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a presentation on inculcating creative thinking in both children and adults. includes tips to become more creative.

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  • How long can we live without ideas? Physical brain can create abstract ideas. Everyone is equally gifted. No physical deficiency that prevents one from getting ideas. Nothing called ideation talent, or laser beam like insight, or anything extraordinary. Not true that some see order where others see chaos. If necessity is the mother of invention, creativity is the father; necessity and creativity together make the most ideal atmosphere for generating new ideas.
  • What is an idea? Difficult to define, such as what is a tiger? Everybody knows what a tiger is, but it is very difficult to say what it is. There is nothing unusual about creative activity. – Bronowski Getting a new idea is like creating a new recipe. It does not require genius, or a Nobel laureate, or an advertising hotshot or a first class inventor.
  • “ Full many a gem of ray serene/ The dark unfathomed oceans bear Full many a flower born to blush unseen/ And waste its sweetness in the air”
  • How can we get more ideas, more frequently. Those who know ideas exist, come up with ideas. Those who don’t believe ideas exist, don’t come up with them.
  • Exactly. Exactly. Exactly. Exactly. Exactly. Exactly. And what else could be half of thirteen. Search for more answers, newer answers. You are full of ideas.
  • The more you rack your brains, the more you search, the more you dare, the more you explore, the more you try, the more answers you will find. It does not stop here. Continue thinking about this. Ask your friends, your relatives, your mother, your children, your teachers, your neighbors, your strangers, everybody and anybody. More important than any of these, ask yourself, as frequently and as repeatedly as possible. Every time, come up with a different answer.
  • Ramanujam solved a problem because he thought there was a solution. Real life problems are not like yes-no questions. They can be resolved in various ways. Arthur Koestler – the mere belief that a problem is soluble means half the game is won. If you have understood the question, you have earned half the marks. There is always another idea. Another solution. Accept it. Edison believed, he knew, there were ideas in the air. So he found them.
  • Some people believe that they are surrounded by ideas. They are the ones who get them. Getting an idea doesn’t depend upon the time, the place or the occasion – what you are eating, how you are dressed, when you have time to think. Ideas can occur anytime, anywhere, to anybody – when you are eating your lunch, when you are taking your bath, when you are riding your bike, as long as you believe they exist. Believe. Ideas do exist.
  • Long ago I used to tell my students that for every problem there was a solution, I was wrong. Now I know that for every problem, there are many solutions, may be thousands, may be innumerable. I was worried about the quick exhausting repertoire of filmi tunes. 1200 different kinds of barbed wire. Recipe books – countless in number. Lions International Peace Poster Contest – in 190 countries – several thousands of entries every year. In 1931, Lincoln Steffen said nothing in this world is done yet.Everything remains to be accomplished still. There is so much more to do. The best poem is not yet written. The best book is not yet written.The best athlete is not yet born. The best structure is not yet built. The perfect railroad, the perfect roadway, the perfect television, the perfect microphone are awaiting you. Every subject is waiting for a Darwin of Newton. Nothing is done yet. Everything awaits you. Students in colleges are told what is known, this is nothing.
  • There are many different factors contributing to creation of new ideas. These are some. Let us see each one of them in detail. What is thinking afresh?
  • Joke: Write in your own words. Joke: Write an assay on Cow. James Thurber – going a different way in the NCC parade. Puzzles, illusions are good examples of lateral thinking.
  • Fun is the best way to get into the idea conditon. People with ideas are usually not serious. Humor and ideas go together. The best creative outputs are achieved by the teams that have the most fun. Ideas come where fun is, not the other way around. In every field people who enjoy doing what they are doing, do it best.
  • Children break rules because they do not know there are rules. If it is not fun, why do it at all? If it is not fun, you are wasting your life.
  • Comics and children’s literature are some wonderful resources of creativity.
  • Children find extraordinary and exciting relationships among seemingly unrelated things. They paint trees orange, they hang cars in the sky. They study intently a blade of grass, a butterfly, a spoon with a sense of wonder – things that we take for granted. Children are natural born scientists – Carl Sagan They ask deep probing scientific questions – why is the sky blue, not orange, why do we have toes, why do we go to temples, why do not cars have petrol caps on either side, why do we not have foot pedals for all taps, why do not refrigerators have pullout drawers, why does a certain TC look like it its, why something is the way it is. As they grow older, they lose that curiosity and get used to the routine and hardly ask questions. Neil Postman said children enter schools as question marks and leave as periods. Become a question mark again.
  • Become a child again. Ask yourself why something is the way it is. If you don’t find an answer that makes sense to you, there is room for improvement. Let the child in you come out. Be not afraid. Ask yourself – how you would solve a problem if you were just six or four.
  • It may be anything. It depends on how look at it and what you look for.
  • We don’t know one millionth of one percent about anything, Example: a meatpacker was asked a million question before ‘another session’ of questions. Don’t skip this. This is very important. Gather information from every possible source.
