Changing Education Paradigms and Divergent Thinking – Sir Ken Robinson

I realize I am liking more and more these type of videos, I think I am a visual learner.  Now, this one really got me on minute [7:33] where he mentions about divergent thinking, this is something I’ve struggled for a long time because sometimes I wish I was not a divergent thinker considering the way the world sometimes moves.

…its about standarization.  I believe we need to go in the exact opposite direction, that’s what I mean in changing the paradigm.  There is a great study done recently on divergent thinker … isn’t the same thing as creativity, I define creativity as the process of having original ideas that have value.  Divergent thinking is not a synonym but its an essential capacity for creativity.  Its the ability to see lots of possible answers to a question… to think not just in linear or convergent ways, to see multiple answers not one.

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Making Ideas Happen

Since I have been interested lately on thinking about new ideas, It seems that I’ve magnetized posts and all related info about ideas as well as creativity, today I was reeding my feedly feed and found a book called “Ten Faces of Innovation” by the IDEO people.  That book in itself is very interesing and I may even buy it, but then after doing some more browsing on Amazon, I found this one book called “MAKING IDEAS HAPPEN“. 

Now, THAT, I found it more interesting because just yesterday I was thinking about my challenge in life about precisely this: “how do I make ideas happen”.  I consider myself a creative person, and I think a book like this may be worth the try, don’t you think?

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Where Good Ideas Come from by Steven Johnson

The way these videos are done really helps to keep my attention on the message, not to mention that this is an interesting way to promote a book or at least decribe what a book or topic is about.

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Your ideas are like diamonds

Your ideas are like diamonds… without the refining process, they are just a dirty rock, but by cutting away the impurities, they become priceless.

-Paul Kearly