How to Develop Student Creativity - Robert J. Sternberg, Wendy Melissa Williams Robert J. Sternberg, PhD, is Provost and Senior Vice President as well as Professor of Psychology at Oklahoma State University. His PhD is from Stanford and he holds 11 honorary doctorates. Sternberg is the author of roughly 1250 publications and has won two dozen awards. He is President-Elect of the Federation of Associations of Brain and Behavioral Sciences, President of the International Association for Cognitive Education and Psychology, and a former President of the American Psychological Association. Stephen J. Wendy M.
Fuel Creativity in the Classroom With Divergent Thinking Recently, I showed a group of students in my high school art class a film called Ma Vie En Rose (My Life in Pink), about a seven-year-old boy named Ludovic who identifies as female. Ludovic has an active imagination, but is bullied by both adults and other kids who are unnerved by his desire to wear dresses and play with dolls. The film challenged my students to broaden their understanding of gender and identity and led to a discussion about ways in which our imaginations are limited when we are forced to be who we are not. It also reminded me of other examples in which character is forced to choose an identity, such as the movie Divergent, based on the popular trilogy of novels by Veronica Roth. In Divergent, a dystopian future society has been divided into five factions based on perceived virtues. Young people are forced to choose a faction as a rite of passage to becoming an adult. Defining Divergent Thinking In the Classroom: Strategies Strategy #2: Let the Music Play
Creativity, Culture and Education | Unlocking the creativity of children and young people | Creativity, Culture and Education Little Story Creator - Digital Scrapbooking and Photo Collage Maker Dyslexie en vreemde talen: een onmogelijke combinatie? | Code Lessius Binnen het reguliere secundair onderwijs komt elke jongere in contact met vreemde talen. Jongeren met dyslexie ervaren het aanleren van vreemde talen vaak als een extra struikelblok. De moeilijkheden die ze in het Nederlands ervaren, treden ook op bij de studie van vreemde talen. Als leerkracht is het niet evident om met deze (bijkomende) moeilijkheden om te gaan. Tijdens deze studiedag nemen we het huidige vreemdetalenonderwijs onder de loep. Huge range of cultural opportunities for all young people - Press releases The government is spending £292 million to 2015 on cultural education so young people can benefit from excellent cultural and music activities. The BFI Film Academy, the National Youth Dance Company and the Shakespeare Schools Festival are among the programmes being funded by the Department for Education. Education Secretary Michael Gove said: No education can be complete without the arts and creativity playing a central role in a child’s life. Successful schools put culture at the heart of their curriculum. Culture Minister Ed Vaizey said: Cultural education - a summary of programmes and opportunities - is part of our strategy to ensure that every child has the chance to experience a wide variety of high quality cultural experiences. Darren Henley, managing director of Classic FM, who conducted an independent review on cultural education for the government, said: HM Chief Inspector Sir Michael Wilshaw said: BFI Film Academy Heritage schools Museums and schools programme Poetry By Heart
How to Promote Creative Thinking Creative use of books inspires children to think up ways to manage their own personal troubles as they listen to how a character in a story is coping. Read books that stimulate children's ability to enter into the adventures of others and recreate scenarios. These books often help heal a worry in a child. Adventures to Explore The Dusk Fairy* by Keith Faulkner (Scholastic Inc.; $7.95)Hey, Little Antby Phillip M. Problems to Solve Aaron's Hair* by Robert Munsch (Scholastic Inc.; $11.95) Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst (Scholastic Inc.; $3.50)A Bad, Bad Day* by Kirsten Hall (Scholastic Inc.; $2.99)I Don't Want to Take a Bath! Reference Books for Teachers *To order, call 800-SCHOLASTIC We often remark on the marvelous creativity of young children's drawings, dramatic play, and invented language. Ask five different teachers to define "creativity" and you'll probably get five different answers. You can help children understand that: Creative Teaching
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