Igniting Creativity: Creativity Matters

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Creativity Matters

This presentation was developed for the New Mexico Art Education Association Taos Conference, November 2015.1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw9BTforFHU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fw9BTforFHUGreat short video by Americans for the Arts2

Creativity Matters

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Portrait by Lisa Congdon4

The Chinese want to learn how to teach their students to be more creative. That was my charge when I was invited to talk to teachers and students in China. This was the first slide of my presentation.5

Elizabeth Kinghttp://elizabethonline.com/blog/creativity-what-is-it-anyway6

What is Creativity?

Creativity is the ability to generate new ideas and new connections between ideas, and ways to solve problems in any field or realm of our lives.

Many of us think of creativity as making something newlike a new song, poem, painting, or novel. Creativity is certainly involved in making art. However, creativity is much more than that. Without it, we wouldnt be able to work or solve problems in our daily lives. All people have the capacity to be creative. We can also nurture and increase our creativity.

Positivity, by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph. D.The 6 Myths of Creativity

What is creativity?Creativity is the ability to generate new ideas and new connections between ideas, and ways to solve problems in any field or realm of our lives. Many of us think of creativity as making something newlike a new song, poem, painting, or novel. Creativity is certainly involved in making art. However, creativity is much more than that. Without it, we wouldnt be able to work or solve problems in our daily lives. All people have the capacity to be creative. We can also nurture and increase our creativity.

Theres a link between creativity and positive emotions and, ultimately, happiness. Researchers have found that people are more likely to have a creative breakthrough if they were happy the day before. Creativity is less likely to be present with negative emotions such as fear, anger, sadness, and anxiety; it is positively associated with positive emotions such as joy, love, and curiosity.

Positive emotions and creativity make us feel interested in the world around us. The ability to be fascinated and allow ourselves to explore and discover makes us feel open and alive. Its also what draws us to learn new skills, perspectives, and ideasresources that we can draw on to solve lifes problems. This boosts our resilience and our satisfaction with lifeboth part of the equation for overall happiness.

Sources:Positivity, by Barbara L. Fredrickson, Ph. D.The 6 Myths of Creativity, Fast CompanyPsychology Today7

What is Creativity?

Creativity is a process that can be developed and managed.

Creativity begins with a foundation of knowledge, learning a discipline, and mastering whole brain thinking.

We learn to be creative by experimenting, exploring, questioning assumptions, using imagination and synthesizing information.

Linda Naiman, founder of Creativity at Work

Creativity is a process that can be developed and managed.

Creativity begins with a foundation of knowledge, learning a discipline, and masteringwhole brain thinking.

We learn to be creative by experimenting, exploring, questioning assumptions, using imagination and synthesizing information.

Linda Naiman, founder of Creativity at Work

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Framework for 21st Century LearningTo be successful in the future, our students will need the 4Cs:critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.

To be successful in the future, our students, digital natives, will need the 4Cs: Critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity.9

Daniel Pink is the guru of design thinking. He believes the future will be won by those who use the right side of their brains, the side that is emotional and creative.

Design thinking is another approach to creativity.10

David Kelley, from the D School at Stanford and IDEOCreativity is not the domain of only a chosen few.

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Check out Sir Ken Robinsons TED Talks about creativity online.12

The new National Visual Arts Standards support creativity through the artistic process of Creating: Conceiving and developing new artistic ideas and work.13

The 3 anchor standards are:1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work. 2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work. 3. Refine and complete artistic work.14

John Cleese: 5 Factors to Make You More CreativeSpace/Time/Time/Confidence/Humor

John Cleese (writer, actor, tall person) says creativity is a way of operating.Video Available at http://genius.com/John-cleese-lecture-on-creativity-annotated15

SpaceYou cant become playful, and therefore creative, if youre under your usual pressures.

Space: You cant become playful, and therefore creative, if youre under your usual pressures.Cartoon by Grant Snider, Incidental Comics

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TimeIts not enough to create space; you have to create your space for a specific period of time.

Time: Its not enough to create space; you have to create your space for a specific period of time.Cartoon by Grant Snider, Incidental Comics

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Time:Giving your mind as long as possible to come up with something original, and learning to tolerate the discomfort of pondering time and indecision.

Time: Giving your mind as long as possible to come up with something original, and learning to tolerate the discomfort of pondering time and indecision.18

ConfidenceNothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.

Confidence: Nothing will stop you being creative so effectively as the fear of making a mistake.Cartoon by Grant Snider, Incidental Comics

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HumorThe main evolutionary significance of humor is that it gets us from the closed mode to the open mode more quickly than anything else.

Humor: The main evolutionary significance of humor is that it gets us from the closed mode to the open mode more quickly than anything else.

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Cleeses Two Modes of Operating

Open: where we take a wide-angle, abstract view of the problem and allow the mind to ponder possible solutions.

Closed: where we zoom in on implementing a specific solution with narrow precision.

Cleeses Two Modes of Operating

Open: where we take a wide-angle, abstract view of the problem and allow the mind to ponder possible solutions.Closed: where we zoom in on implementing a specific solution with narrow precision.Open: TortoiseClosed: Rabbit21

Blooms Revised Taxonomy

Blooms Revised Taxonomy22

Bloom's Taxonomy is a multi-tiered model of classifying thinking according to six cognitive levels of complexity, first published in 1956. Bloom's six major categories were changed from noun to verb forms in 2001.

Bloom's Taxonomy is a multi-tiered model of classifying thinking according to six cognitive levels of complexity, first published in 1956. Bloom's six major categories were changed from noun to verb forms in 2001.

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Blooms Revised Taxonomy puts into writing what art teachers have known for years:

It is much more difficult - and a higher order of thinking to create something new rather than to apply evaluation to it.

Blooms Revised Taxonomy puts into writing what art teachers have known for years:It is much more difficult and a higher order of thinking to create something new rather than to apply evaluation to it.

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Blooms New TaxonomyPost these in your artroom.25

Why should you post the revised Blooms Taxonomy in your art room?

You can use it as a visual reminder for yourself. You can refer to it when asking students to identify the levels at which they are working throughout a project and during critique. It is also beneficial to have it on display when you are evaluated by an administrator.

Why should you post the revised Blooms Taxonomy in your art room?

You can use it as a visual reminder for yourself. You can refer to it when asking students to identify the levels at which they are working throughout a project and during critique. It is also beneficial to have it on display when you are evaluated by an administrator.

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The theory of loose parts, first proposed by architect Simon Nicholson in the 1970's, has begun to influence child-play experts and the people who design play spaces for children in a big way. Nicholson believed that it is the loose parts in our environment that will empower our creativity.Loose Parts Theory

The theory of loose parts first proposed by architect Simon Nicholson in the 1970's has begun to influence child-play experts and the people who design playspaces for children in a big way. Nicholson believed that it is the 'loose parts' in our environment that will empower our creativity.

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In anyenvironment, both the degree of inventiveness andcreativity, and thepossibilityof discovery, are directly proportional to the number and kind of variables in it. Simon Nicholson, Architect

In anyenvironment, both the degree of inventiveness andcreativity, and thepossibilityof discovery, are directly proportional to the number and kind of variables in it. ~ Simon Nicholson, Architect

Loose parts can be manufactured objects.35

An environment which is rich in open-ended materials and real materials, invokes children to experiment, engage, construct and invent; invites them to tinker, to manipulate and to play.

An environment which is rich in open-ended m