We’re being good students (along with 125,000 others) following the latest Coursera MOOC on creativity: Creativity, Innovation and Change offered by Penn State University. The course looks at divergent & convergent thinking.
If you’ve ever asked yourself: What is insight? How does it work? You’ll be interested in this episode of BBC2’s Horizon, which explores new research on the areas of the brain that play an important part in creative thinking.
In considering group creativity recently, I read several research reports and articles claiming that individual thinking is more productive than group thinking. So I tried my hand at designing a tool to help individuals think.
You know the old saying: give a child a cup and they’ll give you 100 uses for it? Well, it turns out it’s not just a saying – it’s a fact that children are far better at divergent thinking than adults.