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Creativity is the Essence of Technology - Creativity is the essence of technology we have today, without technology we would be without the most basic of equipment in our modern day lives. Could you imagine a life without cars, computers, and even houses. What would the world be like if it were deprived of these necessities. We have progressed to such a degree, that it seems almost unlikely that the human race will produce one more extraordinaire. However, without the thoughtful minds of thousands of inventors, our world would rapidly turn into one of bland repetition....   [tags: technology, creativity, ] 583 words
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Introduction To Creativity and Three Activities That Improve Our Creativity - Picture this. One’s mind is in a constant dance between order and entropy, trying to maintain a subtle balance in which a concrete equilibrium can be achieved. Within such a struggle lies the collective thoughts of experience, memory and anticipation. In the midst of this inner symphony, we are occasionally treated to a gift; inspiration. An idea. Raw, powerful, and full of potential, the individual is now given the key to it to create something new. That is creativity. Sir Kenneth Robinson, an educationalist, defined creativity as ‘the process of having original ideas that have value....   [tags: creativity, drawing, playing, brain exercises]
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Description of The Universe of Creativity - My brothers and I are odd cases in relation to the rest of our family. We were, for one reason or another, blessed with the abilities to understand and perform music. Through this innate form of creative expression, I was released to the world of the right brained and found fascination in the act of creation. Due to my need to create something fresh and authentically my own, it made slim my options toward a career choice. I had to do something that would allow me to show my individualism, express my interpreted thoughts in a medium, universally understood, and allow for that idea to be nurtured by not only myself, but by others with similar quirks....   [tags: imagination, creativity, advertising]
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Lack of Creativity in the Medieval Period - Lack of ego, violence, and unproductiveness were some of the few characteristics Manchester attributed to the medieval mind. During this period of history, the people lacked creativity and only used the mechanisms that were created by the generations before. Violence helped noblemen rise to define themselves while the creative ones took generations to build a cathedral because they only cared about glorifying God. Knowing their identity in life was irrelevant. Peasants were unaware of the world outside the common since they all lived and died without ever leaving their birthplace....   [tags: medieval, history, creativity, ] 1172 words
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The link between creativity and mental illnesses - The link between creativity and mental illnesses is a topic that has been debated for centuries. The great philosophers Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle all discussed the connection as well. Even in today’s society, there is an ever-present stereotype that creative individuals (i.e. poets, writers, artists, designers, etc.) suffer from bouts of depression, mania, or mental illnesses. It is an age-old question: does depression/mania effect creativity. There is a lot of evidence that both supports and denies the truth behind this question....   [tags: creativity, mania, depressive illness]
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Our Education System Is Killing Creativity - WHERE DOES CREATIVITY COME FROM. It is often said that the creative adult is the child that survived, implying that there was some kind of death that occurred along the way. Logic knows what I had yet to figure out in leaving university; creativity cannot exist in solidarity. I cannot wake up one day and decide, “I will be creative without the preceding training and skills that are crucial to the creative process.” Dr. Larry Dossey, a physician of internal medicine says it as so: “Someone who doesn’t know arithmetic will never be a great mathematician....   [tags: Schools Kill Creativity]
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Creativity in Adulthood - Creativity in Adulthood Creativity is a concept surrounded by a number of beliefs and misconceptions. People believe it is limited to only a few; it declines seriously with age; and it is associated primarily with uniqueness or innovation or "artists" (Adams-Price 1998; McCormick and Plugge 1997; Runco 1996). However, research shows that creative thinking is a universal ability that can help adults manage satisfying lives and that is increasingly in demand in the workplace. This Digest reviews some of this research in order to identify ways to help adults discover and fulfill their creative potential....   [tags: Creative Creativity Essays] 2162 words
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Two sides on the same coin: Relationship between constraints and creativity - Two sides on the same coin: Relationship between constraints and creativity Constraints can influence on creativity both negatively and positively. Constraints generally undermine creativity by inhibiting uniqueness and intrinsic motivation to a large extent. In a sense, the best way to improve and develop creativity is to identify and eliminate all constraints. Yet this is not always the case in most of creativity works. That is to say, constraints also have a positive impact on creativity under certain circumstances....   [tags: relationship constrains and creativity]
