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Tea and Technology

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"Going to school or college is much more than going to lectures. It is being immersed in a world. It is just sitting around and chatting as if there were no tomorrow." Punya Mishra

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Punya Mishra is part of the famed TPACK team of Mishra and Koehler. Lately he has turned his research attention to creative teaching in the high-stakes arena of educational testing... and we will all be the better for it.

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Research: 5 Ways Doodling Improves Learning And Creativity

Research: 5 Ways Doodling Improves Learning And Creativity | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Do you still think doodling is a waste of time? Does it mean someone isn’t paying attention?
Well, it’s time to change your mind. Doodling and drawing can actually help you process, retain, and share information.

Via Becky Roehrs
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Doodling helps learning occur

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 16, 2015 12:13 PM

Many research studies have found numerous ways doodling helps us learn better. Check out the article for ideas for encouraging doodling!

Rona Lewis's curator insight, May 16, 2015 9:59 PM

I doodle while on the phone.  How about you?

Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, May 18, 2015 12:57 AM

Yes! I new it. all that scrawling is helping.

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The Art of Thought: Graham Wallas on the Four Stages of Creativity, 1926 ~ Brain Pickings

The Art of Thought: Graham Wallas on the Four Stages of Creativity, 1926 ~ Brain Pickings | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

by Maria Popova

 

"In 1926, thirteen years before James Webb Young’s Technique for Producing Ideas and more than three decades before Arthur Koestler’s seminal “bisociation” theory of how creativity works, English social psychologist and London School of Economics co-founder Graham Wallas, sixty-eight at the time, penned The Art of Thought— an insightful theory outlining the four stages of the creative process, based both on his own empirical observations and on the accounts of famous inventors and polymaths. Though, sadly, the book is long out of print, with surviving copiessold for a fortune and available in a few public libraries, the gist of Wallas’s model has been preserved in a chapter of the 1976 treasure The Creativity Question (public library) — an invaluable selection of meditations on and approaches to creativity by some of history’s greatest minds, compiled by psychiatrist Albert Rothenberg and philosopher Carl R. Hausman, reminiscent of the 1942 gem An Anatomy of Inspiration.

 

"Wallas outlines four stages of the creative process — preparation, incubation, illumination, and verification — dancing in a delicate osmosis of conscious and unconscious work. These phases, which literary legend Michael Cowley would come to parallel in his 1958 model of the four stages of writing, go as follows:"


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Another gem by Popova

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Creativity Predicts a Longer Life: Scientific American

Creativity Predicts a Longer Life: Scientific American | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

The trait of openness improves health through creativity...The researchers found that only creativity—not intelligence or overall openness—decreased mortality risk

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The Depreciation of the Value of Creativity

The Depreciation of the Value of Creativity | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
"The creative adult is the child who survives." -- Ursula Le Guin "Creativity is intelligence having fun." -- Albert Einstein The human psyche is such that "feeding the beast" is not always a good ...
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"The truth is, we live in a time where getting things  “on demand”, whether they be material goods or information at our fingertips, is eroding our innate creativity."

 

OnDemand < Creativity

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Design a Workspace to Spark Extreme Creativity

Design a Workspace to Spark Extreme Creativity | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
This digital design agency brings the concept of cool startup spaces to a whole new level.
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Before entering the Wonderfactory office, visitors step out of the elevator and into a small room that seems to have no door. Only after pulling a mysterious cord does an opening in the shelves appear, allowing visitors into the Wonderfactory office. The entryway sets the tone for clients -- and for staff – that they have permission to think differently.

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How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | MindShift

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | MindShift | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Scientists are always uncovering new ways into how people learn best, and some of the most recent neuroscience research has shown connections between basic su
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To undertake that complicated process of internalizing information Immordino-Yang has found that it’s necessary to shut out external inputs and focus intensely on what’s going on internally. Asking students to constantly pay attention or allowing them to be distracted by games, phones, and other stimuli may deprive them of the important inward-looking time crucial to deeper learning.

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12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People (like you!)

12 Most Striking Tendencies of Creative People (like you!) | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

by Kathy Wilkins. Click to see the butterfly image up close. 

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