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25 June 2011

Gas, Liquid, Solid and Creativity

I've been keeping an eye out for interesting, appropriate and useful websites to resource a new unit of inquiry into that old chestnut, "Materials",  and came across this page from a team of designers in Biel/Bienne.  Creaholic describes their process on their Process page as

Screen shot from http://www.creaholic.com/services/process
I love the way the States of Matter terminology has been shifted into the creative process - the MYP Design Cycle in a more down to earth, physical paradigm!  It certainly describes our classrooms - the exuberant excitement in the air when the students first unpack  a new idea; the calming, leveling, and smoothing of the atmosphere in the classroom as they settle down to their investigations; and the end of a unit, as their learning presents itself in a visible form.