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30 Ways To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom

30 Ways To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom
For the Spanish translation click here The concept of teaching creativity has been around for quite some time. Academics such as E. Paul Torrance, dedicated an entire lifetime to the advancement of creativity in education. Torrance faced much opposition in his day about the nature of creativity. Creativity was considered to be an immeasurable, natural ability. In recent times, there has been a shift towards the increased acceptance of valuing creativity for all learners. Much of the blame for a lack of creativity, and therefore innovation, can be traced to our traditional educational systems. It relies on teaching to the correct answer. In the same way, David Hughes, founder of Decision Labs and professor at UNC Chapel Hill, argues that innovation is an essential skill for our global economy. Adding to this sequence of events is the fact that textbooks are at least three years out of date when they are published and . . . educational systems were the slowest adopters of innovation. 1. 2.

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Creativity We are at a unique place in time where the rapidly changing economy will open unprecedented opportunities for students. Fueled by technology, the status quo in global education and business is being challenged. The ability to design the future and to imagine new ways of combining old with new will be game-changing skills for students. How should we support creativity? Fancy a creative future? Then look no further than 64 Million Artists, a national campaign that wants to unlock the creativity of everyone in Britain. Throughout January it set short daily creative challenges up to 20 minutes long that were “designed to fit into your day and bring it to life, making you more aware of your surroundings, introducing you to new places and people”.

What is Blended Learning? - Solutions and their Importance So, what is blended learning and why is it still so important? Before we define blended learning, it is important to look at the concept in perspective. The rhetoric that technology will revolutionise training has been echoed repeatedly over the years. Improving peer feedback with Public Critique So, how much of the feedback students get do you think comes from their peers? I’m not talking about feedback on their choice of trainers or on their ability to wear a hoodie with dash and élan, I’m talking about classroom feedback on their learning. So, go on; how much? Most teachers when asked to guess hazard something along the lines of 10-20%.

How to encourage creativity in the classroom More and more teachers are talking about it, but how can you help students become creative? IB World magazine asks educators for their tried-and-tested methods Passing exams is important, but it should never be the sole focus of a student’s school years.

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