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Creativity in Education

Schools That Teach to the Arts, Not to the Test

Peter Mandel | Posted 05.01.2015 | Education
Peter Mandel

With all the pushback these days against standardized testing, and with so much talk about how kids from different backgrounds learn differently, you'd think we'd have a country sprinkled with schools that dedicate themselves to injecting the arts into education.

If Children Are For Learning, Then Let Them Play

Bethany Wilinski | Posted 11.01.2013 | TED Weekends
Bethany Wilinski

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI worry that the focus on developing standards and assessment measures to frame and evaluate children's learning in pre-K programs obscures the need to think deeply about what children in these programs should be doing on a daily basis.

Creativity for All

Michael Nobleza | Posted 05.15.2013 | Impact
Michael Nobleza

A solid 21st-century learning agenda in the United States must move past either/or debates and put creativity at the center of children's learning and development in this digital age.

Growing Up and Living in a Creative Economy

Soren Petersen | Posted 08.20.2012 | Education
Soren Petersen

Change begins by changing the perceived paradigms of art as being risky or wasteful to art as "goal directed play with the objective of creating and sharing meaning."

A YouTube Video Is Worth a Thousand Words -- Student Video Challenge Captures Imagination

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 07.10.2012 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

When asked about what makes schools in our network different from traditional high schools, our common refrain is "don't ask us, ask the students." They are the best spokespeople for why change in education is necessary.