Creativity is as important to me as air.
This post is based on an Ignite talk I gave at the Learning at Schools Unconference at Sky City at the end of January.
Titled Catalysts for Curiosity and Creativity, in 5 minutes I briefly covered some suggestions for how teachers can enable students to unleash their creativity. Many of the ideas stem from 2 amazing books I read over summer: Can Computers Keep Secrets by Tom Barrett (from NoTosh) and Creative Confidence by Tom & David Kelley (of IDEO fame). I highly recommend reading both of these books!
When someone mentions curiosity to me, I think of:
- a sense of childlike wonder
- eyes wide open
- looking for new ideas to identify and explore
For me, I link this very closely with creativity. Yet so many people (like they do with Maths) say “I’m not creative.”
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