- This infographic was created by Sylvia Duckworth. She provides 12 pros to being creative.Two example benefits provided by Duckworth are that creativity promotes life long learners who can think of outside of the box solutions.
- Creativity promotes critical thinking and problem solving. Problem-based learning requires learners to research problems and generate possible solutions. Students work together and make sense of a problem in creative ways (Miller & Krajcik, 2019). Additionally, students must use creativity when designing solutions. Utilizing creative reasoning in problem-based learning results in a deeper understanding of content.
- This link is an informative article written by the Canva team, posted on the Medium. It explains the importance of creativity in the classroom, for students future, along with methods to implementing creativity. The team interviews child psychologist, Dr. Kemp-Gerstel. She expressed that educators must foster soft skills, such as creativity to help students learn how to overcome challenges they may have in the future. Additionally, she explained that students build creativity in a social environment, which is why a classroom is the perfect setting. The article presents the views of educators and students. It displays their thoughts on what creativity is, its benefits and how it prepares students for the future. An additional component was how to encourage creativity. ideas, such as multiple pathways to solving problems and a safe and welcoming environment were expressed.
- Creativity leads to more engaged and confident leaners. American College of Education (2023) explained how both problem-based learning and project-based learning contribute to learners' ability to be creative, curious, interactive and think critically. Developing these skills builds confident and engaged learners. Technology tools are effective methods to assist with this process. Resources such as Canva and Flip are beneficial when designing creative projects.
- This is a Ted Talk on the need for creativity in education. Bruno discusses how creativity is important for children and their growth. She explains how creative teaching connects learning to the real-world.
- Fueling Creativity in Education is a podcast hosted by Matthew Worwood and Cyndi Burnett. They provide insight into best practices and strategies that support students and teachers with implementing creativity inside and outside the school environment. The co-hosts interview creativity scholars, practitioners, and educators. In this episode they interview a teacher, Peter Wachtel. He discusses creative projects that he implements in his classroom that have students learning teamwork and problem-solving skills.
His interview demonstrates how creativity can be incorporated in the classroom and the positive impact it can have on learning experiences.
- Creativity helps students retain information. Game-based learning promotes curiosity, and has learners thinking of creative ways to solve a problem. In doing so creativity and gaming helps learners retain information. ""Creativity and playfulness are mediated by artefacts and results in a transformation of the physical world. Artefacts provide essential resources for children to
communicate, store, catalyse, evaluate, and reflect
on ideas while trying to overcome indeterminate
situations" (Brooks & Sjoberg, 2022).
- Creativity is an essential job skill. Pratt, Keys, and Wirkus (as cited by Matthee & Turpin (2019) explained, employers desire
graduates who can think critically, problem solve, communicate will and ethical considerations consider ethics when creating systems. To help guide students in becoming leaders with these skills teachers can utilize universal design for learning.
- Creativity leads to innovation. Using technology helps with this process. Cuellar (2020) explain that creativity fosters innovation in a variety of subjects, such as science business, economics, and marketing.
- Curiosity 2 create is a foundation that focuses on teaching educators to embrace curiosity and creativity. The attached blogpost is written by Katie Trowbridge and discusses the importance of creativity and how it effects our futures. Trowbridge uses evidence from LinkedIn and World Economic Forum to demonstrate how creativity is a skill desired by future employers. Additionally, Trowbridge (2021) explained how learners need to be creative due to the advances in technology and artificial intelligence.
- Sawyer (as cited by Richardson) stated, creativity is viewed as an essential part of innovation, student learning, and the competitive business world.