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Is creativity on a downhill slide?
Just as the business world seems to be competing to attract creative workers, students’ scores on tests of creative thinking appear to be declining. Education professor at the College of William and Mary Kyung Hee Kim analyzed scores from the … Continue reading
Conforming to divergency
My first experience with creative problem solving competitions involved a group of rather ambitious second graders. Rather than opting for the easier non-competitive primary challenge they insisted on a difficult one. They spent hours trying to build structures out of fragile materials such … Continue reading
Are children more creative?
If you listened to Sir Ken Robinson’s TED talk about “How Schools Kill Creativity” , you would assume most children enter school tremendously talented and creative and exit at the opposite end of the spectrum. It is an entertaining talk, including … Continue reading
The origin of originality
Start any discussions on the origin of creativity and you will quickly find the group divided. On one side people claim it is an innate trait. You are either born with or without it. Keep on pressing this faction and … Continue reading
Elaboration: the hardest part of creative writing
Elaboration is the process of presenting and developing an idea, by adding more detail to explain the exterior situation so that the reader gains privileged access to interior thoughts of authors. Forming creativity into a product that someone else can … Continue reading
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