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Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Robotics Impacts Student Ability at Innovation and Creativity!
Wagner says "a child's innovative framework is strengthened when
teachers bring a sense of play to the curriculum; taking offbeat
approaches and making whimsical connections to the course material."
This allows children to think creatively-opting to think in new ways.
Programs that allow children time to interact with various
technology-related materials, and engage in a variety of individual and
team projects create greater understanding and a desire to learn more.
In conducting interviews with hundreds of innovative people for his
book, Wagner also found innovative people were shown how to connect
their passion to success. The best teachers and parents always supported
what the students' passions and natural curiosities were, and made an
effort to connect what needed to be learned to satisfy that curiosity.
They let children choose the subject matter they wished to study or
design their own investigations to learn more. This connected success
leads to a larger purpose-children's individual motivations and
interests, he says.
Increased fearlessness, especially when it comes to taking risks
and trying new ways of doing things, makes children better at creative
problem solving. If you can name effort as the thing that you want to encourage, effort creates ability.