[Sugar-devel] Sugar Digest 2009-05-03
bastienguerry at googlemail.com
Wed May 6 09:35:27 EDT 2009
Great Sugar Digest and pointers, thanks.
Walter Bender <walter.bender at gmail.com> writes:
> Diego is of the believe that creativity is a skill that can be taught;
For the sake of conceptual clarity, I would myself consider creativity
as a meta-skill: the skill to activate other specific skills and make
something out of them.
"Specific skills" are those with a specific object/purpose: repair a
bike, solve an equation. Creativity is only a generic skill, with no
1. traditional teaching is good at teaching specific skills;
2. creativity can not be directly taught, only indirectly encouraged;
3. "teaching creativity" is meaningless unless teaching is creative
itself, and focuses on creating the right environment for such a
meta-disposition to engage into something interesting.
As far as I understand it, Sugar is a digital version of such an
Food for thought for the next SugarCamp? I would love to hear about
Walter's experience and ideas on these topics!
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