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Nigel Coutts

Creativity is a beautiful, messy chaotic thing - The Learner's Way - 33 views

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    Creativity is often said to be the key to the future. The essentially human attribute that will ensure our utility in a world dominated by automation. It is said to be an essential ingredient in education but it will not be truly learned unless we provide students with opportunities to dive fully into its waters. 
Dan Bench

Process vs Product in Maker-centered Learning - The Learner's Way - 42 views

  • by ‘Making Thinking Visible’ (MTV) can help here. MTV strategies offer two advantages to teachers and learners. Importantly they provide structure to thinking and encourage a deeper engagement with concepts and ideas. They also allow the thinking that is occurring to be made visible and thus a part of the assessment process
  • mastery of the process that students are utilising as they solve the problems they encounter in their making. How do they deal with obstacles? How did they plan their solution? How effectively do they collaborate? What did they do to understand the problem and how did they monitor their progress?  
  • Students move through phases of thinking that include empathy, needs analysis, ideation, planning, prototyping and evaluation in patterns both linear and non-linear as needs require.
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  • Failing is a part of the process and failing disrupts output based assessments. At the core of the maker philosophy is a process of ideation, iteration and emergence.
  • their Personal Passion Projects. Many of the projects fit neatly into the description of maker-centered learning. These are the projects where the students have identified a need and the solution is a product which they design and then prototype.
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    The maker movement and with it maker-centered learning brings new possibilities and challenges into the classroom. It has spawned makerspaces and students are busy designing and making products. The danger with all this frenzied making is that it is very easy to miss the point, to focus on the product and not the journey.  
Nigel Coutts

The right conditions for creativity - The Learner's Way - 49 views

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    Understanding and identifying the barriers to creativity and the conditions which are essential for it to thrive is an important step in the process of ensuring our students leave school with a capacity for creativity at least equal to that which they arrive with.
anonymous

Habits of the Creative Mind - 75 views

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    We've written a book for teachers who are tired of teaching to the test and want to get access to their students' creative potential. It's a writing book that is actually meant to be read; it's a pedagogy based on how we come to know the world and how we learn to confront the unknown. Available for free 7 day download at Amazon. We're having a book launch party at the MLA16 in Austin, Jan 9, 10AM Bedford Booth. Come talk about creativity and curiosity with us.

    Book launch at the upcoming #MLA16 in Austin
Amy Gearhart

8 things every teacher can do to create an innovative classroom | eSchool News | eSchoo... - 79 views

  • Give students the basics, but keep it short.
  • In his TED talk, Daniel Pink talks about the connection between creativity and what is know as Functional Fixedness—or people’s tendency to see only a single use for an object.
  • Whatever you do, dont try to grade creativity and innovation.
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    Innovation and creativity can't be tested or graded, but they can be built up. Here's how.
Jørgen Mortensen

A Complete Guide to Correctly & Creatively Exposing an Image - 4 views

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    "Creatively Exposing an Image"
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    You need to stop reposting this mumbo jumbo - for a start it was not a guide to correct & creative exposure.
    I was a hotchpotch of jargon...that did not know what it was talking about.
Phil Brown

Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever | Edudemic - 62 views

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    We need to teach our students to be adaptable, and to understand that to be creative means hard work.
Matt Renwick

Creative People Say No - Medium - 48 views

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    Interesting implications for education - especially given that we value creativity in students...strive to foster it...yet rarely would we accept a "no" in terms how students are expected to spend time.
Nigel Coutts

Creativity in Science and Technology - 59 views

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    CREST is a programme for schools run by Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation that aims to promote Creativity. By adding creativity to our science lessons we can move past boiling water and encourage students towards serious scientific and technological discovery.
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