Creating Mavericks: Beacons of Authentic Learning


The significance of creative learning and expression is finding a foothold in education dialogue thanks to folks like Sir Ken Robinson (TED talk, “Do Schools Kill Creativity,” The Element), and Daniel H. Pink (A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future). In 2007 Sue published Creative Mavericks: Beacons of Authentic Learning, bringing forth research about creative thinking, and highlighting experiences working with highly creative learners, stories of highly creative adult learners who struggled with schooling and later triumphed when they claimed their creativity, and stories of teachers who support creative learning in all of their students. In this workshop Sue will bring forth material from Creative Mavericks as a jumping-off point for discussing traits of highly creative individuals, their need for creative initiative in their learning, and facilitation of inspired exploration, including examples of student-created games for practicing skills and strategies. 

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