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  • 1. Creativity in Higher Education: helping students achieve their true creative potential David J. Adams UK Centre for Bioscience and Faculty of Biological Sciences, University of Leeds
  • 2. Students and creativity
    • Solve problems creatively
    • Work creatively with existing ideas
    • Generate ideas
  • 3. Creativity training
  • 4. Creative frameworks ‘ The Create Process’ (http://www.diegm.uniud.it/create/)
    • Predisposition: work environment, culture
    • External mapping
    • Internal mapping
    • Idea generation
    • Evaluation
  • 5. Creative environments
  • 6. Creativity and chocolate
  • 7. Creativity and music
  • 8. Creative uses for CDs
  • 9. Creative frameworks Diverge 1 Objective Finding Diverge Converge Converge Converge Converge Diverge Diverge 6 Acceptance Finding Osborn-Parnes Creative Problem Solving (CPS) 2 Fact Finding 3 Problem Finding 4 Idea Finding 5 Solution Finding Steps Stages 1 - 3 Identifying and Clarifying the Challenge 4 - 5 Generating and Evaluating Ideas 6 Implementing solutions
  • 10. ‘ Whole brain thinking’
    • DIVERGENT
    • or ‘RIGHT BRAIN’ or
    • ‘ K A L E I D O S C O P E’
    • THINKING
    • Intuition
    • Imagination
    • Questioning
    • Re-arranging
    • New perspectives
    • CONVERGENT
    • or ‘LEFT BRAIN’
    • THINKING
    • Logical
    • Rational
    • Selection
    • Evaluation
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  • 11. New perspectives?
  • 12. Creativity in the Biosciences Website
  • 13. Creativity in the Biosciences website
    • Cutting edge research (short films)
    • Promotion of creativity in individuals
    • Group chat’ and ‘Fridge magnets’
    • Structured group sessions
  • 14. Promoting creativity in individuals Analogies Brainstorming and mind-mapping Challenging assumptions Clich é s and proverbs Curiosity Google-storming Idea dump Importance of a fresh eye Personal analogy Synonyms SCAMPER
  • 15. Curiosity/inspiration from the unusual: Kevlar ‘ Chance favours only the prepared mind’ Louis Pasteur
  • 16. Challenging assumptions Dyson iMac Polymerase Chain Reaction
  • 17. Challenging assumptions
  • 18. Challenging assumptions ‘ THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX’
  • 19. Analogy Hubble telescope Showerhead
  • 20. Analogy: bio-inspiration Leaves/crisps Lotus leaf/self-cleaning paint Cocklebur/Velcro Woodpecker/crash helmet
  • 21. Brainstorming and mindmapping Freemind: http://freemind.sourceforge.net
  • 22. S.C.A.M.P.E.R. (a checklist of questions)
    • S ubstitute – WHAT ELSE COULD WE DO/USE INSTEAD?
    • C ombine – BLEND METHODS/MATERIALS/IDEAS?
    • A dapt – COPY EXISTING APPROACH IN NEW CONTEXT?
    • M odify – CHANGE MEANING, SIZE, FREQUENCY etc.?
    • P ut to other uses – RE-PURPOSE MATERIALS?
    • E liminate – DIVIDE, SEPARATE, SUBTRACT, DELETE?
    • R earrange/ R everse – DO THE OPPOSITE, WORK BACKWARDS?
  • 23. S.C.A.M.P.E.R. (a checklist of questions) S ubstitute P ut to other uses C ombine E liminate A dapt R earrange / R everse M odify
  • 24. Entrepreneurship in H.E. conference and S.C.A.M.P.E.R. S ubstitute – entrepreneurs in schools C ombine – with research-led teaching A dapt – what’s happening in other countries? M odify – entrepreneurship in HE and industry P ut to other uses – advertise new initiatives E liminate – focus on e.g. bioscience R earrange/ R everse – seek students’ views
  • 25. Incubate and communicate
  • 26. Group chat and ‘Fridge magnets’
  • 27. Submitting ideas/ ‘Fridge magnets’
  • 28. Promoting creativity in groups
    • Group brainstorming
    • Lotus blossom
    • Six Thinking Hats
  • 29. Promoting creativity in groups Brainstorming: Post-its
  • 30. Devise novel approaches for solubilization and stabilization of proteins Promoting creativity in groups Brainstorming: Grid
  • 31. Promoting creativity in groups Six Thinking Hats
  • 32. Promoting creativity in groups: Lotus Blossom
  • 33. Acknowledgements
    • Many thanks to:
    • Paul Grimshaw
    • Steve Paxton
  • 34. Creativity and Research-led Teaching website THE SITE IS AVAILABLE TO USERS OUTSIDE LEEDS: http://www.fbs.leeds.ac.uk/creativity/