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Myths About Creativity

Do you know what's true and what's not about being creative?<p>Creativity isn’t a trait that some people have and others don’t. Before I explain why …


18 Signs You Are Killing Your Creativity

<i>“Creativity is contagious, pass it on” — Albert Einstein</i><p>You can make a significant impact in the world in your own small way if you expand your …


The Dark Side of Creativity

Few psychological traits are as desirable as creativity — the ability to come up with ideas that are both novel and useful. Yet it is also true that creativity has been associated with a wide range of counterproductive, rarely discussed qualities. Being aware of these tendencies is important for …


Why pushing creativity out of classrooms will stop children succeeding in the 21st century

Politicians and industry use buzzwords such as ‘creativity’, ‘collaboration’ and ‘imagination’. So why are we taking all the fun out of learning?<p>In an inner-city classroom on an ordinary day, something extraordinary is happening.<p>Ashley, a boy on the autism spectrum who has behavioural challenges, …


How the American Education System Suppresses Critical Thinking

One mother in a popular magazine once told a reporter about what she thought was happening in the schools. “It’s the brightest, the best and the most …