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creativity response

Despite rising expenditures and increasing enrolment rates on a global level, educational output is stagnating, if not declining. There is increasing empirical evidence that we need a completely different approach to enhancing the learning curve; this holds true for early childhood, primary education, secondary education and higher education. Most existing educational programs do not tap into the full creative potential of our minds and our brains and often lead to suboptimal outcomes both for the individual and for society as a whole. Findings in clinical psychology, neurobiology and social psychology are not sufficiently considered when setting up appropriate educational programs. It is not the cognitive part of the curriculum that makes a difference, but rather the non-cognitive features (including stress management, impulse control, self-regulation, emotional attachment etc.) that improve creativity. A ‘six-pack’ of features, including exercise, nutrition, social contact, mindfulness-based practices, sleeping well, and multi-sensory learning, can be easily introduced as part of a ‘creativity response’. They are simple, affordable, evidence-based and efficient strategies that can be implemented promptly without additional costs, increasing our learning curve. Try it out or see also cadmusjournal.org/education-isnt-education

2016

Mind, Thinking & Creativity

Conference, Webinar und Panel mit William Byers, Abstract 2016 (WAAS)

Learning and Creativity

Keynote at the Conference ‚Mind, Creativity and Thinking‘ at the Center for Advanced Academic Studies (CAAS), University Dubrovnik/Croatia