CI post #4 : Enhancing Creativity

 

The famous scrabble

There is one interesting article from http://creativeoverflow.net to increase the creativity in children. Being creative is about finding innovative ways to solve problems, generating new ideas and finding ways to make things better to name a few. Research has shown that enhancing student creativity may offer benefits academically, developmentally and emotionally. The traditional education model has been criticized as hampering this type of thought. The articles suggest the activities and strategies for teacher to get the creative stimulation for the children. The activities are word, visual thinking and drawing games.

Those three activities are fun and easy to made. For word games, the student can play the famous scrabble or “connect” where students name a word associated with the word given by the previous student. As for two other games, it simply just giving the children imagination and ask them to interpret it.

Sketching tends to increase children creativness

Sketching tends to increase children creativness

“Encouraging creativity in students will not only serve them well while they are in school, it will help them develop skills that will serve them well as adults.”

The articles is very good for a teacher that looking for a new method to teach they children. Its not only increasing the children creativity but also giving the teacher itself creativity.

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