Creativity Unlocked-Freelearning ©
creativity unlocked freelearning with © John Davitt
five simple steps to unleashing creativity in daily practic
Far East & Australia. January / February 2014
“others talk a good creativity – Davitt delivers”
I just look at my hand and recite the five steps I take when I’m teaching, when I’m under pressure or don’t want to take any risks. Put simply the shackled column is my default setting – what I do on a daily basis – it’s my default and it might be yours too.
Freelearning provides a method for considering how we can adjust & extend opportunities across the five strands and in just changing a little – start to change all.
You’ve heard about freerunning; this is its close relation freelearning – a five strand model for improving the range and scope of learning opportunities for individual, groups and organisations. For professional development I wanted to get a bit of free fresh air on the subject refocus on the latent power of the will to learn without making anyone feel bad about current practice.
Most sound developments are served by leaving space and giving permission and the freelearning method aims to do this. Remember you are freelearning as soon as you escape the gravitational pull of the “always do” the ennui of the everyday. In addition I wanted to find space for the conviction that the ultimate resource of another, the outdoor world and new technologies of connection all have a significant part to play in building the most delightful learning opportunities. I also wanted to find a method that would let me include a number of the free tools that I have developed and distributed to lots of teachers and organisations over the last few years. With that in mind I came up with the concept of freelearning to work on five separate strands – five points of access where you can adjust the range, power and the trajectory of the learning experience. I wanted a model for thinking about learning that lets “creativity in the door and innovation through the window”
Freelearning events will show staff –
• how to adjust the cycle of shackled learning
• how to preserve “the will to learn” for more learners
• how to share as a freelearning organisation
• how breakthrough education projects fit into the model
freelearning events include
• how to unlock & foster creativity
• how to build powerful group learning
• how to build outdoor learning adventures
• access to 50,000 learning challenges
• getting up, out and actively involved
• set of John’s Learning Event Generators & Learning Scores for all staff
• guidance on how to integrate 30 free tools & web 2.0 resources
what we cover…
Creativity & Struggleware TM
Learning Event Generation
3000 Learning activities in Numeracy, Literacy, Science
Literacy through telling stories & making things
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WORKSHOPS limited to 35 delegates (5 tables of 7)
Keynotes audiences up to 150 – Let us know your particular needs via the booking page here
We can arrange a Skype call with John to refine a particular programme or event that you want to plan
If you want to enquire about booking John for an event click here for the enquiry page
If you want us to organise an outdoor learning event you have also come to the right place. Email draft enquiry for John Davitt availablity for workshops, keynotes Freelearning & Lob type events draft a provisional booking enquiry
John’s session was excellent – the Heads seemed to thoroughly enjoy it!
Great ideas and practical suggestions. Lots of T&L discussion and practice to take back to schools.
Thoroughly enjoyable, thought provoking and someone who has given me so many ideas to use.
Inspiring, Practical, Active, Philosophical and Promotes Practical solutions.
20-27th June USA (east coast) New York Pittsburg U.S.
You have done an incredible job for our K-5 team. The energy was bouncing everywhere. I love your hands on approach to learning. That is exactly what our students need, and we couldn’t have picked a better person to get us started on the right track. True professionals like you are hard to find. Thanks again for your guidance.
July 2012 – South Africa
I especially enjoyed John Davitt’s #schoolnetsa11 session where we got a chance to experience hands-on
John Davitt, you are a role model of how to do things in class
Yeaterday was a great learning day – Thanks especially to John Davitt for an an awesome talk
July 2012 Boston
August 2013 Bonn Germany
freelearning tools (provided free to all delegates)
Davitt’s Learning Event generator
300 ways to show what you know
an example of freelearning
currently in use in 1000s of
see it at www.bit.ly/legwork
the Learning Score
John’s latest software invention “the Learning Score” turns lesson planning into a creative graphical event
and allows teachers and learners to make a lesson in the same creative way they might edit a movie. Someone has called it “GarageBand” for learning.
Find out more and download your version in advance of John’s visit