Creative Arts And Global Ed

Approaches to #GlobalEd: Understanding and Solving Global Problems

10/6/2013 “There’s no competitive advantage today in knowing more than the person next to you.  The world doesn’t care what you know.  What the world cares about is what you can do with what you know.” –Tony Wagner Another essential goal of global education is to help students understand the roots of our most pervasive global …

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Humanizing the World through the Creative Arts: The WORDshop and an Argument for Art’s Sake

5/20/2013 “COMMONSENSE HAS TRAMPLED DOWN MANY A GENTLE GENIUS WHOSE EYES HAD DELIGHTED IN SOME TOO EARLY MOONBEAM OF SOME TOO EARLY TRUTH… COMMONSENSE AT ITS WORST IS SENSE MADE COMMON, AND SO EVERYTHING IS COMFORTABLY CHEAPENED BY ITS TOUCH.  COMMONSENSE IS SQUARE WHEREAS ALL THE MOST ESSENTIAL VISIONS AND VALUES OF LIFE ARE BEAUTIFULLY …

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A Photographic Opportunity in #GlobalEd?

3/15/2013 I recently discovered the “360Cities” project online; in this fascinating project and application, people are taking 360 degree photos around the world and are uploading them into a common space.  Once loaded, viewers on a web browser can use keystrokes to explore the image in all directions, and the mobile app actually has motion sensors which …

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Transforming Teachers, Transforming Classrooms: Driving School Change through Professional Development Travel

2/24/2013 A French-Canadian teacher navigates Quechua in Patacancha, Peru As teachers, we spend the bulk of our careers playing the expert, whether we want to or not.  It makes perfect sense–we need our students to see us as people whoalready know and therefore have something to teach, and that expert persona often becomes the key to disciplining …

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Fostering Global Leadership: The Patiently Impatient Path to Change

1/13/2013 “There could be no creativity without the curiosity that moves us and sets us patiently impatient before a world that we did not make, to add to it something of our own making.” —Paulo Freire Every communication I receive from Joseph Hindogbae “Hindo” Kposowa begins the same way: “Dear Aunty Jeni.”  It started almost …

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