Category Archives: Creative mind

Out of Our Minds: The Power of Being Creative

Out of Our Minds explores creativity: its value in business, its ubiquity in children, its perceived absence in many adults and the phenomenon through which it disappears — and offers a groundbreaking approach for getting it back. Author Sir Ken … Continue reading

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Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play

How lessons from kindergarten can help everyone develop the creative thinking skills needed to thrive in today’s society. In kindergartens these days, children spend more time with math worksheets and phonics flashcards than building blocks and finger paint. Kindergarten is … Continue reading

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The Creativity Reader

The Creativity Reader is a necessary companion for anyone interested in the historical roots of contemporary ideas about creativity, innovation, and imagination. It brings together a prestigious group of international experts who were tasked with choosing, introducing, and commenting on … Continue reading

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Creativity is a human quality that exists in all of us

When you think about creativity, it might be highly creative people like Mozart, da Vinci or Einstein who spring to mind. They were all considered to be “geniuses” for their somewhat unique talents that led to global innovation in their … Continue reading

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Explaining Creativity

Explaining Creativity is an accessible introduction to the latest scientific research on creativity. The book summarizes and integrates a broad range of research in psychology and related scientific fields. In the last 40 years, psychologists, anthropologists, and sociologists have devoted … Continue reading

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What Drives Children’s Creativity?

Pens vs. paintbrushes. Compelling words vs vivid strokes. What underlies creativity for writers? For artists? Are there commonalities? How can parents and teachers nurture children’s creative expression? Here’s a candid dialogue between author Joanne Foster, and artist Rina Gottesman. A … Continue reading

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Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind

Is it possible to make sense of something as elusive as creativity? Based on psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman’s groundbreaking research and Carolyn Gregoire, Wired to Create offers a glimpse inside the “messy minds” of highly creative people. Revealing the latest … Continue reading

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Music, Language, and the Brain

In the first comprehensive study of the relationship between music and language from the standpoint of cognitive neuroscience, Aniruddh D. Patel challenges the widespread belief that music and language are processed independently. Since Plato’s time, the relationship between music and … Continue reading

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Where Creativity Flourishes – On the Edge of Chaos

If it’s true, in Sir Ken Robinson’s words, that “Creativity is not an option, it’s an absolute necessity,” then it’s that much more imperative to find ways to bring creativity to learning. But first, we have to understand what conditions … Continue reading

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Imaginary Worldplay as an Indicator of Creative Giftedness

Creative potential in childhood, of a kind bearing fruit in maturity, reveals itself in imaginative play, the most complex of which is the invention of imaginary worlds (paracosms). Worldplay often includes the generation of stories, drawings, etc., that provide evidence … Continue reading

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