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A Utopian View of Creativity - A Utopian View of Creativity It is practically impossible to predict or to create the conditions which give rise to great literature, art or music. The introduction to the sixteenth century in your anthology discusses broad topics such as humanism, nationalism, and the Reformation which played major roles in stimulating a literature of unusual quality. It is intriguing if somewhat fruitless to speculate about our own century--to ask whether similar cultural earthquakes are occurring that will someday make the end of the twentieth century a period to reckon with....   [tags: Creative Creativity Nature Essays]
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Creativity and Bipolar Disorder - Creativity and Bipolar Disorder History has always held a place for the "mad genius", the kind who, in a bout of euphoric fervor, rattles off revolutionary ideas, incomprehensible to the general population, yet invaluable to the population's evolution into a better adapted species over time. Is this link between creativity and mental illness one of coincidence, or are the two actually related. If related, does heightened creative behavior alter the brain's neurochemistry such that one becomes more prone to a mental illness like bipolar disorder....   [tags: Bipolar Creative Creativity Essays]
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Rock Music and Creativity - Rock Music and Creativity As the reader may verify by looking at my name, I originate from Cyprus, a Greek island in the Mediterranean Sea. As I grew up in a Greek environment, Greek music predominated in my listenings with a glimpse of classical music added when my studies in the piano encouraged it. My short stay in the States has, apart from many other things, introduced me to rock music. According to Google.com, "rock 'n' roll can be defined as a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s; a blend of Black rhythm-and-blues with White country-and-western; rock is a generic term that evolved out of rock 'n' roll." The purpose of this essay is not, however, to provide an analysi...   [tags: Creative Creativity Essays] 1592 words
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Everyday Creativity is Always Dialogical in Bakhtin’s Sense - Everyday Creativity is Always Dialogical in Bakhtin’s Sense Traditional definitions of language have often categorised creative activity in the ‘canonical’ literary uses we see in artistic works. However, contemporary definitions no longer confine creativity with language to the work of the novelist or poet. It is a well argued point that the seeds of such literary language reside in what may be described, as the mundane, practical uses of ‘everyday’ talk and writing. This shift in opinion and approach to language study may be largely attributed to the work of Mikhail Bakhtin, who developed a social theory of language....   [tags: Creativity Language] 1900 words
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On the Nature of Creativity - ... If creativity were to be assessed by criteria then creativity simply can’t be called “creative”. In other words this means if something is to be creative but has to be evaluated by someone to be classified creative then how can we call this product a creative product. As mentioned by David Jones “any group of experts who claim to be able to objectively identify the aesthetic value of a work must be mistaken. They can do no more than mutually reinforce their own personal taste and preferences”.(1) I see creativity as a personal belief of what you see as an audience, you can’t determine a product to be creative If it’s not valuable or if it needs to be evaluated(2)....   [tags: philosophical analysis] 559 words
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The Process of Creativity - ... • Creative Thinking: Relates to how people approach problems and depends on personality and the way of thinking and working style. Knowledge There are two types of knowledge that may be required for creativity. One is experience and second is focus on specific area to build the foundation, or playground for creativity. Creativity rests on the ability to combine previously disparate elements in new ways, which implies a need for a broader focus and varied interests. The best profile for creativity is the understanding across multiple disciplines and one or two areas of in-depth expertise....   [tags: thinking, producing] 932 words
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The Definition of Creativity - ... However, in order to be effective in bringing about the child’s creative mind, they emphasize that teachers must also develop their own teaching approach to support the child’s development (Craft, 1997). Craft et al. (1997) proposes the systems thinking approach in order to address the educational needs of the 21st century. They argue that children should take steps to design and create their own future rather than accepting what is given to them. However, this approach is not one without flaw....   [tags: education, research, conflict policy] 2752 words
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Creativity in the Workforce - Creativity and the Workforce This modern world is a competitive place, and the competitors are supremely varied. From race to size to musculature, no two members of the workforce are exactly the same – and their ability to compete in the market is just as varied. Some will obviously have a distinct advantage, while others may have to struggle mightily just to meet the lowest expectations. Recently, one trait has come to the forefront as the greatest boon to any worker in the workforce – creativity....   [tags: Benefits, Technology, Economy, Development]
