Final ProductCRS580 Creativity Assessment: Measures and Methods               Buffalo State College                  Maria...
Introduction       I illustrated highlights of key concepts from Chapters 21 and 22 using my imagination, visualand concep...
Rationale & ReferencesI became interested in using emotions and metaphors for this assignment after reading the article:  ...
Original statement:Everyone has some creative talent!“Visual” metaphorsplaying emotionalroulette:(Mamacita, this chainsaw ...
Original statement:Creativity tends to flourishwhere it is valued“Visual” metaphorsplaying emotionalroulette:
Original statement: If creativity means having original ideas that are useful,                     it can relate to any ac...
Original statement:Motivation is a keyenabler of creativity!                   Shoot for the moon. Even if you            ...
Original statement:The capacity to imagine isalso a key enabler ofcreativity!“Conceptual” metaphors(visual and written)pla...
Original statement:The teacher’s definedcreativity was found tocovarywith their preferredway of teachingConceptual metapho...
Original statement:The teacher’s definedcreativity was found tocovarywith their preferredway of teachingI illustrated how ...
Original statement:The teacher’s definedcreativity was found tocovarywith their preferredway of teachingVisual metaphors &...
Emotions, emotions, emotions:“We are feeling machines that think!”                                                        ...
Original statement:Creativity ismultidimensional“Visual” metaphorsplaying emotionalroulette:
Original statement:To use a variety of                                                    changespsychological measures   ...
Original statement:The 21st Century education system facessignificant improvement challenges, andhas three key barriers:  ...
Daily Paradigm : creative focus,time management, and priority choice
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  1. 1. Final ProductCRS580 Creativity Assessment: Measures and Methods Buffalo State College Mariano Tosso December 2, 2012
  2. 2. Introduction I illustrated highlights of key concepts from Chapters 21 and 22 using my imagination, visualand conceptual reframing, to diverge into new perspectives. How? After selecting highlights/original statements of these chapters, I used my imagination to generate boards that containillustrative metaphors such as visuals, quotes, and conceptual sketches, sometimes intentionallyprovocative and incorporating humor.Brief description of my approach:- What’s unique & original? Most of the time, I used as springboard different emotions, totransform an original statement into emotionally colorful shadow projections via metaphors.-Divergence may hopefully bring across these concepts in a powerful way that provides enhancedemotional resonance to different people. Most of the time, divergent playing with an emotionalroulette was the tool selected for this purpose, which by its output hopefully reflects both, myimagination and conceptual understanding.-Besides emotions, I also used multiple intelligences and MBTI as divergent springboards.- Last, I included my conceptual visual expression of one of our daily paradigms. My creative transformation process: Emotionally Highlight Emotional colorful statements springboard shadow projections
  3. 3. Rationale & ReferencesI became interested in using emotions and metaphors for this assignment after reading the article: Todd I. Lubart& Isaac Getz (1997): Emotion, Metaphor, and the Creative Process, Creativity Research Journal, 10:4, 285-301 A number of ideas in the article captured my attention, and led me to explore them in practice via thisassignment: - Metaphor generation is a unique creative ability, and thus seemed relevant for creating my final product. There are conventional metaphors and novel ones, which bring new or unusual views. The later ones are the most useful ones to extend the insights a topic or problem. - The authors posited the power of emotions to access concepts with creative potential, in particular its usein metaphor creation. - Emotions are alike creativity, multidimensional, extremely rich! - Emotions are attached to concepts and images, and imprinted in our memory. - Metaphors are believed to generate emotional waves that propagate throughout the memory system. Depending on the target emotional make-up, metaphors achieve different resonating power. Thus, can help us to achieve memorable associations between distant concepts, and therefore, hopefully consolidate our learning about a specific topic. In summary, metaphors charged with emotions are a recipe for creative thinking and should lead to achieving memorable learning! My creative transformation process: Emotionally Highlight Emotional colorful statements springboard shadow projections
  4. 4. Original statement:Everyone has some creative talent!“Visual” metaphorsplaying emotionalroulette:(Mamacita, this chainsaw is dedicated to your sense of humor! )
  5. 5. Original statement:Creativity tends to flourishwhere it is valued“Visual” metaphorsplaying emotionalroulette:
  6. 6. Original statement: If creativity means having original ideas that are useful, it can relate to any activity in school and any subject in curriculum“Visual” metaphorsplaying emotionalroulette:
  7. 7. Original statement:Motivation is a keyenabler of creativity! Shoot for the moon. Even if you Inside (the creative experience) is miss, you’ll land among the stars. inquiry, the expansion of emotional Brian Littrell depth and range, the tuning of the“Written” metaphors spirit and the quest for meaning. Peter London(quotes)playingemotional roulette: If you can dream it, you can do it. Walt Disney An essential aspect of creativity is notEven if you fall on your face, being afraid to fail. Edwin Landyoure still moving forward.Victor Kiam One very important aspect of motivation is the willingness to stop and to look at things that no People often say that motivation one else has bothered to look at. doesnt last. Well, neither does This simple process of focusing bathing - thats why we recommend on things that are normally taken it daily. ZigZiglar Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. for granted is a powerful source Whatever has to be done, its always of creativity… Edward de Bono your choice. Wayne Dyer
  8. 8. Original statement:The capacity to imagine isalso a key enabler ofcreativity!“Conceptual” metaphors(visual and written)playing emotionalroulette:
  9. 9. Original statement:The teacher’s definedcreativity was found tocovarywith their preferredway of teachingConceptual metaphors(visual and written)playing emotionalroulette:
  10. 10. Original statement:The teacher’s definedcreativity was found tocovarywith their preferredway of teachingI illustrated how teachersmay tap intomultipleintelligences to connect tostudents about the themeof “chocolate” Chocolate song by Kylie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=izShX8VW1HY
  11. 11. Original statement:The teacher’s definedcreativity was found tocovarywith their preferredway of teachingVisual metaphors &stereotypesplaying themultidimensionalMBTI chords:
  12. 12. Emotions, emotions, emotions:“We are feeling machines that think!” We are at all timesQuotes from video source: : http://www.illywords.com/2012/10/we-are-feelings%C2%B4machines-that-think/ feeling “emotions”! Scale warning: High risk of emotional hijacking
  13. 13. Original statement:Creativity ismultidimensional“Visual” metaphorsplaying emotionalroulette:
  14. 14. Original statement:To use a variety of changespsychological measures conscious emotionsis helpful since each thinking unconsciousone brings not onlydifferentperspectives, but alsouniquestrengths andweaknesses curiosity questions EurekaVisualization shows a passion strengthspersonality dashboard with weaknessesmultiple psychometricoutputs in progress. EmotionalDifferent instruments help hijacking Emotionsto reveal the underlyingsketch of hypotheticalinternal components,facets, and complex waysof working in thebackground… Love at first sight
  15. 15. Original statement:The 21st Century education system facessignificant improvement challenges, andhas three key barriers: 1. Competition is key driver of 2. Standardization of teaching educational improvement this results in often means less risks and less high competition for resources, and collaboration lower program autonomyfor teachers 3. Teacher’s recent accountability for student’s standard test results discourages focus on creative efforts… since standard tests do not actually measure creativity…
  16. 16. Daily Paradigm : creative focus,time management, and priority choice

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