Presentation on theme: "Ian McGilchristIan McGilchrist, “The master and his emissary”"— Presentation transcript:
Ian McGilchristIan McGilchrist, “The master and his emissary”
Left brainRight brain Critical thinking Analytic Converging Vertical Finding probabilistic Critical Objective A single right answer Verbal Linear Focuses on detail Creative thinking Lateral Diverging Finding possibities Free of criticism Subjective Many right answers Visual Associativesees the whole
Our goal USE BOTH SIDES OF THE BRAIN LEARN TO SOLVE OPEN PROBLEMS LEARN TEAMWORK
MYTHS OF CREATIVITY Every problem has only one right answer New solutions are technically compliated The best possible solution is already found New creative ideas come when they want and we cannot help it
Fostering creativity Curiosity Challenge Constructive disatisfaction Belief that most of problems are solvable Ability to surpress creative thinking Ability to see blessing in disguise Belief that a problem can be a solution Attitude that problems are intellectually and emotionally intersting "The difficult we do immediately; the impossible takes a little longer."
Components of creativity Creative individual Access to resources Acceptance of novel ideas by others Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi Mihaly Csíkszentmihályi, Creativity : Flow and the Psychology of Discovery and Invention
Measuring creativity: alternative uses test Fluency – how many solutions? Originality – how uncommon? Flexibility – how many different subcategories? Elaboration – level of detail