This week’s Ed. Quote is in honor of my creative daughter, on her birthday!
“Electricity is not only present in a magnificent thunderstorm and dazzling lightning, but also in a lamp; so also, creativity exists not only where it creates great historical works, but also everywhere human imagination combines, changes, and creates anything new.” ~Lev Vygotsky, 1930/1967, cited in Smolucha, 1992, p. 54
Quote Source: Smolucha, F. (1992). A reconstruction of Vygotsky’s theory of creativity.
Our Images of Aging Photo Contest drew many entries in the categories of Black & White, Color, and Mobile. This year our Mobile Category had the most submissions with 21 entries. Awards were presented today at the Images of Aging Recognition Luncheon at the Williams Performing Arts Center to our gifted photographers.
Students, Please consider joining this elite group of photographers from all disciplines who appreciate the older adults in their lives and enjoy the digital photography! Faculty, please consider encouraging your students to submit a photograph to next year’s Images of Aging Contest.
All who entered are winners because they captured a moment in the lives of aging adults. Here are the photos of the judges choices in each category.
Category: Black & White
Special thanks to Donna Hester, from the Department of Theater, for her help with our luncheon and photograph staging. For the Images of Aging Photo Contest, gifted ACU students across campus were encouraged to take and submit photographs that included at least one person who is 60 years of age or older.
Creativity for 21st Century Skills describes what many creative people really do when they create. It focuses on the practical applications of a theoretical approach to creativity training the author has developed.
Piirto, J. (2011). Creativity for 21st century skills (pp. 1-12). SensePublishers.
Can you write something today that will be referenced in a future technology that you can’t even fathom?
Emily Dickinson did.
In a letter she wrote in 1873, she included the lines that would become known as her poem, “There is no frigate like a book.” This morning, 142 years later, I heard Dr. Jack McManus, professor in Pepperdine University’s GSEP, reference it in his TED Talk, “Schools of the Future: Time to Develop Your Metaphor.” It is so interesting to me that Dickinson’s editors “fixed” her poems and published them after her death in order to conform to more “regular” language usage of the time.
The curriculum-based lesson connection is: How would you retool Dickinson’s metaphor for technology? or life today?
But, the enduring value question rotates back to the question Dr. McManus’ posed at his TED talk:
How do you and I change the metaphor for schools?
Read the poem. Listen to the talk. And help start / continue the conversation.