Category Archives: 21st century

Creative Problem Solving – a skill needed for the Future: Adobe Study

In preparation for World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21, take a look at this infographic revealing research by Adobe. It shows the importance of Creative Problem Solving – of using new thinking to approach and solve challenges to make the world a better place and to make your place in the world better too.
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You can see the regional difference insights here.

What are three things you can do, or three people you can talk to about this  – to use creative problem-solving day-to-day?  It’s important.

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This Startup Is Using Games To Measure Creativity–And Teach Us How To Unlock It

Lemonade.io wants to help prepare people for the future of the global economy, when creativity will be at a premium.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.fastcompany.com
“People are born creative,” he says. “If we can empower them to tap into that creativity, that is really powerful.”
Feel free to use World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 and World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21 to accomplish just that!

The Bloomberg Job Skills Report: What Recruiters Really Want

A survey of recruiters reveals the most sought-after skills in business, and where to get them.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.bloomberg.com
The less common and more desired skills employers want include: strategic thinking, creative problem solving, leadership and communication.  Wouldn’t it be great to use World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 to strengthen these qualities among students and staff?

The Future of Work

According to academic entrepreneur & strategist Heather McGowan, a focus on certainty over creativity is coming at our peril.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.inc.com
“Unless we shift dramatically back towards inclusion of creative pursuits, we are educating our people to compete with robots and not training and developing those skills that humans have generally performed better or to the exclusion of robots such as pattern recognition.”

Schooling with #Creativity


As a matter of fact, the Indian education system overvalues memorisation over innovation and originality is its biggest limitation. Memorising material simply may help students score good marks in exams, but it can’t teach them the skills they require to confront real world challenges.
Sourced through Scoop.it from: www.kashmirlife.net
A case for using creativity thinking in schools.
See on Scoop.itCreativity and Learning Insights

The Importance of Tackling Hopelessness


Why can’t we demand better of ourselves and of our communities to create a place where all life is respected?
What if, by using creativity, along with an openness to express and consider new ideas, new decisions, new actions, new outcomes, hopelessness can be overcome?
Source: www.huffingtonpost.ca
Looking forward to participating in #hopedecoded on March 27 @banffcentre
Let’s inspire hope during World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15-21.
See what you can do.

Innovation Is Vital for Your Organization's Survival: 10 Must-Learn Lessons From Sir Ken Robinson

Innovation is critical to both the success and the survival of organizations, and imagination is the spark that fuels it, Sir Ken argues.

Source: www.marketingprofs.com

A good list of reasons to engage in World Creativity and Innovation Week April 15 – 21 this year. Thank you Sir Ken.  The link leads to his 90-minute presentation to marketing professors on the nature of innovation in organizations.