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Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible

Fun Failure: How to Make Learning Irresistible | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Failure is a positive act of creativity Scientists, artists, engineers, and even entrepreneurs have to re-learn this as adults.

 

Because in schools, the notion of failure is complicated. School usually gives students one chance to get something right; failing grades work against practice, mastery, and creativity. To keep kids motivated, learning needs to be irresistible. Something games are very good at. The article condenses gaming principle to apply in learning.


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 15, 2013 12:35 PM

Without embracing failure, I wouldn't be the stellar scarf-knitter that I am today!   : )

 

 

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TED | TED Playlists | The creative spark

TED | TED Playlists | The creative spark | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Need a burst of inspiration? Wildly creative thinkers share ideas, strategies and warmhearted encouragement to let your genius out.
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Keith Yamashita: The 3 Habits of Great Creative Teams

Keith Yamashita: The 3 Habits of Great Creative Teams | Serious Play | Scoop.it

When the your team is faced with adversity does it stand strong and act boldly or does it crumble under pressure? Based on his work with over 1000 teams, Keith Yamashita shares his insights about great collaborative environments including:


1. have an awareness beyond your day-to-day,

2. respect the unique talents of your team members,

3. and actively cultivate meaningful one-on-one relationships.  

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How Remix Culture Fuels Creativity & Invention: Kirby Ferguson at TED

How Remix Culture Fuels Creativity & Invention: Kirby Ferguson at TED | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"Remix culture is something I think about a great deal in the context ofcombinatorial creativity, and no one has done more to champion the popular understanding of remix as central to creativity than my friend and documentarian extraordinaire Kirby Ferguson. So I’m enormously proud of Kirby’s recent TED talk about his Everything is a Remix project, exploring remix culture, copyright and creativity — watch and take notes"

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Creative Ideas – 37 Articles to Get Your Creativity Brainzooming

Creative Ideas – 37 Articles to Get Your Creativity Brainzooming | Serious Play | Scoop.it

  "Here’s another compilation piece, this time highlightingarticles about creativity from the Brainzoomingblog during 2010. Beyond the mid-year post on 26 ways to defeat a creative block (one of the most popular Brainzooming posts ever), this list provides a whole array of thoughts to get your creativity zooming whether individually or with your team."

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santina kerslake's curator insight, January 30, 3:22 PM

Play around with things, ideas and challenge yourself with some of the constraints presented to you.

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The Virtues of Daydreaming And 30 Other Surprising (And Controversial) Research Findings About How Students Learn

The Virtues of Daydreaming And 30 Other Surprising (And Controversial) Research Findings About How Students Learn | Serious Play | Scoop.it
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"People in general, hold onto beliefs that are shaped by early experiences, the media, and faulty influences. The following list is a compilation of research that may surprise you. Video games, e-books, playtime, and music are all a part of an educator’s repertoire.

Read on, and be prepared to put your traditional beliefs aside as science points to innovative methods that indicate future success."

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How Do You Define Creativity? Sir Ken Robinson Video Series from Adobe Education

"It's no secret that Adobe thinks creativity needs to be championed so educators can feel increasingly empowered to teach it as a critical competency across all disciplines. We firmly believe creativity is an imperative for students' success in a global marketplace.
We've partnered with Sir Ken Robinson, an internationally recognized author and creativity expert, to develop an exclusive five-part video series outlining his thoughts on the importance and power of creativity in education. Check out the first video where he explores the meaning and natural path of our creative process."

 

Follow the series at adobe.ly/VwJaJb

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30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

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What is the connection between creativity and workplace wellness? Creativity at Work

What is the connection between creativity and workplace wellness? Creativity at Work | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Learn ways to foster creativity and workplace wellness and improve employee engagement with these simple approaches...
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How Teachers are Boosting Creativity

How Teachers are Boosting Creativity | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Students need opportunities to explore, discover, and use their imagination. Let's take a look at how creativity is being fostered in schools today.

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How to Avoid the Wet Blanket Phenomena In Creative Collaborations

How to Avoid the Wet Blanket Phenomena In Creative Collaborations | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Maybe the one wheel car was not a good idea
Exploring effective practices that support teams engaged in a collaborative creative endeavor.
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The Big Lesson of a Little Prince: (Re)capture the Creativity of Childhood

The Big Lesson of a Little Prince: (Re)capture the Creativity of Childhood | Serious Play | Scoop.it
It is the rare person who is able to hold on to the sense of wonderment, of presence, of sheer enjoyment of life and its possibilities that is so apparent in our younger selves.
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3 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity

3 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Creativity often eludes us because we're accustomed to certain norms. "We're highly socialized and have fixed assumptions about what the world looks like," says Barry Staw, an organizational behaviorist at University of California, Berkeley. "You have to try to envision another world."

