Teaching Creativity

Creativity can be learned. Research shows that creative people are not more intelligent than ‘uncreative people’, they just know how to use the creative process better. Find out more here which describes a model of the creative process that has been critically very well received.

There is more on creativity in:

  • ‘Evidence Based Teaching’ Geoff Petty (2006) see chapter 24 and the chapter 24 downloads here
  • ‘Teaching Today’ Geoff Petty, 3rd Ed (2004) see chapter 30
  • There is most in ‘How to be Better at Creativity” Geoff Petty (2017) described below.

How to get better at creativity

A far more detailed look at the creative process, with  techniques to help you work effectively in each of these phases can be found in my book “How to be Better at Creativity” 2nd Edition.  The ‘icedip’ model of the creative process explained in this book was very positively reviewed, after comparison with rivals, by Prof David Moseley et al in the authoritative Handbook ‘Frameworks for Thinking’ (2005) see below.

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‘How to be better at creativity’ reviewed as one of the best models of creativity

Prof David Moseley et al in ‘Frameworks for Thinking’ (2005) Cambridge University Press reviewed the major models of the creative process and found ‘icedip’ to be ‘very clear‘ and  ‘jargon free‘ adding: “By providing a practical framework which teachers can easily explain to learners, Petty has performed a very useful service. His model has cross-curricular relevance and can easily be applied in fields as diverse as drama and computerised brainstorming. It succeeds in its aim ….” p 176. I don’t think another model of creativity got a better review in this ‘Handbook for Teaching and Learning’.  Handbooks summarise research, models and so on, and are regarded as amongst the most objective and reliable sources of advice, this is particularly true of handbooks from Cambridge University Press.