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Thursday
Nov152012

Creative Thinking Challenge #6

In the “Grow Creativity!” article, Candace Hackett Shively shares four aspects of creativity: fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration. This article had me hooked from the beginning:

The world needs creative thinkers, scientists, engineers, leaders, and contributing workers. yet research repeatedly shows creativity is schooled out of us. 

The Creative Thinking Challenge prompts focus on areas in all of these aspects and use ideas inspired by many different sources.

I would love for you to participate …

  • even if you don’t think you are very creative
  • the point of these prompts is to get the creative juices flowing 
  • even if that only means letting small ideas begin to trickle out

 I find that I get lots of new ideas from looking at the things others have done … and I bet we all interpret the prompts in unique ways.

The best part is that you get to choose how you want to respond to this prompt. And there is no deadline. The next prompt will post on the 1st of the month.

(I post past prompts on the Creative Thinking tab at the top of my blog)

Creative Thinking Challenge Prompt: Time/Life Map

This prompt is inspired by something I found in The Creative Journal: The art of finding yourself.   I stand behind the fact that each of us has creative ability that is expressed in different ways and is not always recognized.

This prompt could be more of a challenge for some than it is for other … but then I guess in many ways, that could be said about any of the prompts.

From the The Creative Journal: The art of finding yourself (pg 46-47):

Imagine your typical week (or day or month). Think about all the activities and functions your perform, the roles you play, and the things you do. Visualize yourself in all thse aspects of your life. Be aware how much time and importance you give to each one.

Now, make a “map” or diagram of your life. Draw a large shape on a page such as a circle, rectangle, square, or free form. Divide the shape into sections to represent the aspects of your life that you visualized.

This map shows how you set your priorities and demonstrates that you create your life values and use of time, whether by conscious choice or by default. It’s still up to you to decide.

So what do you think?

What do you predict you will find out from this activity?

Could or should this be considered a reflection activity?

Can you come up with a way to use digital resources to complete this exercise?

Reader Comments (2)

Great idea! I'm gonna do it, already noted that into my 'to do' list :) I actually think it is gonna be very reflectional therefore I need a free and quiet evening to do so.
Nice blog by the way :)

November 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMy Travel Affairs

Thanks so much for your kind words. I wish you the best of luck on completing that on your "to do" list!

November 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterMelissa Edwards

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