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Ka Pai Creative Forest!

Event Feature Photos by Lucia Zanmonti Whether you are a corporate team, student innovator or community group, Creative Forest provides a unique and motivational open source framework to dream big and get cool projects organised and delivered. Creative Forest recently teamed up with Ka Pai Carterton, supported by the New Zealand government Department of Internal…
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July 26, 2019 0
Pump House at Waihi, NZ.

Community Consultation Unearths Tourism Gold

The bustling town of Waihi in western Bay of Plenty, New Zealand was facing the possibility of its largest employer shutting down and walking away from the large open cast gold mine that dominates the local landscape. With gold mining being a huge part of the economic base in the region since 1878, the loss…
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July 8, 2019 0

A Year In The Forest

The Creative Forest experience has evolved markedly since we began the digital platform journey over a year ago with our channel partner NetNZ. Delivering a highly successful classroom programme into a digital environment for the first time was a huge, but exciting challenge. We look back on what we’ve learned whilst giving some thought to…
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May 14, 2019 0

Creative Forest In The Community

The last few weeks have been a hive of activity here in the Forest, so now with our 2019 students steadily signing in to the platform, a news update is long overdue. Whilst the kids were away enjoying their summer holidays (families go to the beach and have barbecues al fresco style over Christmas here…
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March 14, 2019 0

From Creative Forest To Creative Commons

With the success of our trial programme run in conjunction with NetNZ this year, we began to think about how we could truly scale up the opportunity so that a great many more teachers and young innovators around the world could reap the benefits of using the Creative Forest classroom model as a framework for…
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November 7, 2018 0

Trial Programme Success

During Terms 3 and 4 this year we took up the challenge of running a trial delivering the Creative Forest framework into an experimental digital environment, whilst also endeavouring to recreate and further build upon the rich cultural context of the programme. The project involved seven schools in the South Island of New Zealand and…
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October 30, 2018 0

Welcome To The Future Of Collaborative Learning

  At a time when creativity and the ability to think and innovate are becoming increasingly foundational to opening doors to more rewarding careers and lives, are we providing the tools and opportunities that young people really need? What if we could re-imagine an education system that better equipped young people with the skills to…
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September 9, 2018 0