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Does the current educational system kill creativity?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Erik Johnson Feb 24, 2009. 18 Replies


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One thing I'm passionate about?: education. I'm especially interested on its evolution towards a more interactive and flexible environment - mostly because of its potential to give access to top educational content to anyone who wants to learn - a step beyond the "universal education" concept (that currently does not guarantee top quality)

Main areas I’m interested in are social pedagogy, anthropology and sociology applied to taylor made lessons. Sharing feedback on already implemented experimental teaching techniques also welcome! :)
There are few links I've used to prepare my classes. Hope somebody finds them useful:

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At 10:52am on April 29, 2008, Michael McClure said…

Thanks for the links. I did find the innovative teachers network very useful.

At 7:39pm on January 25, 2008, Rich White said…
Here is a great tool you may find interesting ... its great for creative outlet as well as regular lesson drive activities on the interactive whiteboard -

Hope you find it engaging !
At 7:28pm on January 25, 2008, Megan Iemma said…
Hi esther,

I would love to help you out more with some audio solutions...Email me..need some projects to do anyway!
At 4:37pm on January 18, 2008, Liam O'Donnell said…
Hey Esther - that's right I'm a kids author. I specialize in writing graphic novels that engage reluctant readers. I'm very interested in using other "alternative" literacies like video games to boost reading and writing skills in kids and instill in them a love for words, whether it's on a page or on a screen.
At 10:29pm on January 16, 2008, Enrique Black said…
Thank you for the useful links!
At 1:49pm on January 13, 2008, J Harrington said…
Hey Ester, perfect video and suggestion - very helpful! thx, Jack
At 12:03pm on January 13, 2008, J Harrington said…
Hi Esther, are you aware of any virtual games out there that can be used for teaching? I see you are into social pedagogy and experimental teaching techniques so I thought you might have some info....? cheers, jack
At 7:51am on January 13, 2008, Liam O'Donnell said…
Thanks for that video Esther! It was a perfect choice. I'm a kids author who does a lot of school visits to get students excited about reading, so I can relate to many of the scenes in the video. Dr. Ken has some great ideas to make science fun and engaging. Thanks for sharing it with me.
At 2:04am on January 13, 2008, Hans Feldmeier said…
Welcome Esther from Bavaria/Germany!
I focus on Web 2.0 apps as to education.
Have you ever heard about "ukgermanconnection" - schools could get together and that would be financed.
At 2:06pm on January 12, 2008, Mar Gallego said…
Hi, I'm sure you will be a very good teacher1. I have noticed that when you involve the students into projects they feel very happy, you know, the learning by doing approach, if the project is relevant to them it will be a success, and don’t forget to show your enthusiasm that make wonders and it’s contagious. Good luck!


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