#Change11 #CCK12 Creativity – Where is it coming from? Why is it important?

I have been exploring creativity for a few years.  I have shared them here and here.

I have posted questions:

  1. What is creativity?
  2. Why creativity and creative learning?
  3. What are the dimensions of creative learning?
  4. How could one nurture creativity within him/herself?
  5. How would creativity foster the development of new and emergent knowledge at this digital age?
  6. What technologies would support creativity and creative learning?
  7. What should be introduced in a curriculum of creativity and creative learning in networks or institution?
  8. What sort of environment would support creativity and creative learning?
  9. How would creativity and creative learning be designed and developed in MOOCs?
Creativity is the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality. Creativity involves two processes: thinking, then producing.
2. Where does creativity come from?

Tina Seelig develops a model called “The Innovation Engine” that fosters creativity.    It includes inside and outside things:

Inside things:

A person’s knowledge, attitude, imagination

Outside things:

The environment: Culture, Habitat, Resources

Tina mentions that knowledge and resources are related, in that the more you know, the more you are able to unlock the resources available, and thus become more creative.

Sounds interesting in fostering creativity: to find new ways to solve problems.

3. Here in this report on creativity:

1. Unlocking creative potential is seen as key to economic and societal growth.

2. There is increasing pressure to be productive rather than creative at work.

3. Japan is seen as the most creative country, followed by US.

4. Where do good ideas come from?


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