W2018 GDPI-PME 811-002

W2018 GDPI-PME 811-002 Innovation in Teaching and Learning – Post #2

February 6, 2018

For this post, I would like to discuss the connection between innovation and creativity to the article “Teaching for Hope” by Walt Werner.
I came across the article through the readings. Werner talks about how hope is engaged in a child’s future through education. He highlights emotion, information, vision and efficacy as the key roles to igniting hope in education.
Putting the focus on vision, I believe from the 4 roles, this role is the most powerful when establishing hope for the future. After all, future and vision coincide, right?

It is important to foster creativity and innovation through teaching. This helps generate hope, and a vision, so the future looks bright.
In order to improve a community, stimulate the economic future and just making the world a better place, starts with hope, and a vision is the plan to making it happen. By encouraging students to use their imagination and creativity can help mold a positive future.
My question in response to this post is, how can teachers engage vision-based projects and curriculum for students in all subject areas? Can teachers maintain and empower hope when vision-based curriculum and projects are introduced in a child’s education?

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