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The Problem of Creativity.

At a time when employment opportunities are at a premium, the challenge is on to be creative. This presentation looks at how we see the term, what it means and how we are too often educated out of it.

Connor Natella

on 20 January 2014

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Transcript of The Problem of Creativity.

To begin with a question..
The Problem of
When was the last time you were
Hard. Isn't it?
I mean.. What is 'creative'?
"Creativity is the process of putting imagined ideas, that have value, into practice." - Sir Ken Robinson
It is the way in which we interact with the world around us.
It is something we are
with an aptitude for, and something which is becoming more and more
in our education system.
Seriously, take a minute to think.
Okay, maybe not so much..
To think that these people were born more creative than you is
"Creativity is a faculty of human intelligence."
It only becomes evident in the process of '
doing something
So if you're not doing anything, you aren't being creative!
"All children are born artists, the struggle is to remain artists as they grow up."
~ Picasso
We educate children to be statistical. With 'academic' subjects taking priority over vocational ones.
Don't do art, you won't be an artist.
Don't play football, you won't be a footballer.
Don't do dance, you won't be a dancer.
Benign advice.
And now, profoundly mistaken.
When children don't know, they tend to have a go. They don't live in the
blind fear
of consequences, in the same way adults do.
My job as a coach is to develop
To do this we need to allow children the time and opportunity to overcome challenges, and to
think creatively
Making mistakes is a key part of child development, and they should be encouraged to find new and
ways of overcoming them.
A persons development is not a mechanical, linear process.
It is an
Pigeonholing their successes and failures on whether they get things
..creates only a fear of failure, and
The creativity problem does not lie at the door of the new generation, but rather, at that of those tasked with developing it.
Connor Natella.
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