Creativity, Innovation, and Culture

EDU 692 Week 6 Ebony Robert- Dr. Amy Gray- November 30, 2015

In this final reflection, you are asked to describe a set of skills you acquired over the years that allows you to be creative in some way.

What is something you do or have done in your life that is creative:


I enjoy doing arts and crafts with my children especially for the holidays. I am very competitive when it comes to their school projects.


Describe the skills you needed to learn in order to feel comfortable and competent creating the things, ideas, or concepts that result from the creativity you described:


I had to do lots of research on the arts or craft project that I wanted to create. This way I was able to actually look at the work and make any necessary changes before completing the actual project.


Describe some of the macrocultural factors you believe contributed to your decisions to keep practicing and participating in the creative endeavors described:


I would have to say that the Art class I took when I was in Jr High. contributed to my decisions of wanting to practice Art and being creative down the line. I always had a fear of not being successful. But as I watched my mother make crafts it gave me the push I needed.


Describe some of the microcultural factors you believe contributed to your decisions to keep practicing and participating in the creative endeavors described:


I believe that my mother and art teacher handed down their creativity to me. They taught me how to focus my energy on making something creative.



How was learning the skills that define your creative endeavors different from or the same as the manner in which you learned academic skills:


I would say that I have always been able to look at directions and follow them pretty well. I guess It's safe to say that I am a visual learner and hands on as well. which helps me academically and creatively. It still takes me a minute to gather my thoughts, but I have come a long way in being creative!