Category Archives: Creativity

An Action Theory of Creativity

The present paper outlines An Action Theory of Creativity and substantiates this approach by investigating creative expression in five different domains. We propose an action framework for the analysis of creative acts built on the assumption that creativity is a … Continue reading

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The sociomateriality of Creativity in everyday life

This paper explores the sociomateriality of creativity in everyday life. Whilst creativity research has traditionally been concerned with the intellectual and individual skills promoting creativity, such as the ability to apply divergent thinking, this author anchors creativity in social practice. … Continue reading

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The secret to creativity – according to science

Whether you get mesmerized by Vincent van Gogh’s painting The Starry Night or Albert Einstein’s theories about spacetime, you’ll probably agree that both pieces of work are products of mindblowing creativity. Imagination is what propels us forward as a species … Continue reading

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How to promote creativity in the classroom

Creativity is a big deal in the 21st-century classroom. Many countries include it as a core aim for their students in national curricula and even countries such as Singapore that come top of world education league tables are recognizing the … Continue reading

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Creativity is a human quality that exists in all of us

When you think about creativity, it might be highly creative people like Mozart, da Vinci or Einstein who spring to mind. They were all considered to be “geniuses” for their somewhat unique talents that led to global innovation in their … Continue reading

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Creativity is a State of Mind and Can be Trained

Trained pianists have higher levels of brain wave synchronization when improvising pieces of music, a new study reveals. As an undergraduate student at York University, Joel Lopata was studying film production and jazz performance when a discrepancy became apparent. “I … Continue reading

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Autopoiesis in Creativity and Art

The term autopoiesis, (meaning ‘self’) and ‘poiesis’ (meaning ‘creation, production’) defines a system capable of reproducing and maintaining itself. The term was introduced by the theoretical biologists, Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela, in 1972 to define the self-maintaining chemistry of … Continue reading

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Autopoiesis and Creativity

For many years three key aspects of creative processes have been glossed over by theorists eager to avoid the mystery of consciousness and instead embrace an implicitly more formal, computational vision: autonomy, phenomenality and the temporally embedded and bounded nature of creative processes. In … Continue reading

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Neurodiversity: the key to corporate creativity

Most people haven’t heard of neurodiversity. Last week I wrote an article about my own brush with bipolarism and how mental illness can actually be a positive experience. It seemed to strike a nerve. It fast became one of our … Continue reading

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Creative Schools: Revolutionizing Education from the Ground Up

Ken Robinson is one of the world’s most influential voices in education. His talk, ‘How Schools Kill Creativity’, is the most viewed in the history of TED and has been seen by millions of people all over the world. In … Continue reading

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