Monthly Archives: April 2019

Anthropologists and inequality

Inequality in human societies has always existed. When it becomes extreme (that point varies by society and historical circumstances) the society either collapses completely (e.g., revolution, war, failure of basic services, famine) or undergoes changes in its basic framework. Ancient … Continue reading

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Reflections on academic reading

Over the years, I’ve learned a few things about reading journal articles. One of the most important things that I’ve discovered is that spending time thinking about how and why I read, and practicing ways to become a better reader, … Continue reading

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The two types of creativity that peak at different ages

Young and old alike can rejoice in a new finding by researchers at Ohio State University and the University of Chicago. There is hope for us all when it comes to creativity, they say. “Many people believe that creativity is exclusively … Continue reading

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Developing Emotional Intelligence in Children

Emotion allows us to mark things in our world as good, bad, or indifferent, and thus facilitates choice. Most of what we deem wisdom is actually a result of cultivating awareness of our emotions and what we have learned from … Continue reading

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The Creative Thinker’s Toolkit

According to the latest scientific research, anyone can be creative. You just have to know how to think creatively, which involves taking a more imaginative approach to the challenges we all face. Learn how to wield the same research-based tools … Continue reading

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Cultivating Creativity in Babies, Toddlers and Young Children

“Cultivating Creativity in Babies, Toddlers and Young Children” shows how each of us can promote creativity in children. It explores the journey children take in developing their creativity, and helps child care students and practitioners to nurture creativity in babies, … Continue reading

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Out of Our Minds: The Power of Being Creative

Out of Our Minds explores creativity: its value in business, its ubiquity in children, its perceived absence in many adults and the phenomenon through which it disappears — and offers a groundbreaking approach for getting it back. Author Sir Ken … Continue reading

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Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play

How lessons from kindergarten can help everyone develop the creative thinking skills needed to thrive in today’s society. In kindergartens these days, children spend more time with math worksheets and phonics flashcards than building blocks and finger paint. Kindergarten is … Continue reading

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The Creativity Reader

The Creativity Reader is a necessary companion for anyone interested in the historical roots of contemporary ideas about creativity, innovation, and imagination. It brings together a prestigious group of international experts who were tasked with choosing, introducing, and commenting on … Continue reading

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Karl Polanyi and social justice

An alternative notion of “economy” In the introductory note to the book Trade and Market, Polanyi invites the readers to re-examine the notion of the “economy” since many people think that the only way of organizing the livelihoods of men … Continue reading

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