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Mastering the Five Levels of Creativity (Part 1)

Mastering the Five Levels of Creativity (Part 1) | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Is everyone creative? Sure they are but in very different ways and to varying degrees.
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Great suggestions for enlivening creativity through connection making as you gear up to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21
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Developing Creativity And Innovation Through Education

Developing Creativity And Innovation Through Education | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
What type of education and teachers do we need to ensure that today's children develop the creativity and innovation skills they need to take over world?

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25 peintures aux illusions d'optique absolument hallucinantes ! Un truc de fou, vous n'allez pas en croire vos yeux...

25 peintures aux illusions d'optique absolument hallucinantes ! Un truc de fou, vous n'allez pas en croire vos yeux... | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Les illusions d'optique incroyables et magnifiques du peintre canadien Robert Gonsalves rendent la frontière...
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These optical illusions are brilliant! Thanks to Isabel Jacob for posting this link in CREA France Facebook page.
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Creativity - Issue 20: Creativity - Nautilus

Creativity - Issue 20: Creativity - Nautilus | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
In 2010, IBM asked over 1,000 CEOs and global leaders what they valued most in other leaders. Humility came in eighth and openness…
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Nautilus dedicated an entire issue to Creativity.  Browsing through the pages you'll find ample reason to support engaging in World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 - 21, this year, and the next...

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Creativity and the Ordinary

Creativity and the Ordinary | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Consider housekeeping your launchpad to happiness. Clearing away what no longer sparks joy (thanks, Marie Kondo), creating space for what you envision, and anticipating beauty -- that's what opens you up to the heavens. Let the good rush in and throu...
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Ideas for World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 - 21? Engage by making the ordinary extraordinary, as in this article... for example

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Creativity is the key to business success, Allan Zeman says

Creativity is the key to business success, Allan Zeman says | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
The man dubbed the "father of Lan Kwai Fong" has told young people that creativity is the key to overcoming difficulties in business....
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More outlooks to use during your organization's World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 - 21 celebration.

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UAB one of 25 U.S. schools added in 2015 to innovation program for engineering students

UAB one of 25 U.S. schools added in 2015 to innovation program for engineering students | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is one of 25 colleges in the United States -- and one of only six in the South -- selected this year to join a federally funded program to help schools better train their undergraduate engineering students to become innovators and entrepreneurs.
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Fighting the slump: a strategic approach to developing creativity

Fighting the slump: a strategic approach to developing creativity | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
A long-term trend of declining creativity test scores has renewed interest in mechanisms to stimulate and foster the development of creativity – at home, in schools, universities and workplaces. At the…
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Support for leveraging World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 - 21, in schools

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Innovation: Significant Positive Change

Innovation: Significant Positive Change | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
So for 2015, our collective goal as educators should be striving to innovate our projects, activities, and curriculum such that we empower our students to develop into creative, insightful, successful learners who are prepared to become leaders in their desired future.
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John Kao, author of Innovation Nation, says, "To me, innovation is the set of capabilities that allow for the continuous realization of a desired future."

 

According to Oxford Dictionaries, innovate means "to make changes in something established, especially by introducing new methods, ideas, or products."

 

Scott Berkun's (author of What Innovation Means) definition: "Innovation is significant positive change." "It's not the results that are necessarily innovative, but the way the group goes about doing its work."

 

How might you leverage any of these to create an experience for WCIW this year?

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How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive

How Integrating Arts Into Other Subjects Makes Learning Come Alive | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Several schools, including ones in high-poverty areas, are making art critical to the learning of more academic subjects. They're seeing remarkable student improvement as a result of arts integration.
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Who knew? What if art were integrated into corporate development practices?
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“Human Imagination for a Sustainable Caribbean: Spaces for Creativity”

“Human Imagination for a Sustainable Caribbean: Spaces for Creativity” | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
By Maya Trotz Maya Trotz is Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of South Florida.
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Daejeon to cultivate global citizen with creativity

Daejeon to cultivate global citizen with creativity | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Daejeon’s top educator says he will take the lead in fostering global citizens with creativity and innovative ideas.
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6 Models of Blended Learning

6 Models of Blended Learning | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Blended learning and other types of learning innovation can be an answer to the –still- rising costs of the educational system.
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What other paths might be used?
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How To Get Creative At Work

How To Get Creative At Work | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
  Creativity is often translated to working in a certain industry like advertising, acting or writing. The fact is, being creative stretches across any and all professions. Thinking creatively...

