As an art educator, creativity and creative thinking are important subjects to me. As such, they’ve been the focus of much of my research and creative work as a student and educator.
Deschryver & Yadav (2016) wrote about how to scaffold creative thinking with computational thinking and new literacies. In this video, I synthesized what they shared and extracted three key points:
- Students benefit from learning creative thinking skills, new literacy skills, and computational thinking skills.
- These skills are typically taught in isolation.
- These skills should be taught together so that new literacies and computational thinking skills scaffold creative thinking.
By the way, this video is the first stop-motion animation I’ve ever made, and I think is a good example of scaffolding creative thinking through computational thinking and new literacies.
Deschryver, M. D., & Yadav, A. (2016). Creative and computational thinking in the context of new literacies: Working with teachers to scaffold complex technology-mediated approaches to teaching and learning. In Creativity, Technology & Teacher Education (pp. 139-159). Waynesville, NC: AACE.
All images and videos on this page were created by Sarah Van Loo.
Other images used in the video were cited in the video.