Category: Creativity

Froebel’s Gifts for the 21st century

I view Mindstorms and Crickets as Froebel’s Gifts for the 21st century, using new technologies to extend the kindergarten approach to learners of all ages. Unfortunately, they are the…

Finger paint

Like finger paint, blocks, and beads, computers can also be used as a “material” for making things—and not just by children, but by everyone. Indeed, the computer is…

On reflection

What this eclectic selection of passages essentially conveys is a conceptualization of reflection as a mode of thought that entails mulling over ideas that have no necessary connection…

Re-engineering humanity

We could focus on some specific intelligence-related characteristics that have often been identified in the definitional debates about what makes us human. Here is a short list of…

Alphabet

By taking this meta-view of the entire history, we can see that what promotes the development of intellectual thought in human history is not the first alphabet or…

The Four-C model

Kaufman, J. C., Beghetto, R. A., Baer, J., & Ivcevic, Z. (2010). Creativity polymathy: What Benjamin Franklin can teach your kindergartener. Learning and Individual Differences, 20(4), 380–387. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2009.10.001

Creativity

The creative person is one who succeeds in displacing the quest for the forbidden knowledge into permissible curiosity. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, M. (1996). Creativity (1st ed.). Harper Perennial.