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Demystifying the muse: 5 creativity myths you need to stop believing

Demystifying the muse: 5 creativity myths you need to stop believing | educational technology et | Scoop.it
There’s a letter from an 1815 issue of General Music Journal where Mozart describes his creative process as instantaneous: no struggle or writer’s block. The muse simply showed up and he was ready. The problem? The letter is a fraud. Much like […]

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 4, 5:36 AM

Are we born creative or can we learn to be creative? New research provides insights into creativity, and this post looks at five myths that many of us have about creativity. The five myths are listed below, and they are explained in depth in the post.

1. Creativity is something you're born with

2. You can't control when inspiration will strike

3. You can't learn to be creative

4. Creativity happens in isolation (the myth of the lone creator)

5. Creativity comes to those with time and means

There are many resources that are included in this post. You may also find some ideas on ways to help your students learn to become more creative, and you as well.

Sharrock's curator insight, March 12, 10:02 AM

haven't read. will read later.

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50 Ways To Integrate Art Into Any Lesson

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"As children, young children, everything meant playing and art. We saw the world as a playground and a canvass. It didn’t matter whether or not we could actually draw. What mattered was the thrill of creating something beautiful.

We were all artists. We still are."


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Enjoying with Art..

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davidconover's curator insight, March 22, 2013 10:21 AM

This article demonstrates why use the A for Art, when we use the expression STEAM rather than STEM. Art mixes the other themes together.

Lewis Evans's curator insight, March 22, 2013 9:42 PM

Creativity needs to be integrated into all education - not just the arts.

Agustina Diaz's curator insight, November 6, 2013 3:39 PM

Very interesting! Bear it in mind...

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How to Be More Creative [Infographic] at WhoIsHostingThis.com

How to Be More Creative [Infographic] at WhoIsHostingThis.com | educational technology et | Scoop.it
You don't need to be a Callas or a Da Vinci to be more creative. Learn how you you can boost your own creativity in just a few simple steps.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 23, 2013 11:24 PM

How do you boost your creativity? This infographic provides details on the following five steps.

* Gather the five materials

* Digest

* Don't think

* Wait for eureka

* Bring the ideas to reality

Along with these five steps there are also six tools and techniques to explore: oblique strategies, lotus blossom technique, six thinking hats,  mass brainstorming,  reverse brainstorming and limit yourself. More information on each of these is also included in the infographic.