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PE SG Creativity


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  • 1. Creativity
  • 2. What is Creativity?
    • Are these clips examples of creativity?
    • Is this?
  • 3. Creativity Defined
    • The Dictionary defines “creativity ” as . . .
    • “ the ability to transcend traditional ideas , rules, patterns, relationships etc. and to create meaningful new ideas , forms, methods, interpretations etc. originality, progressiveness, or imagination”
      • Creativity (or creativeness ) is a mental process involving the generation of new ideas or concepts, or new associations between existing ideas or concepts. Wikipedia
      • Creative thinking should be both original and appropriate
  • 4. In simpler terms. . .
    • A simple modern conception of creativity is that it is simply the act of making something new.
    • Imagination
    • Innovation
    • originality and appropriateness
    • New ideas… which work!
  • 5. Benefits of Creativity
    • In every activity, being creative is important.
    • In the most activities you require creativity in order to devise appropriate solutions to the specific problems you are faced with.
  • 6. Creativity in Games
    • Example - Attacker with ball must get past defenders .
    • Attacker’s creativity could provide the solution, as he could pass the defender by doing something new with the ball e.g. a new trick
    • OR . . The attacker do a something which is not necessarily new e.g. a step over in football/crossover in basketball.
    • This is an example of being RE-CREATIVE
    • Performing skills which have been done before, but in that individual player’s own unique way.
  • 7. Creativity in Dance
    • In dance, being creative plays a very important role in the expression of emotions and ideas through movement, in an original way.
    • It is this expression of ideas, through creative movements (often linked with the accompanying music) which allows the dance to be easily interpreted.
    • This, of course, is very important as the aim of most dance performance is to convey an idea or express and emotion to an audience.
  • 8. Summary
    • Creativity helps us as performers to invent new solutions to problems we are faced with in any activity.
    • Creative thinking should provide original and appropriate solutions to the problems faced.
    • When an individual performs their own unique version of something which has been done before, they are said to be being
    • re-creative.
  • 9. Task
    • 1) What is creativity?
    • 2) Choose an activity. Write down an example of why creativity is beneficial in that activity.
    • 3)Choose a different activity which you have participated in recently. Write down an example of how you were creative.
    • 4) What is re-creativity?
    • 5) In dance, why is creativity important?