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Honey Maid Launches Microsite to Spur Kid Creativity

Honey Maid Launches Microsite to Spur Kid Creativity | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
The site, Made Co., encourages kids to use their imaginations while also promoting a new product and tapping into what the brand says is its roots as a source of ideas.
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The Dirty Secret Behind Real Innovation: How Our Urge To Play Invented The Future

The Dirty Secret Behind Real Innovation: How Our Urge To Play Invented The Future | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
if you peer under the hood of human innovation, the urge to play is often the first driver one encounters.
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Is there more plans for play in your future?

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Students explore creativity in all majors

Students explore creativity in all majors | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Chelsie Snow, owner of Bricolage and instructor of Creative Bootcamp, an 8-week program on how to wield creativity, believes all majors are creative.
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A good example to consider in all schools, no?

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Creativity Predicts a Longer Life

Creativity Predicts a Longer Life | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
The trait of openness improves health through creativity
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"...openness, which measures cognitive flexibility and the willingness to entertain novel ideas, has emerged as a lifelong protective factor. The linchpin seems to be the creativity associated with the personality trait—creative thinking reduces stress and keeps the brain healthy." 


All the more reason to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21, no?

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PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel urges student innovation

PayPal cofounder Peter Thiel urges student innovation | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
“Every moment in the history of business and technology happens only once,” he said. “The next [Mark] Zuckerberg won’t be in social media and the next Bill Gates won’t be designing operating systems.”
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What would it look like for student innovation to occur in every discipline?  Should innovation be supported as a core course for all undergrads?

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7 Tips To Use Learners' Creativity In eLearning - eLearning Industry

7 Tips To Use Learners' Creativity In eLearning - eLearning Industry | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
How can you use your Learners’ Creativity when developing eLearning? Check 7 Tips To Use Your Learners' Creativity In eLearning Design and Development.

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College of Fine Arts enhances creativity in students – Vidette Online

College of Fine Arts enhances creativity in students – Vidette Online | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay found that skills gained through even the smallest of fine arts courses can make a big difference in students. Aside from helping students work on skills like promptness, understanding and collaboration, the arts also help students gain confidence in public speaking.

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Wales commits to creative education #wciw

Wales commits to creative education #wciw | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
The Welsh Government and the Arts Council have joined forces in a national schools initiative that will embed the arts and creativity into the curriculum with a view to driving up educational attainment levels, particularly among disadvantaged students.
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Teaching creativity: born that way or waiting for the muse?

Teaching creativity: born that way or waiting for the muse? | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

"What I’ve come to understand is that teaching creativity is not about dishing out a set of instructions how to do it, but much more about helping students to identify the kinds of situations or conditions they need for this receptiveness to occur."

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Professor explains how she helps students get beyond the 18th century Romantic view of the artist as a genius, one of a kind, a great original, and into their own creative space.  Good read for everyone, even those not in the arts.

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Innovation Is Vital for Your Organization's Survival: 10 Must-Learn Lessons From Sir Ken Robinson

Innovation Is Vital for Your Organization's Survival: 10 Must-Learn Lessons From Sir Ken Robinson | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

Innovation is critical to both the success and the survival of organizations, and imagination is the spark that fuels it, Sir Ken argues. 

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A good list of reasons to engage in World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 - 21 this year. Thank you Sir Ken.  The link leads to his 90-minute presentation to marketing professors on the nature of innovation in organizations.

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Creativity brews in one man's garage

Creativity brews in one man's garage | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
The sound of laughter and cheerful conversation flowed from the garage of U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo resident, Bob Schaffeld. It appears like any garage until the door swings open, and the smell of barley and hops wafts through the air; instantly your sense of smell comes to one conclusion — beer. This isn't an ordinary man cave; it’s a place where creativity brews.
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An example of passion led creativity and innovation in US Navy.  Lesson in perseverance.

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Two bouts of creativity boost Orbite Aluminae's balance sheet

Two bouts of creativity boost Orbite Aluminae's balance sheet | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

A company with no revenue that is building a state-of-the-art facility needs to be creative in what it offers the market. Investors have to buy into the concept and the belief that management has the has the wherewithal to implement the plan."

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Another discipline seeking creativity: finance.

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Milking the opportunity: €35m for two dairy innovation centres

Milking the opportunity: €35m for two dairy innovation centres | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Investment by Government and industry to position Ireland as a world leader in dairy innovation
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Genius Hour

Five-Minute Film Festival: Genius Hour | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Imagine if you were allowed to use a whole workday every week to explore any project you wanted. With no restrictions on your time or what you could do, think of the ideas you could come up with and the things you could learn about!
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Genius hour. Brilliant! What a great practice to start during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 to 21!
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The creativity crisis – discover how structured learning is impacting on children - The Spoke – Early Childhood Australia's Blog

The creativity crisis – discover how structured learning is impacting on children - The Spoke – Early Childhood Australia's Blog | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

Teachers have discovered that structured learning may actually be dampening our children’s natural creativity. With students expected to follow strict structures and boundaries, rather than follow more open, unstructured and creative learning methods that are required in the real world.

