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  1. 1. no right brain left behindintelligence briefUnderstanding the creativity crisis in Us | facebook | twitter | linkedin | slideshare
  2. 2. Our planning team has worked hard to make you smart fast.We compiled some of the leading theories, thoughts and relevant resourcesrelated to the task at hand. Take advantage of this report to make yourideas better.However, we know that the cumulative knowledge of the community in-volved in this challenge is much larger than that of our team. We there-fore encourage you to see this as a living document, constantly evolving.If there is anything noteworthy that we have missed, give us a Tweet orshoot us a note.This challenge is not only a collaboration in concept. It’s collaboration inknowledge.Good Luck– NRBLB team 2
  3. 3. “In America, innovation doesn’t just change our lives. It ishow we make our living… Maintaining our leadership inresearch and technology is crucial to America’s success.But if we want to win the future – if we want innovationto produce jobs in America and not overseas – then wealso have to win the race to educate our kids.”– President Obama, State of the Union, 2011 3
  4. 4. ta b l e o f co n t e n t s 5 Issues at hand 7 Some Useful Tidbits 9 Inspiring and Insightful Quotes 11 Thought Leaders on Creativity 12 Resources
  5. 5. i ssU e s at h a n d America should be building on our unique strengths and focusing our main efforts and resources not on the standardized testing and book-learning of the past, but on stimulating the passion and creativity of young people and honing our well-deserved reputation for ingenuity and entrepreneurship. If we do this – and do it right – our young people will flock back into our schools, and the America of the future will (continue to) remain the envy of the world. Standardized testing established It is teaching our children the standards and measures... wrong lessons... President George W. Bush established No Child Left Be- The lessons that our children are learning from our system hind in 2001 with the belief that setting benchmarks and are also questionable. The emphasis on individual tests establishing measurable goals would be the most effec- where group work is considered a serious offence leaves tive way to create standards and measure skills among our children thinking that “only what you can do alone is of grade-school students. As a result, States were required to any value,” which does not prepare them for a world where develop standards and assessments in basic skills in order team-work and collaboration are essential skills of survival. to receive federal funding for their schools. On top of that, the premium placed on memorizing facts contributes to a view of intelligence that confuses “being smart with knowing a lot of stuff.” but it is not measuring the right things. Although standardized testing has its merits, it is inherent- ly a left-brain solution designed to solve a problem created and it increases pressure on the people by left-brain thinking. around them. “Standardized tests can’t measure initiative, creativ- The failure of this 20th century approach is not the fault of ity, imagination, conceptual thinking, curiosity, effort, our teachers. Due to results being tied to funding, there is irony, judgment, commitment, nuance, good will, ethical increased pressure to ensure that kids perform, thus forc- reflection, or a host of other valuable dispositions and ing teachers to “teach to test.” This does not only affect attributes.” – Bill Ayers teachers and students in the tested group (Grades 3-8), but others as well. 5
  6. 6. “In my state, my second-grade students do not partici- Creativity is the new advantage...pate in EOG Tests, but we are pressured to get students Creativity is needed in all areas of business, government,ready by using multiple choice activities. I feel that this economics and world diplomacy. A recent IBM poll ofis detrimental because they are being asked to perform 1,500 CEO’s identified creativity as No.1 “competitivein developmentally inappropriate ways. Aren’t we there edge” of the teach the students and not the test?”– Tonda Horne, Charlotte, NC “Companies succeeding are those that create new markets to infiltrate, new products to proliferate, deploy uncon- ventional means, invent new methods of access (iTunes)”The current emphasis is flawed. – David Burns. In a brave new world of endless possibilities, where inven-“Most reformers are focused on fixing the educational tion and innovative thought is rewarded, kids are not being‘system.’ But it’s not the ‘system’ that is most important equipped with the necessary skills needed to fix; it’s the education that the system provides.” The expectations from professional communities are that– Marc Prensky people entering the workforce bring not only foundationalThe difference between a human and a computer is the skills, but also life experience that will present opportuni- ties to solve challenges in creative ways. However, nothingability to take in multiple sets of information to discover is being done about that and national creativity scoresthe “relationships between the relationships.” The current show that creativity is going down (see Torrance tests).focus on education does not create holistic human beingswho are able to make meaning of information; it createsdrones that have a one-track mind with a one-track pur- and something must be done.pose of regurgitating the same information