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Learning Strategies and Achievement

Learning Strategies and Achievement | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Learning strategies can predict achievement above and beyond IQ test performance.
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How To Lead A Creative Life [Infographic] | Fast Company

How To Lead A Creative Life [Infographic] | Fast Company | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
RT @ijukes: How to live a creative life (Fast Company infographic)
http://t.co/4dpbGUpzJK http://t.co/sBIO4nfDGS

Via Creativity For Life
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Welcome to the Naked Future - Reason.com

Welcome to the Naked Future - Reason.com | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Celebrating the death of privacy
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In what ways might life as you know it change as a result of knowing that you have zero privacy?  How might that affect morals, ethics and other important guides for decision making?

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How To Cultivate A Creative Thinking Habit

How To Cultivate A Creative Thinking Habit | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Creativity isn't a mythical creature to be caught and tamed. It's a habit, studies suggest a way of life that's built over time.
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Well written. Worth a ponder especially during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 to 21.
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Are U.S. Kids Creative Enough?

Are U.S. Kids Creative Enough? | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
They may not be as creative as we had assumed, a new study finds. Education expert Amanda Ripley on the lessons for American teachers and parents
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What is enough, anyway?  Just asking...

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IDEO Reimagines the Classroom

IDEO Reimagines the Classroom | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
IDEO, the well-known Palo Alto design firm, in recent years has increasingly moved into service design and organizational design, branching out from their original work designing objects like the f...
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How IDEO designs education in today's environment, not yesterdays.

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Getting Creative About Creativity Studies – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Getting Creative About Creativity Studies – The Conversation - Blogs - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

Ultimately, if American colleges and universities are to promote inventiveness effectively, they need to get more creative about how they teach creativity.

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Are you a teacher of creativity?  How might you respond?

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We Say We Like Creativity, but We Really Don’t

We Say We Like Creativity, but We Really Don’t | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
In the United States we are raised to appreciate the accomplishments of inventors and thinkers—creative people whose ideas have transformed our world. We celebrate the famously imaginative, the greatest artists and innovators from Van Gogh to Steve Jobs. Viewing the world creatively is supposed to be an asset, even a...
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I've often wondered what stops people from celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Week - April 15 - 21.  Maybe this article holds the clue.  What do you think?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 14, 8:01 PM

My teaching experience suggests the more creative a teacher is the less likely they are to be accepted. Creativity is hard work and those around us do not like to be shown up. I also found that the words innovative and creative were often used to support introducing the new fad or catch phrase. Usually, it was just a way of trying to sell something that was unpalatable that had been around for some time and should have been gotten rid of.

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How to Have a Eureka Moment

How to Have a Eureka Moment | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Switch to an unrelated task -- even if it's just for two minutes.
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Good to know there's new research which show the value of a pause - doing an unrelated task to the one at hand - in creating breakthroughs. 

New slogan: Break for Breakthrough!  Ha.  Great reminder moving forward toward World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21.  Maybe for you and your team, it'll be a good time to have a 'recess' of sorts.

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Can you learn to be creative?

Can you learn to be creative? | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Is creativity magical? Not according to those now teaching it as a skill, discovers Colin Barras. Are there really secrets to unlocking your imagination?
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Definitely worth the read.  Or a scan.  Good support for deliberate  creativity being taught in schools.

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Luciano Boccucci's curator insight, March 15, 3:47 AM

In what ways we can unlock our imagination in our daily file while working, traveling, shopping or while we are stuck into the traffic jam? just look always for new perspectives and train yourself to mentally escape from a quick judgement! Try, try again, and ...try again. it is a only a question of practice and good intention. It is not easy sometimes but it is funny and for free.

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Scientists aren’t the only innovators! We really need artists

Scientists aren’t the only innovators! We really need artists | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Too many people believe that innovation emerges only from a lab. They're wrong -- and here's why it matters
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Education that includes creativity. How do you feel about that?
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Creative thinking in Pakistan

Jugaar is a word every Pakistani is familiar with. It translates to “improvisational creativity” and is attracting attention for its power to conjure up creative solutions to tough problems.
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A point of view of creativity in Pakistan and what may be hindering its expression. Well written.
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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context.
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Read this article and choose one behavior to begin or use during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 to 21 and beyond. You've got nothing to lose.
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Creativity and Science: The Perfect Couple

Alongside a national agenda to increase STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) literacy, there is a parallel track of growing attention being placed on creativity....
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Wouldn't it be interesting for creativity to rank among science, technology, engineering and math as desired 21st century skills. The first four are the what, the last, the how.
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Secrets of the Creative Brain

Secrets of the Creative Brain | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
A leading neuroscientist who has spent decades studying creativity shares her research on where genius comes from, whether it is dependent on high IQ—and why it is so often accompanied by mental illness. ...
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"When eureka moments occur, they tend to be precipitated by long periods of preparation and incubation, and to strike when the mind is relaxed." Looking forward to summarizing key points in an upcoming blogpost.
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4 Ways To Increase Creativity As An Entrepreneur

4 Ways To Increase Creativity As An Entrepreneur | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
What happens when you need a new answer? An original answer? A breakthrough? That calls for creative thinking.It’s a method of thinking most of us have never been taught, and some say is unteachable.
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Simple suggestions - classics!

