Newsweek reports that creativity is on the decline in America. That’s no surprise, but what is good about this article is the connection they are making between creativity and problem-solving—and the need to get it back into our kid’s schools at the core level. Good news, not just an optional art class.
“The new view is that creativity is part of normal brain function. Some scholars go further, arguing that lack of creativity—not having loads of it—is the real risk factor.
The potential consequences are sweeping. The necessity of human ingenuity is undisputed. A recent IBM poll of 1,500 CEOs identified creativity as the No. 1 “leadership competency” of the future. Yet it’s not just about sustaining our nation’s economic growth. All around us are matters of national and international importance that are crying out for creative solutions, from saving the Gulf of Mexico to bringing peace to Afghanistan to delivering health care. Such solutions emerge from a healthy marketplace of ideas, sustained by a populace constantly contributing original ideas and receptive to the ideas of others.”
I find kid’s work incredibly inspiring. There’s nothing like their fearless (and simple) representations.
Test your creativity here.