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Creativity in the Classroom - Over the past 4 years, I have been teaching Technology to students 12-16 years’ old at the International School of Tanganyika (IST), in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Technology is a course within the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP), a curriculum framework that focuses on using various technologies as well as the principles of design and the design cycle to foster “ingenuity and creativity in a devising practical solutions to given tasks.” (IBO, 2012, Group 8 section) Each year I taught the course, I was consistently amazed at how students shifted from needing me as an instructor to guide them through the process of design, constantly seeking to meet the teacher’s app...   [tags: tanzania, technology, students]
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Neuroscience of Creativity - Relation of Topic with Personal Experience Creativity is one of the mission of a teacher in every age, and discipline. As he may be creative to motivate students, he has to generate creativity in his pupils. In this way, understanding the relation between the neurobiology of creativity and its cognition is useful to every teacher. Introduction Creativity is a complex process to be studied, however a lot of recent researchers in Neuroscience and Education have worked in this topic and have established interesting finding....   [tags: Neurobiology, Teachers]
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Creativity in Medicine - When the topic of creativity comes up, for most people, the conversation would normally involve art or music. But when I think of creativity, I think of the incredible world of medicine. In this research paper, I argue that creativity isn't just limited to the world of art and literature, but rather it is extremely important even in the medical field. Many advancements have been made in the medical field due to an individual’s discovery or innovative idea. I want to bring awareness to the importance of creativity in the medical field and how it plays a crucial role in the future of medicine....   [tags: innovation, Gleevec, kinase, chromosome]
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Creativity is Vital - In the twenty-first century, one inhabits a world in which one must choose between academics and creativity. Unfortunately, it is arduous to be efficacious in either if both are not offered. Being in the middle of an economic crisis does no abet in the slightest. Art is becoming endangered outside of the educational system as well as within it. “Public Money is…drying up as states struggle with yawning budget deficits” (Wiggins). Lawmakers everywhere are threatening significant cuts in art funding (Hurley)....   [tags: Education ]
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A Word Search Project on "Creativity" - ... Although this change is not as specific as other changes, it is easy to realize them if they're examined by an attentively perspective. Erich Fromm, who is a popular philosopher that has many books about psychology and philosophy, defines the creativity as "Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties" (Creativity). So in those old days people knew how to be creative, and also some of them knew that courage is one of the main requirements of it, but in today's situations and ideologies, creativity described as being disparate from others....   [tags: education system, Sir Ken Robinson]
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This I Believe: Life and Creativity - I believe that creativity, like the spark of life is magic incarnate; Creativity is being able to look at any situation and come up with a unique way to solve the problem; there is a direct correlation to humanities ability to adapt and create, because of this creativity is a driving force of the world. Without creativity there would not be art, music, science, or technology. Creativity and science have always walked a path through the world together. Although many people do not see it this way because they associate science as learning what came before rather than how it came into being, such as the wheel, space travel, and everyday conveniences....   [tags: music, science, steve jobs, apple]
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Is Creativity in Language Innate or Acquired? - ... So children’s language creativity depend on the self-evident in infancy and on the manner of the interaction between the child and the caregiver or the society around them. What is more, Carter argued that the linguistic creativity depend on the interaction between infant and adult which is based on repetition. Furthermore in view of Vygotsky, in the home environment.. the process through which a child learns speech is social from start to finish. Many philosophers such as Elena Levy and Nelson rely on the repetition of sample words including the intonation....   [tags: behavioral and developmental psychology] 1320 words
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The Correlation between Creativity and Madness - INTRODUCTION: Brief comment on the subject matter leading to thesis statement There lies a link between creativity and madness and the association stems from the need of an unconventional thought process to spark creativity and biological factors surrounding the brains of both creative individuals, and mentally ill patients. Could it be Madness. A correlation between a more creative individual and a mentally ill patient exists, and it is highly likeable that the former could be the latter. The issue of whether great mental abilities, whether it’s creativity in crafts such as arts or literature, or high intellectual skills in engineering or sciences, is linked to madness and melancholy has...   [tags: schyzophrenia, mental illnes and genius] 1578 words
