Mishra, Punya, Henriksen, Danah, and Deep-Play Research Group
Cognitive learning and Educational technology
In this collection of beautifully written essays, Mishra, Henriksen, and the Deep-play Research Group challenge myths about technology and creativity, debate time-honored instructional practices, and play with new ideas for schools to care for and nurture, rather than constrain, creativity. These essays are provocative … refreshing, [and] insightful —Dr. Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor, University of Kansas and Fellow, Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University, Australia. What is creativity? Why is it important? What does it look like across different disciplines and contexts? What role does technology play, if any, in the creative process? And finally, what do creativity and technology have to do with education? These are the questions that underlie the collection of articles in this book. These essays provide a broad analytic frame for thinking about creativity, technology and education and describe classroom examples as well as strategies for evaluating creative artifacts and creative environments. All of these are grounded in specific examples from across a wide range of disciplines and contexts—art, mathematics, engineering, computer science, graphic design, architecture, science to name just a few. The final essays take a broader perspective on creativity and technology focusing both on our highly inter-connected YouTube world but also possibilities for the future. Creativity, Technology & Education: Exploring their Convergence is a vital resource for educators and practitioners as they seek to incorporate creative work and thoughtful pedagogy in their personal and professional lives.
This book focuses on rethinking creativity for 21st century education. The specific emphasis examines the way that creativity spans disciplines, through a set of common thinking skills that the most accomplished thinkers in any field use. These seven transdisciplinary thinking skills are rooted in historical exemplars of creativity across disciplines. We examine these skills in more detail, chapter by chapter, to offer examples of what each skill looks like in disciplines ranging from art to science, or music to math, and beyond. This set of thinking skills reflects the way that creativity may look different across fields, yet there are common paths of creative thinking that cut across disciplinary boundaries. Beyond this each chapter also considers applications for such skills in 21st century educational contexts, with an eye toward creative teaching and technology. In all of this, the book weaves together broad cultural examples of creativity and the seven transdisciplinary skills, alongside specific application-based examples from technology and teacher education.
Technology and youth, Youth--Social life and customs, Internet and youth, Online social networks, and Youth--Political activity
In the last two decades, both the conception and the practice of participatory culture have been transformed by the new affordances enabled by digital, networked, and mobile technologies. This exciting new book explores that transformation by bringing together three leading figures in conversation. Jenkins, Ito and boyd examine the ways in which our personal and professional lives are shaped by experiences interacting with and around emerging media.Stressing the social and cultural contexts of participation, the authors describe the process of diversification and mainstreaming that has transformed participatory culture. They advocate a move beyond individualized personal expression and argue for an ethos of “doing it together” in addition to “doing it yourself.”Participatory Culture in a Networked Era will interest students and scholars of digital media and their impact on society and will engage readers in a broader dialogue and conversation about their own participatory practices in this digital age.
Quantum theory, Organizational change, Leadership, and Physics--Philosophy
Drawing inspiration from quantum physics, innovative management thinker Danah Zohar offers a powerful new model for business thinking and practice.'Quantum leaders,'she says, like the systems they have to manage, are poised at'the edge of chaos.'They thrive on the potential latent in uncertainty and are adept at unleashing the creativity of self-organization. More important, they are vision- and value-led; they adapt quickly, are unafraid to play with the boundaries and reinvent the rules, and celebrate diversity.Zohar points out that the existing, business-as-usual paradigm owes a great deal to the outdated thinking, assumptions, and values of Newtonian science, which gave rise to the Industrial Revolution. Newtonian thinking assumes that corporations and markets are like machines--predictable, stable, and controllable; they are best managed in a way that eliminates risk and assures equilibrium. Unfortunately, as the global financial collapse of 2008 demonstrated, this way of thinking is as obsolete as the steam engine.Further developing ideas she introduced in her acclaimed Rewiring the Corporate Brain and Spiritual Capital, Zohar has written an inspirational book that will motivate leaders to tap the full potential of their employees, their businesses, and the customers they serve.
Che succede quando gli adolescenti comunicano mediante i social network come Facebook, Twitter e Instagram? Come gestiscono la propria identità, come difendono la propria privacy, che cosa mettono in gioco dei propri sentimenti? Queste sono solo alcune delle domande che danah boyd, autrice di successo ed esperta di social media e comunicazione, affronta nel suo libro dedicato a quella second life che rappresenta ormai la forma di vita più importante per la maggioranza degli adolescenti. L'autrice sfata i falsi miti legati alla diffusione di internet, dal presunto aumento del cosiddetto cyberbullismo agli esagerati pericoli sulla spersonalizzazione dei giovani, fino alla stessa definizione di nativi digitali, troppo semplicistica rispetto alla complessità del fenomeno. It's complicated, frutto di dieci anni di ricerca sul campo, di interviste e di incontri con centinaia di adolescenti, è una lettura fondamentale per chiunque sia interessato a comprendere l'impatto sociale e culturale delle nuove tecnologie di comunicazione sulle generazioni future.
Customer services, Customer relations, and Consumer satisfaction
The success of service organizations ultimately depends on employees in customer service roles; their performance affects customer satisfaction and loyalty. Integrating theory and research, this book explores the factors that determine the performance of service providers, and points to important managerial implications.