Is Creativity Endangered?
This page is devoted to musings and artifacts from CEP 818, Creativity in Teaching and Learning.
Of all the courses in my graduate program, I am most excited to embark into this deep exploration of creativity. As a performing arts teacher, it is often difficult to clearly identify that aspect of creative performance which is elusive and integral to both the process and performance of creative arts. And it is often difficult to help students find their "inner muse" and foster their own creativity without fearing failure.
More importantly, the world of education is waking up to the advantages presented by a curriculum steeped in creative endeavors.
Research has shown that a new taxonomy (Bloom's revised taxonomy) which places "CREATE" in the top tier of thinking skills will be needed to prepare students to learn in the 21st Century.
As educators, it is our obligation to ensure that the classroom experience takes students beyond remembering, understanding and even applying new knowledge and skills.
"If you are not prepared to make a mistake, you will never do anything creative."
Pictured Below: Bloom's Revised Taxonomy