that was taken We can’t win the future with the education of the Think about it, our children go to school, to memorize a 20th century teachers are locked in 19th century schoolset of information, to reproduce the same set of informa- systems trying to teach for 21st century problems. Yes, wetion during examination. need to “out-educate.” But as any business school student or consultant will tell you, when there is competition it is far better to have a different, more clever strategy, than toAs Albert Einstein has put it work harder at doing the same thing others do. It is sad for our children and America’s future that we arein the most eloquent way, so focused on re-creating and fixing the past. Our children “it’s a miracle that curiosity deserve a 21st century education that prepares them notsurvives formal education.” just for the day they leave school, but for their future ca- reers and the rest of their lives. “The US may be waiting for the next wave of profitability,The World has shifted, while we but if creativity continues to drop, the wait may be eter-have not. nal as other countries contribute and capture the best andOur culture has changed from an industrial nation to one most useful intellectual properties of the future.”based on innovation and creativity, but our education – Professor Kyung Hee Kim, specialist in educa-system is still built to produce factory workers, not knowl- tion psychology.edge workers. The focus is on ‘what to think,’ over ‘how to Although there has been many studies on the topic of crea-think’; ‘what is,’ over ‘what can be’.  As a result, kids aren’t tivity in education, little action has come of it. Even Presi-taught how to build on knowledge gained, but only enough dent Obama has acknowledged that 21st century problemsto master a standard test.  We are teaching them how to would require a new breed of innovative thinkers.conform when we should be teaching them how to stand “Think about it, if everyone walked around thinking ofout.  We aren’t providing them with the tools in developing themselves as creative, think of all the things that theycreative and original thought that’s needed to face today’s would do that they aren’t doing now…things would re-challenges.  ally change in the world. New things would happen.” – David Kelley, IDEO 6
  7. 7. soMe UsefUl tidbits Biologically, our brains work to function holistically, marrying right-brain intuitive ideas with left-brain rational thought. Three Types of Learners information, and facts necessary to draw conclusions There are three main types of learning styles: auditory, about the questions. They also learn valuable skills and visual, and kinesthetic. Most people learn best through a habits of mind during the process. combination of the three, but every individual is different. Auditory learners (Hear) learn best when they are listen- Problem Based Learning ing, visual learners (see) learn best by looking at graphics, Problem based learning (PBL) is a student-centered while kinesthetic learners (touch) learn best through a instructional strategy in which students collaboratively “hands-on” experience. solve problems and reflect on their experiences. One of the aims of PBL is the development of self-directed learn- Open Learning ing skills (SDL). Some key characteristics of PDL include: Open learning is a teaching method that believes a stu- learning is driven by challenging, open-ended, ill-defined, dents learn best in an unstructured manner where they are and ill-structured problems, students work in collaborative the ones that determine what to learn. The Manhattan Free groups, and teachers taking on the role as ‘facilitators’ School is based around this philosophy. during learning. General criticisms include studies that show active problem solving is a less effective instructional strategy than studying worked examples. Active Learning Active learning is an umbrella term that refers to several Sudbury Model modes of instruction that focuses the responsibility of The Sudbury model democratic schools assert that there learning on learners. Examples of ‘active learning’ activi- are many ways to study and learn. Their main argument is ties include class discussions, think-pair-share, learning that learning is a process people do, not a process that is cells, collaborative learning groups, class games, etc. done to people. An example of their philosophy is dem- onstrated in the way they view reading – some children Project Based Learning learn from being read to, memorizing the stories and then Project Based Learning is an inquiry-based process for ultimately reading them, others learn from cereal boxes, teaching and learning. Students focus on a complex ques- game instructions, street signs, etc. They call their “teach- tion or problem, then answer the question or solve the ers” advisers who help only when asked. problem through a collaborative process of investigation over an extended period of time. Projects are often used to investigate authentic issues and topics found outside of school. During the inquiry process, students learn content, 7
