Week 2 discussion 2 school and creativity | edu650 | Ashford University

  

Watch the video, Ken Robinson Says Schools Kill Creativity (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..

Sir Ken Robinson suggests that our schools are killing creativity.  To what extent do you agree or disagree?  Do you think the focus on 21st century skills will refocus the priority in schools away from solely mastering discrete skills?  If it did, would this be a positive improvement in our education system?  Would it lead to more opportunities for students to be creative?  Explain your thinking.

Below is a link that will provide you with a few ideas on how to get started.

10 Ways to Teach Creativity in the Classroom (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.

Text

Lopez, D. (2013). No excuses university: How six exceptional systems are revolutionizing our schools. (2nd ed.) Turnaround Schools Publications.

*This text is a Constellation™ course digital materials (CDM) title.

Newman, R. (2013). Teaching and learning in the 21st century: Connecting the dots (2nd ed.). Retrieved from https://content.ashford.edu/

*This text is a Constellation™ course digital materials (CDM) title.

Article

International Society for Technology in Education. ISTE Standards Teachers. (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Retrieved from http://www.iste.org/docs/pdfs/20-14_ISTE_Standards-T_PDF.pdf

Multimedia

Michael Pershan. (2012, July 6). What if Khan Academy was made in Japan? (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file].  Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHoXRvGTtAQ

Robert Swanwick. (2011, December 14). New classrooms overview part 1 (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.[Video file].  Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abRtYNkmBao

Rystad, M. (2013, April 7). Assessment for learning (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file].  Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HcLMlY6R7RM

Slowtortise. (2011, January 18). 21st century education (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file].  Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O35n_tvOK74

Stenhousepublishers. (2010, November 30). Rick Wormeli: Formative and summative assessment (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file].  Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJxFXjfB_B4

TED. (2006, June). Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

TEDtalksDirector. (2009, August 25). Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrkrvAUbU9Y

TED Talks. (2011, March). Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education.html

TED Talks. (2012, August). Daphne Koller: What we’re learning from online education (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/daphne_koller_what_we_re_learning_from_online_education.html

TEDx Talks. (2012, May 31). Play, passion, purpose: Tony Wagner @ TEDxNYED (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvDjh4l-VHo

TEDxTalks. (2011, August 14). TEDxSoCal – Dr. Brian Stecher – Cultivating thriving schools (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmYdW871pL4

Websites

Common Core State Standards Initiative (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. (http://www.corestandards.org)

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