Flourishing

There is growing evidence of the importance of imagination in supporting wellbeing. Although perhaps often overlooked, imagination can have an incredible impact on our general happiness. Imagination helps us to escape the day-to-day, to have fun, to envision future possibilities and to explore different perspectives. It is a crucial aspect of goal setting, meaning that…

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‘Schools Are Killing Curiosity’: Why We Need To Stop Telling Children To Shut Up And Learn

Who asked you? For some that question could be directed at the teacher, and others the children. There is constant debate about approach and policy in school curriculums – not to mention targets and quotas. While some believe in repetition and structure, others want to foster student-led learning. Is there a line between curiosity and…

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Imagination, Observation, Dedication – What These Artists Teach Us About The Journey Of Creativity

Indian website YourStory celebrates entrepreneurs and change-makers. Its PhotoSparks feature showcases artwork championing the spirit of innovation and creativity. We’ve picked this example because the art has a very niche subject. Through this, and the artist’s dedication to being driven by passion, we see the importance of not following rules or trends when it comes…

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Royal Institution Christmas Lectures 2019: Secrets & Lies – The Hidden Power Of Maths

Whether or not you believe in luck, Christmas is the perfect time to explore how STEM could give magic a helping hand. Michael Faraday started the Royal Institution Christmas lectures in 1825, and today they’re the UK’s flagship science series, broadcast on the BBC. In this year’s series, Dr Hannah Fry, Professor of Mathematics at…

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This Is Why Learning With Imagination Matters In Education

Today’s article comes from Wabisabi Learning, a foundation dedicated to bringing innovation to learning. It’s obviously a cause we support here at iOi. This article in particular is about bringing imagination, our inspiration, to learning. We love the concept of the imagination and knowledge cycle; it’s not about acquiring knowledge, but through unlocking doors to…

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