A Curious Mind is a brilliantly entertaining, fascinating, and inspiring homage to the power of inquisitiveness and the ways in which it deepens and improves us. Whether you're looking to improve your management style at work or you want to become a better romantic partner, this book-and its lessons on the power of curiosity-can change your life.
1. Context -- 2. Meeting the Protagonists -- 3. Twelve Principles for Building Relationships and Enabling Change -- 4. Imagination and Creativity -- 5. Image-Making -- 6. Oral Story-Telling -- 7. Making a Story for a Specific Need -- 8. Puppetry -- 9. Stories about Relationships and Nurturing -- 10. Stories about Skills and Qualities and Facing Challenges -- 11. Stories about Building Knowledge and Confidence -- 12. Stories about Gaining Mastery and Achieving Goals -- 13. The Next Steps.
Provides a powerful rationale for developing an innovation-driven economy. He explores what parents, teachers, and employers must do to develop the capacities of young people to become innovators... Play, passion, and purpose: these are the forces that drive young innovators.
Join the maker movement!There's a global technological and creative revolution underway. Amazing new tools, materials and skills turn us all into makers. Using technology to make, repair or customize the things we need brings engineering, design and computer science to everyone. Fortunately for educators, this maker movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing.
A revolutionary reappraisal of how to educate our children and young people by Ken Robinson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Element and Finding Your Element Ken Robinson is one of the world's most influential voices in education, and his 2006 TED Talk on the subject is the most viewed in the organization's history
This book addresses the difficulties of integrating real creativity into the curriculum, and delivers surefire strategies for equipping learners across all grades and subjects with the motivation and critical thinking skills to thrive in a high-tech future.
Build students' creativity while implementing standards-based instruction! This resource helps teachers learn how to merge teaching the standards and creative-thinking strategies in order to help students solve problems, think effectively, and be innovative. Teacher resources include classroom management ideas, lesson examples, and assessment information. This resource is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.
What does creative practice in education really look like? Take a journey around the globe with educator and artist Robert Kelly to witness innovative creative practice in action, with examples from early childhood to post-secondary levels. Through stories and real-life examples, discover the techniques of global leaders in creativity and design thinking, including India’s Riverside School, Denmark’s Kaospilots, and San Francisco’s Brightworks.
In hindsight, every great idea seems obvious. But how can you be the person who comes up with those ideas? In this revised and expanded edition of his groundbreaking Thinkertoys, creativity expert Michael Michalko reveals life-changing tools that will help you think like a genius. From the linear to the intuitive, this comprehensive handbook details ingenious creative-thinking techniques for approaching problems in unconventional ways.