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Reasons for teaching creativity.

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  1. 1. THE VALUE OF CREATIVITY By Joshua Donaldson
  2. 2. CREATIVITY IS NECESSARY FOR GLOBAL COMPETITION. “If students leave school without knowing how to continuously create and innovate, they will be underprepared for the challenges of society and the workforce. “ (NEA)
  3. 3. CREATIVITY PRODUCES A VISION. “Successful individuals are those who have creative skills, to produce a vision for how they intend to make the world a better place for everyone; analytical intellectual skills, to assess their vision and those of others; practical intellectual skills, to carry out their vision and persuade people of its value; and wisdom, to ensure that their vision is not a selfish one.” Robert Sternberg, Tufts University (NEA)
  4. 4. TWENTY PERCENT RULE Most successful businesses allow their employees to spend 20% of their work time exploring new ideas and thinking creatively. (Kristin Hicks)
  5. 5. COLLABORATION Thinking creatively involves collaboration with others. Thomas Edison had more than 1100 patents but his talent lay in “mobilizing other people.” (Azzam)
  6. 6. CREATIVITY IS INTELLIGENCE HAVING FUN. – ALBERT EINSTEIN Creativity makes learning fun. Students are given choices which makes learning more appealing! Therefore, teaching is successful.
  7. 7. MAKING CONNECTIONS “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn't really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That's because they were able to connect experiences they've had and synthesize new things.” – Steve Jobs.
  8. 8. References Azzam, A.M. (2009). Why creativity now? A conversation with sir keen robinson. Teaching for the 21st Century. 67(1), 22-26. Hicks, K. (2015). Why creativity in the classroom matters more than ever. Edudemic. Retrieved from Love, D. (2016). Steve jobs’s 13 most inspiring quotes. Retrieved from Preparing 21st century students for a global society. (2015). National Education Association. Retrieved from