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Re: creativity

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Bob Greaves (
Fri, 20 Feb 1998 13:28:56 +1000

What Rosa says is right . I thinl that Creativity can be encouraged
to develop. Attitudes can be fostered to enable children to value
their own ideas. Our "Children Working With Wood "activity aims to
give children belief in their own ideas See the Monash University
Peninsula camous home page). When parents value the
child's efforts consructively, the child can then go on to try again.
The put down or "Blue Glass"approach (as opposed to rose coloured glasses)
only serves to tell the child to give up and join the rest of the
That does not mean that we can all be Einsteins . Eisner suggests
there are 4 types of creativity. and we all fall into one of the
Aesthetic organizers. (we all have abit of that though in my case it
is organized mess.)
Boundary pushers. (those who take an existing idea and push it a
little further)
Inventors. ( those who take existing knowledge and creat new ideasThe
The Edisons of this world)
and then there are the rare group. the
Boundary Breakers. (The Leonardos and the Copernicusses)

Bob Greaves.