Author Topic: Everyday Creativity: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century  (Read 1047 times)

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Dear colleagues,
It is important to share you that CDC is proposing to organize series of camp on, "Everyday Creativity: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century," shortly.  As an educationist and faculty member, at our best, teaching and learning are creative playful adventures in which we continuously explore new ways of doing things, pushing back the boundaries of what is possible.
We’re looking for faculty member and/or learners who want to tap into their capacity to build more creatively with students, colleagues, children and/or friends. They’ll have the opportunity to learn performance-based Vygotskian methodology; explore where everyday creativity lives and, together with some of the most innovative thinkers and practitioners (online) in this field, deepen their understanding of why it is so important for meeting the challenges we face as a global community. 
We hope you’ll help us organize this exciting philosophical and practical journey in which those involved will explore assumptions about how people learn, and discover together how to create environments where creativity, learning and development can flourish.
Let’s put your comments please for next!
Syed Mizanur Rahman
Head, Department of Journalism and Mass Communication
Director of Students' Affairs, DIU

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Re: Everyday Creativity: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2010, 02:06:28 PM »
I have recently attended a 2 days' seminar on 'Bringing Innovation into ELT Classroom' which I have  found very helpful in dealing with 21st century students.

Shamsi
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Re: Everyday Creativity: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2010, 02:23:58 PM »
Dreamers and Doers

FOR those without dreams, there is no difference between life and death. But, then again, running after too many dreams at the same time is not worthwhile. People who dream a lot tend to be a bit 'beyond' reality. These people often find no means to realize their dreams, but the death of a dream seldom kills the dreamer, and after some time passes, a new dream takes shape.  To be continued
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.

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Re: Everyday Creativity: Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2010, 06:06:51 PM »
The difference between a dreamer and a doer is profound. Successful entrepreneurs might have initially dreamt of success, but they will not stop there. The drive to accomplish necessary tasks to insure successful outcomes separates them from the dreamy class, which includes most people. Success is a goal that requires drive, determination, courage, fearlessness, planning, discipline, sacrifice and passion. It is not easy, or everyone would be successful.

What makes one opportunity succeed while another, even more promising idea, fails? It always comes down to the individual and their makeup. A few no’s and the dreamer folds their tent. The successful entrepreneur recognizes no as a hurdle, not a deal closer. The opportunity to overcome the objection represented by the word no is an absolute necessity for any individual seeking success as an entrepreneur.

Dreamers take shortcuts. Dreamers make guesses. Dreamers defer tedious research. Dreamers hope somebody else will do the work for them. Dreamers cannot succeed. And, most unfortunately, many perfectly wonderful commercial opportunities are lost because of this dreamscape approach.

Successful entrepreneurs are always doers! They overcome the often seemingly endless obstacles placed in their path. The road to success is a curvy one, very seldom taking a linear approach. Doers find a way to hurdle each obstacle and move ahead in the process. Doers do not fear criticism, but see this as an opportunity to improve their business model. Doers are realists, no fantasy allowed.

Most importantly, doers are positive realists. Most dreamers are negative. Dreamers see hurdles as absolute barriers. Doers find a way, trying any legal, available strategy to achieve success.

Why do most people work at jobs they really do not enjoy? They need income of course. Most of us have some level of a work ethic. However, the work itself is often not rewarding. Many employees feel underpaid, undervalued, under-challenged. They want to do more, be more valuable and contribute more. But it usually does not happen. They are stuck and will stay so, usually. Often, they dream of the one big idea for a get rich quick widget that will change the course of their empty life. But it is just a dream.


Doers have an air of strength. They do not kick tires, but appear ready to repair the whole car. They have answers to most questions and are open to coaching. They are realists and flexible. Dreamers often state they will sell their project for a million dollars. Doers recognize that a good deal is a deal where every party is fairly compensated. Doers will do everything within reason to make a deal happen.

It is a shame that success as an entrepreneur cannot be taught or bought. It can’t! Personal make-up, energy, positive attitude and drive have no retail price. People are either achievement driven or they are content to be average, or less. Entrepreneurs have the essential traits and elements necessary for success hard wired into their being.

Many inventors recognize that they are creative, not entrepreneurial. They possess the ability to create, design, or invent, but not the ability to project their inventions into the commercial marketplace. These creators are smart to seek professional assistance in securing placement or sale of their work. As Dirty Harry said, "A man has to know his limitations". Not everyone can be a successful entrepreneur, but there are alternative ways to approach the market. This approach is practical for many creative people.


Dreamers unfortunately are doomed to fail. They will waste time, make mistakes, lose money and ultimately implode psychologically when the inevitable failure is at hand.
Those who worship the natural elements enter darkness (Air, Water, Fire, etc.). Those who worship sambhuti sink deeper in darkness. [Yajurveda 40:9]; Sambhuti means created things, for example table, chair, idol, etc.