What is Creativity?

and how can we promote and nurture it in our students?

#michED Chat 9/30/15, 8 p.m.

Moderator: Jeff Bush, @BushJMS

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Q1: What role does creativity play in the 21st century classroom?

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Q2: Assumptions affect the nature of what we do. What assumptions might exist in education that affect creativity in learning?

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Q3: Reversing assumptions is a way of increasing creativity. What education assumptions might need to be reversed?

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Q4: Let’s change things up and play a game - a word association game. What comes to mind when you think of creativity & education?

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Q5: Do the associations, themes, or “boxes” we apply to creativity give any hints about how to be more creative in the classroom?

Q6: So what? Who cares? What take aways from this conversation might affect action and bring more creativity into learning?