To do that, Staw suggests a series of exercises, all designed to help you consider a wider range of options as you brainstorm.

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7 Ways to Increase Your Creativity

7 Ways to Increase Your Creativity | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: This is a contributed post by Jordan Driediger, an entrepreneur, public speaker, and writer from Toronto, Canada. He is the CEO of his own company DM2 Studios LLC.

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Barbara Monica Pérez Moo's curator insight, February 26, 2013 3:51 PM

Definitivamente un artículo, claro, concreto y preciso acerca de la creatividad.

michel verstrepen's curator insight, February 26, 2013 11:19 PM

reminder ;-)

Fanny Pantoja Zepeda's curator insight, March 23, 2013 8:07 AM
"No hay formula específica que nos de creatividad, pero sí hay caminos para llegar a ella"
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Top 20 Insights, Talks, and Quotables On Making Ideas Happen

Top 20 Insights, Talks, and Quotables On Making Ideas Happen | Serious Play | Scoop.it
From reinventing resumes to harnessing the power of boredom, we collect our most popular content from 2012.
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The best of the best. From Behance.

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5 Tips to Jump Start Your Creativity

5 Tips to Jump Start Your Creativity | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Being a “Creative” is not always easy -- having the ability to release the flow of the creative juices is an important trick to know.
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5 simple and effective tips. The comments are also worth a read.

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Mastering the Five Levels of Creativity (Part 1)

Mastering the Five Levels of Creativity (Part 1) | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Is everyone creative? Sure they are but in very different ways and to varying degrees. There is a big difference between the folksong you wrote for your college sweetheart and a symphony composed by Beethoven.
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30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom

30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom | Serious Play | Scoop.it
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Do you want to know how to foster creativity in your classroom or as a trainer and an educator? Read this...


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Play, Creativity, and Learning: Why Play Matters for Kids and Adults

Play, Creativity, and Learning: Why Play Matters for Kids and Adults | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Learn about the lifelong benefits of play, including greater creativity, happiness, and productivity.
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Creativity 2012 – Week #49

Creativity 2012 – Week #49 | Serious Play | Scoop.it

"Creativity Toolbox – Learn how to facilitate group creativity.

 

Creative Thinking Skills -There is clearly tremendous value in having diverse, positive creative thinking skills on your creative team.

 

Mediate Your Way To Creativity - Cognitive psychologist Lorenza Colzato used creativity tasks that measure convergent and divergent thinking to assess which meditation techniques most influence creative activities.

 

Creativity Battles Alzheimer’s – Support groups are starting to use creative writing, brain teases and music therapy as a way to stave off Alzheimer’s Disease.

 

Quotes On Creativity – Here’s the My Creative Team Pinterest board about creativity. Check it out."

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How to Ignite Passion in Your Students: 8 Ways Educators Can Foster Passion-based Learning

How to Ignite Passion in Your Students: 8 Ways Educators Can Foster Passion-based Learning | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Many teachers strive for that moment when they see hunger in their students’ eyes. When learning becomes a necessity, they follow passion they feel to achieve something. Einstein often talked about this thirst for learning and the power of imagination.
But what makes this possible and how is passion based learning achieved?
As educators, we can create an environment that drives passion by doing a few things...

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TED Blog | 10 talks about the beauty — and difficulty — of being creative

TED Blog | 10 talks about the beauty — and difficulty — of being creative | Serious Play | Scoop.it

10 talks about the beauty — and difficulty — of being creative:

 

Julie Burstein: 4 Lessons in Creativity

 

Elizabeth Gilbert: Your elusive creative genius

 

David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence

 

Isaac Mizrahi on fashion and creativity

 

Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide

 

Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from

 

Janet Echelman: Taking imagination seriously

 

Kirby Ferguson: Embrace the remix

 

Malcolm McLaren: Authentic creativity vs. karaoke culture

 

Tim Brown: Tales of creativity and play

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» 4 Silly Sketching Exercises to Spark Your Creativity - World of Psychology

» 4 Silly Sketching Exercises to Spark Your Creativity  - World of Psychology | Serious Play | Scoop.it

Creativity makes problem-solving and accomplishing projects that much easier. (Plus, it's just really fun!)

 

Carla Sonheim  an illustrator, workshop instructor and author of the new book The Art of Silliness) suggestes here  four silly exercises that help you sketch your way to creativity. Remember that it doesn’t matter whether you can draw or not. The key is to open your mind, play and have fun.

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10 (More) Amazing Videos About the Creative Process

10 (More) Amazing Videos About the Creative Process | Serious Play | Scoop.it
We hand-pick the web's best videos about the creative process from some of the world's most talented creative minds.

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Creative APP-titude: iPad Multimedia Tools for Creativity

This presentation gives an overview of apps that can be used in the classroom to develop creative learning projects.
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