  8. 8. Learning by Teaching specificity. An ideal goal should present a situation where the time between the initiation of the behavior and the endTo teach is to learn, however, learning by teaching state is close. This might explain why some children areshouldn’t be confused with presentations or lectures by more motivated to learn how to ride a bike than to masterstudents, as students not only convey a certain content, algebra.but also choose their own methods and didactic approach-es in teaching classmates about a subject matter. Advan- Drive (Motivational) Theorytages are that student work is more motivated, efficient, According to Dan Pink’s latest book Drive, there are threeactive, and intensive. General criticisms include: the intro- essential elements in driving motivation: Autonomy – theduction of the method requires substantial time as well as desire to direct our own lives, Mastery – the urge to getstudents and teachers having to work more than usual. better and better at something that matters, and Purpose – the yearning to do what we do in the service of somethingMontessori Method larger than ourselvesThe Montessori method is an approach that arose outof the discovery of “the child’s true normal nature.” The Teaching Creativitymethod involves a curriculum of learning that comes from It is imperative that teachers understand how to nurturethe child’s various individual interests at work. Supporting creativity. A leader without the ability to think holisticallythis inner plan of nature, the method provides a range of will not be able to think on their toes, come up with crea-materials to stimulate the child’s interest through self- tive solutions to problems, or be able to envision change.directed activity. Collaboration, project based learning, and other meth- ods that effectively engage children creatively have beenWaldorf Education proven to be the most effective educational practices.SmallWaldorf education is based upon a humanistic approach groups can establish an open, accepting atmosphere thatto learning. They believe that learning should be interdis- may help to relieve societal pressure of conventions andciplinary – practical, artistic, and conceptual. They also encourage and reinforce more creative thinking.emphasize the role of imagination in learning, developing Johnathan S. Feinstein came to these three conclusions,thinking that includes a creative as well as an analytic which help foster creativity. He states that creativity is fos-component. tered not only by solving problems in new ways, but also in defining the problem itself. When students come acrossTwo Kinds of Motivation ambiguous, challenging situations that require a decision, they should be encouraged to begin with examining whatIntrinsic motivation occurs when people are internally the problem truly is first.motivated to do something because it either brings thempleasure, they think it is important, or they feel that whatthey are learning is significant. It has also been shown that Motivation – Creative insights do not come easily or imme-intrinsic motivation for education drops from grades 3-9 diately, they require energy and sustained effort. Studentsthough the exact cause cannot be ascertained. It has also must be motivated to want to solve problems.shown that contextualizing material that would otherwisebe presented in an abstract manner increases the intrinsic Postponing closure – Students must have a willingness tomotivation of these students. explore broad possibilities and allow time for processingExtrinsic motivation comes into play when a student is and considering information. They must be taught to workcompelled to do something or act a certain way because of past the “low hanging fruit”.factors external to him or her (like money or good grades). Ego strength – Originality is risky and failures are inevi- table. Willingness to risk and the ability to cope with andGoal-setting (Motivational) Theory recover from failure are a necessity. Students must feelGoal-setting theory is based on the notion that individu- confident enough to be creative.als sometimes have a drive to reach a clearly defined endstate. Often, this end state is a reward in itself. Three fea-tures affect the goal’s efficiency: proximity, difficulty and 8
  9. 9. insPiring& insightfUl QUotes Creativity is a very complex and hard to define due to the understanding that it is based less on concrete rationale and is more ethereal and abstract. However, many re- searchers and psychologists alike have studied creativity and what it exhibits in humans. Additionally, not all creativity is alike; this makes measur- “If you can see things differently you can make a big dif- ing and assessing it very difficult. While intelligence and ference” – Edward de Bono creativity often correlate, they are distinctly different. Generally, creativity can be identified as something that is “We need kids to be more risk-taking, more entrepre- original, high quality, and useful neurial. More than ever, we need the right brain to mix with the left.” – Patrick Bassett “Centuries of educational training based mainly on left- Understanding Creativity brained analytical skills such as linear and logical think- “Artists give the world something they didn’t know they ing have left many people deficient in essential whole- were needing” – Daniel Pink brain thinking practices including creativity, empathy, “Creativity is the ability to generate new ideas by com- and design” – Simeon Hein bining, changing, or reapplying existing ideas.” “Whenever a person is faced with a problem for which “People who employed creativity were he has no known or practiced solution, some degree of the best at what they did. The best pilots creativity is required.” – Paul E. Torrance were creative in their performance.” “Creativity is also an attitude: the ability to accept change and newness, a willingness to play with