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Creative Educator - The Power of Play

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What do we mean when we speak of play? Peter Gray, professor of psychology and blogger for Psychology Today, suggests exploring the definition of play in order to better understand its fundamental roles. He identifies five characteristics of play:

 

• it is self-chosen and self-directed
• means are more important than ends
• it has structures or rules, but these may be self-defined
• it is imaginative, non-literal, and removed from “real” life
• it involves an active, alert, non-stressed frame of mind.


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Play with purpose!

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Marianne Mitchell Teaches Integrative Thinking Skills through Making Abstract Art

The celebrated painter Marianne Mitchell can teach integrative thinking skills through the practice of making abstract art. While reading about innovation in...
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I love this! Creating art is necessary for the preservation of the soul and there is such value in having an integrative thought process.

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How much does a video weigh? | Video on TED.com

What color is a mirror? How much does a video weigh? Michael Stevens, creator of the popular educational YouTube channel Vsauce, spends his day asking quirky questions like these.

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Ilana Ben-Ari's curator insight, April 24, 2013 3:20 PM

"Sparking curiosity is a great way to catch a human"

Kari Smith's curator insight, April 25, 2013 9:17 AM

Perhaps developing our own curiosities will help us to engage and capture those of our students......

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Need a Job? Invent It

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Finding a job is so 20th century. That is why young people today need to be more “innovation ready” than “college ready.”

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Ilana Ben-Ari's curator insight, April 1, 2013 4:42 PM

Reimagining schools for the 21st-century must be our highest priority. We need to focus more on teaching the skill and will to learn and to make a difference and bring the three most powerful ingredients of intrinsic motivation into the classroom: play, passion and purpose.

Kari Smith's curator insight, April 25, 2013 9:19 AM

This is the reality that the students in our classrooms will face.....how can we best engage in learning along with them in order to prepare them for a future yet unknown?

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RSA Animate - The Empathic Civilisation

Bestselling author, political adviser and social and ethical prophet Jeremy Rifkin investigates the evolution of empathy and the profound ways that it has sh...
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Why we need to foster empathy in student's learning...it's part of the solution.

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Integrative Thinking

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Contributor Julia Pagel on a new learning technique called Integrative Thinking, that's not about what you teach students to think about, but how you teach them to think.
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How integrative thinking can be taught in today's classrooms, and the valuable benefits it is having on student's intrinic motivation for learning.

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How Serious Play Leads To Breakthrough Innovation

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The following is an excerpt from Creative Intelligence by Bruce Nussbaum (HarperBusiness), out March 5th.It took several hours, but Harry West and his team eventually reached a conclusion about their current challenge: Drinking was weird.West, the...

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Ilana Ben-Ari's curator insight, March 4, 2013 12:47 PM

Creating magic circles enables a group to solve puzzles, connect dots, prototype, make mistakes, and learn from them. In other words, the magic circle is where the competencies of creativity get “played” out. Knowing how to build one is itself a creative skill.

Kari Smith's curator insight, March 5, 2013 9:08 AM

Love this!  As an educator, when was the last time that you played?  As adults have we forgotten the richness that play provides? Do we say we believe in play's value but act a different way? An interesting read!!!

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In Praise Of Integrated Thinking

Successful business people engage in integrative thinking – the ability to use deductive reasoning to extract the best aspects from two conflicting ideas to come up with an alternative, which incorporates the strengths of both ideas.


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