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Could creativity preserve your memory?

Could creativity preserve your memory? | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

Pursuing creative passions and favorite activities into old age could preserve your mind

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Researchers discovered that people who engaged in artistic activities, such as painting, drawing and sculpting, in both middle and old age were 73% less likely to have memory and thinking problems, such as mild cognitive Impairment, that lead to dementia.

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Samsung Implements Flexible Work Hours to Bolster Employee Creativity and Efficiency | Androidheadlines.com #wciw

Samsung Implements Flexible Work Hours to Bolster Employee Creativity and Efficiency | Androidheadlines.com #wciw | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Flexible work schedules have always attracted employees as they can allow them to balance their work and home lives from a schedule that they can create. 
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The new implementation allows much more freedom in coming and going, with a few restrictions, of course – first, the must work at least four hours per day between 6 am and 10 pm – secondly, they must meet a mandatory 40 hours per week.  An official PR person from Samsung said, “The new system that allows more independence and flexibility in choosing working hours is part of Samsung’s continued efforts to help each member work more efficiently and creatively under the slogan ‘Work Smart, Think Hard, Build Trust.’”

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Thoughts on creativity and innovation - The Nation

Thoughts on creativity and innovation - The Nation | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Students across the globe have much untapped |potential for creativity. A major challenge for educators of the 21st century is to enable our students to fully realise their creative potential.
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Good rationale, pulling from contemporary writers, about the value and need for creativity thinking.

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The Importance of Tackling Hopelessness

The Importance of Tackling Hopelessness | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Why can't we demand better of ourselves and of our communities to create a place where all life is respected?
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Looking forward to participating in #hopedecoded on March 27 @banffcentreLet's inspire hope during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21.
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Western News - Give creativity time and space in your life

Western News - Give creativity time and space in your life | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
“ For Emma Donoghue, it comes down to building, and then flexing, creative muscles. Among the panelists in the upcoming The Walrus Talks Creativity event, Donoghue believes, above all, enthusiasm precedes...”
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Education systems in the region are stifling children’s creativity

Education systems in the region are stifling children’s creativity | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Dubai: Universities and schools in the region are stifling children’s creativity, a new study commissioned by Dubai Knowledge Village has found.

A whooping 73 per cent of the 5,891 respondents, who were surveyed in a poll, agreed that creativity is currently being restricted by the education system in the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region.
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The survey also stressed the need of creativity in the work force, with 89 per cent saying that creative thinking and related skill sets are very important for getting a job in today’s market.

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Collaboration leads to innovative idea

Collaboration leads to innovative idea | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Northern College and a Timmins-based forestry service have collaborated in developing an automated machine which packs bags of split firewood.
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Another example of a diversity partnership yielding new products.

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The 50 most critical scientific & technological breakthroughs required for sustainable global development | LIGTT: Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies

The 50 most critical scientific & technological breakthroughs required for sustainable global development | LIGTT: Institute for Globally Transformative Technologies | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

The main purpose of the 50 Breakthroughs study is to identify where game-changing technologies are most required. The study's main objectives are to:

  1. Foster a thought-provoking conversation about the role of technology in solving the world's most pressing problems, and focus effort on the breakthroughs that really matter.
  2. Provide contextual background for technologists, so that they can determine how their work can address these critical challenges.
  3. Provide decision-makers a guide to asking the hard--but important--questions.

In this study, we consulted with a large number of experts, but not all of them agree with our conclusions. We are certain that new evidence will disprove some of our conclusions and analyses. Still, we are sharing our findings because the problems we all seek to address require urgent action, and we can't wait for perfect data.

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Reading this report absolutely qualifies as a WCIW 2015 activity, on the proviso that you take some action as a result.  Game?

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Creativity and Innovation Minor | Cornerstone University

Creativity and Innovation Minor | Cornerstone University | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Providing a curriculum that is both theoretically sound and pragmatic, a minor in Creativity and Innovation will help you discover your vital role as a creative cultivator and serve as an ideal complement to enhance your life, talents, and career. Courses will place emphasis on cultivating creative habits, developing talents, practicing innovative processes, and studying current research.
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Higher Education program offering in Creativity and Innovation as an undergraduate minor.

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Eskom's funding black hole: It's time to get creative

Eskom's funding black hole: It's time to get creative | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Now that the ANC has made it clear that it won't support a bill that would have resulted in the wholesale restructuring of the energy sector, including a far greater role in the provision of power for the private sector and a lesser role for Eskom, creative new ways have to be found to fill the power utility's funding black hole.
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Creativity sought for power utility funding in South Africa.

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As Innovation Lags, Taiwan to Retool University Entrance Exams

As Innovation Lags, Taiwan to Retool University Entrance Exams | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

To improve the country’s prospects for innovation, the Ministry of Education will roll out a new screening process for university students so top schools can accept more enterprising people. The new system, effective from 2018, will include personal interviews and let high school graduates show they excelled outside class, not just memorized material as taught.

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