3CS: CREATING A CULTURE OF CREATIVITY
Editor: Marjanovic, D.
Author: Vint, L.A.
Section: COMPETENCIES & COMMUNICATIONS
Creativity and innovation are intrinsic to gaining advantage in the global knowledge economy of our society. So, how can we encourage and teach our students to be more creative? Since 1968, creativity tests have been administered to groups of children. The results have shown that people gradually become less creative as they age; that we learn not to be creative. Through research findings of own experiences this paper investigates ways in which to sustain creativity in the classroom and to advance, rather than degrade, the development of children’s creativity. Through case studies seven methods are presented on how to create a culture of innovation and creativity within the classroom.