Manifesto

Week of the 14th January – Manifesto

Perception of intelligence. This is the general public’s opinion of the way of how they look at and rate their own and others level of cleverness. The idea is to change the way of thinking about how they test the intellect. We came to this concept easily as our group communicates well together.

I researched into some examples within education, most of these were basic illustrations or an over bearing information page. The ones in the PowerPoint are simple, thus you understand what they mean. This is what we aim to achieve in our outcomes.

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When talking to an illustrations tutor she mentioned a ted talk that looked into the issues with the schooling system that complied with our manifesto. He had some great points and really went in depth and felt passionate about this topic.

One point he opened up about is the idea that creativity is just as important as literacy. Also schools “stigmatise mistakes” which is where children are more likely to look into the areas that they are bad at and pick up that we are incapable of doing those areas. In reflection to this I thought about how adults look at their past and see their mistakes and are more likely to remember their regrets over their successes.

Continuing to watch some of Robinson’s other talks I thought about his points and began to realise that if you are curious about a subject then your more likely to teach and apply yourself to that area. Overall he points out that we need to rethink our schooling system to cultivate creativity and curiosity through acknowledging the different types of intelligence.2

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At one of your group meetings we discussed how we can progress to create a poster for the brief. 4

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