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The Impact of Environments on Creativity and Individuality - The next region is the hypothalamus, which is able to react very quickly to a rapid stimulus that then leads to the structures of the limbic system. These structures are the coordinators in the regulation and expression of emotions and emotional responses, which allows one to evaluate a situation in relationship with emotion. The next structure is the amygdala, which helps to modulate the activity in the hypothalamus, as well as in the autonomic nervous system; it also allows one to focus on items in environments that can be motivationally inspiring, as well as general attention ....   [tags: hypothalamus, the brain]
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The Impact of Environments on Creativity and Individuality - Humans are unique species because we have the ability to adapt to any environments. This ability sets us apart from other animals because we have invented many tools that enable us to alter our way of living to any environment: clothing, medicine, agriculture, food and so on. Whether humans chose to engage in the environment is up to them. Even though we have the capability of adapting, how do humans assess the effectiveness of an environment for their creative output. An enriched environment excites brain cells, making them more active and allowing for the growth of new dendrites, which then increases the surface area of the brain cell, creating more space for brain cells...   [tags: human abilities, environment, social interactions]
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Creativity and the Brain by Rex Jung - ... He gives three words and asks what other word goes with these all. What he wants to see is if the correct answer comes with a methodical, logical thinking, or if it is the result of an insight. During his experiments in his lab, he uses the electroencephalogram (EEG), as well as the functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRi) on volunteers to measure and to record data of their brain activity as they solve this three-word game. The results have shown that the part of the brain where these insights occur is the anterior superior temporal gyrus, present on both sides of the brain....   [tags: how insight works, video review] 863 words
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The Connection Between Creativity and Insanity - In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman it takes place in the 19th century where dealing with mental disorders was as similar as dealing with any physical disorder. Paranoia was a very common mental disorder back in the 19th century. In fact, “Under the unerring scrutiny of the two bulbous eyes in the yellow wallpaper, the narrator passes through stages from concern to paranoia and, finally, to madness” (Bak P5). This quote shows her development in to madness by the creative description the narrator gave about the yellow wallpaper....   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper, Charlotte Perkins Gilman]
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School's Effect on Creativity and Curiosity - ... The child who tries to find a different approach to questions is soon labeled as a “trouble-maker” I think that is because creativity and curiosity is seen as something that is “cute” and acceptable in younger children. When little children first start asking questions and using their imagination it’s celebrated and all their questions are happily answered. As they age, this gets annoying to both the parents and the teacher and the child gets the famous answer, “I don’t know.” The Creativity Crisis States it this way: Preschool children, on average, ask their parents about 100 questions a day....   [tags: educational institutions don't do enough]
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Creativity in the Classroom by Ernest Boyer - The American system of education is considered to be one of the most progressive in the world. One of the surveys on attitudes toward teaching around the world found that the United States is unique in its strong emphasis on "good teaching." My experience at State College has helped me to understand better how this system works, and what methods and techniques American teachers use to motivate their students for creative and active learning. However, I can also see that this system doesn’t work perfectly in every classroom....   [tags: eduaction, teaching] 1751 words
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Four Ways to Measure Creativity - Four Ways to Measure Creativity There are multiple assessment tools today that have been created solely for the purpose of assessing creativity. Some assessments are in the form of questionnaires across a broad range of domains, while others are specific to everyday activities. Other assessments require self-reporting while other assessments require students to perform specific tasks to be assessed with a scoring criterion. I have chosen tests that measure thinking, achievement, behavior and beliefs....   [tags: assessment tools]
