Guided Response: Respond to at least two of your classmates’ posts. In your responses, consider asking questions about their posts to encourage further conversation. Read (or experience) the stories presented by the students in the class, and identify at least two stories that resonate with your own experiences. Offer some words of commiseration and provide some words of wisdom to encourage future creative endeavors. As with previous discussions, though two replies is the basic expectation, for deeper engagement and learning, you are encouraged to provide responses to any comments or questions others have given to you. This will further the conversation and provide you with opportunities to demonstrate your content expertise, critical thinking, and real world experiences with this topic.
Models of Creativity
The National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education (NACCE) stated “Creativity is possible in all areas of human activity, including the arts, sciences, at work, at play, and in all other areas of daily life” (What is this Report About? Para. 2). I have noticed since my children began school that schools have been taking away the creative side of the education. They tend to focus more on homework and reading the textbooks. They no longer let the students sit down and draw what they want and let them explain it. They need to bring it back and just bring the lesson plan into the drawings and crafts.
Two strategies that I chose to talk about from the NACCE, are: create opportunities and value diversity. I believe both of these have a lot of meaning because if teachers would put this in effect, students would be more motivated to stay in school and stay interested.
National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education. (1999). All our futures: Creativity, culture and education. Retrieved from http://sirkenrobinson.com/pdf/allourfutures.pdf
TED. (2006, June). Ken Robinson says school kills creativity. Retrieved from http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html
Segev, E. (2013, May 9). When there is a correct answer exercise in creative thinking. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TskeE43Q1M
If you would have asked me a few months ago I would have told you creativity is something your born with not something you learn. You either got it or you don’t. “Others see creative ability as the preserve of a gifted few.” (NACCCE 1998). However, after joining the school I’m currently at I have learned that couldn’t have been further from the truth. The school I am at now is big on themes and decoration. I personally suck at arts and crafts. If you give me something to follow I can do that but leave me to be creative and come up with it on my own I can’t do it., at least that was what I thought. As time has gone on I have become more and more creative, and just recent I was able to decorate my classroom from floor to ceiling with no help or assistance. It was a beautiful accomplishment for my boss who is a big critic gave her seal of approval.
The National Advisory Committee on Creative and Cultural Education was established
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