ideas - Paul E. Torrance and possibilities, a flexibility of outlook, the habit of enjoying the good, while looking for ways to improve it. “The inadequacy of our thinking is the biggest barrier We are socialized into accepting only a small number of we face today. It’s bigger than climate change, it’s big- permitted or normal things.” – Anon. ger than our economic woes… all businesses should be Creativity and Right Brain Thinking asking provocative questions and seeking unlikely solu- tions. Thinking is our ultimate resource. If we want to “The clever uses of science, technology, engineering, and raise the ability and potential of the workforce, we need math are survival tactics, but creativity is the weapon.” to teach people how to think.” – Edward de Bono – David Burns “Our culture worships attention but it is stifling creativity” - Jonah Lehrer of Wired 9
  10. 10. What’s Holding Teachers Back “I think it (creativity) exists in enlightened classrooms of favorite teachers. There are plenty of people in the“Children are motivated to learn when they are in a pro- public schools who are creative teachers that get kids upject of some kind that catches fire within them… I think and out of their seats and create an engaged classroom.that classrooms should create a text book instead of just But all of that is under pressure if standardized test-buying one. If you buy a textbook then you are buying ing says the following 14 learning objectives have to bestatic knowledge. But if you actually use the information accomplished between now and then that can operatetechnologies that surround us, a group of people can be against a more freely operating type of education. Theon fire with a chapter on something really cool that they trick is to get the two of them to coexist. Otherwise theare putting together. - Head of a Private School in parents are going to be saying this isn’t going to help myAlbany, NY kid’s test score so that they can get into college, so what is this project thing you are doing? I want them drill-“I think it is very difficult in many areas for teachers, to ing so they’ll get a higher score on a test.” – Head of atake risks and to try to do different things and to step Private School in Albany, NY.out, because one, there might be a lack of support fromadministrators, people might not have your back. Youmight try something new, and if it doesn’t work well youmight create more problems for yourself. Two, parentsare not on your side.” – A 7th Grade Public SchoolHistory Teacher, Princeton NJ“Most of these creative practices take a small amount ofclass time, but the effect is engaged students who come backday after day anticipating something new and exciting.”– Joel Arquillos, Executive Director at 826LA“Management is a fundamentally outdated technologydesigned to get people to comply, to get people to doas you want them to do, to get compliance…but to getpeople to be creative is when they are not managed, butwhen they operate on their own steam.” – Daniel Pink “When you look at this daunting thing of how do we make people be more creative, a lot of times we feel constrained. We look at our organization we look at our schools and we say, ‘can I change my whole school system?’… Instead of asking can I change my whole school system ask yourself, can I do one thing tomorrow to make my day better, ‘and the answer is yes’.” – Daniel Pink 10
  11. 11. thoUght leaderso n c r e a t i v i t y Howard Gardner grade level whose art work or performance with a musical instrument is far better than many of the children in the top Multiple Intelligences: We don’t all learn the same way: 30 percent on reading or arithmetic will experience a sud- “The idea of multiple intelligences comes out of psychol- den boost of confidence that, in some cases, is generalized ogy. It’s a theory that was developed to document the fact to the formal academic domains.” that human beings have very different kinds of intellectual strengths and that these strengths are very, very important in how kids learn and how people represent things in their Daniel Pink minds, and then how people use them in order to show The White-collar skills in the 20th century required linear, what it is that they’ve understood.” left-brain thinking that prepared workers for routine, assembly-line tasks. The skills for the 21st century require Sir Ken Robinson more right-brain skills of artistry, empathy, inventiveness and big picture thinking. The problem is that schools Creativity is not and should not be relegated to the arts; are stuck in the industrial age of education focusing on “Another misconception is that creativity is confined to memorization, compliant thought and standardization. So certain sorts of activities, like the arts or design. The truth how do we motivate people to do this right-brain thinking is we can be creative at anything that involves the active required to face problems of the 21st century, with the old use of our intelligence... Rather than investing in these model of reward and punishment? Pink found it requires misconceptions, companies and organizations should subtle sophisticated forms of motivation. promote the creative capacities of all their people. And as a nation, America should invest in developing creativity in the education system as a whole, because for many people David Pogue that’s where the problem starts.” Think of all those seemingly dumb YouTube videos you have watched of random people parody of social events Jerome Kagan and media. David Pogue recognizes these creative trends in technology. He argues that creativity is fueling the 21st Creativity and encouraging creative thought build self- century global economy. Innovation is the driver of sales in confidence in all subject areas: “One strategy to mute their this technology age. Creativity is great for technology but discouraging evaluation of self competence is to provide technology is also great for creativity. The problem is that children with opportunities to be successful at some class- schools are so bureaucratic that they ban these creative room task. Art, dance, film, and music are perfect candi- tools that can help engage students. dates. An 8-year-old having difficulty learning to read at 11
