Lesson 19 — Enhancing Creativity « Wisdom 101 Being deeply involved in creative activity is one of the most enjoyable experiences we human beings can have. What’s more, it allows us to put something back into the pot of life, to give something of value to others. For many people, though, creativity seems mysterious and out of reach — a gift given to some people and not to others. The truth is that it is not a rare gift, but a quite understandable process — one that any of us can use to enhance our enjoyment of life. Different writers have different views about what creativity is, and about how the creative process works. Some make distinctions between different kinds of creativity. One is production-related creativity: the production of something novel or unique that has value.The other is discovery-related creativity: the discovery, through human insight, of some new fact, law, or feature of the world. By production-related creativity I don’t mean just novel inventions and product designs, though that is part of it. Preparation.
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Strategy List: 35 Dimensions of Critical Thought S-1 Thinking Independently Principle: Critical thinking is independent thinking, thinking for oneself. Many of our beliefs are acquired at an early age, when we have a strong tendency to form beliefs for irrational reasons (because we want to believe, because we are praised or rewarded for believing). Critical thinkers use critical skills and insights to reveal and reject beliefs that are irrational. In forming new beliefs, critical thinkers do not passively accept the beliefs of others; rather, they try to figure things out for themselves, reject unjustified authorities, and recognize the contributions of genuine authorities. If they find that a set of categories or distinctions is more appropriate than that used by another, they will use it. Independent thinkers strive to incorporate all known relevant knowledge and insight into their thought and behavior. S-2 Developing Insight Into Egocentricity or Sociocentricity S-3 Exercising Fairmindedness S-6 Developing Intellectual Courage
Lesson 0 — An Introduction to Wisdom | Wisdom 101 Aristotle differentiated between two aspects of wisdom — one addressing existential and metaphysical issues, the other addressing everyday life. The poet Coleridge called this second practical variety of wisdom, “Common sense in an uncommon degree.” An earlier book of mine, TOWARD WISDOM, dealt mostly with the meaning-of-life kind of wisdom — the big-picture, existential kind. Although wisdom has not been discussed much during the past fifty years, most of us do have some rough, fuzzy sense of what the word means. I don’t have a final, complete understanding either, but I’d like to share with you my present sense of the nature of wisdom. attitudes,value-based ways of being, andperspectives and interpretive frameworks that we might call ways of seeing. Each item on the list that follows strikes me as an element of practical wisdom in the sense that each makes a real, useful, practical contribution to the life of the wise person. Wise Attitudes: Wise Ways of Being: Wise Ways of Seeing: 1.
Wanderlust / promovendo vivências The 8 Types Of Imagination It has been said that imagination is more important than knowledge, and for any experienced classroom teacher it is easy to see daily evidence of this. In the June issue of Edudemic Magazine for iPad , we’re going to take a look at the role of imagination (and curiosity) in the learning process, and strategies for leveraging each. In doing research, I happened across an article published over at the international news blog IntoEastAfrica on the different types of imagination, and it occurred to me that though I often think of intelligence and understanding as fluid and diverse, I hadn’t thought of imagination that way. Our Imaginations In the blog post, Dr. “Imagination is a manifestation of our memory and enables us to scrutinize our past and construct hypothetical future scenarios that do not yet, but could exist. 8 Types of Imagination 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. More Info Requisite Carl Sagan And no mention of imagination would be complete without Carl Sagan.
untitled 10 Social Networks for Artists 2012 Listed here are 10 social networks for artists. Each of them have unique features for artists, including: Networking with other creative people around the world. Connecting with art galleries, curators, and art collectors. Some allow the addition of a personal portfolio, and creation of art blogs. In case you are wondering, I have a profile at each of these artist social networks, but of course do not have time to visit each regularly. 1 - CultureInside Gallery Culture Inside Gallery is a gallery run social network, and includes space for artists to add artworks, biography, artist statement, and an art blog. One innovative thing I saw here is the lightbox. 2 - LabforCulture.org Lab for Culture is a European social network for artists and art lovers. Read current art news, keep track of art events and exhibitions, and find art jobs in Europe. 3 - Artreview.com Artreview, popular for Art Review magazine, is another great social network for artists and people who love art. 4 - Artslant.com
Harvard Wants to Know: How Does the Act of Making Shape Kids’ Brains? Big Ideas Culture Design Thinking Teaching Strategies A group of Harvard researchers is teaming up with schools in Oakland, Calif. to explore how kids learn through making. Through an initiative called Project Zero, they’re investigating the theory that kids learn best when they’re actively engaged in designing and creating projects to explore concepts. Though it’s still in very early stages — just launched at the beginning of this school year — researchers and educators at the school want to know how kids learn by tinkering – fooling around with something until one understands how it works. To do that, they are working with both private and public schools in Oakland, headed by the Harvard researchers and 15 participating teachers who meet in study groups every six weeks to share ideas and to form a community. “It’s not a lesson plan; it’s not a curriculum; it’s a way to look at the world.” Project Zero is also asking teachers to look at student work differently. Related
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