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Creativity, bridge between science studies and humanities?

Creativity, bridge between science studies and humanities?

In a famous lecture given in 1959, the novelist and chemist CP Snow spoke of the separation between the hard sciences and the humanities, and the lack of respect and dialogue that often exists between these two fields. He pointed out how this could harm a country’s future as many innovations result from the interaction between these two […] … learn more→

Stuck in the past: the UK needs to produce creative thinkers not exam-passing machines

Stuck in the past: the UK needs to produce creative thinkers not exam-passing machines

The UK is experiencing a new renaissance. The first Renaissance looked back to the Classical world of ancient Rome and Greece. It bridged the historical divide from the Middle Ages to modern history (at least from a European perspective). Yet we find ourselves in a still newer modern “age of technology” in which robotics, gene editing and other once-unthinkable realities are defining our […] … learn more→

New study reveals why some people are more creative than others

New study reveals why some people are more creative than others

Creativity is often defined as the ability to come up with new and useful ideas. Like intelligence, it can be considered a trait that everyone – not just creative “geniuses” like Picasso and Steve Jobs – possesses in some capacity. It’s not just your ability to draw a picture or design a product. We all […] … learn more→

Creativity in education

I was recently asked to answer a number of questions about creativity in education by the editor of an upcoming book on the subject. The questions stimulated my thinking on the link between creativity and education. I became concerned with two major questions: 1. Is creativity a goal to strive for in (higher) education? If […] … learn more→

People are biased against creative ideas

The next time your great idea at work elicits silence or eye rolls, you might just pity those co-workers. Fresh research indicates they don\’t even know what a creative idea looks like and that creativity, hailed as a positive change agent, actually makes people squirm. \”How is it that people say they want creativity but […] … learn more→