A few books to start with:                         Creativity: flow and the psychology of discovery and invention          ...
Questions:                         How do we teach creativity?                         What exactly is creativity?        ...
A short argument                         Definitions, distinctions                           Two new theories              ...
(Why we need critical thinking)Saturday, March 17, 12
r world is like   W hat ou                         (Why we need creativity)Saturday, March 17, 12
A short argument       Definitions, distinctions                         Two new theories                         Theory in...
Taxonomies of Educational Objectives:                            Anderson &       Marzano &     Bloom (1956)           Kra...
What is innovation?                                                                       tionary)                        ...
Convergent Thinking             Divergent Thinking     Information                       Solutions                        ...
A short argument                         Definitions, distinctions    Two new theories                           Theory in ...
Two ways to understand Creativity:                         Three Regions for Creativity                         A Taxonomy...
ree Regions for Creativity            Mental                         Modal                                            Mat...
Brabantio                                                                  = Trust                                        ...
How do I teach creativity?                                               Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the Classr...
A Taxonomy of Creative Design:                 Novelty in                         Form                                Gene...
A short argument                         Definitions, distinctions                           Two new theories    Theory in ...
Content is king (or queen)                      Simplicity marks the best                                                 ...
Assessing Creativity?                         (not the bugaboo we think it is)                                  If our pur...
A short argument                         Definitions, distinctions                           Two new theories              ...
Thank you!         Peter Nilsson         pbnilsson@gmail.com         @pnilssonSaturday, March 17, 12
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Nilsson - Creativity in the Classroom (NAIS, SXSW)

  1. 1. A few books to start with: Creativity: flow and the psychology of discovery and invention Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi ...for reflective thinking about creatives Creativity 101 James C. Kaufman ...for some cognitive science and creativity Where Good Ideas Come From Steven Johnson ...for innovation in culture Creativity in the Classroom: Promoting Innovative Work Peter Nilsson - SXSWedu - 3/7/2012 @pnilssonSaturday, March 17, 12
  2. 2. Questions: How do we teach creativity? What exactly is creativity? What is the relationship between creativity and critical thinking? How do we assess creativity? Where does this fit in our already busy lives? Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  3. 3. A short argument Definitions, distinctions Two new theories Theory in practice Closing thoughts Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  4. 4. (Why we need critical thinking)Saturday, March 17, 12
  5. 5. r world is like W hat ou (Why we need creativity)Saturday, March 17, 12
  6. 6. A short argument Definitions, distinctions Two new theories Theory in practice Closing thoughts Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  7. 7. Taxonomies of Educational Objectives: Anderson & Marzano & Bloom (1956) Krathwohl (2001) Kendall (2006) PISA (2000) Evaluation Create Self-System inking Communicate Synthesis Evaluate Metacognition Construct Analysis Analyze Knowledge Utilization Evaluate Application Apply Analysis Integrate Comprehension Understand Comprehension Manage Knowledge Remember Retrieval Access Le s s o n s : a l l o we d s i x o bje c t i ve s . ) - ( We’re o n l y a n d o ve r l a p. s s ign i f ic a n t ag re e me n t - Th e re i This scaffolds Critical Thinking. Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  8. 8. What is innovation? tionary) ple D ic duct (Ap r pro d, id ea, o ew m etho n A eople va lue P creating value by implementing necial e er w ideas A new poo cr n uct, p d comm practice anver rocess or service t to d yisids ne elo haas s n isc t i i d on an organiz e n o w avenues foirdsolv tinuous fr ation’s misf sikn. form s ing proble om prior on ms and ful s nowl filling t tra edg Inv t ha eo enroce ss r id line tio ttom eas allhaseatbo results ep n ange that produces more-than-cre rg viit t m aatiinny y b t er A ch +E oa xpl pens w hen ben wh toia a a ht p efit ti on is tio Inn ova n Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  9. 9. Convergent Thinking Divergent Thinking Information Solutions Solution(s) Prompt Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  10. 10. A short argument Definitions, distinctions Two new theories Theory in practice Closing thoughts Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  11. 11. Two ways to understand Creativity: Three Regions for Creativity A Taxonomy of Creative Design Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  12. 12. ree Regions for Creativity Mental Modal Material Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  13. 13. Brabantio = Trust = Hatred = Deception Cassio Othello Roderigo Iago Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  14. 14. How do I teach creativity? Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  15. 15. A Taxonomy of Creative Design: Novelty in Form Genesis (Original Creation) Transformation Combination Variation Novelty in C u ra tio n Imitation Content Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  16. 16. A short argument Definitions, distinctions Two new theories Theory in practice Closing thoughts Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  17. 17. Content is king (or queen) Simplicity marks the best creative work Barcelona Chair Mies Van Der Rohe Creating Successfully Ranch House Floor Plan Steven Johnson, via Louis Pasteur Restriction promotes innovation “Chance favors the connected mind” Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  18. 18. Assessing Creativity? (not the bugaboo we think it is) If our purpose is clear, and our guidelines narrow, then we have a definitive rubric for evaluating creative work. Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  19. 19. A short argument Definitions, distinctions Two new theories Theory in practice Closing thoughts Nilsson - SXSWedu 2012 - Creativity in the ClassroomSaturday, March 17, 12
  20. 20. Thank you! Peter Nilsson pbnilsson@gmail.com @pnilssonSaturday, March 17, 12

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