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  1. 1. There Should Be More Creativity In Education By Paul Palo
  2. 2. The Definition of Creativity <ul><li>The ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness </li></ul>
  3. 3. Effects of Creativity in Classrooms <ul><li>Impressive results from a Norwegian cultural school model now inspire Nordic politicians from all countries. Dance, drama and theatre will help pupils become committed and do well at school everywhere in the Nordic region… </li></ul>
  4. 4. Effects of Creativity in Classrooms Continued <ul><li>Politicians in all the Nordic countries have carried out a preliminary study on what importance of creative subjects like drama, dance and theatre have on the well-being and academic achievements of school pupils. The result was clear-cut. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Basic Principles of Creativity <ul><li>CPS and other methods are based on some basic principles that can be taught as a part of these methods or alone. </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of such principles are: </li></ul><ul><li>- Delay the judgments and comments </li></ul><ul><li>- Wait before you choose </li></ul><ul><li>- Identify the strong or positive parts… </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Basic Principles of Creativity continued <ul><li>Divergence before convergence </li></ul><ul><li>- Individual contributions put together to a whole </li></ul><ul><li>- Use of different channels of sensing (ear, eye, nose etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>- Separate the problem solving process ( facts and ideas) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ken Robinson on Creativity <ul><li>He said finding one's element(s) is not only essential to finding personal fulfillment, purpose and meaning, but it's essential to the balance of our communities. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ken Robinson on Creativity Continued <ul><li>Plus, he said it has a bottom-line economic implication. &quot;We are living in times of absolute revolution,&quot; he told the audience of more than 500 people. &quot;Revolution demands that we think differently.&quot; </li></ul>
  9. 9. Creativity Fact <ul><li>The notion that geniuses such as Shakespeare, Picasso and Mozart were `gifted' is a myth, according to a recent study at Exeter University. Researchers examined outstanding performances in the arts, mathematics and sports, to find out if “the widespread belief that to reach high levels of ability a person must possess an innate potential called talent.” </li></ul>
  10. 10. Creativity for Success <ul><li>Creativity and innovation are important keys to success in today's rapidly changing world. Process improvement, problem solving, recruiting, retaining and motivating employees, decision making, dealing with limited resources, satisfying customers, and… </li></ul>
  11. 11. Creativity for Success Continued <ul><li>Rapidly changing technology are all examples of business realities that require creative solutions. Yet, innovative thinkers are often tough to find today. </li></ul><ul><li>-Kathleen Wheelihan </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Importance of Creativity in Education <ul><li>Art, music, dance and creative writing have been set aside in schools in order to focus on academics. This year, an estimated 1.25 million kids will leave school without earning a high school diploma — that’s approximately 7,000 students every day of the academic year. The National Education Association has not pin pointed a reason for the drop out rate. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>“All children are born artists, the problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.” </li></ul><ul><li>-Picasso </li></ul>