The Creative Imperative School Librarians and Teachers Cultivating Curiosity Together

Author: Jami Biles Jones
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693086
Format: PDF, ePub
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Provides a solid, foundational understanding of creativity that enables readers to elicit creative performance from their students. • Presents unique content from prominent, expert authors on the contemporary topic of fostering creativity • Challenges current practices in the quest to foster creative thinking • Provides access to additional resources for reader follow-up • Supplies practical how-tos for practitioners

Participatory Creativity

Author: Edward P. Clapp
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317370368
Format: PDF, ePub
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Participatory Creativity: Introducing Access and Equity to the Creative Classroom presents a systems-based approach to examining creativity in education that aims to make participating in invention and innovation accessible to all students. Moving beyond the gifted-versus-ungifted debate present in many of today’s classrooms, the book’s inclusive framework situates creativity as a participatory and socially distributed process. The core principle of the book is that individuals are not creative, ideas are creative, and that there are multiple ways for a variety of individuals to participate in the development of creative ideas. This dynamic reframing of invention and innovation provides strategies for teachers, curriculum designers, policymakers, researchers, and others who seek to develop a more equitable approach towards establishing creative learning experiences in various educational settings.

A Critique of Creativity and Complexity

Author: Don Ambrose
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9462097739
Format: PDF
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In an increasingly complex world the natural human inclination is to oversimplify issues and problems to make them seem more comprehensible and less threatening. This tendency usually generates forms of dogmatism that diminish our ability to think creatively and to develop worthy talents. Fortunately, complexity theory is giving us ways to make sense of intricate, evolving phenomena. This book represents a broad, interdisciplinary application of complexity theory to a wide variety of phenomena in general education, STEM education, learner diversity and special education, social-emotional development, organizational leadership, urban planning, and the history of philosophy. The contributors provide nuanced analyses of the structures and dynamics of complex adaptive systems in these academic and professional fields.

The Nature of Human Creativity

Author: Robert J. Sternberg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107199816
Format: PDF, ePub
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Brings together the research programs and findings of the twenty-four psychological scientists most cited in major textbooks on creativity.

Teaching for Inquiry

Author: Ruth V. Small
Publisher: Neal Schuman Pub
ISBN: 9781555707552
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The American Association of School Librarians' (AASL's) Standards for the 21st-Century Learner define "inquiry" as a "stance toward learning in which the learner is engaged in asking questions and finding answers, not simply accumulating facts presented by someone else that have no relation to previous learning or new understanding. Inquiry follows a continuum of learning experiences, from simply discovering a new idea or an answer to a question to following a complete inquiry process." Inquiry is a crucial vantage point for teaching information literacy, but where can school librarians turn for help meeting those standards? Written by a "dream team" of school library leaders, Teaching for Inquiry will focus on this process, helping school library media specialists actively engage and motivate their students in learning. The authors go over the most important instructional models and help readers integrate these and new standards into their own teaching. The book even comes with a companion Web site including videos of librarians teaching and student learning that bring the various teaching techniques and motivational strategies described in the book to life! The planning tools, models, and methods featured in Teaching for Inquiry will provide essential guidance to librarians looking to engage their students in the world of information.

Turning Kids on to Research

Author: Ruth V. Small
Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563087820
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Emphasizing the need to motivate students through the research process, provides guidelines on moving students through each step of research from selecting a topic to gathering information.

School Libraries Matter Views From the Research

Author: Mirah J. Dow
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610691628
Format: PDF, ePub
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As school districts across the United States increasingly question the need for trained librarians, this collection of research-based evidence helps make the case for a state-licensed librarian in every school. • Utilizes evidence-based findings to explain why school libraries—and trained librarians—matter • Illustrates the progression of ideas around current education debates • Shares numerous examples of quantitative and qualitative research design and application • Summarizes the importance of each study and its practical application for working school librarians

The Library Mobile Experience

Author: Bohyun Kim
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 0838959008
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How are libraries meeting the evolving needs of mobile users? According to comScore, the smartphone is in the “late majority stage of technology adoption curve.” And people don’t turn to their devices only for quick facts when on the move: 93 percent of mobile users access the Internet from home on their devices; what’s more, Pew reports that 63 percent of Americans age 16 and over would use app-based access to library materials and programs if they were available. In this issue of Library Technology Reports, Kim shows how leading libraries are meeting these evolving needs. Topics include: 6 steps to improving your mobile website Analysis of the advantages and challenges of the responsive Web Comparison of user perceptions of web apps and native apps Visual review of the changes in the libraries mobile web implementation since 2010 Results of MIT surveys of more than 15,000 patrons in 2008 and 2011 Tips for simplifying mobile’s complexity

Education Arts and Morality

Author: Doris B. Wallace
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306486717
Format: PDF
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Inspired by Howard Gruber’s Evolving Systems Approach, these studies explore creativity in several domains. The idea that the creative person embodies a system of loosely coupled sub-systems – knowledge, purpose, and affect that work together, is viewed here in different chapters that explore this concept. These include autobiographies of incarcerated youth, curricula for moral and civic responsibility, changing attitudes of readers to text (romance novels), as well as case studies of highly creative individuals, such as George Bernard Shaw. Gruber’s approach provides concepts as well as methodological tools which the authors apply to diverse creative processes. This book is a valuable resource for undergraduate as well as graduate level students interested in creativity, development, and education. In addition to the intrinsic interest of each chapter, the guiding theme of the book is the underlying theory of creativity, Gruber’s Evolving Systems Approach, and illustrates the unusual breadth and flexibility of that theory.

Using the Schoolwide Enrichment Model with Technology

Author: Angela M. Housand
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781618215932
Format: PDF
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he Schoolwide Enrichment Model-Technology is an extension of a talent development model implemented in more than 2,500 schools across the U.S. and widely used internationally. More than 40 years of research and development has documented the effectiveness of the SEM approach to promoting higher level thinking skills and creative productivity. This solution-oriented book, unlike other books focused on using technology in the classroom, recognizes that digital technologies are changing and evolving at lightning speeds. Our effective skills for using technology transcend time by focusing on how to find and use digital resources and tools rather than listing the resources that already exist. Focusing on the skills that support critical thinking and problem solving, decision-making, and communication, the authors seamlessly merge technology to launch students toward independent productivity. This accessible and highly practical guide is rich with examples that will change the way you think about education while providing hands-on "how-to" guidance for creating a culture of excellence and innovation in your school and classroom.