18 January 2016

Innovation and Creativity

As we begin our second year, I am wondering about how we could go about establishing an innovative and creative culture. I believe this takes energy but also out it will come more energy.

Sir Ken states that creativity can be planned for systematically. He makes the point that we need to make innovation a habit and systematic. How can creativity be planned for systematically in schools like literacy and maths?

To be interested in innovation, we need to nurture imagination. Being creative is the process off putting the imagination to work. Often the idea that is ended up with is most likely not the idea that was at the start of the process. Some ideas are highly imaginative but useless.

The definition of creativity is.... the process of having original ideas that have value.

What processes can we put in place?