Standardization And Creative Thinking In Project Classroom Makeover By Cathy Davidson

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Standardization and creative thinking have always had a unique relationship because of how both deal with the ways that the public looks at the world. Standardization can be defined as the process of making something uphold a certain level. Creative thinking has always been thought of as a different way for people to learn and grasp information that might be understood in a more traditional learning method. “Project Classroom Makeover,” written by Cathy Davidson, discusses how standardization has a large impact on individuals who see the world from a creative way of thinking. The idea of standardizing education is one that has caused much worry in few people’s eyes because of the different ways that individuals learn and absorb knowledge. People…show more content…
When creativity flourishes in the minds of the citizens in any specific culture, begins to grow in bigger and better ways because of the different problem-solving methods people can come up with. The different ways that people can solve problems is by thinking differently than other people and having that edge where everyone can showcase their talents to help further the whole culture. A cooperative environment is where ideas tend to flourish because of the need for consistent new ideas and ways to solve problems. Davidson even states, “crowdsourcing means inviting a group to collaborate on a solution for a problem” (51). With her iPod experiment, underway they were “crowdsourcing educational innovation for a digital age for [their] incoming students,” (Davidson 51) which in the end led to many innovative uses for the iPods. This was not even seen as anything close to an educational device. This view of allowing people to work together and to work on a common goal allowed for more ideas to be heard when everyone was working towards the same achievement. This allows for people who look at the world in an original sense. To succeed because more creative ideas would be shot down when being pitched by one person. However, when collaborating and refining creative ideas they can be used to help lead the country towards greater success. Schools are beginning to understand that not everyone learns the same way also by accepting that fact that not all students learn the same way and are beginning to apply new technology. By applying these newer technologies in the classroom less students will feel uninterested in the topics at hand and will begin to work in a more cooperative environment. Students will feel more intrigued and will not cause the class to stop to help them with their problems. The increase in the prominence in the amount of
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