Tag Archives: creativity

Can Creativity Be Taught? What’s the Formula?

My edutwitter feed has a lively debate about this question: can we teach people to be creative? This round started with a post by David Didau, summarizing a debate between himself and Paul Carney. Didau believes (oversimplifying here) that creativity



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Beware: Too Much Structure Hinders Creativity (for Experts)

Research shows that too much structure hinders creativity, whereas less-structured information allows more imaginative flexibility. Nonetheless, beginners do need structure to learn new skills. Continue reading



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The Science of Creativity

In this 20 minute video,  James Kaufman explains how researchers define creativity, and how they measure it. He also discusses the limitations on both the definitions and the measurements. (Note, too, the dexterous water-bottle management.) Although he title of this



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The Potential Perils of Google

You have heard before, and will doubtless hear again, that students don’t need to memorize facts because everything we know is available on the interwebs. Mirjam Neelen and Paul A. Kirschner explain all the ways in which this claim is



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Dreaming of a Snowy Holiday Season?

This trippy video from TedEd gives some insight into the neural process of imagination.



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