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30 Ideas to Promote Creativity…and Creativity Killers to Watch Out For! How Playing Music Benefits Your Brain More than Any Other Activity. Some of Today’s Most Prominent Artists on Courage, Creativity, Criticism, Success, and What It Means to Be a Great Artist. By Maria Popova Wisdom from Ai Weiwei, Marina Abramović, Damien Hirst, Laurie Simmons, Carroll Dunham, and more.

Some of Today’s Most Prominent Artists on Courage, Creativity, Criticism, Success, and What It Means to Be a Great Artist

“Whether you succeed or not is irrelevant — there is no such thing,” Georgia O’Keeffe wrote in her spectacular letter to Sherwood Anderson. “Making your unknown known is the important thing — and keeping the unknown always beyond you…” And yet, as human beings, we orient ourselves in the darkness of the unknown by grasping blindly for familiar points of reference, seeking to construct a compass out of similarities and contrasts relative to our familiar world, and out of those we try to construct a framework for what we call success. This is especially true of such nebulous subjects as art, where there is no true North, no universal gold standard of success, so we seek tangibles — like the market — to orient ourselves in the maze of merit. Thornton writes in the introduction: Artists don’t just make art. Echoing Ursula K. Many people spend so much time doubting. Share on Tumblr. Patti Smith’s Lettuce Soup Recipe for Starving Artists.

Lynda Barry's Field Guide to Keeping a Visual Diary. Nilofer Merchant: Got a meeting? Take a walk. On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes. Getty.

On the Edge of Chaos: Where Creativity Flourishes

Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best. "Art does not solve problems, but makes us aware of their existence," sculptor Magdalena Abakanowicz has said.

Why Arts Education Is Crucial, and Who's Doing It Best

Arts education, on the other hand, does solve problems. Years of research show that it's closely linked to almost everything that we as a nation say we want for our children and demand from our schools: academic achievement, social and emotional development, civic engagement, and equitable opportunity. Art Education 2.0. Creativity in the Secondary Art Classroom. Creative Thinking Techniques - Enhance Your Creativity. Art in Schools Inspires Tomorrow's Creative Thinkers. Without the arts, education's grade is Incomplete.

Art in Schools Inspires Tomorrow's Creative Thinkers

Education minus art? Such an equation equals schooling that fails to value ingenuity and innovation. The word art, derived from an ancient Indo-European root that means "to fit together," suggests as much. Art is about fitting things together: words, images, objects, processes, thoughts, historical epochs. It is both a form of serious play governed by rules and techniques that can be acquired through rigorous study, and a realm of freedom where the mind and body are mobilized to address complex questions -- questions that, sometimes, only art itself can answer: What is meaningful or beautiful?

To erase art, as the Taliban did by turning explosives on the colossal centuries-old Buddhas of Bamiyan along the ancient Silk Road through Afghanistan, is to deny the reality of human differences and historical change. "Life is short, and art long," reads the Hippocratic aphorism. Jeffrey T. Creative Thinking Training Course. Can Creativity be Taught? Results from creativity studies Creativity at Work. In 1968, George Land distributed among 1,600 5-year-olds a creativity test used by NASA to select innovative engineers and scientists.

Can Creativity be Taught? Results from creativity studies Creativity at Work

He re-tested the same children at 10 years of age, and again at 15 years of age. Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process. "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant.

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. " - Albert Einstein We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice. Somewhere along the way, we simply forgot to honor this innate gift and how to access its power. Our role as educators is to encourage learning experiences that increase the ability to recognize and listen to our inner voice. Let us begin by shifting emphasis from finding the right answer to creating school cultures that encourage risk-taking and embrace ambiguity.

The Idea Catcher We can start by using note-taking apps to encourage observation and reflection. Useful apps are those that encourage the recording of our thought flow and merge text with features such as voice recording, video, sketching and photography. Recommended apps: Tricking the Muse A strategy often used to help generate ideas is brainstorming. Brainstorming Let's Get Visual. 30 Ideas to Promote Creativity…and Creativity Killers to Watch Out For! Why We Need To Value Students’ Spatial Creativity. By Jonathan Wai At 16, Albert Einstein wrote his first scientific paper titled “The Investigation of the State of Aether in Magnetic Fields.”

Why We Need To Value Students’ Spatial Creativity

This was the result of his famous gedanken experiment in which he visually imagined chasing after a light beam. The insights he gained from this thought experiment led to the development of his theory of special relativity. At 5, Nikola Tesla informed his father that he would harness the power of water. What resulted was his creation of a water-powered egg beater. Thomas Edison—famous for developing the light bulb and more than 1,000 patents—was fascinated with mechanical objects at an early age. Einstein imagined with his mind. STEAM – Put a ‘A’ in STEM with the arts! What is STEAM?

STEAM – Put a ‘A’ in STEM with the arts!

“In this climate of economic uncertainty, America is once again turning to innovation as the way to ensure a prosperous future. Yet innovation remains tightly coupled with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math – the STEM subjects. Art + Design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the last century.” (source: stemtosteam.org, a website hub for the STEAM initiative championed by the Rhode Island School of Design President, John Maeda) Creativity & Innovation.

Five Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem. As summer reflections on the past school year turn into aspirations for the next year, it's important to keep in mind the big picture of change in education.

Five Future Trends That Will Impact the Learning Ecosystem

Five shifts in how we think about schools and education in general will help to regenerate the learning ecosystem, and will provoke our imagination about new possibilities for teaching and learning. 1. Democratized Entrepreneurship Democratized entrepreneurship will spread an entrepreneurial mindset among learners, educators and communities, accelerating a groundswell of grassroots innovation. Creativity is the Future of Education. You only need 3 things to be creative. According to Teresa Amabile, you ‘only’ need three ingredients to be creative: source: Teresa Amabile 'How to Kill Creativity' KnowledgeToolsMotivation Great, you say, I know quite a few things, I have some tools in my shed and I am motivated to bits.

You only need 3 things to be creative

Bring it on! Not so fast! Make Create Innovate. The creative spark. Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity. David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence. My Anti-Creativity Checklist. Creativity—It’s our future. Share this Episode Please select a language: Autoplay End of Video Show End Screen Default Quality Adjust your embed size below, then copy and paste the embed code above. Community Translation Episode available in 2 languages Available Translations: Join the Community Translation Project Thanks for your interest in translating this episode!

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