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The Kitchen as a Place of Creativity and Imagination - ... All the way across the room is an oval-shaped, wooden table that fits four people, six if an extension is added. The dark little circles on the table make a great contrast to the light wood. Around the table are four light, wooden and straw chairs that match the table. The sight of the kitchen makes me smile and feel creative, for I have a desire and need to bake. The smells of the kitchen awakens my nose with the lingering scent of chocolate. In the pantry, one box that is neither the same color nor, the same shape as the others, is a flashy, tall, red box marked “Chocolate Cake”....   [tags: sights, smells and tastes] 621 words
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Folktales and Their Influence on Thinking and Creativity - The society and culture we grew up in and live in is fascinated by folktales, fables and fairytales. Naturally, as a child I was constantly exposed to such stories and the background knowledge I acquired consists of the movies and children’s books I’ve read. Majority were fairytales where I noticed a constant trend of magic. For example, in Aladdin there are magic carpets and genies and in Sinbad the Sailor there are ogres and other mythical creatures. Although I am familiar with many fairytales, I am not aware of many folktales....   [tags: fables, fairytales, folklore]
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The Tainted Creativity of Virginia Woolf - ... In 1904, Virginia’s father passed away as well when Virginia was twenty-two. The loss of so many loved ones caused great misery. Shortly after the passing of her father, Virginia experienced her second mental breakdown, and she was sent to a mental institution to recover (“Virginia Woolf” Society). When Virginia was released, she became acquainted with the Bloomsbury Group, a club for intellectuals and artists, through the connections of her sister, Vanessa, and brother, Adrian. Virginia joined the Bloomsbury Group and met a man named Leonard Woolf....   [tags: biographical analysis, mental illness]
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Creativity Confinement in the Soviet Union - In a time period of strict rules of keeping creativity contained, Dmitri Shostakovich wrote under the pressures of the government-imposed standards of Soviet art. However, Shostakovich used his undeniable musical talent to compose pieces with components of sadness and darkness that were, during this time period, challenging the pride of the state. Therefore, he and his music were officially shunned. He continued composing, and began releasing pieces to the public that were the “standard” of Soviet art....   [tags: music, Dmitri Shostakovich]
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Creativity: Definition & Importance - Creativity: Definition & Importance Creativity is the ability to join ideas together in a unique way or to make uncommon connections between ideas. Creativity allows individuals to develop different ideas and methods to use when approaching tasks and problems. Most individuals have creative potential, however many do not know how to access it. Creative individuals possess traits that others do not. These traits can include independence, confidence, positive self-evaluation, problem solving skills, and perseverance ....   [tags: Ideas, Strategies] 985 words
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Virtuoso Teams, Creativity and Trust - Creativity and trust are important and beneficial factors for increasing workplace performance. In two case studies, Sid Caesar and Miles Davis virtuoso teams have common themes, such as generating creativity, focusing on trust, and intense time pressures. Virtuoso teams represent a dominate approach to getting work done in a business environment. Creativity enables virtuoso teams to solve problems and leverage opportunities through the integration of divergent thoughts and perspectives. Virtuoso Teams Common Themes In nearly any area of human achievement business, sports, and politics you will find teams that produce outstanding and innovative results....   [tags: Workplace Performance] 1171 words
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Creativity in Various Art Forms - Music and other art forms often go hand in hand. Creativity is not just a one-note deal or rather it is not confined to a singular aspect or form. Oftentimes it is interlaced into many forms, such as, music, writing, artwork, fashion and much more. Like a tree, creativity grows and extends out into infinite directions rooting itself in society. One such artist is Brandon Boyd. During the day he is a contemporary artist and by night he is a singer-songwriter for an internationally recognized rock band, Incubus....   [tags: Art ]
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Super Leadership and Creativity Potential - Research Objectives The body of the literature on management and leadership primarily concentrate on the vibrant nature of the common organization. This paper augments the abundantly available literature on leadership studies for organizations. The minor intentions of this paper is to generate an forward motion that will induce other academics and scholars to focus on the topic of leadership at a much wider level having more comprehensive objectives in mind. The main focus would be to explore the link between super leadership behavior and creative potential through idea generation for an innovative and creative culture within organization....   [tags: Business, Super Leadership Approach] 804 words
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Music Training Increases the Creativity - ... A melodious soul is given from melodious music. Warriors are inspired by material music. People ask does music save lives, well the answer is no but it does preserve them (Edmundson). Music is important to every culture. Music is used for celebrations as well as during work. Music plays an important part in some churches. Music is also used in nonreligious ceremonies and spectacles. It is also used in sports, graduations, and parades. Before machines were made, labors sang songs to help make their work seem easier....   [tags: musicians, learning music]
