My son’s imagination failed him recently. Pen poised over a blank sheet of white paper to plan a short story, he found nothing forthcoming. He blamed it on the classroom: ‘it’s like sitting in a grey box’ he explained, ‘ sometimes, the ideas just won’t come’. 588 more words
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How much collaboration is too much? Does creative work depend upon group pow-wows or solitary thinking?
As a teacher who supports collaborative learning and project-based approaches and a person who values independence for creative time, I find myself torn between finding the appropriate ratio of collaborative space versus individual space needed to carry out a project. 773 more words