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UN WORLD CREATIVITY & INNOVATION DAY APRIL 21

On April 20, 2017, 10:00 am eastern, Rhonda King, Permanent Representative/Ambassador to the United Nations from St. Vincent and the Grenadines will read a UN resolution on the floor of the General Assembly to include World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21, among the UN Days of Observance which includes Earth Day, Water Day, World Humanitarian Day, and the like.

In her 10-minute speech, Ms. King will emphasize the importance of using creativity to meet the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals: 17 Goals to Transform the World

http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/sustainable-development-goals/

WHAT CAN WE DO TO CELEBRATE THIS DAY?

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First Global 'Lifewide Learning & Education Day' APRIL 13th 2017

We are collaborating with the International Association for Lifewide Learning to facilitate this global event is to draw attention to, and raise awareness of, the meaning, relevance and significance of the idea and practices of lifewide learning and education in a modern world.

On this day we encourage you to share an example of your learning, creativity or other achievement in any aspect of your life on our Google+ Forums and join us in an asynchronous conversation about the importance of lifewide learning and education on these platforms. We particularly welcome teachers and other people who are involved in supporting the development of learners to share how they encourage learners to see the opportunities for learning across the whole of their lives.

You can find out more at :http://www.lifewideeducation.uk/lifewide-learning-day.html
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IS DOUBT A KEY MOTIVATOR OF CREATIVITY IN LEARNING? according to Ronald Beghetto and James Schreiber it is.

What propels creativity in learning? In this recently published article Beghetto and Schreiber discuss a long-standing—yet often overlooked—form of reasoning that helps address this question. That form of reasoning is called abductive reasoning (introduced by the early American Pragmatist, Charles Sanders Peirce). Abductive reasoning represents a special form of creative reasoning that is triggered by states of genuine doubt.

Genuine doubt occurs whenever our everyday habits and beliefs fall short in making sense of a situation. In the context of learning, genuine doubt occurs anytime a learner is unable to inductively or deductively reason through an academic task or situation. These states of doubt represent opportunities for creative learning.

The article attempts to demonstrate how abduction and creativity work together in every day learning and how understanding this link help clarify efforts aimed at supporting creativity in the classroom, expand current conceptions of creativity, and provide directions for research on creativity in educational settings.

Do you have any interesting examples of the use of abductive reasoning either in teaching or in other aspects of life?


Beghetto R and James B. Schreiber (2017 ) Creativity in Doubt: Toward Understanding What Drives Creativity in Learning in R. Leikin, B. Sriraman (eds.), Creativity and Giftedness, Advances in Mathematics Education, 147-162 Springer: Switzerland

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/52d6f16be4b0770a479dfb9c/t/58027c86be659403216c7448/1476557958816/CreativityinDoubt%28Beghetto%26Schreiber%2C2016%29.pdf




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How about joining in with the Get Creative weekend and sharing how you used and developed your creativity?
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Creative Pedagogies and Learning Ecologies Project

The January Project Newsletter is now available on the Creative Pedagogies and Learning Ecologies page.
http://www.creativeacademic.uk/creative-pedagogies.html

We have updated Issue 7 of Creative Academic Magazine containing four new articles.
http://www.creativeacademic.uk/magazine.html

We welcome further contributions for the February, March and April issues of the magazine. We are particularly interested in pedagogic practices that involve inquiry-, project-based learning and maker spaces but we are open to any forms of active learning.

This year we want to focus on the signature pedagogies of disciplines and how these encourage and support creativity in discipline specific contexts.

There are now 60 subscribers in our project network and we welcome anyone who is interested in these ideas. Please visit the project web page to find out more.
http://www.creativeacademic.uk/creative-pedagogies.html

warm regards
Norman & Chrissi
Creative Academic Co-Founders & Project Facilitators

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WHAT MOTIVATES YOU TO BE CREATIVE?

In his book 'Drive: the Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us', Daniel Pink identifies three intrinsic elements to motivation. Fundamentally our internal motivations - our will to get involved in certain ways with certain things, are concerned with three things: autonomy - the desire to direct our own lives; mastery - the desire to continually improve at something that matters and purpose - our desires to serve something that larger than ourselves.

Are these the main motivators for your creative life? Are there other motivational forces?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6XAPnuFjJc
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RSA ANIMATE: Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us


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WISHING ALL MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY A HEALTHY, HAPPY AND CREATIVE 2017 I LOOK FORWARD TO THE CONVERSATIONS WE WILL HAVE IN THE COMING YEAR
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The December Issue of Creative Academic Magazine#7 on the theme of Creative Pedagogies for Creative Learning Ecologies has been published.
Its free to download. http://www.creativeacademic.uk/magazine.html

We are looking for articles for the February & March issues. If you would like to share your own pedagogic practices through the magazine please let me know.

Norman Jackson
Commissioning Editor


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NOVEMBER ISSUE OF CREATIVE ACADEMIC MAGAZINE #7 HAS BEEN PUBLISHED

It contains a number of articles drawn from the recent #creativeHE conversation including a synthesis of the Little Boy Story.

We are intending to publish several more articles in the December update and welcome further contributions on the theme of Creative Pedagogies for Creative Learning Ecologies. Special thanks to conTributors +Jennifer Willis +Simon Rae +Ellie Hannan +theodora tziampazi

http://www.creativeacademic.uk/magazine.html
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WHAT ROLE DOES EXPLORATION PLAY IN YOUR CREATIVITY?

DO YOU HAVE A STORY TO TELL?

The next issue of Lifewide Magazine is 'exploring the idea of exploration' and taking the view that exploration is both a disposition, a willingness to explore and the physical, intellectual and emotional act of engaging in exploration. We welcome stories from your own life of when you have been involved in exploring and your perspectives on how, why and when creativity was involved in or emerged from your explorations.

lifewide magazine
http://www.lifewideeducation.uk/magazine.html 
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