Brandt Von West – Creativity before Innovation19th Jul 2019
Robert Alan Black
Developing Creative Thinking / A History of Creativity
Alan became fascinated with the teaching, training, coaching of CREATIVE THINKING beginning in 1976. He attended workshops, took university courses and complete two degrees:
1979 - MEd in Guidance & Counseling of Gifted, Talented & Creative People
1983 - PhD in Educational Psychology focused on the teaching and training of Creative Thinking Systems, Tools/Techniques, Approaches/Attitudes, Methods & Strategies.
He began attending and presenting at Creative Thinking Conferences in 1978 and has so far presented and attended at over nearly 200 of them on all 6 continents
Alan has also written or co-written several books on Creative Thinking in the US, Great Britain, Turkey, Slovakia and South Africa.
Here are some of Alan's Creative Acronyms
- primary reasons most people do not believe they are creative
- they think it is a GIFT that only a few have from birth
- ATTITUDE greatly impacts creative thinking
- Everything human beings do is the result of using PROCESSES - known and unknown
- Creative Thinking is the result of strategic thinking - making choices
S.T.A.M.P.S. - People can continually learn to improve their creative thinking traits, skills through learning
Tools & Techniques
S.P.R.E.A.D.ng - creative thinking can be continually develop by
Recognizing / Rewarding
Educating / Encouraging
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