I’m reminded that creating can be the most effective kind of learning. lnstead of just analyzing media, students can use those techniques to influence audiences themselves. ~Jeremy Bond @JeremyDBond
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
If you ever want to know what a creative person’s mind feels like, imagine a browser with 2,857 tabs open. ALL.THE.TIME
The current Reference list on my Capstone paper is over 4 pages.
(yes, just the references!)
But I do see an end in sight, and this book is first on my list for Capstone, AD reading.
Creativity for 21st Century Skills by Jane Piirto *
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.
“Creativity is a central source of meaning in our lives. Most of the things that are interesting, important, and human are the result of creativity…our language, values, artistic expression, scientific understanding, and technology—is the result of individual ingenuity that was recognized, rewarded, and transmitted through learning.” ~Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Reblog: The Twelve Things You are Not Taught in School about Creative Thinking by Michael Michalko:
1. You are Creative
2. Creative Thinking is Hard Work
3. You must go through the motions of being creative.
4. Your brain is not a computer.
Rest the rest of Michael Michalko’s list and explanations by clicking here
Preschool children, on average, ask their parents about 100 questions a day. By middle school, they’ve pretty much stopped asking. It’s no coincidence that this same time is when student motivation and engagement plummet. They did not stop asking question because they lost interest: it’s the other way around. They lost interest because they stopped asking questions.
Excerpted from “The Creativity Crisis”, by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman, Newsweek. July 19, 2010
For further Goggling: John Barell and More Curious Minds, http://www.morecuriousminds.com/
Question: What is the most interesting question you have received in the classroom this year?