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Ken Robinson & Grant Wiggins – Can you assess creativity?

Council for Creative Education (CCE) Finland. 5 Reasons Why Finland Is A Global Education Leader. Why Finland has the Best Education by Michael Moore. Brené Brown on Creativity, Courageous Vulnerability and Wholehearted Living - Scott Barry Kaufman. We are especially grateful (and giddy) to be sharing this episode with our listeners!

Brené Brown on Creativity, Courageous Vulnerability and Wholehearted Living - Scott Barry Kaufman

Brene Brown’s work really gels with our core interests here on The Psychology Podcast, and the resulting conversation contains some enthusiastic and empirically informed banter that is sure to inform and delight. We geek out over some counter-intuitive findings, like how incredibly compassionate people have a tendency to set the most boundaries and say “no.” We discuss the power of being vulnerable and how the data suggests that it is one of the best predictors of courage. Interesting findings from UK study on Creativity #aussieED. Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom. Back-to-school conjures images of desks in neat rows, and the smells of crayons and glue.

Design Thinking and the Deskless Classroom

Teachers work hard to make warm, inviting learning spaces for students, but let's take a step back. What does a desk represent? Imagine a classroom that looked less like a traditional classroom and more like an artist's studio. Our physical environment, as explored in The Third Teacher, tells us what is possible in that space. What if, instead of making our space for our students, we made it with our students? Last September, the day before students returned, I looked around my classroom and panicked. Why Design Thinking? Increasing student engagement by taking the leap into a deskless classroom required an introduction to design thinking and the support of my admin. Portland Children's Museum. Takaharu Tezuka: The best kindergarten you’ve ever seen. Michael Murphy: Architecture that's built to heal. Teachers must ditch 'neuromyth' of learning styles, say scientists.

What are the 21st-century skills every student needs? The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology.

What are the 21st-century skills every student needs?

Wide-Open Spaces – MIT Spectrum. The Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, led by Mitchel Resnick SM ’88, PhD ’92, is known for its educational innovations: the Computer Clubhouse Network, an after-school environment where kids from underserved communities learn to express themselves creatively with new technologies; a 30-year collaboration with the LEGO company begun by Resnick’s mentor, the late MIT professor Seymour Papert, which yielded the robotics kits branded as LEGO Mindstorms; and Scratch, a visual programming language and online community where kids construct and collaborate on interactive stories, games, and animations.

Wide-Open Spaces – MIT Spectrum

Driving all the group’s endeavors is a fervent belief in the power of learning through design. Resnick will expand on these ideas in a forthcoming book for the MIT Press titled Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity Through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play. LockhartsLament. How High Schools Are Demolishing the Classroom. Nothing reveals as much about a society, and its future, as its high schools.

How High Schools Are Demolishing the Classroom

Yet amid accelerating change — widening inequality, unprecedented globalization and technological advances — they’ve woefully lagged behind. There are, of course, exceptions. Follow OZY’s special series “High School, Disrupted” to find out about the global leaders, cutting-edge trends and big ideas reimagining secondary education — for the better. Cool mist rises off the Mississippi and drifts across the deck of the classroom. Below, the murky waters of the Delta gush past in a torrent. New Harmony High in Louisiana isn’t your typical little red schoolhouse.

9 Teacher-Tested Ways to Encourage Creativity in The Classroom - WeAreTeachers. Every day in the classroom, you are challenged to find new ways to be creative—to come up with compelling ways to make learning engaging and even, dare we say, fun.

9 Teacher-Tested Ways to Encourage Creativity in The Classroom - WeAreTeachers

Not so easy, is it? So we turned to ISTE’s Young Educator Network for some fresh ideas. Educators argue creativity just as important as literacy and numeracy in national curriculum. By Rebecca Barrett Updated Educators are arguing for creativity to be taken just as seriously as literacy and numeracy despite a national curriculum review suggesting its focus be reduced.

Educators argue creativity just as important as literacy and numeracy in national curriculum

The Federal Government-commissioned report released in October last year recommended Australia's school curriculum should refocus teaching in early childhood years on literacy and numeracy. But some Sydney schools are worried if there is a shift away from fostering creative and critical thinking skills, students will not learn the skills needed when they enter the workforce. The Arts and Australian education: Realising potential. Creativity in schools sounds good – so what's the hitch? British scholar Bill Lucas recently asserted the need for a consistent, appropriate and measurable definition of creativity.

Creativity in schools sounds good – so what's the hitch?

In his words: if creativity is to be taken more seriously by educators and educational policy-makers then we need to be clearer about what it is … and to develop an approach to assessing it which is both rigorous enough to ensure credibility and user-friendly enough to be used by busy teachers.

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