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Affective States Influencing Creativity - Introduction The concept of affective states influencing creativity can be found documented as far back as the writings of Aristotle, in his words, “No great mind every existed without a touch of madness.” Exploration of this concept can be found in early studies conducted by Andreasen (1988), Jamison (1995), and Ludwig (1988). These researchers indicate high levels of affect disorders in persons who have achieved literary eminence. A multitude of studies comparing the role of affective states to genetics, cognition, personality, and intelligence, propose affective disorders consistently contribute to higher rates of creativity (Do I need to list all the studies or can this be stated in a b...   [tags: mental illness, bipolar disorder]
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Education Does Affect Creativity - ... An lecture was given by Sir Ken Robinson, who is an English author, speaker, and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education, and arts bodies. He graduated from the University of London. In the lecture, he talks about three themes. Firstly, he talks about the extraordinary evidences of human creativity. Secondly, he explains people’s trust in education. Finally, he goes over the relation between education and creativity. He suggests a point of being wrong is not the same thing of being creative....   [tags: cognitive ability, innovation]
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What Exactly is Creativity? - Creativity has always been a part of my life. From a very young age, I fell in love with both writing and acting. In high school, I surrounded people with similar passions, and I noticed a somewhat disturbing pattern: it seemed to me that these people, most of whom I dearly loved, carried around far more baggage than others. Not long after I realized this, I saw this quote from Ursula LeGuin: “The creative adult is the child who survived.” I began to wonder if there was a connection between creative expression and a person’s history....   [tags: personality, mental health, mental illness]
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How Creativity Became Institutionalized? - The cognitive process of creativity has become nearly an essential skill in everyone’s life within last decade. We may argue whether the creative thinking has been in the center of development throughout history but for some reason, our society publicly craves for it more than ever before. Ken Robinson’s TED Talk “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” (Robinson, 2006) has more than 13 million viewers. Tony Blair claimed in 1999 that “the 21st Century will be dominated by the exploitation of creative minds”(Fletcher, 1999)....   [tags: Edward De Bono, ken robinson]
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Creativity and Adolescent Behavior - ... Results also indicate a significant decrease in conduct and emotional problem amongst the children who participated. Most importantly, creative projects and specialized youth program improve the psychological well-being of at-risk children. Nabors, Proescher, and DeSilva (2001) posit that these types of activities help at risk children cope with stress, build self-esteem, and benefit the child's behavioral and psychological development. Drake and Winner (2012) found that art therapy can actually be more effective when adolescents cope with sad life events....   [tags: psychological analysis] 2173 words
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Creativity Vs Academic Study - In “We Should Cherish Our Children’s Freedom to Think,” Kie Ho appeals to the growing trend of people in the United States who complain about the quality of the educational system. Ho supports this system and advises his readers to reconsider the characteristic virtues of the US education. He strongly emphasizes how it guarantees and even encourages and supports its students’ freedom, particularly the freedom of self-expression. In general, I would agree with Ho’s view that it’s very important to give children the opportunity to develop their creativity and freethinking....   [tags: KIe Ho, US Education System] 1848 words
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Imagination and Creativity: Inventions - If one was to think of the crowning achievement of mankind to date, what would it be. Would it be communication from pole to pole. Would it be being able to save millions of bits of data in a device no larger than a pin. Would it be traveling to space and back. All of these things are great; however, they are not the best thing that humans have achieved. The true paramount achievement of mankind is the use of imagination. This statement might be doubted by some. However, at the core of all achievements, mentioned or not, is imagination....   [tags: denim, ,morse code, printing press]
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Through Creativity Sparks Inspiration - ... I simply can’t imagine what went wrong. I do believe I fell asleep… bad idea that, falling asleep while whirling. Dangerous. No telling where one might wind up… speaking of that, where exactly am I?” Donita K. Paul’s themes in her novels are strongly rooted due to her passion with her relationship and knowledge of God. These beliefs portray these themes: anyone has an opportunity to change the world, age and status do not set limits, self-discovery, good vs. evil, the journey and route of life, everyone is longing for a perfect world where good has vanquished evil, life’s a quest with many pit stops to shape how the end will turn out, and when people write, they shouldn’t preach but ra...   [tags: writing, author, teaching, stories, relationships]