  • When we did not play the game we did not see any. When we are not looking for it, we don’t find any. When we look for the white car, we see it all over. When I decided to a buy a new car, I saw them everywhere. Seeing is just keeping your eyes open. It doesn’t require an effort. But looking is different. It requires effort and commitment. Discover the magic of looking. Drop your heads down and recall what and how much have you seen. Keep your eyes open. If there is nothing physical that prevents you from learning painting, there must be something mental that prevents you from doing it. – Hal Silverman Buy a good note book, write in it everyday something that you saw that day. Once a month sit down and read what you have written. When the book is full, fill another, yet another – all your life.
  • Difficult to say how to get courage, but you must get courage. Courage is not the absence of fear, it is the ability to move forward in spite of being afraid, in spite of the danger lurking, in spite of the despair.
  • Every time your idea is rejected, you find a new opportunity to improve upon it. Every failure is a stepping stone. You can always get another idea – maybe a better one. Today, as an author, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, lecturer, poet and visionary, Ray Bradbury is known as one of America's greatest creative geniuses
  • Original ideas can challenge fundamental issues. They question beliefs, values, established principles. Original ideas can change things drastically. Everyone is afraid, everyone. We cannot propose new ideas without offending some, without risking disapproval, or outright rejection.
  • Take a chance. Combine things in a way they were never combined before. If you don’t take a chance, you don’t get the idea.
  • If speed is the major advantage of your product, ask what is the slowest, what is the fastest, what is the most convenient, what is the unique.Its economy, dependability, durability, simplicity.
  • The greatest of the achievement in science or arts or any field are the result of breaking the rules. Rules etched in the minds of people.
  • What if this product were smaller, larger, thinner, fatter, faster, slower, darker, brighter, a different color, cheaper, costlier, more convenient, less convenient. If it were a person,if it were an animal.

Inculcating creativity Inculcating creativity Presentation Transcript

  • cReATiVitY : father of invention m n RAJU
  • cReAtiVitY
    • What?
    • Why?
    • How?
    m n RAJU
    • What
    • is
    • creativity?
    cReAtiVitY m n RAJU View slide
    • " Creativity is inventing, experimenting, growing, taking risks, breaking rules, making mistakes, and having fun.”
    • - Mary Lou Cook
    krieiTIvity m n RAJU View slide
  • cReAtiVitY
    • What?
    • Why?
    • How?
    m n RAJU
  • cReAtivitY
    • Why
    • Creativity?
    m n RAJU
  • X Talent – look at the talented, but unsuccessful X Wealth – look at the born-rich who die poor X Genius – look at the ignored genius X Education – look at the educated failures X Luck – look at the toppled emperors m n RAJU No substitute to CREATIVITY
  • cReAtiVitY
    • What?
    • Why?
    • How?
    m n RAJU
  • cReATiVitY
    • How to father
    • creativity?
    m n RAJU
  • WHAT IS HALF OF FULL m n RAJU
  • HALF OF FULL can be . . . .
    • Half
    • ½
    • 50%
    • 50 cents
    • FU/LL
    • FL/UL
    • 30 mts
    • Incomplete
    • 2 (half of four letters)
    • 375 ml
    • First Part of a play/movie
    • What is full?
    • There is always another answer.
    • You just have to
    • for it .
    m n RAJU
    • bELIEVE that iDEAS eXIST
    • tHINK dIFFERENT
    • lEARN tO lAUGH
    • bECOME a cHILD
    • dEFINE tHE pROBLEM
    • lEARN tO lOOK
    • bE cOURAGEOUS
    • lEARN hOW tO cOMBINE
    m n RAJU
  • IDEAS EXIST m n RAJU idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea idea
  • Haven’t ideas exhausted?
    • Innumerable
    • Filmy tunes
    • Recipes
    • Lions Peace Poster Contest
    • 1500 kinds of barbed wire patented
    m n RAJU
    • bELIEVE that iDEAS eXIST
    • tHINK dIFFERENT
    • lEARN tO lAUGH
    • bECOME a cHILD
    • dEFINE tHE pROBLEM
    • lEARN tO lOOK
    • bE cOURAGEOUS
    • lEARN hOW tO cOMBINE
    m n RAJU
  • - afresh - unique - different - lateral - outside the box m n RAJU THINK How to father creativity?
  • m n RAJU Old or Young
  • LATERAL THINKING
    • Reformulate the problem
    • Reducing the number of elevator users?
    • Why are we not growing?
    • What new services can we offer?
    m n RAJU
    • bELIEVE that iDEAS eXIST
    • tHINK dIFFERENT
    • lEARN tO lAUGH
    • bECOME a cHILD
    • dEFINE tHE pROBLEM
    • lEARN tO lOOK
    • bE cOURAGEOUS
    • lEARN hOW tO cOMBINE
    m n RAJU
  • HAVE FUN!
