Tag Archives: Invention

The Art of taking the right kind of break

BBC’s Horizon programme about Creative Insight saw Californian Professor of Psychology, Jonathan Schooler exploring what made people have creative insights or ‘aha’ moments and whether these could be deliberately increased. Experiments in thinking were set on the beach front; people came along to try lateral … Continue reading

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As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity

Published on Psychology Today (http://www.psychologytoday.com) As Children’s Freedom Has Declined, So Has Their Creativity By Peter Gray Created Sep 17 2012 – 11:15am If anything makes Americans stand tall internationally it is creativity.  “American ingenuity” is admired everywhere. We are not the richest country (at … Continue reading

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On being wrong

This is a wondeful TED talks video from Kathryn Schulz, author of “Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error”. In it she talks about how hard we work to avoid being wrong and the problems this causes. I was going … Continue reading

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Teaching creatively or teaching for creativity?

Recently on a training course we were all asked to make a simple paper helicopter from a template. We all worked away at cutting out, heads down, concentrating. The finished things all did what they should and were fun…….well, for … Continue reading

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