Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All
Tom Kelley and David Kelley
You are creative. This is the simple message brothers Tom and David Kelley want you to know about yourself, regardless of your profession or self-characterization. The reason we like to segment society into “creatives” versus “non-creatives,” Creative Confidence argues, is because many of us have allowed our creative identity to go dormant. Rather than identifying strategies to train and develop our creative capacities, we have opted out of the process altogether and claimed it doesn’t matter in our lives. As pioneers of learner-centered transformation, we all need to tap into our creative side for new ideas to develop and flourish. Explore how the partners at IDEO can reawaken this lost self in you!
Theatre of the Oppressed
Equating our individual experience to that of the rest of the world is a dangerous game to play. In a way, this is how the current education system is structured—one model with one set of outcomes everyone must achieve. What would happen if we became the spectator of our lived experience? What might we see differently from this viewpoint? These are the themes Augusto Boal highlights in his everlasting work, Theatre of the Oppressed. Through the lens of theatre, discover how shifting our vantage points from lead actor to back row spectator can expand our understanding of the world around us.
The Innovator's Dilemma: The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business
Clayton M. Christensen
Working toward system-wide innovation in a grassroots fashion can cause feelings of anxiety and impatience. The more we believe an idea needs to be implemented nationwide, the harder it is to wait for the movement to build large enough to reach critical mass. However, as Clayton M. Christensen shows in his book The Innovator’s Dilemma, identifying the right market to attract is better than identifying the biggest or flashiest one. As the learner-centered movement grows, this idea of quality over quantity will be important to hold onto, so education transformation doesn’t fall into this common trap of reformation once again.