Facilitating Risk-Taking and Uncertainty in the Classroom: Part Two with Dr. Ron Beghetto
Why is risk-taking and uncertainty important parts of education? In this episode of Fueling Creativity, Dr. Cyndi Burnett and Dr. Matthew Worwood speak with Dr. Ron Beghetto, a renowned expert on creative thought and action in educational settings. Ron is also the Editor for the Journal of Creative Behavior, Editor for Review of Research in Education, Series Editor for Creative Theory and Action in Education (Springer Books), and has served as a creativity advisor for LEGO Foundation and the Cartoon Network.
Listen in to gain insight into Ron’s upcoming books and to learn about the impact of risk-taking and uncertainty in learning environments. Ron speaks on why it’s important to expose students to uncertainty, the power of recognizing the beliefs and emotions behind uncertainty, and how to design learning experiences for students that engage them with uncertainty and creative risk.
“When do we need to be creative? We need to be creative when what we’ve done in the past isn’t working anymore… When we have this encounter with uncertainty, when we’re like ‘I don’t know what to do next’, it’s in those moments that we actually have to think and act in new ways to resolve the challenge or problem we’re facing. That’s where uncertainty serves as a catalyst.” - Dr. Ron Beghetto
Ron’s Tips for Teachers and Parents:
The only way someone can develop their creative confidence is by working through uncertainty, or something you don’t know how to do.
Let your students identify and explore problems or challenges that mean something to them.
Be willing to take risks and invite students to take risks, too. Model that as a teacher. It might not work, but you’re going to learn from it!
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About Dr. Ron Beghetto:
Dr. Ronald A. Beghetto, PhD is an internationally recognized expert on creative thought and action in educational settings. He holds the Pinnacle West Presidential Chair and serves as a Professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University.
Dr. Beghetto is the Editor for the Journal of Creative Behavior, Editor for Review of Research in Education, Series Editor for Creative Theory and Action in Education (Springer Books), and has served as a creativity advisor for LEGO Foundation and the Cartoon Network.