Presenters: Beth Powers, Barry Kornhauser and Sarah Jackson
Creativity Can Be Taught: An Interactive Workshop
Creativity means many things to many people. Barr (2018) states “creativity is one of those traits that people seem to have an intrinsic understanding of, but if you actually ask them to define it, they get tripped up” This leads one to wonder, “can creativity be taught?” Surprisingly, psychological research affirms that it can (Pringle, 2020). Likewise, Maya Angela famously asserts, “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have”. This session, includes a summary of relevant research and interactive exercises that enable participants to not only explore their own notions of creativity but also to engage in “hands-on” activities that they can use to develop their own creativity, and to help others do the same.
Beth Powers, Associate Professor of Early Middle and Exceptional Education
Sarah Jackson, Assistant Professor of Early Middle and Exceptional Education
Barry Kornhauser, Assistant Director of Campus & Community Arts Outreach Millersville University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A
Barr,N. (2018). Intuition, reason, and creativity: an integrative dual-process perspective. The new reflectionism in cognitive psychology, 99-124.
Pringle, Z.I. (2020). Creativity Can Be Taught: Research reveals new ways to teach creativity to children and adults. Psychology Today
This presentation will take place on Zoom. After booking you will receive an email with the link and passcode a few days before the event.