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Education today/Steve Patchin

Teaching creativity is more simple than people think

December 20, 2011
The Daily Mining Gazette

Creativity is defined as "the capacity for original thought, new connections, adaptive reasoning, and novel solutions." Many believe that nurturing and supporting the development of creative abilities during childhood has far reaching positive effects as we enter adulthood, helping us achieve our academic potential. Studies have shown that by age 10, many children have lost up to 70 percent of the creative ability they are born with and once we reach adulthood, we retain a mere fraction of this original capacity.



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