Learning landscapes, special issue on creativity

by | Saturday, February 09, 2013

My friend Teresa Foulger at Arizona State University  informed me about the fact that the journal LEARNing Landscapes has a special issue on creativity.  I had not heard of the journal before and I was pleasantly surprised by the articles in this special issue. LEARNing Landscapes is:

… an open access, peer-reviewed, online education journal supported by LEARN (Leading English Education and  Resource Network). Published in the autumn and spring of each year, it attempts to make links between theory and practice and is built upon the principles of partnership, collaboration, inclusion, and attention to multiple perspectives and voices. The material in each publication attempts to share and showcase leading educational ideas, research, and practices in Quebec, and beyond, by welcoming articles, interviews, visual representations, arts-informed work, and multimedia texts to inspire teachers, administrators, and other educators to reflect upon and develop innovative possibilities within their own practices.

The Autumn 2012 (vol 6, N0. 1) issue is devoted to Creativity: Insights, Directions and Possibilities and is well worth a read. There is an interesting essay by Csziksentmihaly an interview with Howard Gardner and much more. The Csziksentmihaly is a must read for all of us interested in educational technology and media. He makes an interesting case for how continual stimulation may actually harm creativity in the long run. You read and decide…

You can access a PDF version of the journal here, an interactive version here.

A few randomly selected blog posts…

Gilbert Daniels, the gardener who changed our world

Gilbert Daniels, the gardener who changed our world

Note: I wrote and submitted this piece as an op-ed to the Indianapolis Star to be published on April 14, 2023, exactly 3 years after they had published Gilbert Daniels' obituary. It would have helped set the record straight about his amazing contribution to the world...

TPACK @ AERA, New York

In a few weeks TPACK will be going to AERA. There are a couple of events scheduled: First, is a symposium titled: Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPCK): A Conceptual Framework With Examples for Integrating Technologies Into Teacher Education [download...

Algorithms, Imagination & Creativity

Algorithms, Imagination & Creativity

Is music a craftOr is it an art?Does it come from mere trainingor spring form the heart?Did the études of Chopinreveal his soul's mood?Or was Frédéric ChopinJust some slick "pattern dude"?~ Douglas Hofstadter Ed Finn is the founding director of the Center for Science...

véjà du for the first time ever!

I learned a new term today, véjà du. As we all know (didn't I write a posting about this earlier?) déjà vu (or paramnesia) from the French meaning “already seen” describes the experience of feeling that one has witnessed or experienced a new situation previously. It...

Education in India & the role of the Azim Premji Foundation

Just before the Thanksgiving break, the College of Education and Michigan State University had the opportunity to host Dilleep Ranjekar and Anurag Behar, Co-CEO's of the Azim Premji Foundation.  The Azim Premji Foundation is a not-for-profit organization with a vision...

New Orleans (photos)

I took a couple of hours off to walk around New Orleans in the French Quarters taking pictures. Here they are... Click on the image for more pictures...

TPACK newsletter #33, June 2017

TPACK newsletter #33, June 2017

TPACK triplet design by Punya Mishra The latest version of the TPACK newsletter (#33) can be found here (pdf). All previous issues are archived here. A shout-out to Judi Harris for all the work that goes into this.

A new understanding of our confusion

A new understanding of our confusion

 Reflection ambigram of "Chicago" Over the past two-and-a-half years we have worked with STEM educators in Chicago Public Schools as part of the MSUrbanSTEM project. We have presented about this project at a few conferences over the past few years, and...

Structured Improvisation and creativity

Structured Improvisation and creativity

Improv(e) Design by Punya Mishra In this article, in our ongoing series on Rethinking technology & creativity in the 21st century, we interview Dr. Keith Sawyer, Morgan Distinguished Professor in Educational Innovations at the University of North...

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