Classrooms, Students and Creativity

I am taking a course called Creative Activities. One of our tasks is to facilitate a creative activity for our cohort in under 20 minutes. Personally I can’t wait. I have so many ideas right now, I could probably teach the course. Some call these activities, Creativity Tools while others refer to them as Ice Breakers or Puzzles. The roots of this course can be traced beyond the contemporary scholarly research of Gardner, Torrance and de Bono. Doubtless, even before Socrates made popular the Socratic Method humans were engaged in problem solving for entertainment as well as sheer survival.

Here is a link from a teacher who is keenly aware of fostering creativity in the classroom:

http://www.goshen.edu/~marvinpb/11-13-01/Effects-of-Stereotypes.html
Marvin Bartel is a Professor of Art at Goshen University in Indianna.

Explore this website for a list of creativity tools you can use in the classroom. http://creatingminds.org

‘You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.’

Jack London

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One Response to “Classrooms, Students and Creativity”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    Grins —

    I can’t wait to see how many CREATIVE ACTIVITIES you come up with —
    probably more than the whole class combined.

    Miss you!
    Jen

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