Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity
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Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity
Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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Being Critically Reflective - What does it mean?

Being Critically Reflective - What does it mean? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

The terms 'critical' and 'reflection' are sorely misunderstood in education. Being critical is often misinterpreted as being negative. 'Reflection' is also frequently distorted to mean "reflect on what you are doing wrong". Too often the students that we teach give negative feedback when asked to be critical. So to counter act this, educators initiate strategies such as '2 stars and a wish' and SWNI (strengths, weaknesses, new ideas).
These strategies are designed to make reflective practices a more positive experience for students. It teaches them that being critically reflective is not just a negative activity, that it is important to be positive and give feedback to help improve or make something better.
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Via Gust MEES
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Karen Barad in Meeting the Universe Halfway suggests that reflection should be diffractive and Emmanuel Levinas suggested refractive. This suggests exploring the differences as the work we do is seen in the same way as light. Reflection bounces back with little change; whereas diffractive/refractive work creates a need to look closely at the blurriness and waviness that results.



Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, August 5, 2014 6:05 PM

Critica y reflexión

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 17, 2014 11:06 AM

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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, August 17, 2014 3:10 PM

This is the skill we all need to learn and urgently develop with our students.  

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Using a Question Building Chart to Provoke Student Thought

Using a Question Building Chart to Provoke Student Thought | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
One of the most effective ways to provoke student thought is through the building of “rich” questions. By asking meaningful questions - and interacting with textual information – students can come to an understanding that builds upon on their own personal experiences and opinions. Through the use of a template, questions can be created in any way that you want and provide you with a specific platform to begin your questioning focus.


Via Gust MEES, Dean J. Fusto
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Eloquent questions which open up space for students to really explore are important to their learning and are teachable.

ANA's curator insight, March 7, 2014 5:45 AM

Important from the very beginning to create critical thinking

smadar yona's curator insight, March 8, 2014 10:12 AM

ללמד איך ללמוד, חשוב מאוד בים המידע.



Audrey's curator insight, April 13, 2014 4:21 AM

The questions can be based on exam questions, or directly from past exam questions.  The students can be asked about their own experiences and say whether the textual information has any application to the society in which they live, e.g. How does the information help us?

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The End of Leadership--at Least As We Know It!

The End of Leadership--at Least As We Know It! | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

America is currently facing a crisis of leadership in business and in government. Yet at the same time – participation in leadership seminars and programs has never been higher. The leadership industry, with many of  its roots in America, is now a $50 billion industry. 


Kellerman explains that the current state of leadership is no better understood or produced than it was 40 years ago and that followers are becoming more and more disenchanted by those who are leading them.


Though the leadership industry thrives, leadership in practice is declining in performance.




Via Gust MEES, David Hain, Belinda MJ.B
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's insight:

Leadership has been changing for some time, but not uniformly. It is not readily evident in education that hierarchy is a thing of the past. What this means is that we are educating children and youth in a model that theorists think is passe. No wonder we have a crisis. Practice and theory are not separate, they are fused.

John Ludike's curator insight, March 29, 2014 3:43 AM

Hence the trend being many organisations and practitioners not endorsing American based approaches and either creating their own locally as well as those of Europe, Asia and Middle East many of which are currently producing better economic outcomes.

Deborah Verran's comment, March 29, 2014 6:13 PM
Leadership is not just about having ability it is all about demonstrating that ability in practice i.e. standing up & accepting both responsibility & accountability
Gust MEES's comment, March 29, 2014 6:40 PM
Hi Deborah Verran, I agree by 100%! Have a great day :)