Creative Learning

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This slideshow was a part of an invited workshop presented on September 1, 2011 at Plymouth University as a part of the Your Idea, Our Health Conference.

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  • Creative Learning
    Steve Wheeler
    University of Plymouth
  • Why do we need creative learning?
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    http://blog.prosperyourmind.com
  • Creativity (in general) is the ability to come up with new ideas that are surprising yet intelligible, and also valuable in some way
    (Boden, 2001)
    Creativity
    Creativity in general is the ability to come up with new ideas that are surprising yet intelligible, and also valuable in some way
    (Boden, 2001)
    Creativity?
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    http://flexyourgeek.com
  • 3 types of Creativity
    Combinational creativity - combining old ideas in new ways.
    e.g. Analogy in science
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    http://flexyourgeek.com
  • 3 types of Creativity
    Exploratory creativity - what do the rules enable me to do?
    e.g. Jazz music.
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    http://flexyourgeek.com
  • 3 types of Creativity
    Transformational creativity - significant alteration of one or more rules in concept space.
    e.g. E=MC2.
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
  • Wallas: 4 Stage Creative Process
    Preparation
    Incubation
    Illumination
    Verification
    (The Creative Process takes time)
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    http://blog.prosperyourmind.com
  • The pace of change is unrelenting
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    How can we keep up with it?
  • "In the times of rapid change, learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."
    -Eric Hoffer
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    washingtonrebel.typepad.com
  • For the first time we are preparing students for a future we cannot clearly describe.
    -David Warlick
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
  • Mass working...
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    http://le-flaneur.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/office-workers.jpg
  • ... led to mass synchronisation
    Linear thinking
    Conformity
    Standardisation
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    http://www.delasallewaterford.com
  • The ICT Suite...
    Linear thinking
    Conformity
    Standardisation
    ... again
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    http://www.hseb.utah.edu
  • Think Different
    Kick start your brain. New ideas come from watching something, talking to people, experimenting, asking questions, getting out of the office
    - Steve Jobs
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    http://steve-jobs-biography.pics-grabber.appspot.com/
  • Creativity involves breaking out of established patterns in order to look at things in a different way
    - Edward de Bono
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/caveman_92223/3346906435/
  • Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties
    - Erich Fromm
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
  • Creativity takes courage
    - Henri Matisse
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
  • Join all nine dots
    using only four
    straight lines.
    Do not take
    your pen from the
    paper and do not
    go back over any
    lines.
    We need creative solutions...
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
  • We see boundaries where there are none. We need to break out of this mindset and take risks.
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    Think outside the box!
  • Aman enters a field with an unopened package and dies. Why?
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
  • Aman enters a field with an unopened package and dies. Why?
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
  • What areas of your practice do you want to make more creative?
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    http://blog.prosperyourmind.com
  • The 10% myth...
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    www.mediajunk.com
  • The 10% myth...
    we only use 10%of our brains....
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    We actually use all of our brains, but not simultaneously
    www.mediajunk.com
  • Mind maps
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    http://focusonhealthy.com
  • Create
    Connect
    Collaborate
    Communicate
    Mindtools
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    http://commons.wikimedia.org/
  • Positive Deviance
    Somewhere in your organization, groups of people are already doing things differently and better. To create lasting change, find areas of positive deviance and fan their flames.
    - Pascale & Sternin
    (Harvard Business Review)
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
  • Positive Deviance
    Somewhere in your organization, groups of people are already doing things differently and better. To create lasting change, find areas of positive deviance and fan their flames.
    - Pascale & Sternin
    (Harvard Business Review)
    Disruption
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
  • What would you want to disrupt?
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    http://flexyourgeek.com
  • Divergent thinking
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
  • What is your plan for the future? Will it involve more creativity?
    Steve Wheeler, University of Plymouth, 2011
    http://blog.prosperyourmind.com
  • Thank you
    W: http://steve-wheeler.net
    E: swheeler@plymouth.ac.uk
    B: http://steve-wheeler.blogspot.com
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