In our modern world change is coming faster than ever. Skills and knowledge that once lasted centuries and decades is now often obsolete within a few years. Our children need the skillset of the 21st century that allows them to adapt to the change and create the change and lead happier lives.
In this course I teach what the factors are that help children become and stay creative. Creativity can be taught, practiced, and turned into a habit. I start with explaining related concepts terminology such as curiosity, asking questions, boredom, or failure and what's their role for creativity.
I introduce multiple techniques and practices, talk about common pitfalls, show results of studies that tested and experimented with conditions to increase (or decrease) creativity.
One part of the course describes the basics for creativity, including curiosity, boredom, mindset, and failure. In the main part I walk you through what creativity is, how it is measured, what influences it, and what are good practices and tools to foster creativity.
Each course lecture comes as a video and the majority of them also has some supporting slides.
If you want to prepare your child or children to be creative and take control of their professional and private lives, and if yo have not been happy with the way traditional schools are teaching, then this course is for you.
You will be amazed how many questions children ask in the first years. And I will tell you why you should not stop them from asking, but encourage them.
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We define and learn about the misunderstandings of creativity, and how thinking comes into play.
This father recorded the adventure playground in Berkeley, California. If you are a helicopter parent, then you will cringe and just feel bad with all the tripping, cutting, stumbling hazards and dirt you see here. But relax: the kids seem to have fun and really feel empowered.
Creativity needs attitude, but also some things a child may not have under control, and the parents, caretakers, and society have to provide.
Ready for some more quiz questions? I think you didn't really pay attention...
Ok, here are more questions. I still don't think you paid attention.
Learn from Apple chief-designer Jonathan Ive why the choice of words can influence your creativity.
Creativity can be done in phases, each phase contributing to a part of it.
The City X Project toolkit is the most educationally relevant introductory 3D printing and design thinking curriculum available for 8 to 12 year-olds. It is a detailed guide to facilitating the City X Project workshop with your own students. Though it is best run with a 3D printer, the City X Project still works great using just free 3D modeling software recommended in our instructor's guide.
So many creativity tools are available at our disposal, for every kind of area where we want to be curious and creative.
MARIO HERGER is CEO and partner of Enterprise Garage Consultancy LLC, a strategic consulting company focused on innovation, Silicon-Valley-Mindset, creativity, gamification, and intrapreneurship in the enterprise. Formerly a Senior Innovation Strategist at SAP Labs in Palo Alto, California and Global Head of the Gamification Initiative at SAP, he has encountered and supported efforts on gamification, innovation, and mobile app development in the enterprise from multiple levels and departments.
He is the author of the following books: