— Zach Cresswell (@z_cress) December 8, 2014
Over the past 100 years the world has changed fundamentally. Information is no longer scarce. Technology has advanced exponentially and will continue to do so. Science fiction is, in many cases, becoming reality. If a person is to be successful in this world the way in which we navigate it has to fundamentally change. Also, and maybe more importantly, in the coming decades we will face the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced. From climate change to overpopulation to cyber-security, now, more than at any time in human history, we need a generation of creative problem solvers and divergent thinkers.
Over the course of the last few months I’ve had the opportunity to learn about the thinking tools used by creative individuals. I want to make the case that all stakeholders in education, from students to teachers to administrators, need to intentionally integrate creativity into their work. You can read my white paper that outlines the importance here. The above elevator speech is a synopsis of the paper. Thanks for reading and I’d love to hear your thoughts and ideas in the comments!