schools no longer works

A factory model for schools no longer works | Leadership in education | Scoop.it

"Now that we ask increasingly more students to master higher order knowledge and skills, the old teaching model falls short"....for too long we "have historically mistaken an investment in technology for a thoughtful and strategic focus on innovation."


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The time place arrangements of secondary schooling timetbales are a systems technology and the technology needs a rethink to better meet the demands upon it.

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Online Learning: Two Big Distractions | Contact North

Online Learning: Two Big Distractions | Contact North | Leadership in education | Scoop.it
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Wise words. Though written for post secondary education, educators in school settings should keep these thoughts in mind as they reflect and plan.

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