ERIC Number: EJ855080
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
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Why Creativity Now? A Conversation with Sir Ken Robinson
Azzam, Amy M.
Educational Leadership, v67 n1 p22-26 Sep 2009
In this interview, creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for creativity as the crucial 21st-century skill. Genuine creative processes involve critical thinking as well as imaginative insights and fresh ideas. Also, creativity is a process, not a single event, one that requires continual evaluation. It's about everyone, it's a function of everything we do, and it's structured and disciplined. Creativity and innovation can help us tackle our current challenges and reconnect us with our passions. Instead of "systematically alienating people from their own talents," schools need to teach creatively and teach for creativity.
Descriptors: Creativity, Critical Thinking, Innovation, Misconceptions, Creative Teaching, Interviews
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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