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How to Embed Creativity into the Classroom

Thursday, 20 July 2017
09:00 - 12:00

Mathews 104

Dr Jane Piirto
Ashland University

This workshop will focus on the research-based Five Core Attitudes, Seven I’s, and General Practices for the creative process and teaching for creativity, using Jane Piirto’s popular book, Creativity for 21stCentury Skills: How to Embed Creativity into the Classroom, as a framework. All people are creative. Creativity is an attitude, a way of living and teaching, and not an assessment problem that needs to be ranked and scored. The Five Core Attitudes are Openness to Experience, Group Trust, Risk-Taking, Tolerance for Ambiguity, and Self-Discipline. The Seven I’s are Inspiration, Intuition, Improvisation, Imagination, Imagery, Incubation, and Insight. (Piirto has recently added another I, Intentionality.) The General Practices are ritual, meditation, solitude, exercise, silence, and a creative attitude to the process of life. We will work our way through several of these in the time allowed, with corresponding exercises.


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