Catching the Knowledge Wave: The Knowledge Society and the Future of EducationThu, 02/07/2008 - 14:08 -- adminJane Gilbert says that knowledge is now a verb, not a noun – something we do rather than something we have – and explores the ways our schools need to change to prepare people to participate in the knowledge-based societies of the future.
Read our staff review of Catching the Knowledge Wave?, below.
About the author
Jane Gilbert is a chief researcher with the New Zealand Council for Educational Research. She has a background in teaching at both secondary and tertiary levels.
Out of Our Minds: Learning to be CreativeThu, 01/31/2008 - 18:29 -- admin‘Out of Our Minds’: there is a paradox. Throughout the world, companies and organizations are trying to compete in a world of economic and technological change that is moving faster than ever. They urgently need people who are creative, innovative and flexible. Too often they can’t find them. Why is this? What’s the real problem — and what should be done about it? Out of Our Mindsanswers three vital questions for all organizations that have a serious strategic interest in creativity and innovation.
Breaking Down Walls to Integrate Arts into LearningArtsSmarts is the largest education initiative in Canada dedicated to improving the lives and learning capacity of Canadian children by injecting arts into their academic programs.
Redefining Knowledge for the Post-industrial AgeJane Gilbert discusses the modern knowledge-based society and and explores the meaning of ‘knowledge’ in our current context. Gilbert also explores the history of thinking about education and how and why these ideas need to change.Read the article by clicking on the live link to the Canadian Education Association website, below.
Jane Gilbert, formerly a secondary teacher, is a chief researcher with the New Zealand Council for Educational Research.
Creative Commons Copyright Licenses: Sharing In the Internet AgeThu, 12/27/2007 - 07:15 -- admin
[[http://www.creativecommons.org|Creative Commons (see site)]] licenses offer a variety of choices in ensuring work can be shared in the proper educational context while preserving ownership and proper use of the copyrighted work. This video provides a great overview for those not yet familiar with Creative Commons licenses.
Do Schools Kill Creativity?: Ken Robinson speaksThu, 12/20/2007 - 19:28 -- admin
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining (and profoundly moving) case for creating an education system that nurtures creativity, rather than undermining it. With ample anecdotes and witty asides, Robinson points out the many ways our schools fail to recognize — much less cultivate — the talents of many brilliant people. “We are educating people out of their creativity,” Robinson says. The universality of his message is evidenced by its rampant popularity online. Watch it now.
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