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Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

Creativity is about fresh thinking. It doesn’t have to be new to the whole of humanity— though that’s always a bonus— but certainly to the person whose work it is. Creativity also involves making critical judgments about whether what you’re working on is any good, be it a theorem, a design, or a poem. Creative work often passes through typical phases. Sometimes what you end up with is not what you had in mind when you started. It’s a dynamic process that often involves making new connections, crossing disciplines, and using metaphors and analogies. 

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Being creative is not just about having off-the-wall ideas and letting your imagination run free. It may involve all of that, but it also involves refining, testing, and focusing what you’re doing. It’s about original thinking on the part of the individual, and it’s also about judging critically whether the work in process is taking the right shape and is worthwhile, at least for the person producing it.

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

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

 


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Rebekah Paraskevas's curator insight, April 25, 2015 8:48 PM

I love the way Sir Ken Robinson phrases his topics.  Here is another of his invaluable topics.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, April 26, 2015 12:15 AM

Creativity for Students,but also for Educators. 

Karen B Wehner's curator insight, April 28, 2015 7:39 PM

Such an important corrective to today's standards and assessment driven education models. Go, Sir Ken!

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What's the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care?

What's the Maker Movement and Why Should I Care? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
We're glad you asked. The coauthor of Invent to Learn explains how to start one in your schools and why making is the most powerful way for kids to learn.

 

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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

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

 


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RESENTICE's curator insight, October 9, 2014 4:35 AM

Les Fablab mode d'emploi et intérêt pédagogique par l'auteur de l'ouvrage :

Invent To Learn - Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the ClassroomGary Stager co-écrit avec  Sylvia Martinez

Rejoignez le mouvement des "makers"!  Il s'agit d'une révolution alliant la  technologie et la créativité : l' apprenant actif étant au centre du processus d'apprentissage.

Rachelle Ackerman's curator insight, October 9, 2014 9:59 PM

Not directly about outdoor learning, but shared values of hands-on, child-driven learning.

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Five-year-olds to be taught computer programming and foreign languages

Five-year-olds to be taught computer programming and foreign languages | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Children aged just five to seven will be required to create and debug simple computer programs in the first two years of school, as part of lessons designed to stop English pupils falling behind their peers in other countries.

 

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

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 3, 2014 4:50 AM
Children aged just five to seven will be required to create and debug simple computer programs in the first two years of school, as part of lessons designed to stop English pupils falling behind their peers in other countries.


Learn more:


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


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/24/coding-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


Pauline Kershaw's curator insight, September 4, 2014 4:36 AM

Read this story. Do you wish you had been taught programming in school ? Do you think this is a good thing? Will this make GCSE and A level Computing harder in the future? Will this mean that there needs to be more computing teachers  Bring your thoughts to your next computing class.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 4, 2014 10:17 AM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

In school, we learn about geniuses and their ideas, but how did they get those ideas? What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviors, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to view the same things as the rest of us, yet see something different?

 

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

 


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Some excellent reminders - 'All experiences are neutral...you don't see things are THEY are, you see them as YOU are'.

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Library Staff's curator insight, June 3, 2014 12:29 AM

We often don't see the creativity in ourselves or in others. Creativity can be learned. Having a growth mindset is a good beginning.

Thanks Allan!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 6, 2014 11:25 PM

Creativity is something that can be nourished but can it be learned? I'm not able to decide on that yet.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 16, 2014 1:27 PM

Don't let your creative juices run dry! We are all students of life!

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Elements of Learning Experience Design

Elements of Learning Experience Design | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it

The process of designing any sort of human experience, regardless of purpose or platform, is centered around reaching a desired outcome, ideally with as little fuss and as much joy as possible.

The purpose of an experience and the platform on which the experience takes place will vary: purchasing a plane ticket on a tablet to vacation, enjoying a musical performance in a theater, or learning to code in a classroom. Although each of these experiences require their own unique methods and frameworks, the elements that should be taken into consideration during the design process remain mostly the same.

 

As a learning experience designer, you should focus your time and attention during the strategy plane on identifying the gaps that exist between the learner and his/her desired outcome. Those gaps exist due to a lack of the following:

Knowledge: Do learners lack the proper information to complete a task?Skill: Do they have all of the right information but lack the ability to translate that knowledge into action that could be applied to a given situation?Confidence: Are they able to demonstrate or apply the skill, but do they hesitate or refuse to apply it?Motivation: Are they able to demonstrate or apply the skill confidently but just don’t want to do it?Access: Do they have all of the above but lack the proper tools or resources to complete a task?

Once you are able to properly identify the gaps that cause learners to struggle, you must design a solution that effectively addresses those gaps.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn

 


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Shafeeq Husain's curator insight, February 23, 2015 8:57 PM

Just like any experiences, learning experiences also need to well designed. After deciding on outcome to be achieved of learning particular course (learning outcome), gaps to reaching the outcome should be identified at requirement plane, strategy plane, interaction plane and sensory plane. In course of doing so, gaps in knowledge, skills, confidence, motivation and access that learners may have should be addressed through course delivery, that careful planning be made through the planning, determination of objectives, implementation and evaluation stage of curriculum.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, February 24, 2015 2:31 AM

Good!

MONICA LOPEZ SIEBEN's curator insight, February 25, 2015 4:26 AM

Un artículo muy claro y muy interesante.

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Howard Gardner, creator of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory, launches new project on ‘good’ education

Howard Gardner, creator of ‘multiple intelligences’ theory, launches new project on ‘good’ education | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Armed with a set of criteria drawn from different disciplines, I identified seven separate intelligences. All human beings possess these seven intelligences, but we differ from one another in which are strong; and in any case, strength or weakness in one (say spatial intelligence) does not predict strength or weakness in another (say, interpersonal or musical intelligence).

 

I would now add a few more intelligences to the list, and others, most famously Daniel Goleman, have proposed yet other intelligences like emotional intelligence. I am no longer invested in my particular set of intelligences. For me, the important advance is that a multiplicity of intelligences has been acknowledged—wits, rather than wit.

 

In this era of succinct messaging, I’ve created a twitter-short formula: Multiple Wits and Good Grits Lead to a Success Beyond Selfies.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

 


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Antonio Gerardo Gutiérrez Sánchez's curator insight, October 4, 2014 10:31 PM

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Laura Saavedra's curator insight, October 8, 2014 5:26 PM

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Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too?

Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too? | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
Learning to write by hand has learning benefits that could be neglected if too much focus is put on keyboarding.

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, June 12, 2014 8:30 PM

This is an ongoing discussion between my English Teacher friend and I.  I think the real question is why are we still teaching keyboarding??

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 13, 2014 1:21 AM

It is becoming clearer that it is important that we do not lose  handwriting as a skill! Strong positive neural development in a child is far more important than adeptness in using digital technologies. If research continues to support these initial studies many educators will need to reflect and possibly readjust.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, June 16, 2014 2:57 PM

New evidence suggests that the links between handwriting and broader educational development run deep. Children not only learn to read more quickly when they first learn to write by hand, but they also remain better able to generate ideas and retain information. In other words, it’s not just what we write that matters — but how.

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Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses

Here's Why 'The Internet Of Things' Will Be Huge, And Drive Tremendous Value For People And Businesses | Pourquoi's innovation and creativity digest | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things will grow to be a huge market, and encompass more devices than the smartphone and tablet market combined.

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