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Journalism, Real Creativity and Reactionary Creativity - Journalism, Real Creativity and Reactionary Creativity On January 1, 2002 I had finally finished authoring my latest fiction book, which is titled The Great Teen Fruit War, A 1960’ Novel. The work was quite a Promethean task to complete, having 162,000 words on 468 pages presented in 46 Chapters. When I read my final draft, I think I felt a little like Victor Frankenstein must have when he first fully viewed the monster that he had created. The Great Teen Fruit War is set in 1960’ Hammonton and involves conflict between the Blues, the sons of blueberry farmers and the Reds, the sons of peach farmers (please remember, a novel is fiction)....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 869 words
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Fostering Creativity - The subject of score one for creativity or idea in the organization or workplace, in varied tactics or approaches, is gaining recognition as a critical part in assisting businesses to achieve better returns or profits and keeping employees satisfied; leaders and management increasingly realize creativity as the groundwork of competition in business (Gardner, 2007). In order to survive and succeed in this highly competitive market, creativity is not only the necessity requirement in the 21st century for business enterprises or institutions, and it is also the prerequisite for individuals and employees (Florida, 2010)....   [tags: Marketing, Innovation] 2009 words
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How Important is Creativity in the World Market? - NACCCE definition of creaitivity: ‘Imaginative activity fashioned so as to produce outcomes that are both original and of value’ (NACCCE, 1999:94).Creativity can motivate children to learn new information through a creative outlook. One of the biggest issues teachers have is between teaching required content and integrating creativity into the daily sessions. The National Curriculum and state standard often create boundaries towards the teacher’s ability to develop the lesson, as the intention of including creativity sometimes resorts in a teacher centred learning environment....   [tags: products, teachers, pupils]
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Developing Creativity in Indonesian Elementary Schools - Following the high unemployment rate of Indonesian youths, the Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia urgently launched Character and Creativity Initiative (CCI) (Indonesia Launches GPF ‘Character and Creativity Initiative’ Education Initiative, 2013). The initiative, announced during 9 - 12 December 2013 educators training, recognises the lack of creativity development in Indonesian school system and the need of it. As creativity development begins in early age, Indonesian elementary schools should reform their current educational system in order to develop children’s creativity....   [tags: education, culture]
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The Current Educational System Suppresses Creativity - ... Should we not, therefore view the success of those embracing innovative thinking and increase the importance of the arts to the same level. Therefore my aim is to create a review in to 21st Century educational policies. Providing a clear argument against the current system and how it indirectly, if not directly, suppresses creativity among pupil. As according to a current polling system reinforces, with a vote at 69% in agreement.1 Along with backup from literary publications by known leading educators and education reformists, such as Sir Ken Robinson, to conclude that for a brighter future the system has to revolutionised.2 In regards to policies within The Scottish Government, Educati...   [tags: arts, success, curriculum] 682 words
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Abolishing High School: The Pursuit of Creativity, Interest, and Adulthood - ... I never had that [before]” (Source 4). How would abolishing the traditional high school setting help students to better express themselves. If anything, it would make it worse, because in school students have the opportunity to take music, art, and creative writing classes that allow them to be creative and expressive. Leon Botstein secondly argues that students do not really want to learn or be in school. While students may say that they dislike school and that they do not really wish to go every day, every child has the inherent desire to learn....   [tags: teenagers, learning, cliques, creative] 1157 words
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Change in Human Development and the Minds Birth of Creativity - ... Now recollecting my memory bank I can remember the first assignment which intrigued me when I seen the picture of the footprints on the moon and footprints in the volcanic ash. The first image of the footprints in volcanic ash fault would be cultural and biological because we had to stand on our own two feet at one point in time. One small step for man, one giant step for mankind would recall the second image. The fields of anthropologies brought together the image space, and earth ancient artifacts coexist they left by earlier cultures because mans strive for curiosity....   [tags: human and planetary evolution] 2007 words
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