Creativity, facilitated by the Internet, is limitless - "In many ways I think the vast wealth of knowledge we have access to via the Internet and the distributed connected community of peers we are part of, means that we truly now have what Salomon called ‘distributed cognition’ (Salomon 1993). We are our networks. We are what Perkin’s describes as ‘person plus’."
ICSCreativity offers accredited courses in creative thinking and problem solving. They "serve as a clearinghouse for information on creativity, creative problem solving, creative leadership and creativity education".
“Today knowledge is ubiquitous, constantly changing, growing exponentially… Today knowledge is free. It’s like air, it’s like water. It’s become a commodity… There’s no competitive advantage today in knowing more than the person next to you. The world doesn’t care what you know. What the world cares about is what you can do with what you know.”
There's a threshhold of knowledge under which innovation probably won't occur but innovation / creativity is now more important than knowledge as it's those individuals who can take knowledge to new heights who will prosper this century.
Douglas Eby, MA/Psychology, is a writer and researcher on the psychology of creativity and personal development, creator of the Talent Development Resources series of sites, and author of the books "Developing Multiple ...
Art and the artist are so thoroughly intertwined that we can’t bear to think of one without the other. For better or worse, we’re going to have to rethink this comfortable little notion. Machine intelligence is advancing to the point where algorithms have begun to invade the world of culture and the aesthetic.
A recent blog by Grant Wiggins affirmed what I have long believed about creativity: it is a 21st-century skill we can teach and assess. Creativity fosters deeper learning, builds confidence and creat
Romina J-Proctor's insight:
Some interesting insights into the pedagogical considerations when aiming to teach and assess creativity in classrooms - quality indicators, activities targeted to quality indicators, voice and choice in products, model thinking skills, reflection and goal setting are all discussed.
"Nimble Thinking" is a subset of creativity - an interesting concept. A well-researched quality of creative personalities is their ability to stick with difficult problems (sometimes to the death). Hopefully "nimble" doesn't mean "flighty" as Big-C creative thinkers generally focussed their thinking on a specific problem for lengthy periods. They did bring the ideas from any disciplines and others to their problem so in this respect they were "nimble". Interesting video. How can teachers facilitate creative thinking in the classroom if ideas are all scattered in each person's brain? How can we help children work through the creative thinking process to come out with a worthwhile product if there's really no process?
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
Romina J-Proctor's insight:
We can assess creativity—and, in the process, help students become more creative.
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