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5 ways to build jumpstarting innovation into your business

5 ways to build jumpstarting innovation into your business | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Innovation results from the ideas we have and the ideas we encourage other people to share.
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All in all, innovation is the output of creativity thinking - new ideas, new decisions, new actions. There might be something in this article that provokes an idea for you to engage in World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 - 21.

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Robots Can’t Dance - Issue 20: Creativity - Nautilus

Robots Can’t Dance - Issue 20: Creativity - Nautilus | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Can a robot be creative? Advances in cloud robotics—machines connected to supercomputers in the cloud—have given self-driving…
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An interview with Ken Goldberg Professor of Industrial Engineering and Operations at UC Berkeley about artificial intelligence and creativity.

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The Global Innovation Index 2014 - The Human Factor in Innovation

The Global Innovation Index 2014 - The Human Factor in Innovation | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
The Global Innovation Index 2014 - a composite indicator that ranks countries/economies in terms of their environment to innovation and their innovation outputs. View the 2014 7th edition.
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Worth taking a look for new ideas, to see what's possible...

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10 Quick Tips To Help You Save Time And Restore Your Creativity

10 Quick Tips To Help You Save Time And Restore Your Creativity | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
To be mindful, decisive, and creative, we need to make room for our own true brilliance to shine. These tips will help.
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Refreshing reminders. Might WCIW April 15 - 21 be a time to begin some of these practices for real?

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Trust in Tech Takes a Hit as Public Links Innovation With Greed

Trust in Tech Takes a Hit as Public Links Innovation With Greed | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Public trust in the technology industry is in decline while more people link innovation to excess, according to a survey of 27 countries published as policy makers and executives gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
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The physics of creativity | mydigitalfc.com

The physics of creativity | mydigitalfc.com | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
For better or worse, says Csikszentmihalyi, our future is now closely tied to human creativity. The inference is obvious — the outcome of it all will be determined in large measure, wholly and substantially, by our own dreams, and our struggles to make them real. He argues that creativity isn’t a prerogative of supreme beings alone. The Homo sapiens, as Csikszentmihalyi argues, is riding the crest of evolution, thanks to human craft and creative hunger, aside from the emergence of great machines, and harnessing of energies, which have transformed the face of our living planet. It’s a revelation. This is not all. The psychologist also admits, cheek by jowl, that he’s not too sure whether this transformation will help the human race or cause its downfall.
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More fodder for leveraging WCIW April 15 - 21

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Square pegs: creativity on campus needs an urgent re-think

Square pegs: creativity on campus needs an urgent re-think | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Many universities see themselves as profit-motivated enterprises, but there are still a fair few people working in them who think teaching and learning ought to have different aims from those of business…
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Brilliant opinion piece on realistic qualities of creativity.

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Why we need the 'destruction' in creative destruction

Why we need the 'destruction' in creative destruction | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it

Creative destruction is, of course, the phrase made famous by 20th century economist Joseph Schumpeter. ("Disruption," on the other hand, was coined by Clayton Christensen in the late 90s. It's largely the same idea, adapted for business school.) Creative destruction refers to the fact that the innovation that lifted us from subsistence farming to modern affluence involves not just ingenuity and invention, but breaking down the old order. Schumpeter called creative destruction an "industrial mutation... that incessantly revolutionizes the economic structure from within, incessantly destroying the old one, incessantly creating a new one."

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Author shows creative destruction is not the same as incremental improvement. Argues that creative destruction is needed now in many areas as springboards for innovation.

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Top 10 business ideas & opportunities for 2015

Top 10 business ideas & opportunities for 2015 | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
We’ve selected 10 new business ideas that will provide entrepreneurs with plenty of inspiration in 2015. Spotted from countries all around the world, these businesses offer a taste of what’s to come in the year ahead.
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Looking for inspiration, new ideas, a diversion away from the same old, same old?  Feel refreshed, review the new business ideas presented here.

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Educators argue creativity just as important as literacy and numeracy

Educators argue creativity just as important as literacy and numeracy | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Educators want creativity to feature alongside literacy and numeracy in the national school curriculum.
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