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Why Creativity in the Classroom Matters More Than Ever

In his popular TED talk, Ken Robinson made the powerful point that most of the students doing work in your classrooms today will be entering a job …

Creativity in the Classroom

3 Favorite Strategies<p>1. Open-Ended Projects<p>This is one of my favorite things to do with my students -- and the students always impress me with their …

Are We Wringing the Creativity Out of Kids?

One such intervention: “We have to expand our notion of what productivity means,” said Lehrer. “Right now we are grooming our kids to think in a very …

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 …

The Testing Obsession and the Disappearing Curriculum

Not that long ago, elementary schools were places where students could discover what they were good at, explore the subjects that appealed to them, …

Are Today's Youth Less Creative & Imaginative?

It sounds like the complaint of a jaded adult: Kids these days are narrow-minded and just not as creative as they used to be.<p>But researchers say they …

As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity

If anything makes Americans stand tall internationally it is creativity. “American ingenuity” is admired everywhere. We are not the richest country …

Why Today's Kids Are Less Creative

<b>What's the Latest Development?</b><p>Since 1990, children have become less creative and are increasingly unable to produce unique and unusual ideas, says a …

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Are Kids Today Less Creative?

Evidence grows that creativity declines as children are schooled to score well on standardized tests.<p>Over the last 20 years, fictional writing …

Everything Worth Knowing About ... Creativity

<i>(The solutions to the creativity tests from p. 51 in the print edition can be found at the bottom of this article.)</i><p>Original, useful, surprising — …

Sir Ken Robinson: Creativity Is In Everything, Especially Teaching

Creativity can seem like an abstract concept, but having a definition can give a learner the power to practice it on a regular basis.<br>[[ This is a …

The Mad Science of Creativity

On October 17, <i>Scientific American</i> hosted a special event on creativity at The Bell House in Brooklyn, N.Y., in collaboration with Springer Nature and …

Is the U.S. Education System Producing a Society of “Smart Fools”?

At this year’s annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS) in Boston, Cornell University psychologist Robert Sternberg sounded …

This New Brain Study Shows Why Some People Are More Creative Than Others

Mapping the creative network in the brain.<p>Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can …

Does school kill creativity?

Indeed it does<p>The only classes that ever allowed for any creativity were art and music (and sometimes woodshop). As school budgets get strained these …

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<b>Faculty Contact:</b><p>Society advances through innovation. As a species, we develop new and better ideas and methods. This innovation requires a cadre of …

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

Creativity is the key to education, so why aren't we pursuing it?

With an innovation problem in the UK’s economy, many children being disengaged with education and a desire for user-led services, now is the time to …

What is Creativity in Education Really All About?

So we all want to become more creative teachers. But what does creativity in education really mean? Is it about making worksheets look prettier? Is …