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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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The Power of Vulnerability - Brené Brown | Personal Growth

The Power of Vulnerability - Brené Brown | Personal Growth | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
"Too often we lose sight of the fact that vulnerability is the birthplace of joy, belonging, creativity, authenticity, and love.”

Via Douglas Eby
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10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People

10 Paradoxical Traits Of Creative People | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Creative people are humble and proud. Creative people tend to be both extroverted and introverted. Creative people are rebellious and conservative...
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Find yourself described in this article? Save the date to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21.
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KWHirsh's curator insight, January 27, 6:50 AM

Always be something AND a bit of its opposite - that's a great tip for everyone running their own business.

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Best of 2013: How to Waste Time Properly - Issue 8: Home - Nautilus

Best of 2013: How to Waste Time Properly - Issue 8: Home - Nautilus | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Brent Coker, who studies online behavior at the University of Melbourne in Australia, found that people who engage in “workplace Internet leisure browsing” are about 9 percent more productive than those who don’t. Last year, Jonathan Schooler, a psychology professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara published with his doctoral student Benjamin Baird a study called Inspired by Distraction. It concluded that “engaging in simple external tasks that allow the mind to wander may facilitate creative problem solving.”
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Research showing distraction expands creative thinking and productivity
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The Year’s Best Books on Writing and Creativity

The Year’s Best Books on Writing and Creativity | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Timeless wisdom and practical advice on the pleasures and perils of the written word and the creative life.
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Inspiration for writers and others on creative journeys
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Only four percent complete massive open online courses: setback or growing pains?

Only four percent complete massive open online courses: setback or growing pains? | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
University of Pennsylvania study of one million MOOC participants finds low participation and completion rates.
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Would you say this is good, bad or other? Explain. ��
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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.
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Are you like the many written about in this article? Do you say you want creativity on one hand and then, on the other don't really want it at all? Is that what it's like in your organization?
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The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People

The 14 Habits of Highly Miserable People | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
How to succeed at self-sabotage.
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Good list to review to dig deeper into your morose.  Exercises are provided to reinforce your lack of self worth.  When you are done, turn the exercises around to proffer the opposite to build esteem.  A true gift to release creative energy and to get unstuck.

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8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day--And How To Avoid Them

8 Subconscious Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day--And How To Avoid Them | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
The swimmers body illusion and other ways our brains play tricks on us.
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Fascinating insights encourage people to be open to question their beliefs.  Helpful especially now that what we were taught when we were young doesn't necessarily hold true today.

 

Creativity is about new ideas, new decisions and new actions; by stretching beyond what we believe to be true, new doors open.

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The Fixer's Manifesto.

The Fixer's Manifesto. | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
sugru Blog: Let’s notice and celebrate these little everyday triumphs when we fix things, and help others see their value whenever we can. We made this to fuel the conversation about why a culture of fixing is so important.
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Great inspiration to
1) bring 'green' creativity into your life and work
2) generate ideas to celebrate World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 every year.

Creativity = new ideas, new decisions, new actions.

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Six Creative Leadership Lessons From The Military In An Era of VUCA And COIN

Six Creative Leadership Lessons From The Military In An Era of VUCA And COIN | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
By David Slocum As part of a long-term research project examining the guiding tenets of creative leadership, Doug Guthrie and I have interviewed dozens of leaders of creative businesses.
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Creative military leaders appreciate and engage diversity, appreciate generalists, have decision-making know how, practice discipline, manage and process information systematically and act as role models for right behavior and integrity.

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Matthew Schuler | Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense

Matthew Schuler | Why Creative People Sometimes Make No Sense | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Mihalyi Csiksentmihalyi's nine characteristics of creative people.
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Do these nine characteristics fit for you?
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Longevity fuels creativity, and vice versa

Longevity fuels creativity, and vice versa | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Neurological research may explain why many 'creative types,' from attorneys to painters, do their best work late in life.
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For creativity, "it helps to be happy. Multiple studies show happiness contributes to a longer life, and those who are exercising their creative potential are more likely to be content."

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Catharine Bramkamp's curator insight, October 31, 2013 7:26 PM

Oh thank God.  I thought it was all over when I turned fifty.  Comforting to know that I may have a couple more creative years left.  I'll be one of those "instant success" after forty years of hard work!

