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Education, creativity and design
exploring the intersections of education, design and creativity
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Collective Action Toolkit | frog

Collective Action Toolkit | frog | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it
A resource for 
change makers.

The Collective Action Toolkit (CAT) is a package of resources and activities that enable groups of people anywhere to organize, build trust, and collaboratively create solutions for problems impacting their community. The toolkit provides a dynamic framework that integrates knowledge and action to solve challenges. Designed to harness the benefits of group action and the power of open sharing, the activities draw on each participant’s strengths and perspectives as the group works to accomplish a common goal.

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A Design Lens on Education | Design Thinking

A Design Lens on Education | Design Thinking | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it
Sandy Speicher's thoughts on looking at education through the eyes of a designer.
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The End of Education Is the Dawn of Learning

The End of Education Is the Dawn of Learning | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it

HOW TO DESIGN SCHOOLS THAT CAN HELP CHANGE THE FACE OF EDUCATION? A CONVERSATION WITH STEPHEN HEPPELL, ONE OF THE WORLD’S LEADING EDUCATION REFORMERS.

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San Francisco School Takes Experiential Learning to the Next Level - Education - GOOD

Brightworks public school with a focus on giving children authentic, creative experiences that prepare them for the future is something every classroom and school can replicate.

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DIY

DIY | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it

DIY kids build portfolios of these things they make in the real world. Along the way kids learn new skills, use technology constructively, and begin a lifelong adventure of curiosity, and it causes them to spend time offline, too.

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Creativity, emotional intelligence and education

Thoughts and solutions on working towards an education that incorporates creativity and emotional intelligence.

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Tina Chapman's curator insight, June 8, 2013 2:26 PM

This article highlights the notion that creativity, problem solving and emotional intelligence is neglected in schools and emphasises how difficult it is to teach these skills because it is a complex and messy process.  The article also offers innovative suggestions for the future to alleviate this suggestion.

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Designing for Social Change

Designing for Social Change | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it
Andrew Shea, author of Designing for Social Change, highlights four strategies that will help you better navigate your next social-impact project.
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Design Thinking for Educators

Design Thinking for Educators | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it

The Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators contains the process and methods of design, adapted specifically for the context of education.


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Teaching Kids Design Thinking, So They Can Solve The World’s Biggest Problems

Teaching Kids Design Thinking, So They Can Solve The World’s Biggest Problems | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it

Using design thinking to help the next generation become comfortable solving problems of dizzying complexity.

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This site emphasises the importance of students developing the essential skill of design thinking so they can become active and contributable citizens in order to function successfully in society.

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Back To School

Back To School | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it

"Crowd-sourced storehouse of lesson plans focused on improving education in Singapore."

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How Design Can Transform Teaching and Learning

The Third teacher book and online resource from Bruce Mau Design.

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Icograda Design Education Manifesto 2011

Icograda Design Education Manifesto 2011 | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it
The Icograda Design Education Manifesto is a core document that defines Icograda's position on design education.
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The challenges facing startups serving K-12 education | Tom Tunguz

The challenges facing startups serving K-12 education | Tom Tunguz | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it
"Most Innovation in Education is happening in post-secondary education"
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Designing Play That Boost Kids’ Creativity

Designing Play That Boost Kids’ Creativity | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it

Tomorrow’s workplace will value our children more for their ability to create new ideas than recall facts or replicate processes. So if creativity is not a defined genetic trait but a skill and process practiced over time (as Jonah Lehrer argues in Imagine), then what can we do now to inspire and foster creative development from a young age?

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Tina Chapman's curator insight, June 7, 2013 9:19 PM

This link emphasises that the design of toys is a way to enhance  engagement and boost creativity skills in student learning environments.  The authors, The article also highlights how creativity supports divergent thinking skills and that stadardised tests and high structure cause imaginative play and creativity to become minimalised.

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Empathy: The Most Valuable Thing They Teach at HBS

Empathy: The Most Valuable Thing They Teach at HBS | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it

On the importance of empathy.

 

"These probably aren't words that you were expecting to see in the same sentence — Harvard Business School and empathy."

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A Teaching Resource for Design Thinking

A Teaching Resource for Design Thinking | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it
Dr. Burnette Dr. Charles Burnette created an outline for teaching children Design Thinking. He freely shares this information on his website idesignthinking.com. He feels Design thinking is important to for children to learn.
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Dr Charles Burnette has devised a simple strategy for educators when teaching students the process of design thinking - a bookmark must for all educators!

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Activating Empathy: Transforming Schools To Teach What Matters

Activating Empathy: Transforming Schools To Teach What Matters | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it

Empathy is a critical skill in a world defined by rapid change--one that is foundational to the social, teamwork and leadership skills required to contribute succesfully to society.

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How to Improve Children's Social Skills | How to Build Your Child's Self-Control | Big Think

How to Improve Children's Social Skills | How to Build Your Child's Self-Control | Big Think | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it
Benefits of and ideas for improving social intelligence in children.
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Play Power: How to Turn Around Our Creativity Crisis

Play Power: How to Turn Around Our Creativity Crisis | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it

We must pair the practical application of our learned knowledge with the inventive use of these abilities to solve challenging problems.

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Innovation Design In Education

Innovation Design In Education | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it

Letting students pursue an idea through the design process enabled them to create a powerful vehicle for bringing attention to an issue. Design thinking, like other ideas on innovative design in education, is centered on allowing students to take an active role in their own learning to uncover a problem or need and come up with a particular goal or solution.

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Co-designing with Children

Thoughts and methods on including children in the innovative process.
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Reckoning: Working together to build the communities we want

Reckoning: Working together to build the communities we want | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it

Innovative organization training educators and working in schools. "Reckoning is based in Amsterdam. Using a hands on approach, art, and education theory to teach leadership and character skills."

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Andrea Kershaw of IDEO on Creativity In Education - DesignTAXI.com

Andrea Kershaw of IDEO on Creativity In Education - DesignTAXI.com | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it

Andrea Kershaw of IDEO on Creativity In Education..."To nurture creativity, education systems should find new ways of adapting, and not undermining, creativity. Instead, a system as a whole should work towards being an institution that can challenge and encourage a child’s budding intelligence."

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Welcome to the Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking

Welcome to the Virtual Crash Course in Design Thinking | Education, creativity and design | Scoop.it
Welcome to the d.school’s Virtual Crash Course resource page!
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