May 1st, 2013
A recent Huffington Post article called Building a Creativity Climate, Meghan Keener focuses on the problems creative companies in the future will face, finding suitable employees as today’s students are moving into the work force. Keener believes the collective compliant mindset of young workers fresh out an educational system that focuses more on test taking and memorization, could potentially become a threat to the U.S. economy (and culture).
The current systems lacks supporting creativity, thus inspiring innovation.
1. Positive interpersonal exchange
2. Intellectual stimulation
4. Flexibility and risk-taking
5. Top management support
6. Positive supervisory relationships
7. Positive peer group
8. Mission clarity
9. Organizational integration
11. Product emphasis
12. Reward orientation
Another crucial factor in enhancing creativity — which accompanies many of the above factors — is positive emotion.
I read this article and with every cell in my body, knew that unschooling was preparing children around the world for a bright and successful future. There isn’t a single factor listed above that doesn’t naturally occur in our unschooling experience. But what makes me so sure unschooling is preparing my son for the world is that each of those aspects are being experienced with a positive emotion layered upon it. Natural learning is happening and there is no resistance to being creative.
Do I believe Miro will be prepared for the future? YES! He’s been innovating his own life for the last 3 years. He’s happy, healthy, loves learning, innovating, problem solving and creating.
Lainie and her son Miro are living a location independent lifestyle, slow traveling around the globe and living in the present moment. Lainie writes about staying inspired, participating as a global citizen, volunteering, unschooling & natural learning. Lainie and Miro are both following their interests on the road, as the planet has been transformed into their classroom. Often you will hear Lainie say “we are blessed to be accidental world schoolers” and has become and an advocate for “life learning” at any age. Lainie & Miro have taken this philosophy to heart and are producing a series of family & teen oriented retreats in called Project World School.
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