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Why You Can't Teach People To Be Creative

Creativity.<p>It’s a word that challenges us. Inspires us. Haunts us.<p>We all want to feel like we are creative, like there is something inside us that …

Crafter’s paradise: The US creativity market is a $44 billion industry

The total size of the US creative industry is now $43.9 billion, according to new research from the Association For Creative Industries, until recently known as the Craft and Hobby Association. That’s an increase of 45% from the $30.1 billion measured last time the study was done in 2011, using …

Hobby Lobby

What Is Creativity's Value--In Marketing, In Business?

Recently, there has been discussion around the exodus of senior creative talent from ad agencies and other companies due to perceived lack of "fun."<p>My view? Grow up. Business is not about creative self-actualization for its own sake. And marketing, in particular, is not about "fonts and colors." …

Creating a Culture of Creativity

John Cleese, the famous comedian, often presents to business people about creativity and how to encourage more of it in today’s work place. John …

How To Create A Culture of Innovation

An innovative culture begins with accepting that the world really has changed and being open to more changes to come.<p>There are many pieces to the innovation puzzle, and they will come together differently for each organization.<p>How one goes about building an innovative organization ought to be …

Overcome Your Barriers to Creative Thinking

We hear time and again how essential creative thinking is to business success. But it's often an elusive concept in the corporate environment - …

Creativity

The 3 Biggest Barriers to Creativity (and How to Tackle Them) | Inc.com

As a startup founder, it's critical that you and your team are able to come up with outside-the-box ideas for everything from products to sales strategies to how to keep your team motivated. But sometimes, simply the thought of knowing that you need to be creative can keep creativity at bay.<p>In my …

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Is Creativity As Important As Literacy?

“Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it with the same status.” – Sir Ken Robinson, TED talk, 2006.<p>That is a …

Teaching

Can Creativity be Taught? Results from Research Studies

George Land’s Creativity Test<p>In 1968, George Land conducted a research study to test the creativity of 1,600 children ranging in ages from …

Creativity and Originality

Creativity

What is Creativity?

What is Creativity?Revised Feb 17, 2014 Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity is characterised by the …

Cultivating Creativity in Standards-Based Classrooms

The Epicenter of Exploration and Discovery<p>We depend on our creative abilities to help us adapt and thrive in increasingly complex and uncertain …

Rethinking classroom design to promote creativity and collaboration

Traditional classroom design is still the norm in Silicon Valley schools, especially at the high school level.

Silicon Valley

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It’s the lack of this type of freedom that has led skeptics to question if today's schools could ever inspire true creativity. While there are …

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While this research broadly examines a trend in American culture, another study investigated specific individuals over time and revealed that …

Do schools kill creativity?

On the whole, Robinson was right. Individuals’ creative thinking skills decline as they spend more time in schools, and the average performance in …

How Schools Are Killing Creativity

I speak about education from an unflattering point of view -- maybe because it is destroying our fascinating, curious minds.<p>I don't claim to be an expert in education. I am still a student and I speak for myself. I believe that students should have a voice in the education system today, because …

How schools kill creativity: Forget standardized tests, here’s how we really engage our kids

Test makers rake in bucks, students and teachers chafe under the strain. Here’s a better way forward for everyone<p>I’ve now worked in education for more than forty years as a teacher, researcher, trainer, examiner, and adviser. I’ve worked with all sorts of people, institutions, and systems in …