NPDL Creativity

New Pedagogies

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Henry David Thoreau

Video: Yong Zhao: World Class Learners

In this video Yong Zhao discusses the need for change in education.

View the video of Yong Zhao.

Consider the following:

  • What are the three major elements of the new paradigm of 21st Century education Yong values?
  • What is your view?
  • In the context of your current school, what challenges would you face in moving toward this model of education?

Read: 7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

Access the article at edutopia: 7 Tenets of Creative Thinking.

What are the mental processes, attitudes, work habits, behaviours, and beliefs that enable creative geniuses to view the same things as the rest of us, yet see something different? This article outlines seven principles of creative thinking.

Read what you should teach your students about creative thinking.

Consider the following:

  • How does this article fit with your own ideas on fostering creativity?
  • What steps do you take to nurture students' creativity in your classroom?
  • Could you adopt some of these strategies presented?

Read: Creative Engagement, the place of Arts-rich education in Australian schools

Read Curriculum and Leadership Journal: Creative Engagement, the place of Arts-rich education in Australian schools.

A considerable body of international research into neurological function and cognitive development now substantiates what many teachers, artists and parents have intuitively known for a long time - the arts are critical to education and learning.

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