IBM Executive School 6 Insights
1.) Traditional teaching is useless and unproductive
2.) Becoming creative is an unlearning process
3.) We don't learn to be creative, we become creative
4.) Faster way to become creative is to hang around creative people.
5.) Creativity is correlated with self knowledge.
6.) Give permission to be wrong. There are no wrong or bad ideas, they are only building blocks for better ideas.
Reflecting on these insights, I thought about the 21st century skill of creativity. How do I put a number on creativity? How do I really assess creativity? Now I think it is the process of giving students various tools or opportunities, and see what they come up with by allowing them to process and think out side of the box. According to Ken Robinson, creativity is as important as literacy and we need to allow for kids to be wrong in order to get something that is eventually right. Daniel Pink said that rewards don't work, it just narrows the focus. Therefore, in our day in age of education, creativity seems to be very important if not necessary.