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Dhanaraj Keezhara
HOD Art and Visual media, AYV Lead Educator

Why creative learning?

Creative Learning at a digital learning era.

I would like to start a discussion on creative learning.

Today, creativity is recognised as a practical skill, one which can be taught and which everyone can achieve. It is a way of thinking in which we look at familiar things with a fresh eye, examine a problem with an open mind about how it might be solved, and use our imagination rather than our knowledge to explore new possibilities rather than established approaches.

Modern technologies, and the aims of Adobe Youth Voices curriculum, multiply the imaginative realms of school kids and also facilitate a technical push to the creative minds; where technology meets the creative mind, a perfect symphony of modern art is achieved: Create With Purpose.


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Bettie Sotomayor

Posted on 1/9/15 10:46:39 PM Permalink

I dare argue that creativity can be taught based on Dhanaraj's definition. People must come to embrace a new definition of creativity. I often hear the reply, "Oh, I am not creative like you are!" What they are really saying is they are not artistic and do not possess the skills (drawing, photography, painting, etc.). Creative learning includes logic, out-of-the-box thinking, as well as imagination doesn't it? But, how do you teach someone how to be creative if they don't have the ability to create an idea?

Karen Golle

Posted on 12/29/14 12:01:51 PM Permalink

Some of my students often have difficulties to be creative. It seems to me that they prefere to follow rules to do everything "right". They don't like the uncernity of a project. It is a challenge to coach them to experience the beauty of the new individual way and to manage complexity. Particulary because these are basic skills to manage life in all the facets.

Amir George

Posted on 12/11/14 8:52:57 PM Permalink

I agree with Navaz, creativity and critical thinking are both essential for youth leaders of tomorrow. I encourage youth to create change with purpose and intent!

Navaz kerawalla

Posted on 12/2/14 2:52:32 AM Permalink

Today's students will be tomorrow's leaders. Creativity and critical thinking will be essential tools they will need to be successful. When students are given the freedom to explore and imagine, great things happen.

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