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Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenged the way we educate our children, championing a radical rethink of how our school systems cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.

Why you should listen

Why don’t we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson believed that it’s because we’ve been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies — far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity — are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. “We are educating people out of their creativity,” Robinson said. It’s a message with deep resonance. Robinson’s first TED Talk has been distributed widely around the Web since its release in June 2006. The most popular words framing blog posts on his talk? “Everyone should watch this.”

A visionary cultural leader, Sir Ken led the British government’s 1998 advisory committee on creative and cultural education, a massive inquiry into the significance of creativity in the educational system and the economy, and was knighted in 2003 for his achievements. His 2009 book, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, is a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into 21 languages. A 10th-anniversary edition of his classic work on creativity and innovation, Out of Our Minds: Learning to be Creative, was published in 2011. His 2013 book, Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life, is a practical guide that answers questions about finding your personal Element. And in Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education, he reasoned for an end to our outmoded industrial educational system and proposed a highly personalized, organic approach that draws on today’s unprecedented technological and professional resources to engage all students.In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools’ dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers… Still timely today!

Ken Robinson Video

PBL – rationale

“Understanding By Design” 
In this video Jay McTighe explains “Understanding By Design” ….

UBD in a nutshell

John Hattie, Visible Learning

Lev Vygotsky (1896-1934)
The zone of proximal development (ZPD) (zona blizhaishego razvitiia)  In contemporary education research and practice ZPD is often interpreted as the distance between what a learner can do without help, and what they can do with support from someone with more knowledge or expertise (“more knowledgeable other”). The concept was introduced, but not fully developed, by Russian psychologist Lev Vygotsky(1896–1934) during the last three years of his life. Vygotsky argued that a child gets involved in a dialogue with the “more knowledgeable other” such as a peer or an adult and gradually, through social interaction and sense-making, develops the ability to solve problems independently and do certain tasks without help. Following Vygotsky, some educators believe that the role of education is to give children experiences that are within their zones of proximal development, thereby encouraging and advancing their individual learning such as skills and strategies

 defined scaffolding instruction as the “role of teachers and others in supporting the learners development and providing support structures to get to that next stage or levelBelow are four tips for using scaffolding in the classroom.

  • Know Each Student’s ZPD. In order to use ZPD and scaffolding techniques successfully, it’s critical to know your students’ current level of knowledge. … 
  • Encourage Group Work. … 
  • Don’t Offer Too Much Help. … 
  • Have Students Think Aloud.
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