Inventors embrace ambiguity and complexity by building theories, taking risks, and viewing setbacks as opportunities for learning.
Children will learn to embrace ambiguity and complexity when adults…
- invite children to create, revisit, and reinvent rules and problem-solving strategies
- ask children to reflect on experiences and learning processes individually and in groups
- model and encourage repairing mistakes and taking risks
- ask unanswerable questions so that children can practice theory-building and risk-taking with ideas
Teachers will learn to embrace ambiguity and complexity when they…
- have regular opportunities to reflect on setbacks and develop plans to move forward
- make public documentation that relates learning experiences to practices that inspire inventiveness
- use the principles of inspiring inventiveness to reflect on classroom experiences and to plan for more
- develop and share theories of learning based on experiences with children in the classroom
Letters of Intent
Use this tool to prepare yourself to guide a learning community in a year of big questions and significant and surprising connections.
Use this tool when the impact of children’s words or actions does not reflect their intentions.