What is Creativity?
Creative Thinking as Divine Inspiration or Human Trait
It took some time for the humanity to accept ‘creativity’ as a possible human ‘trait’.
It was during the Renaissance that creativity was first seen, not as a matter of divine inspiration, but as a gift of a great learned man to imitate God’s ability to create. As Prometheus stole the fire of the Gods and brought it to the mankind, humanity needed to steal the secret of ‘creation’ from Gods and understand its essence.Read more What is Creativity
Help Children Learn
One of the biggest problems of education today is that the ‘factory model’ of teaching: the top-down approach and the rewards-and-punishments approach, limit students’ ability to contribute with their imagination and creativity.
The system needs a shift in focus: from one that teaches children a curriculum, to the one that inspires lifelong learning. Education has to shift from conveying knowledge in a static curriculum package to enabling teachers and students to view knowledge as a dynamic entity that is constantly changing.Read more Shifting education goals