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Ways of celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21

Creativity + anger = ?

A friend posted an updated graphic of Pandora’s box on Facebook.
It reflects a sentiment resulting from the recent US election.

pandora 2016
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Stream of consciousness using a creativity lens:

  • Disruptions to status quo stimulate new combinations of thoughts, policies, procedures, practices.
  • New combinations underpin creativity.
  • Stirring status quo also facilitates experiences of emotion.
  • What and how are people are transforming as a result?
  • Facilitated by  feeling uncertain, excited, anxious, disappointed, elated, betrayed, marginalized, joyous, and/or hopeful, how does human determination  to create and/or contribute to a better future show up?
  • Creativity is a birthright to all.
  • New ideas, new decisions, new actions, new outcomes.

Wouldn’t it be great for everyone to share and celebrate this natural energy, rather than deny and punish its life giving essence?  There are many ways to sign-on to using World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21, 2017  a week beginning on Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday (April 15).

What might be all the ways that #wciw2017 can play an important role in your life and the life of others moving forward?

Here are some:

  • skill building in creative thinking, creative process, tools, techniques
  • community building
  • creative problem solving
  • social innovation
  • celebrations
  • awards for new inventions, creative juxtapositions
  • inspirational messages
  • research sharing
  • global connections with new perspectives
  • planning creative output/activities for the year to come
  • assessing progress in new thinking
  • reviewing new inventions, trends
  • holding discussions, conversations

Remember to earmark World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 in your calendar and to share your activities, plans, intentions, here and #wciw2017.

THINK PIECES

Campbell Quote in Kaufmann medium article

  • Quotes from a brain scan study of jazz musicians at the University of California, San Francisco, by one of the study researchers looking into the effect of emotion on creativity, neuroscientist Dr. Charles Limb:

“Humans seem to need creativity in order to understand and examine the human experience.”

“It appears that the nature of an emotion — whether it is positive or negative —has a significant impact on the mechanisms our brain uses for creative tasks when motivated by these emotions.”

Remember to earmark World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 in your calendar and to share your activities, plans, intentions, here and #wciw2017.

La Porte’s past, present and future showcased at fairgrounds

For the first time participants were out “Celebrating La Porte County Agriculture: Past, Present and Future” at the La Porte County Fairgrounds on Saturday.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.heraldargus.com

How La Porte County, Indiana celebrates World Creativity and Innovation Week, 2016!

IDEO’s Best-Kept Secrets on Employee Engagement

The founder of IDEO, a top Silicon Valley design firm, runs the company with four key strategies that strengthens employee creativity and engagement. Use these techniques to get more out of your own employees.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.inc.com

Great project to begin anytime – even during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21. #wciw

Creative teaching gives students ‘hero moments’

A new teaching method is allowing each student a chance to shine.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.abc.net.au

Moving away from reading and writing to doing. Check it out. Perhaps an experiment to launch during or pitch during WCIW April 15-21?

See on Scoop.itCreativity and Learning Insights

Schooling with #Creativity

As a matter of fact, the Indian education system overvalues memorisation over innovation and originality is its biggest limitation. Memorising material simply may help students score good marks in exams, but it can’t teach them the skills they require to confront real world challenges.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.kashmirlife.net

A case for using creativity thinking in schools.

See on Scoop.itCreativity and Learning Insights

The creativity crisis – discover how structured learning is impacting on children – The Spoke – Early Childhood Australia’s Blog

Teachers have discovered that structured learning may actually be dampening our children’s natural creativity. With students expected to follow strict structures and boundaries, rather than follow more open, unstructured and creative learning methods that are required in the real world.

Source: thespoke.earlychildhoodaustralia.org.au