Imagination = Creativity

At the Institute of Imagination (iOi), we are often asked what the difference is between imagination and creativity. We answer by referencing our Institute of Imagination champion Sir Ken Robinson’s definition: creativity is the application of imagination. Is There A Difference Between Imagination And Creativity? Through imagination we can step outside of our current context, revisit…

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Revolutions: The Ideas That Changed The World – The Smartphone

Last week we brought you the first part of Revolutions: Ideas that Changed the World. The BBC series looks at six inventions that upturned and forever-changed civilisations’ ability to navigate the world. This week’s episode considers perhaps one of the most pertinent examples of this phenomenon. It’s the “device that defines our age” – the…

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Bus Stops May Be As Good A Place As Any For A STEM Lesson

This project is really exciting as it combines two of our favourite themes: creative ways to learn and spaces to imagine. It’s not about maximising or constantly learning, it’s about context and environment. By taking the conversations outside the classroom to daily places like bus stops, it makes these topics accessible and relevant. It’s interesting…

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Weeding, Writing And Arithmetic… Why Gardening Is Good For Our Children

What’s really interesting about this piece are the links to not only formal learning but social and personal education too. More time outside and thinking about the environment are worthy enough on their own, but gardening also provides crucial developmental insights such as understanding processes, unpredictability and teamwork. From the water vole to the Scottish…

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