The more creative thinking strategies are embedded in our cultures (whether it be the classroom, home, or workplace), the more we are purposeful about practicing creativity – the more creative we will become. So yes, one CAN “teach” creativity to a certain extent, but it is probably more effective if creative strategies become ROUTINE, seamlessly integrated into daily life in the classroom.
Amy Burvall dives into the world of creativity. She explains that this does not have to be seperate from our exploration of knowledge and ideas, rather they are the routines that helps makes it possible. She provides three such examples: a wonderwall, visual metaphors and the articulating reason. It is interesting to contrast this with Jennifer Buckingham’s concerns with the crowded curriculum. This series of posts also offers a good introduction to Burvall’s work.