Hello PBL friends,
I'm high off a service-learning conference last week!
Here's a nice definition of creativity from Ken Robinson's
plenary talk at the National Youth Leadership
Conference: "Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value." I wrote more in a blog
.21st Century skills
strongly emphasize creativity for our future workforce and economy but more urgently to me, is the need to draw out the lovely talents and enthusiasm of my students and my son who said when he was about 4 in his first month of kindergarten "Heaven is having a re-model. I'm not going to be able to get back there for a long time now." followed in 4th grade by standing up in class and saying he was so bored he was going to kill himself. (Lots of parent-teacher conferences after that, etc. He's a bored junior now but not dead :-)) So this is a deeply personal as well as a professional interest.
Some questions I have: How do we revive the natural creativity kids come in with? How do we increase student choice (and manage it)? How do we improve brainstorming sessions? How do we make creativity fun rather than threatening to colleagues and students too?
I'm so interested in your ideas and gathering our collective wisdom on this...