Category Archives: Imagination

Creative Thinkering: Putting Your Imagination to Work

The question isn’t “Why are some people creative and others not?” But why isn’t everyone creative? Where and how was this human talent lost? Why doesn’t education foster more creativity instead of less? Why is it that the more expert … Continue reading

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A New Culture of Learning: Cultivating the Imagination for a World of Constant Change

Read The twenty-first century is a world in constant change. In A New Culture of Learning, Doug Thomas and John Seely Brown pursue an understanding of how the forces of change, and emerging waves of interest associated with these forces, … Continue reading

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Children Educate Themselves

Part I:  Outline of Some of the Evidence Part II:  We All Know That’s True for Little Kids Part III:  The Wisdom of Hunter-Gatherers Part IV:  Lessons from Sudbury Valley As adults we do have certain responsibilities toward our children … Continue reading

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Imagination: three models of imagination in the age of the knowledge economy

Read Advancement in the arts and sciences is a primary driver of economic production and social policy in post-industrial societies. Imagination steps back and asks `what advances the arts and sciences?’ This book explores the collective, social and global dimension … Continue reading

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Taking back the playground

Taking back the playground Traditional swings and slides may be safe, but they rob kids of chances to be creative, study finds. A five-year study tracking the habits of toddlers and preschoolers in playgrounds suggests an obsession with safety has … Continue reading

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De la vision à l’imagination

De la vision à l’imagination Si notre système cérébral nous permet de percevoir une image projetée sur la rétine mais aussi d’en comprendre le sens, il est également capable de produire des images mentales en l’absence de toute réalité extérieure. … Continue reading

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Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life

Your Creative Brain Read also: Creativity in the 21st Century Creativity in the 21st Century (Part 2): Is the Web a Hindrance or an Aid? Filled with research-based techniques for expanding creativity and increasing productivity This provocative book reveals why … Continue reading

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A failure of imagination

A failure of imagination   It’s a failure of imagination. No one has been able to come up with a decent idea to deal with the problem. And it’s also an indication of why the U.S. is behind in Science … Continue reading

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The Sociological Imagination and Social Responsibility

In this paper, we maintain that sociologists should deliberately teach social responsibility as a means of fulfilling the promise that C. Wright Mills envisioned. A key aspect of the sociological imagination includes a sense of social responsibility, but that aspect … Continue reading

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Supporting Creativity And Imagination in the Early Years

Supporting Creativity And Imagination in the Early Years Learning through the arts has the potential to stimulate open ended activity that encourages discovery, exploration, experimentation and invention, thus contributing to children’s development in all areas of learning and helping to … Continue reading

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