  12. 12. resoUrces Books: Robert J. Sternberg – Creativity: From Potential to Realiza- tion Dan Pink – A Whole New Mind Sternberg/dp/1591471206 dp/1594481717/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1293984079&sr=8-1 Argues that organizations are trying to fix a downstream problem that originates in schools and universities. Most Argues that the future of global business belongs to the people leave education with no idea what their real abili- right-brainers. ties are. Sir Ken Robinson – Out of our Minds dp/1841121258/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1293984114& sr=1-1-fkmr0 Articles: Argues that organizations are trying to fix a downstream problem that originates in schools and universities. Most people leave education with no idea what their real abili- Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman – The Creativity Crisis ties are. Argues that the future of global business belongs to the right-brainers Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman – Nurture Shock, New Thinking about Children Kara Rogers – The Decline of Creativity in the U.S. Children/dp/0446504130/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=12939 84136&sr=1-1-fkmr0 c4180af2cd345674832.txt Author asserts that much of the thinking parents have Argues that organizations are trying to fix a downstream had about children in the last few decades might be more problem that originates in schools and universities. Most harmful than helpful. people leave education with no idea what their real abili- ties are. James C. Kaufman – The Cambridge Handbook of Creativity Michael Bitz – Creativity in Crisis: The “Brain Drain” in books-Psychology/dp/0521730252/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books American Schools &qid=1293984208&sr=1-1 A comprehensive scholarly handbook on creativity from the Author asserts that much of the thinking parents have most respected psychologists, researchers and educa- had about children in the last few decades might be more tors. Serves as both a thorough introduction to the field of creativity and an invaluable reference and current source of harmful than helpful. important information. Marelisa – 75 Creativity Quotes Mark A. Runco – Creativity: Theories and Themes: Re- search & Development creativity-quotes/ A comprehensive scholarly handbook on creativity from the ment-Practice/dp/0126024006/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qi most respected psychologists, researchers and educa- d=1293984232&sr=1-1 tors. Serves as both a thorough introduction to the field of An integrative introduction to the theories and themes creativity and an invaluable reference and current source of in research on creativity. Begins with a discussion of the important information. theories of creativity (Person, Product, Process, Place), the general question of whether creativity is by nature or nurture, etc. 12
  13. 13. Diana Rhoten – We are not Waiting for Superman, We are Simeon Hein - A Whole New Mind: How Viewing will saveEmpowering Superheroes today’s economy Professor at UCLA talks about how our left-brained educa-An integrative introduction to the theories and themes tion is giving us skills that could be outsourced to otherin research on creativity. Begins with a discussion of the countries and instead we need to focus on right-brainedtheories of creativity (Person, Product, Process, Place), approaches to learning, that favor design and innovativethe general question of whether creativity is by nature or thought, if we want to experience economic growth.nurture, etc. Michel Martin Hosts - Leaders Tackle Challenges of Educa-Edward Boches – Creativity is on the Decline, just when we tional Reformneed it most php?storyId=130212968we-need-it-most An interview with Randi Weigngarten, president of theArgues that organizations are trying to fix a downstream American Federation of Teachers, about the problems withproblem that originates in schools and universities. Most ‘Waiting for Superman’, and the steps needed to take forpeople leave education with no idea what their real abili- education reform.ties are.Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman – Forget Brainstorming J. P Isenberg and M.R. Jalongo - Creativity and Education tion/Argues most commonly used techniques for spurring A well researched article expressing the concerns thatcreativity don’t work and then offers seven suggests for in- teachers are unable to determine which students are crea-spiring creativity in schools including being active, limiting tive because of our poor understanding of what it means toscreen time, having passions and cross-culture learning. be a creative student.Jenny Anderson - Inventive New Private School Hits Old Steve Lackmeyer - Schools, Businesses king creativity,Hurdles Okalahoma City forum experts say from the famous Blue Man Group start a new creativity-oklahoma-city-forum-experts-sayschool for kindergarten and first grades that follows a more A brief synopsis of the panel discussions between creativ-holistic way of learning. Whose curriculum is determined ity crisis experts at the Creativity World Forum student interest and where social and emotional skillsare given equal weight. Jonah Lehrer of Wired - Are distractible people more crea-Scholastic - Do you feel pressure to “Teach to the Test?” tive people-more-creative/Six teachers, nation-wide, reflect on standardized testing Harvard and Toronto professors’ research show screeningand give their view on the problems it has on teaching and out ‘irrelevant’ material stifles creativity.  Creative peoplestudent’s learning. tend to have low latent inhibitions contribute to original thought.Alex Crevar - The Father of Creativity Eileen Sweeney - Advanced Education Reform through brief history and description of Paul E. Torrance, founder Service Collaborationof the Torrance tests, and his view on education and the of creativity in the classroom. reform-through-service-creativity-and-collaboration How education systems need reform in order to inspire in- novation to solve tomorrow’s problems. STEM focused butMark Caine - A Crisis of creativity: STEM Education and offers examples of how corporations are helping.Breakthrough Technology Shahida Ariff - Kids’ creativity unleashed with high-techity_tailori.shtmlA look into the problems of hyper-specialization in educa- toystion and what the skills it takes to be great in your field. MIT professor, Mitchel Resnick and his Media Lab, work on programming ordinary toys to be more interactive and work to promote exploration and experimentation that come natural to younger kids. 13
  14. 14. Interview by Yanky Fachler of Business Plus with Dr Newsweek – Forget Brainstorming Podcast (Starts 10mins in)Edward de Bono - Thinking and Creating the True Driving htmlForces behind entrepreneurship Harvard Business Video: Dan Pink on how the 21st CenturyEdward de Bono explains why it is urgent for us to teach Brain Affects Creativitycreative, lateral thinking and change the conversation from“what is” to “what can be”. TEDxBlue - True Grit: Can Perseverance be taught?James Daly Edutopia - Reshaping Learning from the Up nel Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, U Penn professor, studies non-Interview with Alvin Toffler on how the school system IQ competency and the ability to predict academic andshould radically change from the ground up and everyone profession success biased on “grit”, or students’ posses-in the community should be involved in this change. He of- sion of both determination and perseverance.fers radical ideas and questions that we should be askingto create a much needed change in the education systemthat recognizes every child is different. Ken Robinson Interview by Riz Kahn - Killing creativity: is the public education system failing us?Robert Harris - Introduction to Creative Thinking More texture to Ken Robinson theory on the creativity crisis. Talks about education for kids with disabilities hav-Discusses the definition, the block. and characteristics of ing more creativity and how we confuse intelligence withcreativity.  Clearly defines what creative thinking consists intellectual ability.of. John Taylor Gatto - State Controlled ConsciousnessInterview with Kyung Hee Kim - The Decline of Creativity in United States ed Retired teacher of 29 years, he is an activist critical of com-c4180af2cd345674832.txt pulsory schooling. Doesn’t feel universal schooling can The best articulate argument out there describing the ur-gency of this issue going beyond parents and teachers andplacing responsibility on the US culture as a whole.  Edutopia - Dr Garner on Education Right Brain Left Behind: Must Kids Prep for Test Taking? Psychologist and father of The Multiple Intelligence theory, Gardner discusses the problems with standardized tests and not teaching from a child-centric fashion which recog-brain_N.htm nizes that students have different ways in which they learn.Patrick Bassett, President of the National Association ofIndependent Schools, is on a campaign to try incorporatingright brain risk taking and entrepreneurial spirits into more Stanford - David Kelley of IDEOschools.  This article sums up fairly well the issue many have laid out.  IDEO designer talks about ‘design thinking’, the impor- tance of engaging students, and cultivating a project- based design thinking that allows every student to think of themselves as ‘creative’.Videos: Joel Arquil of 826LA - Creativity in Education: There is Room for itDavis Guggenheim – Waiting for “Superman” tion-t_b_748724.html GOOD forum that addresses the need to engage studentsTED 2006: Sir Ken Robinson – Schools Kill Creativity so they feel comfortable to take creative risk. 2010: Sir Ken Robinson – Bring on the Learning Revolution 14
  15. 15. PRI’s The World: Science - Teachers’ Domain: Creativity inChinese Education Chinese administration in education are trying totransform the education system to favor more independ-ent, creative thought. They want to teach kids not justwhat to learn but how to learn and are designing entranceexams to Universities to test this. The initiative is China’spush to become not just a manufacturer of innovation buta contributor as well. 15
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