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Why we need eccentricity

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Martin Howard: It's not just the preserve of Albert Einstein and Prince – eccentric behaviour benefits society and helps us live longer

 

"Eccentricity. We all know it when we see it. Chances are high some of you reading this are eccentric, and we British are quietly proud to lead the world in producing Grade-A loons. National icon Oscar Wilde, for example, used to take a lobster on a lead for walks."


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Douglas Eby's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:22 PM

“I hope I’m becoming more eccentric. More room in the brain.” Musician Tom Waits / Being eccentric can help our creative thinking and courage. As psychologist Robert Ornstein has noted, “If you spend too much time being like everybody else, you decrease your chances of coming up with something different.” - From post: Being eccentric and creative http://developingmultipletalents.com/101/being-eccentric-and-creative/

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A critical ingredient of human evolution?

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Myths of Creativity and Creators | TalentDevelop

Myths of Creativity and Creators | TalentDevelop | Creative Inspiration and Accomplishment | Scoop.it
“I just thought making movies was something done by geniuses, and I was very clear that I wasn’t one of those.” Jane Campion

 

When “The Artist’s Way” author and creativity coach Julia Cameron has asked people to list ten traits they think artists have, their responses have included: “Artists are broke,” “Artists are crazy,” “Artists are drug-addicted” and “Artists are drunk.” Other myths and ideas about being an artist:


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Psychology of Creativity: Performers and Excitabilities |TalentDevelop

Psychology of Creativity: Performers and Excitabilities |TalentDevelop | Creative Inspiration and Accomplishment | Scoop.it

“I’m an only child and I’m just a real loner kind of person, and yeah, kinda dark. But I’m happy. Not sad. I’m just shy and nervous… I was a loner in high school. I keep to myself, but I love life.” Actor Clea DuVall

 

Creative performers have three seeming contradictions - energy/rest, extroversion/introversion, and openness/sensitivity, along with other key traits, notes cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman.


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Ginny Ruffner: "That bad time made me more creative." | TalentDevelop

Ginny Ruffner: "That bad time made me more creative." | TalentDevelop | Creative Inspiration and Accomplishment | Scoop.it
Many people face challenges in their lives they not only overcome, but are able to use for enhancing their creative work.

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Asian students carry high expectations for success | USA TODAY

Asian students carry high expectations for success | USA TODAY | Creative Inspiration and Accomplishment | Scoop.it

America's education system is under attack and on the brink of failure.

Critics are hammering the U.S. as other nations ascend international rankings, net astounding test scores and produce coveted scientists and engineers to steer a 21st century economy.

 

"Considering the U.S. spends more money per student than any other country, but we're showing up in the middle of the pack, is clearly a cause for concern," said Rick Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.

 

But is the education system solely to blame for America's slide in international rankings?

 

Seeking answers, The News-Press traveled this summer to Asia, where students — on paper — are running circles around American children, especially in math and science. Five countries and nearly 25,000 miles later, one revelation became clear: A math class there is the same as a math class here, only in a different language.

 

The difference between Asian and American education systems is cultural.

Throughout much of Asia, education is seen as the only path to success. Parental demands, fear of failure, competition and pride are fueling Asia's academic ascension.

 

Simply put, children in Asia study with a purpose.

 

"There is a mentality of a first tier," said Hwy-Chang Moon, professor and dean of Seoul National University's graduate school of international studies in South Korea. "You have to be first-rate, otherwise you may not be able to survive."

 

In dozens of interviews at nine Asian schools and universities, college officials, faculty, principals and parents repeated the same terms when describing the typical Asian student: committed, diligent, competitive, passionate, focused and ambitious.

 

Why does that matter to Americans?

 

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Ben Bempong's curator insight, July 25, 2015 12:20 PM

I chose this because this as a articles that all administrators in America need to look at and understand.  What America need to do is study what's being done in Asia, and reuse the wheel.  I like how the article stated that education is study with a purpose and ot "just because".  When their is a purpose, that means their is a inner motivation to do and act.

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Feel the passion! Discover the top TED talks on design

Feel the passion! Discover the top TED talks on design | Creative Inspiration and Accomplishment | Scoop.it

Fuel your love of design and open your mind to new horizons, as Justin Ramb, CEO of BigEye Creative, selects 10 inspiring talks from some of the world's finest speakers...

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NikitaWilliams's curator insight, March 5, 2013 7:25 PM

This article discusses the best design talks on TED Online that can be adapted by a profficient educator to be conducted in smaller scaled workshops in the Grade 3 Technology Classroom.

