After you have watched 2-3 of the video suggestions that were noted in this lesson’s Learn section, take time to think about the questions below.
For your convenience, the video suggestions are also provided here:
- Ken Robinson, a visionary cultural leader and creativity expert, author of the book The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything gives a talk entitled “How Schools Kill Creativity.” http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html
- Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love, gives a talk entitled “Your Elusive Creative Genius.” http://www.ted.com/talks/elizabeth_gilbert_on_genius.html
- Tim Brown, CEO of the innovation design firm IDEO, gives a talk entitled “Tales of Creativity and Play.” http://www.ted.com/talks/tim_brown_on_creativity_and_play.html
- David Kelley, the founder of design firm IDEO, who helped create many icons of the digital generation, gives a talk entitled “How to Build Your Creative Confidence.” http://www.ted.com/talks/david_kelley_how_to_build_your_creative_confidence.html
- Janet Echelman, an American artist, gives a talk entitled “Taking imagination seriously.” She describes how she found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing, which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. https://www.ted.com/talks/janet_echelman
- Or, you can also find 10 videos compiled under the playlist “The Creative Spark.” http://www.ted.com/playlists/11/the_creative_spark.html
Now reflect on what you watched.
- What did you learn about creativity in yourself?
- What did you learn about creativity in others? How can this relate to children?
- How can you use what you have learned to encourage creativity in children?