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Architect, Stephen Chow, explained why “Critique” is important for Children’s Creativity Growth

When asked about his thoughts on “critique”, architect Stephen Chow says that it is an important part of architecture. He gives an example: When you say, “this is a pen”, someone could say, “no, it’s an eraser”, and start a “debate”. “You need to thoroughly understand why someone would think it’s an eraser instead of …

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奇極創作室25週年 Hidden Treasure from Children, CreativeKids 25th Anniversary

Be Resourceful 奇極創作室25週年 “Hidden Treasure from Children 2016” 第一集 CreativeKids 25th Anniversary Ep 1     Be Imaginative 奇極創作室25週年 “Hidden Treasure from Children 2016” 第二集 CreativeKids 25th Anniversary Ep 2   Be Fearless 奇極創作室25週年 “Hidden Treasure from Children 2016” 第三集 CreativeKids 25th Anniversary Ep 3     Be Fun-filled 奇極創作室25週年 “Hidden Treasure from Children 2016” …

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#Playful Public Design by Children | Inquiry, Ideation and Improvisation

Senior-level students (age 12-18) approached the theme “Playful Public Design” as self-directed projects, while our instructors stepped back to allow more freedom for the youngsters to initiate self-chosen problems and design strategies. They learned to prioritize resources such as time and materials to meet a chosen objective of the country park: conservation, leisure or education. Student’s creative …

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#Playful Public Design by Children | From Passive Learners to Change-makers

Across age levels (range from age 3.5 to 18), we noticed a change in children’s thinking, which led to a change in their problem-solving approaches and solutions, as reflected in their artistic creations. Overall, children’s view point gradually transformed from a human-centric view (solving countryside problems with the comfort and convenience of the city), to an empathetic …

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#Playful Public Design by Children | From Imagination to Impression

Where do children find ideas? From imagination or impression? In the Playful Public Design (PPD) project, children were introduced to brainstorming by sharing aloud and sketching their ideas of a country park. As some of the children did not actually go to the site, they based their ideas mainly on imagination. For those who physically went, they drew …

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#Playful Public Design by Children | Preparing our Teaching Team

As human, we are usually affected by subjective and objective factors in the formation of thoughts and opinions, which can create blind spots in our judgments. So, to children, the task of designing a country park for the general public, undoubtedly sounds like a search for a needle in a haystack. To be enlightened like …

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#Playful Public Design by Children | Parents – Our valued partners in the development of children’s creativity

Do you sometimes find yourself trapped in your fast-paced daily routine, following rules and trying to tick all the boxes? Is there still space to be curious, and mindful of things that is going on? For Hong Kong youngsters growing up in an era of information overload, it’s common to just follow the crowd without …

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#Playful Public Design by Children | Auntie Angie’s Research Journey

Our founder Angelina Lo-Chui (Angie) has devoted the past few years to her PhD study researching children’s creativity and their design process. Let her tell us more about her thoughts and vision.   Why did you decide to do a PhD Study? After years of practice, I was searching for existing theories to explain why …

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#Playful Public Design by Children | About this project

We are excited to announce the launch of Playful Public Design as this year’s signature project. In the coming few months, students from CreativeKids’ regular program will learn to research, apply creativity and focus their exploration in a real-life setting: country parks in Hong Kong. The fruit of their research and creative design ideas will …

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