Creativity as disobedient thought. HMW nurture curiosity over compliance?

Creativity as “disobedient thought” — wonder sparked from our human drive to question.

Questioning is the very source of creative thought. When we get into a cul-de-sac where ritual and formula do not give us the answer, then we begin to question. This beautiful, beautiful human ability. Probably the most precious thing to nurture. — Welby Ings

In his TEDxAuckland talk, “Disobedient Thinking,” Welby Ings examines a bit of the nature of typical schooling — systems biasing compliance over creativity. What is the record of time that school students are able to explore the questions that originate from within them, rather than from the initiation of an adult? How are we nurturing the nature of creativity which is disobedient thought? How are we nurturing citizens who believe questioning is actually at the heart and core of deep citizenship?

HT @TJEdwards62

Citizens who saw things that could be working better and fixed them. #HackerCitizens

Catherine Bracy: Why good hackers make good citizens

It’s citizens who saw things that could be working better, and they decided to fix them. Through that work, they’re creating a 21st century ecosystem of participation. They’re creating a whole new way for citizens to be involved besides voting or signing a petition, or protesting. They can actually build…

How might school transform into a place/time/organization/peoples/network so that more collective energy and impassioned effort is put into hacking for participatory citizenship? For engaged citizen leadership?

Not only preparation for…BUT participation in…now.

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