I decide to share story of my Balance IT framework based on Hao Dinh's I.D.E.A.S. and G.E.M.S. frameworks presented in Grow by Design www.growbydesign.info
I spend a year to developing a framework which will provoke peoples to test their ideas while exploring aspects of their creativity in more depth.
Balance IT - simple 3x3 matrix as 3 interconnecting circles:
Great framework, you can easily work with it and parents, teachers and politics as investors in education love it, but ...
BUT there was no sparks in kids eyes when they was forced to follow it up.
So I decide to do try to find less formal ways for cooperation with kids like ones based on PLAYFUL DESIGN approaches and ideas:
Tablet or Construction Sets: Digital Kids obviously need both!/open/creative-confidence/inspiration/tablet-or-construction-set-digital-kids-obviously-need-both/
It's very easy to focus on framework, you make it and work is done.
It can be very easily sold and invest, with notions and motions is much more difficult, but reward is much more higher :-)
My biggest inspiration are now Playful Communities in UK:
Please look at and comment my other inspirations, I am actually preparing for Ph.D. and you comments or build on hints are very valuable for me: /profiles/dysgenio/contributions.html