I know a man who knew a world without plastic

I Know a Man who Knew a World Without Plastic

Learning how a plastic soup grows in our oceans, how virtually all living creatures eat plastic on a daily basis, it is hard to believe the first plastic grocery bag was introduced in the US in 1979.
Half a lifetime ago. It is difficult nót to know, or be, someone that knows a world without plastic.

Yet most people – while recognizing the problem – consider the plastic soup we brewed, if not irreversible, too big to solve individually. Many companies believe they will lose a competative edge if they package their products in less pretty or more expensive biodegradable materials.

So nothing happens. Everyone waits untill someone else solves the problem. A bit silly, because everybody is that someone. We are the only ones that cán solve the problem, as we created it.
It took a mere 40 years.

Academy Zahara invites you to help finding a way to achieve that paradigm shift. Not to get rid of plastic, but to take it out of the environment and the food chain.
We are not the only generation to inhabit this planet.

Our first meeting is on Saturday, 20 July at 12:30 to 16:00
Location: Het Koorenhuis, Prinsegracht 27, 2512 EW Den Haag

Admission to the event is FREE
Food and drinks are NOT

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Feel at Home 2018

As this will be the fourth time in our 4 year existence, participating in the Feel at Home in The Hague event starts to feel like a tradition.

In our stand next to ‘Central Park’ we will – proudly – introduce our new activities. Electronics, dance, mechanics, paper and silk flowers, cardboard construction and their combinations… Come over to see, feel and learn more.

An activity kit will be awarded to two lucky paricipants in our Raffle. Register below to participate, one registration per family.

Robot mechanics

Spinning car

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Ellen Winner

Ellen Winner is a psychologist at Boston College. Her research focuses on two areas of research on cognition in the arts.

  1. The study of the creative process in the visual arts, including what broad thinking dispositions are acquired by studying the arts, how students make sense of the arts, the role of arts in their lives and how students learn by reflecting on their portfolios;
  2. The study of the effects of music training on children’s brain growth (through brain imaging) and on their cognition (musical, spatial, and verbal) and motor development. This research is based on a view of the arts as cognitive as well as affective, and on the assumption that the arts are a central aspect of human behavior which must be incorporated into our understanding of human development and education.
    source: www.edge.org

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Edge

Why we need the arts

Howard Gardner

Howard Gardner, multiple intelligences and education. Howard Gardner’s work around multiple intelligences has had a profound impact on thinking and practice in education – especially in the United States.

The Theory of Multiple Intelligences is a critique of the standard psychological view of intellect: there is a single intelligence, adequately measured by IQ or other short answer tests. Instead, on the basis of evidence from disparate sources, the theory claims that human beings have a number of relatively discrete intellectual capacities. IQ tests assess linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligence, and sometimes spatial intelligence; and they are a reasonably good predictor of who will do well in a 20th (note: Not necessarily a 21st) century secular school. Humans, however, have several other significant intellectual capacities.

Intelligences can be analogized to computers. Belief in a singular intelligence implies that humans possess a single general purpose computer, which can perform well (high IQ), average (normal IQ) or poorly (low IQ). Multiple intelligences theory implies that human beings possess several relatively independent computers; strength in one computer does not predict strength (or weakness) with other computers.
source: multipleintelligencesoasis.org

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