1) No growth in the comfort zone

2 and 3) Know thyself and play to your strengths

4) Collaborate with folks who are different from you

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Need Better Ideas? Ask More Women

Need Better Ideas? Ask More Women | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
A new study uncovers a surprising impact.
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Insights into the benefit of women in a team. Fascinating.
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Social Physics | a new way of understanding human behavior based on analysis of Big Data

Social Physics | a new way of understanding human behavior based on analysis of Big Data | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

Research using big data how to create cooperative, productive and creative organizations and governments. New ubiquitous data show all aspects of human life - including the creation and spread of new ideas.

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MIT research: Effective communication patterns for groups = they share lots of ideas - many short contributions instead of a few long ones; their interactions are dense with continuous overlapping cycles of an idea followed by a response; they share a diversity of ideas - everyone contributes.

 

Anyone care to match this with brainstorming research? See more at  http://www.cbc.ca/spark/blog/2014/03/02/social-physics/

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Great Ideas From Everyday Acts Of Creativity

Great Ideas From Everyday Acts Of Creativity | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Josh Linkner examines the importance of small, everyday acts of creativity. Set up your environment to foster innovative, independent thinking.
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Inspiring reminder that "Solving a problem in a new way is creative.  So is questioning the status quo."  Many other simple examples here for your celebration of World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 - 21.

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6 Ways to Celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week {April 15-21} | Rusty and Rosy

6 Ways to Celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week {April 15-21} | Rusty and Rosy | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Have you heard about World Creativity and Innovation Week? Me either...that is until recently. I am always up for learning and doing something new and so I just had to find out what this was all about. It is a new event started in 2002 and according to the site dedicated to this week:
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Blog post from 2013 shows ways to celebrate WCIW at home with your family

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How To Cultivate A Creative Thinking Habit

How To Cultivate A Creative Thinking Habit | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Creativity isn't a mythical creature to be caught and tamed. It's a habit, studies suggest a way of life that's built over time.
Marci Segal, MS's insight:

More and more, ways to access and develop your creative thinking habits.  Maybe there's one in this article you'd like to use as a springboard to your further development during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 - 21.

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10 Steps to Creativity and Boosting Intuitive Awareness | Think Tank | Big Think

10 Steps to Creativity and Boosting Intuitive Awareness | Think Tank | Big Think | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Living a creative life takes creativity nurturing and intuitive awareness boosting. By having the right external environment and internal tools for flourishing creativity, you not only notice differences in creative practice, but the effects in all areas of your life.
For nurturing creativity ...
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World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 - 21 may be a great time to begin any of these practices!

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Leading Creativity Researcher, Mark Runco, on Creativity - short videos

Mark A. Runco is currently the E. Paul Torrance Professor of Creativity Studies at the University of Georgia, Athens. He is the founder and continuing editor of the Creativity Research Journal and acts as senior editor of the Perspectives on Creativity book series. He is a fellow and past president of the American Psychological Association’s Division 10 (Psychology, Arts, Creativity, and Aesthetics), as well as the recipient of a Spencer Foundation Research Grant and the Early Scholar Award from the National Association for Gifted Children. He co-edited two editions of the Encyclopedia of Creativity and wrote a text book titled Creativity: Theories, Themes, and Issues.

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Warming up for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 may include tapping into one of Mark Runco's videos for insight and inspiration.

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How To Inspire the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers and Innovators

How To Inspire the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers and Innovators | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Twelve insights for educators and parents about developing creative thinking in children.
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Great advice here from leading educators.  Kudos to the Creative Education Foundation for creating this event. 

Looking for something to to experiment with during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 - why not apply the 1 of the 12 insights to your personal life even if you don't have children with you.

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5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder

5 Scientifically Proven Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Try one. Try them all. They work. Science says so.
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Looking for something novel, useful and surprising to do at work during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21? Here's a selection of 5 ideas from which to consider. Feel free to add your suggestions.
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Elaine H K Kong's curator insight, March 7, 8:36 PM

Simple and I believe effective.

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Finding alt conferences

Finding alt conferences | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

Check out these anything-but-advertising learning opps curated by Steve Mykolyn.

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Looking for creative inspiration of a different sort?  Check out these conferences for new ideas.

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