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Robot Turtles Is A Board Game Designed By A Googler To Teach Kids Core Coding Principles | TechCrunch

Robot Turtles Is A Board Game Designed By A Googler To Teach Kids Core Coding Principles | TechCrunch | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
There are plenty of online resources aimed at teaching kids coding but here's an offline take that uses old school gamification to get kids engaged and learning programming principles while they're having some good old-fashioned family fun.

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Why Complex Problem Solving Will Be The Skill Most Employers Want By 2020

Why Complex Problem Solving Will Be The Skill Most Employers Want By 2020 | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
RT @HRZone: Why complex problem solving will be the skill most employers want by 2020 https://t.co/Srn58wLA3R #HR #skills https://t.co/RVjC…;
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These are the world’s most creative countries

These are the world’s most creative countries | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
How is creativity connected to global economic development? A new study by the Martin Prosperity Institute, titled the Global Creativity Index 2015, presents a new model of economi
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Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching | Problem Solving in HE | 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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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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Robot Turtles Is A Board Game Designed By A Googler To Teach Kids Core Coding Principles | TechCrunch

Robot Turtles Is A Board Game Designed By A Googler To Teach Kids Core Coding Principles | TechCrunch | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
There are plenty of online resources aimed at teaching kids coding but here's an offline take that uses old school gamification to get kids engaged and learning programming principles while they're having some good old-fashioned family fun.

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EJEL - Volume 11 Issue 1, ECGBL / Feb 2013

EJEL - Volume 11 Issue 1, ECGBL / Feb 2013 | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Previous issues and articles in EJEL, in the e-journal of papers and articles on e-Learning
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Hand Gestures May Help Kids Solve Problems - HealthDay

Hand Gestures May Help Kids Solve Problems - HealthDay | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Hand Gestures May Help Kids Solve Problems
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Increasing evidence suggests that gesturing may play an important role in the processes that people use to solve a problem or achieve a goal, according to the news release.
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Startup engineering course challenges students with real world problems - The Stanford Daily

Startup engineering course challenges students with real world problems - The Stanford Daily | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Startup engineering course challenges students with real world problems
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Having left Stanford to found a genetic testing company called Counsyl, Srinivasan recalled encountering the gap between the academic and professional worlds.
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what we do to the data before you see it - The Guardian (blog)

what we do to the data before you see it - The Guardian (blog) | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
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So, how do we get through that 70%? Guardian graphic artist Mark McCormick has helped us visualise that process.
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Naturejobs: Free-range learning (the future of informal science education)

Naturejobs: Free-range learning (the future of informal science education) | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
The budding field of informal science education offers varied research paths but uncertain funding.

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Mary Williams's curator insight, February 5, 2013 1:42 PM

I missed this last month - if you are considering a career in informal science education or at a science museum, you'll find this interesting.

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Problem-solving: Computational thinking is for everyone

Problem-solving: Computational thinking is for everyone | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it

A much discussed and related area of Computational Thinking (Wing, 2006) has raised the profile of areas such as problem-solving, by highlighting the importance of “thinking like a computer scientist” (Wing 2006).

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What skills does the future workforce need?

What skills does the future workforce need? | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
At Davos, three leaders discuss how digital technologies are reshaping the landscape for business and society and creating new opportunities.
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Insanely Complex Machine Makes Music With 2,000 Marbles

Insanely Complex Machine Makes Music With 2,000 Marbles | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
This magnificent, music-making marble machine took 14 months and 40-or-so-hour work weeks to create.
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The Science of Problem Solving

The Science of Problem Solving | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
A review of the science behind problem solving, how it functions in the brain and how we can do it better.
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5 Steps to creative problem solving

Creativity isn't a discipline for just designers. Ideas and creativity should come from everyone regardless of their role. Creativity can be taught and I've ...
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How Carnegie Mellon Increased the Proportion of Women in Computer Science From 7% to 42%

How Carnegie Mellon Increased the Proportion of Women in Computer Science From 7% to 42% | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
A Carnegie Mellon study on gender and computer science led to changes in the department that increased the gender ratio of women in CS from 7% to 42%.
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What's Next? Learning researcher James Gee on games in school

What's Next? Learning researcher James Gee on games in school | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
"School reformers are interested in game-based learning to have learners [solve] problems...In a world with interacting complex systems, we need problem-solvers, not fact-reciters and test-takers." ("Video games are at heart problem-solving spaces...If...
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Strategic Video Games Like StarCraft Improve Problem-Solving Skills - Reason

Strategic Video Games Like StarCraft Improve Problem-Solving Skills - Reason | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
University Herald Strategic Video Games Like StarCraft Improve Problem-Solving Skills Reason Playing StarCraft can boost problem solving and creative thinking, according to a new study by researchers at Queen Mary University of London and...
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Study: Dolphins Can Problem Solve Like Humans - Sci-Tech Today

Study: Dolphins Can Problem Solve Like Humans - Sci-Tech Today | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Study: Dolphins Can Problem Solve Like Humans
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A study conducted at the Dolphin Research Center shows that dolphins can copy human problem-solving. A bottlenose dolphin was blindfolded and instructed to mimic the actions of a trainer.
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World of Codecraft: 3-D Game Teaches Kids 'Big Ideas' of Programming | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com

World of Codecraft: 3-D Game Teaches Kids 'Big Ideas' of Programming | Wired Enterprise | Wired.com | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it
Researchers at North Carolina State University are trying to uncover the secrets of building engaging educational games by studying the ways kids play a new 3-D game that teaches basic programming concepts.
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Enhancing the Learner Experience in Higher Education: Problem solving and creativity in Engineering: turning novices into professionals

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Problem-solving: Bees Solve Complex Problems Faster Than Supercomputers

Problem-solving: Bees Solve Complex Problems Faster Than Supercomputers | Problem Solving in HE | Scoop.it

Extract taken from:http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2012/07/bees-solve-complex-problems-faster-than-supercomputers-weekend-feature.html

In a landmark 2010 study, researchers found that bumblebees were able to figure out the most efficient routes among several computer-controlled "flowers," quickly solving a complex problem that even stumps supercomputers. We already know bees are pretty good at facial recognition, and researchers have shown they can also be effective air-quality monitors.

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