Creativity for change Initiatives and technologies that empower student action.

Cathy Berger Kaye- Service Learning model

Cathy’s service learning model encourages creativity through service. Students address a local or global issue and take action based on their skills, interests and talents. The entire process is grounded in reflective practice and social constructivism. Through this process of developing and refining ideas learners have the opportunity to creatively tackle an issue and express themselves.

The five stages of Service Learning are:

  • Investigation: A skills, interests and talents survey then leads into Media, Interview, Survey and Observational research.
  • Preparation: Along with deepening their understanding of an issue, students develop an action plan.
  • Action: Students take direct or indirect action or undergo primary research or become advocates for an issue or group
  • Reflection: Throughout the process and at its conclusions students actively reflect on their journey. Cathy has a range of clever reflective strategies that are worth checking out.
  • Demonstration: Students present their process and product as a way of sharing their story.

The JUMP! foundation aims to inspire and empower global citizens to engage with development programs. Like Cathy Berger Kaye's Service Learning model they tap into students creativity to unleash their potential.

JUMP! design student centered experiences that enable them to tackle global concerns in innovative ways.

The Power of Experience site has a set of tools and models to facilitate student growth in collaboration and creativity as well as develop positive mindsets to drive change.

The Buck Institute for Education believe in Problem Based Learning. They offer a slew of resources to get others to believe in its power too.

BIE set the gold standard for PBL based on:

  1. Student Learning Goals
  2. Essential Project Design Elements
  3. Project Based Teaching Practices

As part of the 4 Cs of 21st Learning (Critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity) the BIE provide a number of resources dedicated to teaching and assessing creativity.

The Differentiator

It could be viewed as a mere substitution of analogue technology but the power of "The Differentiator" is that it allows students to set the path of their own learning journey.

Students will assemble the big idea of Creativity using experts and create a panel discussion in groups of three.

It is based on Bloom's Taxonomy, Kaplan and Gould's Depth and Complexity, and David Chung's product menu.

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited, whereas imagination embraces the entire world, stimulating progress, giving birth to evolution." Albert Einstein

Flipboard allows for the curation of knowledge and opinion in an easy to access and aesthetically pleasing format. It provides students with access to rich content that they may generate, find or share to light up their imaginations. A Flipboard magazine can have multiple contributors that can easily add content via a mobile device or flip it bookmark and Google Chrome extension.

Created By
Alastair Jackson


Created with images by stokpic - "hands world map" • familymwr - "Army Photography Contest - 2007 - FMWRC - Arts and Crafts - Eye of the Holder" • Michaelmode - "flip jump gymnastics" • Fuzzy Gerdes - "Everyone Loves SOLVE" • PIRO4D - "screw thread technology"

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