Embodied Creativity Training Practice in East and West Countries (scientific paper)

Embodied creativity training is action-based and aims to improve participants’ creative ability rather than delivery knowledge or information of creative theories. This paper explores embodied creativity training practices in Denmark, United States, and China. I co-authored this paper with Chaoying Tang, Weipin Hu and Canming Wang.

The paper categorizes the related embodied creativity training programs into three groups: creative exercises beyond teaching-curriculum, embodied creative teaching program, and creativity competition project. Finally, the potential possibility of integrating the embodied creativity training into the gifted and special education is discussion.

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Enhancing creativity for individuals, groups and organizations (book)

How do we become creative individuals, by ourselves and with others? How do we increase innovation in our work or study environments? How do we learn to think in unlimited ways? The answers to these questions can be found in this book, which presents new methods for enhancing our own and others’ creativity. I co-authored this both with Søren Hansen.

Creativity is the engine of innovation and entrepreneurship. At the core of creativity is the ability to see original connections and to combine our knowledge in new ways. It’s about finding creativity within ourselves and releasing our creative potential without being limited by our social, cultural or professional backgrounds.

The book is aimed at readers who wish to make others more creative, including leaders, coaches, educators, advisers and teachers. The practical part of the book is based on action research carried out in cooperation with various companies, schools, hospitals, ministries, universities and local government administrations.

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24-48 hours creativity camps (free book)

Develop radical new ideas in intensive 24-48 hour camps. This book presents a hands-on approach for designing and facilitating students or professionals through a highly engaging and productive creative camp. A creativity camp is particularly effective for involving cross-disciplinary teams in developing novel and valuable solutions for complex problems. I co-authored this book with Mette Ullersted, Torben Bager, Ulrik Blom and Tommy Borg Larsen.

In the book you will find an introduction to the notion of creativity camps, a step-by-step guide for designing and facilitating a successful camp or as part of an innovative project or as an intensive learning experience.. It also gives you a word-by-word instruction for each exercise and task throughout a typical creativity camp.

The Creative Platform “board game” (free toolkit)

Need a creative process, but don’t have a facilitator? No problem 🙂 

This game-like creativity toolkit takes you easy through a series of steps for problem definition, idea production and solution development. It was originally developed for a cross-disciplinary and cross-industrial network of business and product developers developing original new ideas in collaboration. However, it is useful for any teams who would like some structure on their creative process. The toolkit  contains the following:

  • Creativity training and energiser exercises
  • Facilitation board
  • Instruction guides
  • 5 different creativity tools for cognitive stimulation 
  • Problem definition cards
  • Project planning cards

I developed this game in collaboration with Søren Hansen and Anette Pihl Nielsen. It is freely available in Danish and can be downloaded here in two parts.