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'Walking together': Patton Township couple share lifetime of artistic creativity - Centre Daily Times

'Walking together': Patton Township couple share lifetime of artistic creativity - Centre Daily Times | Creative Inspiration and Accomplishment | Scoop.it
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Forty-two years later, Stevens-Sollman and Sollman still share a life of creativity on their own terms.
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Cognitive Filtering, Meditation, Creativity

Cognitive Filtering, Meditation, Creativity | Creative Inspiration and Accomplishment | Scoop.it

Reduced latent inhibition in the brain allows us to treat something as novel, no matter how may times we've seen it - something that experienced meditators seem to do - which may enhance creativity.

 

In his post Why Daydreamers Are More Creative, cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman, PhD covers a number of fascinating topics relating to the creative mind, including Latent inhibition.


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Carol Sanford's curator insight, July 22, 2013 11:57 AM

Learning a living mediation is a way to do this- so it is happening during interactions, not just sitting time. We introduce Living Systems frameworks that enable people to treat something as novel. It is because it reduces the reactivity people normally feel and competititiveness that causing rejection of the "new". Certainly all of this is needed for creativity, which is in short supply when Responsible Entrepreneurs are trying to grow a business. They far too often fall back on tried and "true", or worse, what is familar. 

Susie Lunardi's curator insight, August 5, 2013 12:32 PM

"Learning a living meditation" - love it.

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40 Inspiring Workspaces Of The Famously Creative

40 Inspiring Workspaces Of The Famously Creative | Creative Inspiration and Accomplishment | Scoop.it
From tiny writing desks to giant painting studios, the only thing all of these creative studios have in common is that they inspired their successful inhabitants to create greatness.

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Douglas Eby's curator insight, July 27, 2013 4:35 PM

J. K. Rowling wrote much of the first "Harry Potter" in coffee shops. George Orwell chose to write Nineteen Eighty-Four while living in Barnhill (1946-1949), an abandoned farmhouse on the isle of Jura in the Inner Hebrides. - From Solitude is not pathology for the high sensitivity personality http://talentdevelop.com/3558/

Carol Sanford's curator insight, July 28, 2013 11:32 AM

As you scroll through, you cannot help but notice how many look out ont nature. Since I now look at the Olumpic Mountains and the Puget Sounds from my windows, I know why. Nature, even looking at her and lsitening to the birds cry, small the freshness, I am restoried, inspired and guided in what matters most.

There were very few workspaces which were shown cluttered. Fung Shui says that a cluttered room leads to cluttered mind. It does for me I know. These creative people have sparse or orderedly work spaces. 

How beautiful to reflect on why my workspace is so inspiring to me. Have you found yours?

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, July 28, 2013 8:38 PM

Interesting to see the variety. 

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J.K. Rowling on creative imagination | TalentDevelop

J.K. Rowling on creative imagination | TalentDevelop | Creative Inspiration and Accomplishment | Scoop.it

J.K. Rowling spoke in her Harvard Commencement Address about the power of our imagination for creativity and innovation, and understanding other people.

 

One of psychologist C.G. Jung‘s concepts is “active imagination.” Jungian analyst John Beebe comments about it being “a kind of dialogue between conscious and unconscious.”

Creative and highly talented people often have imaginational intensity – an ability tapped into by Rowling and so many other artists.


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How bacteria 'invest' their meagre resources to bring about evolutionary success

How bacteria 'invest' their meagre resources to bring about evolutionary success | Creative Inspiration and Accomplishment | Scoop.it

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*How bacteria 'invest' their meagre resources to bring about evolutionary success*

"The breakthrough was in using synthetic biology to create identical bacteria but with fixed investment strategies, some investing in growth, some in stress resistance and others in both to various degrees."



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*The form of a trade-off determines the response to competition*

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Ram Maharjan Susanna Nilsson, Judy Sun, Ken Haynes, Robert E. Beardmore, Laurence D. Hurst4 Tom Ferenci, Ivana Gudelj

"Understanding how populations and communities respond to competition is a central concern of ecology. A seminal theoretical solution first formalised by Levins (and re-derived in multiple fields) showed that, in theory, the form of a trade-off should determine the outcome of competition. While this has become a central postulate in ecology it has evaded experimental verification, not least because of substantial technical obstacles. We here solve the experimental problems by employing synthetic ecology. We engineer strains of Escherichia coli with fixed resource allocations enabling accurate measurement of trade-off shapes between bacterial survival and multiplication in multiple environments. A mathematical chemostat model predicts different, and experimentally verified, trajectories of gene frequency changes as a function of condition-specific trade-offs. The results support Levins' postulate and demonstrates that otherwise paradoxical alternative outcomes witnessed in subtly different conditions are predictable."


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Teacher Professional Development for Common Core Success: 5 Principles for Success

Teacher Professional Development for Common Core Success: 5 Principles for Success | Creative Inspiration and Accomplishment | Scoop.it
Teacher professional development built on these 5 principles will be positioned to successfully implement the Common Core State Standards.

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