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There is No Gene for Anything*

There is No Gene for Anything* | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
In the last week or so, two high-profile newspaper articles have been published, debunking the widespread belief that we can explain our personalities and our behaviors by looking into our genes.
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A good response to "is there a creativity gene?" question.
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Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline

Creativity Becomes an Academic Discipline | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Once considered the product of genius or divine inspiration, creativity — the ability to spot problems and devise smart solutions — is being recast as a teachable skill.
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A personal story:  In 1977 when I chose to study at the then International Center for Studies in Creativity, highlighted in this article, friends and family both asked: Can't you study something real?  According to the NYTimes, creativity is now an academic discipline.  Let me know if you are interested in tutoring (lol).

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Marci Segal, MS's curator insight, February 5, 4:08 PM

A personal story:  In 1977 when I chose to study at the then International Center for Studies in Creativity, highlighted in this article, friends and family both asked: Can't you study something real?  According to the NYTimes, creativity is now an academic discipline.  Let me know if you are interested in tutoring (lol).

Corinne Werner 's curator insight, February 6, 12:15 PM

Et oui :)

 

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57 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up How We Think

57 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up How We Think | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
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Becoming aware of biases gives you opportunity to explore beyond them
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Baba Shiv: How Do You Find Breakthrough Ideas? | Stanford Graduate School of Business

Baba Shiv: How Do You Find Breakthrough Ideas? | Stanford Graduate School of Business | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
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Easy recipe for stoking creative breakthroughs: new ideas, new decisions, new actions.
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Five surprising things that will happen in the next five years

Five surprising things that will happen in the next five years | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
IBM Research's 5 in 5 list—five things that will happen in the next five years—is here. Some are quite surprising and awesome. The bad news: no flying cars and/or realistic sex robots yet.
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Take a look - they are predicting individualized learning and no grades.
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Dilbert comic strip for 12/10/2013 from the official Dilbert comic strips archive.

Dilbert comic strip for 12/10/2013 from the official Dilbert comic strips archive. | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
The Official Dilbert Website featuring Scott Adams Dilbert strips, animation, mashups and more.
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How familiar is this new idea scenario at your place? Read the comments too. They are telling.
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Can Draper University of Heroes really teach innovation?

Can Draper University of Heroes really teach innovation? | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Tim Draper won big by investing in Skype, Tesla and Baidu. But why does his new entrepreneurship school teach hydroponics and painting?
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Want to set up a school for innovation? Try this model. So refreshing.
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The 5 Stages of a Breakthrough Idea

The 5 Stages of a Breakthrough Idea | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Do you talk yourself out of potentially great ideas? Don't worry, that's all part of the cycle. Here's how a breakthrough really happens.
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Great find about the human experience of a breakthrough idea - read the article to get inside these stages: Elation, Exploration, Doubt and Fear, Failure, Breakthrough!

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America's Dumbest Idea: Creating a Multiple-Choice Test Generation

America's Dumbest Idea: Creating a Multiple-Choice Test Generation | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
Standardized testing means more rote memorization and less time for creativity. Students aren't prepared for college and life.
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How might the multiple choice generation realize its creativity when it is being taught to revere the test?
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Brain Science Gives Us Evidence That Effort -- Not IQ Or ZIP Code -- Paves The Path To Success

Brain Science Gives Us Evidence That Effort -- Not IQ Or ZIP Code -- Paves The Path To Success | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
As it turns out, we are not "set in stone" at birth -- not by genetics, not by the luck-of-the-draw of our ZIP code.
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Neuroscience: The more that teachers believe in their students the more that students believe in themselves. Think it's the same for employers and employees?
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Utah Geographic Alliance's curator insight, December 1, 2013 1:58 AM

I believe this with all my heart.  I have seen kids immediately change their classroom behavior when you compliment them instead of reprimand them.  The more positive I am with my students the more I get back.  I have rough days with some rough kids but even then letting them know it's ok to have a bad day but it's not ok to not try even on a bad day makes them push through.  Kids are watching us for cues and if we tell them they can do something they will do it, at least. In my experience.

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How To Be a Polymath | Praxis | Big Think

How To Be a Polymath | Praxis | Big Think | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
"People as old as 90 who actively acquire new interests that involve learning retain their ability to learn. But if we stop taxing the nucleus basalis, it begins to dry up."
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There’s evidence that something as trivial as changing the path you use when you walk home from the subway can rewire your brain for the better.

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Degrees Based on What You Can Do, Not How Long You Went

Degrees Based on What You Can Do, Not How Long You Went | Creativity and Learning Insights | Scoop.it
College leaders say that by focusing on what people know, not how or when they learn it, and by tapping new technology, they can save students time and lower costs.
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What if education were measured by competencies instead of how much time one spends in school?  Wow.  Imagine the new business models for colleges and universities.

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