“Employers are crying out for recruits who are creative. The notion that arts and music are not seen as ‘hard’ enough subjects is damaging to the economy.”
Here’s a thoughtful; albeit, relatively brief piece, on the value of creative thinking and creativity in education.
The notion that the Arts should sit below the post industrial hierarchy of English, Maths, Science and the Humanities is antiquated. Everything we have (man-made) comes from the minds of creative people. Simply ludicrous to undervalue it.
It’s been a while since a new post has been added to the front page. Today some time came my way and so did this.
“Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education?
These ideas have been percolating since I wrote my PhD in physics education: http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/super/…
I have also discussed this topic with CGP Grey, whose view of the future of education differs significantly from mine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vsCA…
I think it is instructive that each new technology has appeared to be so transformative. You can imagine, for example, that motion pictures must have seemed like a revolutionary learning technology. After all they did revolutionize entertainment, yet failed to make significant inroads into the classroom. TV and video seem like a cheaper, scaled back film, but they too failed to live up to expectations. Now there is a glut of information and video on the internet so should we expect it to revolutionize education?
My view is that it won’t, for two reasons: 1. Technology is not inherently superior, animations over static graphics, videoed presentations over live lectures etc. and 2. Learning is inherently a social activity, motivated and encouraged by interactions with others.”
“Published on Dec 1, 2014
This is an extraordinary piece of work. Why post it and why post it here? Simply a testament to the best of creative thinking and integrity. In the end this is what a true journey is about. Having something to say, something you believe in and the determination and skill to wrap it up in something that reaches an audience and provides that audience with an emotionally intense and memorable experience.
I saw this at this years Semi Permanent. A great collaborative street project.
“The Hours Tower Mural Project is an ongoing art project at The 4217 in Surfers Paradise, Australia which aims to bring well known artists to the Gold Coast to collaborate together using the three storey high lift-shaft at The 4217 as their canvas.
Curated by The Hours, the project will regularly see two different Australian artists invited to paint a collaborative artwork on the huge lift-shaft, providing Surfers Paradise with a truly unique large scale and evolving piece of public art.
This is the first mural for the ongoing project, painted by Beastman and Jae Copp in April 2013.” @ Vimeo
At the Visual Art Graduation Breakfast for the Body of Work 2012 submissions Daniel Repeti interviewed a selection of students about their HSC submissions. Featured in this video are Naomi Chilcott, Christina Egger, Paul Mills and Eleanor Saxon.