    • BREAK RULES
    • BE ILLOGICAL
    • BE SILLY
    • BE FREE
    m n RAJU
  • m n RAJU
    • bELIEVE that iDEAS eXIST
    • tHINK dIFFERENT
    • lEARN tO lAUGH
    • bECOME a cHILD
    • dEFINE tHE pROBLEM
    • lEARN tO lOOK
    • bE cOURAGEOUS
    • lEARN hOW tO cOMBINE
    m n RAJU
  • m n RAJU
    • bELIEVE – iDEAS eXIST
    • tHINK dIFFERENT
    • lEARN tO lAUGH
    • bECOME a cHILD
    • dEFINE tHE pROBLEM
    • lEARN tO lOOK
    • bE cOURAGEOUS
    • lEARN hOW tO cOMBINE
    m n RAJU
  • Define the Problem . . .
    • ‘ It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.’
    • – James Thurber
    • ‘ The formulation of a problem is often more essential than its solution’ - Einstein
    m n RAJU
  • What’s it?
  • a h r n o m t o
    • Ask, ask, ask, ask, ask, ask, ask, ask.
    • Information is a springboard .
    m n RAJU G T E I F R A I N
    • bELIEVE – iDEAS eXIST
    • tHINK dIFFERENT
    • lEARN tO lAUGH
    • bECOME a cHILD
    • dEFINE tHE pROBLEM
    • lEARN tO lOOK
    • bE cOURAGEOUS
    • lEARN hOW tO cOMBINE
    m n RAJU
  • ‘ The seeing see little’ – Helen Keller’s Speech LEARN HOW TO White car Game Heads down – and answer questions - discover the magic of seeing
  • m n RAJU If you find 6 – Ordinary Power of Observation If you find 7 – Average Power of Observation If you find 8 – You are Observant If you find 9 – You are Observant, Intuitive & Creative
    • bELIEVE – iDEAS eXIST
    • tHINK dIFFERENT
    • lEARN tO lAUGH
    • bECOME a cHILD
    • dEFINE tHE pROBLEM
    • lEARN tO lOOK
    • bE cOURAGEOUS
    • lEARN hOW tO cOMBINE
    m n RAJU
  • Whether you think you can or you can’t, you are right. – Henry Ford m n RAJU
  • BE COURAGEOUS
    • Fear of rejection shuts down the idea factory
    m n RAJU “ EVERY IDEA HAS TO PASS THROUGH THREE STAGES: - RIDICULE - OPPOSITION - ACCEPTANCE.” - Swamy Vivekananda ‘ I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.’ - Edison
  • Creativity may need persistence!
    • Every rejection is an opportunity
    • Ray Bradbury – Weekly stories for ten years before the smash hit
    • Kepler – Nine years of work before finding the elliptical paths of planets
    • Galileo
    • Jesus
    m n RAJU
  • m n RAJU Abraham Lincoln Failure/Success Story 1832 Lost job & Defeated for state legislature 1833 Failed in business 1835 Sweetheart died 1836 Had nervous breakdown 1838 Defeated for Speaker 1843 Defeated for nomination for Congress 1848 Lost re-nomination 1849 Rejected for land officer 1854 Defeated for U.S. Senate 1856 Defeated for Vice President Nomination 1858 Again defeated for U.S. Senate 1860   Elected President
  • m n RAJU Good things come to those who wait . . . Einstein
  • Every body is afraid, EVERYBODY!
    • He who sneers, also is afraid
    • Ideas can be potentially destructive
    • Ideas question beliefs and actions
    • Just blurt out your idea
    m n RAJU
  • No Idea is a Bad Idea!
    • Madam Curie – Radium
    • Roentgen – X-rays
    • Fleming – Penicillin
    • Somebody – Potato chips
    • Moral? Never cry over spilled milk. Find a use for it!!
    m n RAJU
    • bELIEVE – iDEAS eXIST
    • tHINK dIFFERENT
    • lEARN tO lAUGH
    • bECOME a cHILD
    • dEFINE tHE pROBLEM
    • lEARN tO lOOK
    • bE cOURAGEOUS
    • lEARN hOW tO cOMBINE
    m n RAJU
  • LEARN HOW TO COMBINE
    • Find Analogues
    • Break the Rules
    • Play ‘what if?’
    • Look to Other Fields
    • Take Chances
    m n RAJU
  • m n RAJU
  • LOOK FOR ANALOGUES
    • What is it similar?
    • What is it dissimilar?
    m n RAJU
  • Break the Rules
    • Rules are a great way to get ideas -
    • All you have to do is to break them!
      • Picasso
      • Freud
      • Pasteur
      • G M Hopkins
      • e e cummins
    m n RAJU
  • PLAY ‘WHAT IF?’
    • Come up with a different way to present your product or service
    m n RAJU
  • SEARCH FOR THE IDEA
    • Think of TWENTY uses for the paperclip in TWO minutes
    m n RAJU
  • Inculcating Creativity in Children Allow time Avoid judgments Show real interest Accept child’s decisions Appreciate ideas Follow child’s interest Promote play Ask open-ended questions Encourage trying out new ideas Play What If Ignore mistakes Be optimistic Downplay Rules