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Dennis Hitzeman

manager, Innisfree Farm

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This kid is amazing but rare. Why are we having such a hard time fostering this kind of creativity in kids when the tech is there?

There are all kinds of opportunities for kids--and adults--to transition from just consumers to consumers and producers, yet it happens so infrequently. What kinds of methods do you think we could use to foster this kind of curiosity and motivation to create a society of producers starting at a young age?

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    Nov 17 2011: Perhaps another way to foster creativity is to change the way we evaluate learning. I'm interested to read the thoughts on grades, especially since I agree with the idea that grades, in the end, tend to reflect the ability of some students to absorb and repeat rather than the fact that they learned something.

    I'm also interested to read what people in other threads are saying about self-paced learning.

    How do we use those two ideas to foster creativity?

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