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terça-feira, 13 de outubro de 2009

Nem tudo se resume a numeracia e literacia


A lot of people find themselves being creative despite their social standing.

You are the kid who is smart, so all your mates listen to your counsel.
You are the kid who is funny, so they look to you for a laugh.
You are the great dancer at the local disco.
You are the one who is good at building stuff.
You are the one who is been practising the guitar in your bedroom since you were nine.
You are the one who is good at problem solving.

I think it is a teacher’s job to spot these kids and give them a nudge in the right direction. Encourage the smart one to get smarter; encourage the funny one to read books, look at the history of comedy, organise his thoughts, write stuff down; encourage the dancer to practice, look at videos, see shows, etc.
I know there are some schools that do this, but there are a lot that don’t.

It is not just about numeracy and literacy… It’s about vigilance, kindness, empathy and creativity.

Lenny Henry(actor/comediante)

in All Our Futures: Creativity, Culture and Education / Ken Robinson et al. (1999) http://www.cypni.org.uk/downloads/alloutfutures.pdf