Creativity and Education


Creativity and Education

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iEARN (International Education and Resource Network)

iEARN (International Education and Resource Network) is the world's largest non-profit global network that enables teachers and youth to use the Internet and other technologies to collaborate on…Continue

Tags: planet, students, learn, international, unity

Started by Kimberly Carriero May 5, 2010.

Edutopia: The George Lucas Educational Foundation

Highly recommend checking out EDUTOPIA The George Lucas Educational Foundationhttp://www.edutopia.orgHave been a fan and follower for several years.Kids today --…Continue

Started by Kate McCallum Dec 5, 2009.

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Comment by libramoon on March 24, 2011 at 12:48pm

As with the "healthcare" debate, and so many others, the emphasis seems to be about fiscal goals while ignoring the fundamental goals which, if properly addressed, would reveal monetarily inexpensive while socially highly productive procedures.
No one needs to be underfunded or made a scapegoat.  We need to return to the basics of the reason for education, and the best practices for the desired result.
The basics: structures for hanging learning
– reading, writing, basic math, critical thinking, legal philosophy, cultural history, citizen responsibility, scientific method, business practices, resource management, interpersonal behavior, physical training
 – team projects that utilize the skills being modeled and explained, team teachers available to work with students individually and with teams to help them organize, acquire resources, find answers to their questions, mediate disputes, give encouragement and useful critique.  Make use of the resources available in the immediate environment (libraries, museums, infrastructure, parks, businesses, government offices, natural environments, people willing to share their knowledge).
Develop flexible structuring; respond to the immediate; keep it real. 
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Comment by Kimberly Carriero on November 14, 2009 at 11:40pm
"It is the consciousness of the student that absorbs the knowledge."

Comment by Kimberly Carriero on November 14, 2009 at 11:09pm
I found this school in Topanga, CA-

progressive, non-profit, independent school on a 20 acre educational village in the Topanga hills of Los Angeles, Reggio inspired, experience-based learning.

MUSE Elementary Mission Statement:
MUSE is an environment where joy leads and learning follows, where young minds are stimulated through intellectual rigor and hands-on experience, bodies are nourished with fresh organic foods, and the awareness of each individual's connection to our planet and all living things is cultivated daily.

Comment by Kate McCallum on November 14, 2009 at 11:01pm
I cannot tell you how important I think this topic is. To me it is essential that we begin to encourage creativity and innovation in our schools. The children must learn the value of these skill sets. It is the only way to insure a vibrant, healthy future. Truly! Bravo. This was a big topic at the Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region presentation this past Thursday. I posted the link for it on a blog. Welcome!

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