The Creative Crisis

Studies Show in the U.S. Creativity has Decreased Since 1990

Dr. Kyung-Hee Kim, an Associate Professor of Creativity & Innovation, has an interesting and eye opening series of videos on “the Creativity Crisis (Kim, 2011).  She has been featured in Newsweek and has opened a national and international dialogue on the importance of creativity in education and business. Check out the video above.

If yesterday’s fiction is today’s reality,
then today’s fiction will be tomorrows reality.

The importance of creativity in education and business should not be underestimated, as more and more schools in the U.S cut funding for the arts and music programs they are eliminating an important foundation for students to become problem solvers.

 

Creativity needs to be a part of every culture!
Creativity needs to be a part of every culture!

What fosters creativity?

Creative Climate: A climate that supports ideas, collaboration, free expression, challenge, debate, risk taking.  Allow students freedom to make mistakes and errors. A creative climate allows for development, encourages curiosity and  imagination.

Creative Attitude: Curious, passionate, persistent, optimistic, spontaneous, unconventional, risk takers, reflective, verbally expressive, emotionally sensitive. A creative attitude allows for creative thinking.

Ignore idea killers!

Creative Thinking: Convergent thinking and Divergent thinking is necessary for creative thinking.

Convergent thinking is typically black and white. Convergent thinking is the type of thinking that focuses on coming up with the single, well-established answer to a problem.

Divergent thinking sorts through more ideas and combinations of ‘data’ which generates more ideas into our mind. The more ideas we have the more creative combinations we can generate.
Sources:
Creativity Defined – Video

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